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Cougar Mine (Cougar Ventures C-SR-15), Slick Rock Mining District, San Miguel Co., Colorado, USAi
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Cougar Mine (Cougar Ventures C-SR-15)Mine
Slick Rock Mining DistrictMining District
San Miguel Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
38° 3' 33'' North , 108° 55' 32'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Dove Creek697 (2017)32.6km
Naturita528 (2017)35.9km
La Sal395 (2011)39.8km
Nucla702 (2017)40.4km
Monticello2,069 (2017)42.1km


Uranium minerals replace some dinosaur bones.

Commodities (Major) - Uranium, Vanadium; (Trace) - Selenium, Lead, Silver, Copper
Development Status: Past Producer
Host Rock Unit: Chinle Formation
Structure: Paradox Basin Fold And Fault Belt, Disappointment Syncline, Dolores Anticline, Dolores Zone Of Faults
Host Rock: Sandstone
Tectonic Structure: Colorado Platform

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range
Colorado Plateau, USAPlateau
Uravan Mineral Belt, Colorado, USAMineral Belt

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Mineral List


28 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Clausthalite
Formula: PbSe
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Coffinite
Formula: U(SiO4) · nH2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Corvusite
Formula: (Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Eucairite
Formula: AgCuSe
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Leucoxene
Reference: Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Montroseite
Formula: (V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel; Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Naumannite
Formula: Ag2Se
Reference: Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Pascoite
Formula: Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
'Petrified Wood'
Reference: Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Selenium
Formula: Se
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Volborthite
Formula: Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel; Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Selenium1.CC.10Se
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Clausthalite2.CD.10PbSe
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Eucairite2.BA.50AgCuSe
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Naumannite2.BA.55Ag2Se
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Corvusite4.HE.20(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Montroseite4.FD.10(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Pascoite4.HC.05Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Tyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Volborthite8.FD.05Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Coffinite9.AD.30U(SiO4) · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Leucoxene-
'Petrified Wood'-
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Selenium1.3.4.1Se
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
Eucairite2.4.6.2AgCuSe
Naumannite2.4.1.2Ag2Se
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Clausthalite2.8.1.2PbSe
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Montroseite6.1.1.4(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Tyuyamunite40.2a.26.1Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Volborthite40.3.10.1Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Group 47 - VANADIUM OXYSALTS
Anhydrous Vanadium Oxysalts Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Pascoite47.2.1.1Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Hydrated Normal Vanadium Oxysalts
Corvusite47.3.2.2(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Coffinite51.5.2.4U(SiO4) · nH2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Leucoxene-
'Petrified Wood'-
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
H Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
H PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
H CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
H Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
H VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
O Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
O PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
O CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
O Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
O VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O AnataseTiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S DigeniteCu9S5
S ChalcociteCu2S
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
K Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Ca Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Ca PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
VVanadium
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
V Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
V PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
V Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
V VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Fe Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
CuCopper
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu EucairiteAgCuSe
Cu VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
SeSelenium
Se EucairiteAgCuSe
Se ClausthalitePbSe
Se SeleniumSe
Se NaumanniteAg2Se
AgSilver
Ag EucairiteAgCuSe
Ag NaumanniteAg2Se
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb ClausthalitePbSe
Pb GalenaPbS
UUranium
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
U CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O

References

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Shawe, D.R., (2011), Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
REF:Deposit:: CATER, F.W., JR., 1955, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE HORSE RANGE MESA QUADRANGLE, COLORADO: USGS MAP GQ-64.
Deposit:: COLEMAN, R.G., AND DELEVAUX, MARYSE, 1957, OCCURRENCE OF SELENIUM IN SULFIDES FROM SOME SEDIMENTARY ROCKS OF THE WESTERN UNITED STATES


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