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Nopal No. 1 Mine, Sierra Peña Blanca, Peña Blanca District, Mun. de Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 29° 6' 41'' North , 106° 2' 6'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 29.1116610522, -106.035240193

333 metric tons of U3O8 "breccia pipe"

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29 valid minerals.

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- Panczner (1987): 136, 392.
- Eng. Geol. 29 (1990) 413-439. [secondary U minerals]
- Econ Geol (1991) 86:233-248
- Pearcy, E.C., Prikryl, J.D., Murphy, W.M., and Leslie, B.W. (1994): Alteration of uraninite from the Nopal I deposit, Peña Blanca District, Chihuahua, Mexico, compared to degradation of spent nuclear fuel in the proposed U.S. high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Appl. Geochem.: : 713-732.
- Prikryl, J.D., D.A. Pickett, W.M. Murphy, and E.C. Pearcy (1997): Migration behavior of naturally-occurring radionuclides at the Nopal I uranium deposit, Chihuahua, Mexico. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 26, 61-69.
- Schindler, M. et al. (2010): Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 74, 187-202.

- http://www.swri.org/4org/d20/ghs/PBlanca/mineral.html

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