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Carnation Mine (Wilson Mine; Wild Cat Mine), Fish Springs District, Fish Springs Mts, Juab Co., Utah, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 51' 2'' North , 113° 27' 13'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.85056,-113.45361
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate

The Carnation Mine has been developed on a parallel fissure S of the Emma Mine. It was opened in the spring of 1912 by an inclined shaft 230 feet deep which follows the dip of a N-S fault that cuts the E-W ore fissure. All development at the time of a visit in the 1910s had taken place E of the fault. The ore occurs in irregular shoots between which the fissure shows little mineralization. The ore mined has been of high grade.

Mineral List

13 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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Hirnantian - Tremadocian
443.8 - 485.4 Ma

ID: 2837232
Ely Springs Dm, Eureka Qtz, Crystal Peak Dm, Watson Ranch Qzt, and the Pogonip Group

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Ely Springs Dolomite; Eureka Quartzite; Crystal Peak Dolomite; Watson Ranch Quartzite; Pogonip Group

Description: Ely Springs Dm, Eureka Qtz, Crystal Peak Dm, Watson Ranch Qzt, and the Pogonip Group (Lehman Formation, Kanosh Shale, Juab, Wah Wah, Fillmore, and House Limestones).

Comments: shallow platform

Lithology: Major:{limestone,siltstone mudstone}, Minor:{sandstone,dolostone}

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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Ore Deposits of Utah, USGS Professional Paper 111 by Butler, Loughlin, Heikes et al. Washington: GPO, 1920

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