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Victor Mine (Red Rose Mine; Boss Tweed Mine), Mammoth, Tintic District, East Tintic Mts, Juab Co., Utah, USAi
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Victor Mine (Red Rose Mine; Boss Tweed Mine)Mine
Mammoth- not defined -
Tintic DistrictMining District
East Tintic MtsMountain Range
Juab Co.County
UtahState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 55' 25'' North , 112° 6' 17'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.92361,-112.10472
GeoHash:G#: 9x070gzgf
USGS MRDS Record:10020812
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Eureka666 (2017)3.6km
Mount Nebo302 (2006)13.1km
Elberta256 (2011)13.9km
Goshen944 (2017)17.7km
Rocky Ridge773 (2017)23.7km


Location and Description: A former Ag-Cu-Pb-Au-Cd occurrence/mine located in sec. 30, T10S, R2W, SLM, (0.65 mile SSE of Mammoth Peak). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is .

Mineralization is hosted in Late Ordovician limestone and the Fish Haven Dolomite (Red Rose). The ore body is a blanket (mantos) structure at 15.24 meters wide. Local rocks include Ordovician sedimentary rocks in central Utah.

Local geologic structures include fault fractures striking N35E.


The Victor mine and its workings Consist of 3 narrow claims, the Boss Tweed, Victor, and the Red Rose, which followed underground ore veins. The mine is composed of he main Victor shaft (Red Rose shaft) that is 800 feet deep at an altitude of 7,203 feet. The Victor tunnel connects to the 200 foot level of the Victor shaft, and also the nearby Boss Tweed shaft with its collar at an altitude of 7,104 feet and being 200 feet deep. Almost all of the workings were within 300 feet of the surface, and no deep explorations were undertaken, despite the depth of the Victor shaft.

Geology

The Mine was worked in a metamorphosed area of the Bluebell dolomite and limestone, with the Opohonga limestone, each with obliterated bedding. Principle fractures strike N35°E, with another system striking nearly north. The fissures that contained the ore were followed underground.

Workings and Ore

On the 300 foot level of the Victor shaft, a tunnel was dug along a fissure with ore in certain places, and it connects to the Carisa workings along the 600 foot level of the Carisa shaft to the north. The northern boundary between the Carisa and Victor was where most of the ore was found, and the ore body ranged from 40-50 feet wide in places. The five levels below the 300 foot level contained "arsenical copper" which was more than likely Enargite or copper arsenates rather than Domeykite, and the ore vein here ranged from 6 inches to 5 feet in width. On the tunnel level of the Boss Tweed shaft (100 foot level) the ore body dips 85° east, then it descends for 27 feet, then flattens out to near vertical, then after 50 feet, it turns 85°west. The ore body contains three rich ore shoots that pitch north at a low angle. The ore contains silver, gold, and copper, with copper being the most valuable. The ores in the Victor tunnel were completely oxidized, but only 100 feet below on the 300 foot level, they are only slightly altered. The principle ore minerals were enargite, tetrahedrite, bismuthite, and galena, with the gangue minerals being quartz and baryte. The baryte occurs in masses, and was several feet thick. Bismuth was also mined as bismuthite, which yielded 42% bismuth. The Red Rose consists of an adit with a 500 foot interior shaft (winze ?).

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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Mineral List

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7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Reference: Waldemar Lindgren and G. F. Loughlin with a historical review by V. Conrad Heikes (1919) Geology and Ore Deposits of the Tintic Mining District Utah: USGS Professional paper 107: 232-233
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Waldemar Lindgren and G. F. Loughlin with a historical review by V. Conrad Heikes (1919) Geology and Ore Deposits of the Tintic Mining District Utah: USGS Professional paper 107: 232-233
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Waldemar Lindgren and G. F. Loughlin with a historical review by V. Conrad Heikes (1919) Geology and Ore Deposits of the Tintic Mining District Utah: USGS Professional paper 107: 232-233
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Waldemar Lindgren and G. F. Loughlin with a historical review by V. Conrad Heikes (1919) Geology and Ore Deposits of the Tintic Mining District Utah: USGS Professional paper 107: 232-233
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Waldemar Lindgren and G. F. Loughlin with a historical review by V. Conrad Heikes (1919) Geology and Ore Deposits of the Tintic Mining District Utah: USGS Professional paper 107: 232-233

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Bismutite5.BE.25(BiO)2CO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Bismutite16a.3.5.1(BiO)2CO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S GalenaPbS
FeIron
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi Bismutite(BiO)2CO3

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]

Early Ordovician
470 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3341949
Opohonga Limestone

Age: Early Ordovician (470 - 485.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Opohonga Limestone

Description: Light-bluish-gray, thin-bedded argillaceous limestone containing much flat-pebble conglomerate, with nodules of white chert in the lower limestones, and a thin basal unit of sandstone. Present in the East Tintic Mountains where it is 90-305 m thick

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: 3012991
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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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Tower, Jr., G.W., and Smith, G.O. (1898), USGS 19th. Annual Report, volume III: 754.
Lindgren, Waldemar and G. F. Loughlin (1919), Geology and Ore Deposits of the Tintic Mining District Utah, with a historical review by V. Conrad Heikes, USGS Professional paper 107: 232-233.
U.S. Bureau of Mines Yearbooks (1935 through 1950).
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.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10020812 & 10104192.

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