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Eagle and Blue Bell Mine (Blue Bell; Wyoming Mine), Eureka, Tintic District, East Tintic Mts, Juab Co., Utah, USAi
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Eagle and Blue Bell Mine (Blue Bell; Wyoming Mine)Mine
Eureka- not defined -
Tintic DistrictMining District
East Tintic MtsMountain Range
Juab Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 56' 48'' North , 112° 6' 58'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.94667,-112.11611
GeoHash:G#: 9x0728pd1
USGS MRDS Record:10055149
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Eureka666 (2017)0.9km
Mount Nebo302 (2006)13.6km
Elberta256 (2011)14.0km
Goshen944 (2017)18.4km
Genola1,419 (2017)23.9km


A former Ag-Pb-Au-Cu-Zn occurrence/mine located in sec. 19, T10S, R2W, SLM, 0.9 km (0.6 mile) SSE of Eureka townsite (2,900 feet N7E of Eureka Peak; W of Eagle Canyon; adjoins the Victoria), on private land. Discovered in 1825. Owned by the Sharon Steel Corporation, Miami, Florida. Operated by the U.S. Smelting Refining and Mining Co. Closed in 1955. MRDS database accuracy for this location is not stated.

Originally located as the "Wyoming Mine", the original owners failed to perform the required annual assessment work and lost control of the property. It was relocated several years later by John McChrystal and Owen Donahue, who renamed the mine the "Eagle and Blue Bell". McChrystal operated the mine profitably until the collapse of silver prices in 1893, at which time operations were suspended. The property was purchased by a group of Boston investors who incorporated in 1897 as "The Eagle and Blue Bell Mining Co." Controlling interest in the property was subsequently acquired by the Bingham Mining Co. of Boston, MA, (which also owned significant copper mines in Bingham Canyon, UT).

A polymetallic deposit hosted in dolomite. The ore body is pipelike shoots with a depth-to-bottom of 640.08 meters and a depth-to-top of 6.1 meters. There are 2 pipelike ore zones. Local rocks include Middle Cambrian shale and carbonate rocks in central Utah.

Local geologic structures include beds that strike N0-15W and dip 65-70E. Cross fractures trend E, ENE & WNW, and the Centennial Fault (N55E, 37SE).

Workings include underground openings with a length of 3,218.6 meters, an overall depth of 614.17 meters. There are 2 shafts with shaft No. 1 is 2,019 feet deep and No. 2 shaft at 1,043 feet deep. At least ion of these shafts is a 3-compartment shaft. A shaft also developed the American Star Mine to the E. There is also a small tunnel. Workings were developed partially by lessees.

