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Highland Flats-Box Creek Mining District, Converse Co., Wyoming, USAi
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Buffalo Mine Head Frame at Exxon's Highland Uranium mine c. 1976

Highland Uranium Operation, Highland Flats-Box Creek Mining District, Converse Co., Wyoming, USA
Buffalo Mine Head Frame at Exxon's Highland Uranium mine c. 1976

Highland Uranium Operation, Highland Flats-Box Creek Mining District, Converse Co., Wyoming, USA
Buffalo Mine Head Frame at Exxon's Highland Uranium mine c. 1976

Highland Uranium Operation, Highland Flats-Box Creek Mining District, Converse Co., Wyoming, USA
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° North , 105° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~77km
Locality type:Mining District
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


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14 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Coffinite
Formula: U(SiO4) · nH2O
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Schoepite
Formula: (UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Vivianite
Formula: Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Sumaila, S. (2017). Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterisation of Cores from an in Situ Recovery Uranium Mine. Masters of Science In the Department of Geological Sciences University of Saskatchewan

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Schoepite4.GA.05(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Vivianite8.CE.40Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Coffinite9.AD.30U(SiO4) · nH2O
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
AXO3·xH2O
Schoepite5.2.1.3(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Vivianite40.3.6.1Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
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
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Schoepite(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
H VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O UraniniteUO2
O CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O HematiteFe2O3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Schoepite(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
O VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
SiSilicon
Si CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
PPhosphorus
P VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
UUranium
U UraniniteUO2
U CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
U Schoepite(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O

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