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Mining Districts of Utah (UGA-32)

Utah Geological Association

Edited by: R. L. Bon, R. W. Gloyn, and G. M. Park

The mineral resources of Utah are as varied and fascinating as its geology and scenery. These resources are comprised of not only the well known base metal districts, but also a wide variety of other minerals such as uranium, halite, gilsonite, and beryllium, to name a few.

It is a marvel how resourceful and hard working the early prospectors and miners of the west must have been, leaving us to wonder at the many untold stories about the discovery and development of the abundant mineral deposits of Utah. Mute evidence of many of the mining ventures are still to be found in Utah’s mountains and canyons. A diligent effort has been made here to provide the reader with information on many of the major districts and mining activities. The papers in this publication are listed below:

Utah mining timeline, by K. Krahulec

Geology and history of the Bingham Mining District, Salt Lake County, Utah, by C. H. Phillips and K. Krahulec

Big and Little Cottonwood (Alta) Mining Districts, Salt Lake County, Utah, by L. P. James

Geology and mining history of the Park City Mining District, central Wasatch Mountains, Utah, by D. A. John

The Rush Valley Mining District, Stockton quadrangle, Tooele County, Utah, by L. P. James and W. W. Atkinson Jr.

History, geology, and production of the Tintic Mining District, Juab, Utah, and Tooele Counties, by K. Krahulec and D. F. Briggs

Geology of the Lucin and Promontory Districts, Box Elder County, Utah, by H. H. Doelling

Gold Hill, Utah: polyphase, polymetallic mineralization in a transverse zone, by J. P. Robinson

Mines and geology of the Rocky and Beaver Lake Districts, Beaver County, Utah, by W. B. Wray

Mines and geology of the San Francisco District, Beaver County, Utah, by W. B. Wray

Goldstrike Mining District, Washington County, Utah, by R. Willden

Geology, mining history, and reclamation of the Silver Reef Mining District, Washington County, Utah, by R. F. Biek and J. C. Rohrer

Geology of the Lisbon Valley sandstone-hosted disseminated copper deposits, San Juan County, Utah, by G. A. Hahn and J. P. Thorson

Lisbon Valley, Utah’s largest uranium district, by W. L. Chenoweth

The uranium-vanadium deposits of the Utah portion of the Monument Valley District, by W. L. Chenoweth

Fluorspar, uranium, and beryllium deposits at Spot Mountain and historical overview of the discovery and geology of the Topaz Mountains, Utah, by G. M. Park

Pearl Queen perlite mine, Beaver County, Utah, by O. J. Gatten

Salt and gypsum of the Aparien Shale – the central Utah evaporite mineral industry, by G. C. Willis

A century and a half of metal prices with projections for the future, by K. Krahulec

Other Information:
Published: 2006
Pages: 650 p.
Location: Beaver County, Box Elder County, Emery County, Juab County, Millard County, Salt Lake County, San Juan County, Sanpete County, Sevier County, Summit County, Tooele County, Utah County, and Washington County

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