Yellow Hammer Mine

Past Producer in Tooele county in Utah, United States with commodities Tungsten, Molybdenum, Silver, Gold, Beryllium, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10098085
MRDS ID DC15196
Record type Site
Current site name Yellow Hammer Mine
Alternate or previous names Cosmopolitan
Related records 10155384

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -113.82751, 40.11715 (WGS84)
Elevation 1916
Relative position 11,500 FEET NORTH 75, EAST OF SKINNER SPRING
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Utah Tooele

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Salt Lake 008S 018W 24 Utah

Comments on the location information

  • SW SE OF NW

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Tungsten Primary
Molybdenum Tertiary
Silver Tertiary
Gold Tertiary
Beryllium Tertiary
Copper Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • PERHAPS SOME CUPRITE PRESENT

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Chrysocolla Ore
Gold Ore
Malachite Ore
Molybdenite Ore
Powellite Ore
Scheelite Ore
Actinolite Gangue
Albite Gangue
Apatite Gangue
Calcite Gangue
Chlorite Gangue
Garnet Gangue
Orthoclase Gangue
Quartz Gangue
Sericite Gangue
Tourmaline Gangue

Analytical data

Result SAMPLES YIELDED 0.4-0.62 OZ/TON GOLD, 1.4-3.8 OZ/TON SILVER AND 1.36-1.68 PERCENT COPPER.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Jurassic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Jurassic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -113.82751, 40.11715

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description Basin And Range

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Strike N65E
    Dip 65SE
    Depth to top 0M
    Width 1.52M
    Length 7.62M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Major Fractures

Comments on the geologic information

  • K4 SPHENE, APATITE, MAGNETITE, LIMONITE, JAROSITE, HEMATITE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Clifton District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Production statistics

  • Year 1917
    Material W
    Accuracy Accurate
    Description Ap_Grade: ^69.5 Percent Wo3
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    WO3 Tungsten Tungsten 70wt-pct

Comments on the production information

  • ONE CARLOAD OF COPPER ORE CONTAINING LARGE AMOUNTS OF CUPRITE WAS SHIPPED IN 1917. SINCE THEN SMALL SCALE SHIPMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE.

Comments on the workings information

  • SEVERAL LARGE OPEN PITS HAVE BROKEN INTO OLDER UNDERGROUND WORKINGS, PROBABLY 635 FT OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS REMAIN.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS DC15196

Bibliographic references

  • Analytical Data

    SRC.REF: CUSTER, 1917, SEE ALSO FLINT, 1960

  • Deposit

    NOLAN, T.B., 1935, THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: USGS, PP 177

  • Deposit

    EL-SHATOURY, H.M. AND WHELAN, J.A., 1970, MINERALIZATION IN THE GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT TOOELE CO, UTAH: UGMS BULL. 83

  • Deposit

    EVERETT, F.D., 1961, TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS IN UTAH: BUREAU OF MINES INFORMATION CIRCULAR 8014

  • Deposit

    CUSTER, A.E., 1917, DEEP CREEK, CLIFTON MINING DISTRICT, UTAH: ENG. AND MIN., JOUR., V. 103, P. 916.

  • Deposit

    FLINT A., 1960, UNPUBLISHED REPORT OF THE EXAMINATION AND EVALUATION OF THE ALVARADO, CANE SPRING, BONNEMORT, AND YELLOW HAMMER MINES, GOLD HILL MINING DISTRICT, TOOELE COUNTY, UTAH.

  • Deposit

    1935 GEOLMAP NOLAN, 1935, USGS, PP. 177

  • Deposit

    1961 RECON U.S. BUREAU OF MINES IC 8014

  • Deposit

    1970 MINEMAP UNIV. OF UTAH., UGMS BULL. 83.

  • Production

    NOLAN, 1935, P. 122, AND EVERETT, 1961, P. 28.

  • Reserve-Resource

    DOELLING, H.H., 1981, ON SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOL. AND MIN. SURVEY

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SEVERAL SMALL DEPOSITS, WALL-ROCK CONTACTS NOT SHARP

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-SEP-1981 Unknown U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-SEP-1996 Doelling, Hellmut H. U.S. Geological Survey