Utah Consolidated Mine (Utah group), Tintic District, Utah Co., Utah, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||39° 56' 23'' North , 112° 6' 0'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||39.93972,-112.10000|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
A former lode Ag-Pb-Cu-Au-Ba [baryte] occurrence/mine located on the eastern slopes of Godiva Mountain.
Mineralization is a replacement deposit hosted in rocks of the Humbug Formation (Deseret Limestone). The ore in the mine was largely oxidized, although there were small amounts of galena discovered. The gangue minerals consisted of quartz and baryte. There was copper present as enargite, as well as other oxidized minerals (more than likely conichalcite and other arsenates). Gold was present in small amounts in the oxidized minerals. The tunnel intersects the limestone of the Humbug formation, as well as the light blue Pine Canyon limestone and sandstone.
Local structures include the Pine Canyon Fault (NE), and beds that strike N and dip 45E.
The Utah Consolidated Mine is worked along the Godiva ore channel. The mine is opened by a single tunnel, which has its portal at an altitude of 7,318 feet. There were no explorations at depth (known) so the mine workings only consist of the single tunnel. Very little work has been done to survey the property, so not much more is known about it other than what is found in literature.
5 valid minerals.
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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|Serpukhovian - Tournaisian|
323.2 - 358.9 Ma
|Great Blue Ls, Humbug Formation, and Deseret Limestone|
Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)
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.