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Melco Gold Mine, Barney's Canyon, Bingham District (West Mountain District), Oquirrh Mts, Salt Lake Co., Utah, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 35' 36'' North , 112° 8' 49'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.59333,-112.14694


Carlin type gold deposit mined in the 1990's. 5 miles north of Bingham Canyon pit.
REF:Deposit:: BRAY, E.R., WILSON, J.C., 1975, GUIDE BOOK TO THE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT: SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGISTS
Deposit:: COOK, D.R., 1961, GEOLOGY OF HE BINGHAM MINING DISTRICT AND NORTHERN OQUIRRH MOUNTAIN, GUIDE BOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF UTAH, NO. 1
Deposit:: AMERICAN MINES HANDBOOK 1993, P.109.
Production:: RTZ CORPORATION 1994 ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 20F, P21.
Production:: RTZ CORPORATION 1995 ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 20F, PP. 12, 27.
Reserve-Resource:: RTZ CORP SEC FORM 20-F, DEC 31, 1993, P. 12.
Commodities (Major) - Zinc, Lead; (Minor) - Silver, Copper; (Trace) - Iron
Development Status: Past Producer
Host Rock Unit: Oquirrh
Structure: Basin And Range, Fissures, Fractures, And Folds
Host Rock: Limestone, Quartzite
Tectonic Structure: Sevier Orogenic Belt

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12 valid minerals.

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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma
Older alluvial deposits

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{coarse alluvium}, Minor:{fine alluvium}

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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