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High Park Prospect, High Park Area, Cripple Creek District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 42' 36'' North , 105° 15' 54'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.71023,-105.26510
GeoHash:G#: 9wvhhwur3
Locality type:Prospect
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Commodities (Major): Uranium
Development Status: Occurrence
Host Rock Unit: Tallahassee Creek Conglomerate
Structure: Paleo Channels Along Fourmile Creek And Its Adjacent Fault, Thirtynine Mile Volcanic Field
Host Rock: Sandstone
Tectonic Structure: Central Cordillera (Southern Rocky Mountains)
Locality coordinates are from 015S 070W 31 NW OF NE
These agree with the description on the MRDS page, not the coordinates they give.

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Rocky Mountains, North America

Mountain Range - 2,056 mineral species & varietal names listed

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6 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Coffinite
Formula: U(SiO4) · nH2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Sabugalite
Formula: HAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Saléeite
Formula: Mg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
'Sandstone'
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'commodity:Uranium'
Formula: U
Reference: From USGS MRDS database

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Uraninite'4.DL.05UO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Autunite'8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
'Sabugalite'8.EB.55HAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
'Saléeite'8.EB.05Mg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Coffinite'9.AD.30U(SiO4) · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Sandstone'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Sabugalite40.2a.24.1HAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
Saléeite40.2a.11.1Mg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Coffinite51.5.2.4U(SiO4) · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Sandstone'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
H CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H SabugaliteHAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
H SaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
OOxygen
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
O CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O SabugaliteHAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
O SaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
O UraniniteUO2
MgMagnesium
Mg SaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
AlAluminium
Al SabugaliteHAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
SiSilicon
Si CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
P SabugaliteHAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
P SaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
UUranium
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
U CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
U SabugaliteHAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
U SaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
U UraniniteUO2

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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Miocene - Eocene
5.333 - 56 Ma



ID: 3184339
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 56 Ma)

Comments: Thirtynine Mile Volcanic Field; Southern Rocky Mountains

Lithology: Intermediate-felsic volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Oligocene
23.03 - 33.9 Ma



ID: 3004292
Intra-ash flow quartz latitic lavas

Age: Oligocene (23.03 - 33.9 Ma)

Comments: Original map source: Green, G.N., 1992, The Digital Geologic Map of Colorado in ARC/INFO Format: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-0507, 9 p., scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{quartz latite}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Nelson-Moore, J.L., Bishop Collins, D., and Hornbaker, A.L. (1978) Radioactive mineral occurrences of Colorado and bibliography. Colorado Geological Survey Bulletin, 40, 453.
Wobus, R.A., Epis, R.C., and Scott, G.R. (1979) Geologic map of the Cover Mountain Quadrangle, Fremont, Park, and Teller counties, Colorado. United States Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-1179, scale 1:62,500.


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