Between 1897 and 1916, the mine produced more than 220,000 tons of ore, yielding 35,385 ounces of Au, 3,217,676 ounces of Ag, 1,413,102 pounds of Cu, 33,796,415 pounds of Pb, and 22,856 pounds of Zn.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30; Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30; Means, A. H. New mineral occurrences from Utah. The American journal of science, Volume 191 p 127
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Dana 7:II:62.; Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30; Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Description: Exceptional crystals of transparent anglesite to 2cm occurred in vugs in granular galena. The crystals were the subject of a brief monograph by E V Shannon Notes on Anglesite, Anthophyllite etc Proceedings of the United States National Museum Vol 58 (1921). See attached crystal drawings, http://www.mindat.org/photo-193275.html
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Lindgren and Loughlin "Geology and Ore Deposits of the Tintic Mining District, Utah" USGS Professional paper 107 (1919); Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30 E V Shannon "Notes on Anglesite, Anthophyllite etc" Proceedings of the United States National Museum Vol 58 (1921)
Argentojarosite
Formula: AgFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Excalibur Mineral Company specimen
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30; Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30
Bismite
Formula: Bi2O3
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah; Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30; Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30
Bismoclite
Formula: BiOCl
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 62.; Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30; Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Reference: Dana 7:II:62.; Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30; Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30; Means, A. H. New mineral occurrences from Utah. The American journal of science, Volume 191 p 127
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Lindgren and Loughlin "Geology and Ore Deposits of the Tintic Mining District, Utah" USGS Professional paper 107 (1919); Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Dana 7:II:62.; Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30; Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah; Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30; Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30; Means, A. H. New mineral occurrences from Utah. The American journal of science, Volume 191 p 127
Daubréeite
Formula: (BiO)(OH,Cl)
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah; Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30; Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Lindgren and Loughlin "Geology and Ore Deposits of the Tintic Mining District, Utah" USGS Professional paper 107 (1919); Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Lindgren and Loughlin "Geology and Ore Deposits of the Tintic Mining District, Utah" USGS Professional paper 107 (1919); Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30; Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30; Means, A. H. New mineral occurrences from Utah. The American journal of science, Volume 191 p 127
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Dana 7:II:62.; Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30; Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30; Lindgren and Loughlin "Geology and Ore Deposits of the Tintic Mining District, Utah" USGS Professional paper 107 (1919); Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Lindgren and Loughlin "Geology and Ore Deposits of the Tintic Mining District, Utah" USGS Professional paper 107 (1919); Means, A H "Some New Mineral Occurences From The Tintic District, Utah" American Journal of Science Vol 41, Noi 241 (1916) pp 125-30
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 3 - Halides
Bismoclite3.DC.25BiOCl
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Daubréeite3.DC.25(BiO)(OH,Cl)
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Bismite4.CB.60Bi2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Bismutite5.BE.25(BiO)2CO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Argentojarosite7.BC.10AgFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Bismite4.3.10.2Bi2O3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A(O,OH)Xq
Bismoclite10.2.1.2BiOCl
Daubréeite10.2.1.3(BiO)(OH,Cl)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Bismutite16a.3.5.1(BiO)2CO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Argentojarosite30.2.5.5AgFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
var: Jasper-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Daubréeite(BiO)(OH,Cl)
H ArgentojarositeAgFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O CerussitePbCO3
O Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
O BismocliteBiOCl
O AnglesitePbSO4
O BismiteBi2O3
O Daubréeite(BiO)(OH,Cl)
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O ArgentojarositeAgFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
AlAluminium
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
SSulfur
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S AnglesitePbSO4
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S GalenaPbS
S BaryteBaSO4
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ArgentojarositeAgFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl BismocliteBiOCl
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
Cl Daubréeite(BiO)(OH,Cl)
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe ArgentojarositeAgFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
ZnZinc
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
AsArsenic
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
AgSilver
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag ArgentojarositeAgFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
Bi BismocliteBiOCl
Bi BismiteBi2O3
Bi Daubréeite(BiO)(OH,Cl)

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Holocene
0 - 0.0117 Ma



ID: 3342986
Artificial fill

Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)

Description: Man-made debris, slag heaps, mine dumps, mill tailings, and earthworks constructed from local materials. Some, such as embankments for dams, highway and railroad roadbeds, and engineering structures are engineered fills; others are random accumulations of various materials. Although not shown as the artificial fill unit, much of the Intermountain Power Project site is covered with graded and compacted local and imported earth materials.

Reference: Pampeyan, E.H. Geologic map of the Lynndyl 30′ x 60′ quadrangle, west-central Utah (digitized 2005). Utah Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-1830. [193]

Early Ordovician - Furongian
470 - 497 Ma



ID: 3012997
Ajax Dolomite and Opex Formation

Age: Paleozoic (470 - 497 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Ajax Dolomite; Opex Formation

Description: Ajax Dolomite and Opex Formation (upper member of Maxfield Limestone).

Comments: Original map source: Hintze, L.F., Willis, G.C., Laes, D.Y.M., Sprinkel, D.A., and Brown, K.D., 2000, Digital Geologic Map of Utah: Utah Geological Survey, Map 179DM, scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{dolostone}, Minor:{limestone,shale}, Incidental:{chert}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Towers, G. W., and Smith, G. O. (1899), Geology & Mineralogy Ind of Tintic District, USGS 19th Annual Report, part 3-F: 740.
Means, A. H. (1916), "Some New Mineral Occurrences from the Tintic District, Utah," American Journal of Science: 41(241): 125-130.
Lindgren, Waldemar and Loughlin, G. F. (1919), "Geology and Ore Deposits of the Tintic Mining District, Utah" USGS Professional Paper 107: 207-210.
Shannon, E. V. (1921), "Notes on Anglesite, Anthophyllite, etc.," Proceedings of the United States National Museum: volume 58.
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Yearbooks (1938 to 1959).
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 62.
Cook, D.R. (1957), Geology of the East Tintic Mountains and Ore Deposits of the Tintic Mining District: Utah Geological Society Guidebook 12: Pl. 3.
Heyl, A.V. (1963), Oxidized Zinc Deposits of the United States - part 2, Utah, USGS Bulletin 1135-B: 73.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10055149 & 10102079.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file #
Means, A. H. New mineral occurrences from Utah. The American Journal of Science, volume 191: 127.
UGMS Bulletin 117, Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah.


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