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Butterfield Northwest Mines (Queen; Butterfield.; Butterfield group claims: Northern Chief; Eagle Bird; Bemis; Hratt), Bingham District (West Mountain District), Oquirrh Mts, Salt Lake Co., Utah, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 30' 4'' North , 112° 8' 44'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.50111,-112.14556
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate

A former Zn-Au-Ag-Pb-As-Ba (baryte) mine.

Mineralization is hosted in rocks of the Butterfield Peaks Formation (monzonite).

Geologic structures include: The Basin and Range province; Eagle Bird Fissure, a zone of fracture up to 40 feet thick (NE-SW; 10-85NW).

Related tectonic structures include: The Sevier Orogenic Belt.

Mineral List

6 valid minerals.

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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Cisuralian - Pennsylvanian
272.3 - 323.2 Ma

ID: 2737893
Oquirrh Group, including Bridal Veil Limestone

Age: Paleozoic (272.3 - 323.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Oquirrh Group; Bridal Veil Limestone

Description: Oquirrh Group (maximum thickness 25,000 feet), including Bridal Veil Limestone.

Comments: deep Oquirrh Basin

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor:{limestone}, Incidental:{mixed clastic}

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]

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Bray E.R., Wilson, J.C. (1975), Guide Book to the Bingham Mining District, Society of Economic Geologists.
Cook, D.R. (1961), Geology of the Bingham Mining District and Northern Oquirrh Mountain, Guide Book to the Geology of Utah, No. 1.

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