Winkelman Group

Past Producer in Piute county in Utah, United States with commodities Aluminum, Potassium, Copper, Uranium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10101420
MRDS ID D002001
Record type Site
Current site name Winkelman Group
Alternate or previous names Copper Butte Group

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -112.29272, 38.49441 (WGS84)
Elevation 2195
Relative position 4.7 MI. NW OF MARYSVALE
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Utah Piute

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Salt Lake 027S 004W 03 Utah

Comments on the location information

  • ON DEER CREEK

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Aluminum Primary
Potassium Primary
Copper Tertiary
Uranium Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • PROJECT 9350 - 01393 ALUNITE RESOURCES

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Alunite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Torbernite Ore
Chalcedony Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Alunitization And Silicification

Analytical data

Result 8 ANALYSES RANGE FROM 40.7 % TO 94.5 % ALUNITE

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Latite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Oligocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Latite
    Rock unit name Bullion Canyon Volcanics
    Rock description Bullion Canyon Volcanics

Nearby scientific data

(1) -112.29272, 38.49441

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Callaghan ( 1973 ) Say The Locality Is In Line With The Tushar Fault.

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR , VERTICAL PLUGS WITH FLAT BASES
    Strike NE
    Dip 20 DEG SE
    Thickness 76.2M
    Width 91.44M
    Length 365.76M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Brecciation And Bedding

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Both metallic and non-metallic
Deposit size Large
Significant No
Discovery year 1915
Discoverer Aluminum Potash Co. Of America
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production 1918

Mining district

District name Marysvale Region/Gold Mtn. District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Aluminum Potash Co. Of America

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1941
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Aluminum Al 40 wt-pct Aluminum Major 1941
  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1973
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Aluminum Al 50 wt-pct Aluminum Major 1973

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • ITEM 1 FROM THOENEN ( 1941 ). ITEM 2 FROM CALLAGHAN ( 1973 ).

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 25.91M

Comments on the workings information

  • ONE MAIN QUARRY AND ONE LOWER QUARRY ( 1973 )

Comments on development

  • USBM DRILLED 8 DIAMOND DRILL HOLES TOTALING 2995 FT IN LENGTH. ; ECON.COM: ALUNITE CLOSELY INTERLOCKED WITH QUARTZ

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D002001

Bibliographic references

  • Analytical Data

    SRC.REF: THOENEN, J. R., 1941 , USBM R. I. 3561 , P. 28 .

  • Deposit

    CALLAGHAN, E., 1938 , PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE ALUNITE DEPOSITS OF THE MARYSVALE REGION, UTAH: USGS BULL. 886 -D, P. 125 .

  • Deposit

    CALLAGHAN, E., 1973 , MINERAL RESOURCE POTENTIAL OF PIUTE COUNTY, UTAH AND ADJOINING AREA: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERALOG. SURVEY BULL. 102 , P. 83 - 85 .

  • Deposit

    HILD, J. H., 1946 , EXPLORATION OF ALUNITE DEPOSITS, MARYSVALE, PIUTE COUNTY, UTAH: USBM R. I. 3972 , P. 10 .

  • Deposit

    THOENEN, J. R., 1941 , ALUNITE RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES: USBM REPT. INV. 3561 , P. 28 , 38 .

  • Deposit

    KERR, P.F., AND OTHERS, 1957, MARYSVALE, UTAH, URANIUM AREA: GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA SPECIAL PAPER 64, 166-168.

  • Deposit

    1918 DIREXPL AL. POTASH CO. OF AM.: PROD

  • Deposit

    1938 RECON E. CALLAGHAN: BULL. 886-D

  • Deposit

    1940 DIREXPL USBM R. I. 3561

  • Deposit

    1942 GEOLMAP M. E. WILLARD: UTAH GEOL. AND MINERALOG. SURVEY BULL. 102 , FIG. 49 .

  • Production

    CALLAGHAN, E., 1973 , UTAH GEOL. AND MINERALOG. SURVEY BULL. 102 , P. 83 .

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Discovery Year: WW1
Deposit SIZE/DIRECTIONAL DATA GIVEN IS FOR ALUNITE BODY ONLY

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JAN-1975 Hall, Robert B. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-AUG-1978 Starritt, Bruce C. U.S. Geological Survey