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Green Lizard Mine (Green Lizard #1 & #2), Red Canyon, San Juan Co., Utah, USAi
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Green Lizard Mine (Green Lizard #1 & #2)Mine
Red CanyonCanyon
San Juan Co.County
UtahState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 34' 37'' North , 110° 17' 52'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:


An U occurrence/mine. NOTE: The USGS MRDS file for this locality is quite dated and inaccurate, placing this mine in Grand County and stating that "Original record had no coordinates, so this was plotted to the middle of the state/county area."

Local rocks include Cretaceous (2) sedimentary rocks in southeastern Utah.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


19 valid minerals. 4 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Beshtauite
Formula: (NH4)2(UO2)(SO4)2•2H2O
Reference: Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Kasatkin, A.V., Marty, J., Čejka, J. and Lapčák, L. (2015) Shumwayite, IMA 2015-058. CNMNC Newsletter No. 27, October 2015, page 1228; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1229–1236.
Bobcookite
Formula: NaAl(UO2)2(SO4)4·18H2O
Reference: Collection of Alex Earl
Boussingaultite
Formula: (NH4)2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Reference: Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Kasatkin, A.V., Marty, J., Čejka, J. and Lapčák, L. (2015) Shumwayite, IMA 2015-058. CNMNC Newsletter No. 27, October 2015, page 1228; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1229–1236.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Kasatkin, A.V., Marty, J., Čejka, J., Lapčák, L. (2017): Shumwayite, [(UO2)(SO4)(H2O)2]2·H2O, a new uranyl sulfate mineral from Red Canyon, San Juan County, Utah, USA. Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 273–285.
Greenlizardite (TL)
Formula: (NH4)Na(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2·4H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Nash, B.P. and Marty, J. (2017) Greenlizardite, IMA 2017- 001. CNMNC Newsletter No. 37, June 2017, page 738; Mineralogical Magazine: 81: 737–742.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Kasatkin, A.V., Marty, J., Čejka, J., Lapčák, L. (2017): Shumwayite, [(UO2)(SO4)(H2O)2]2·H2O, a new uranyl sulfate mineral from Red Canyon, San Juan County, Utah, USA. Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 273–285.
Johannite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Kasatkin, A.V., Marty, J., Čejka, J. and Lapčák, L. (2015) Shumwayite, IMA 2015-058. CNMNC Newsletter No. 27, October 2015, page 1228; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1229–1236.
Meitnerite (TL)
Formula: (NH4)(UO2)(SO4)(OH)·2H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Nash, B.P. and Marty, J. (2017) Meitnerite, IMA 2017-065. CNMNC Newsletter No. 40, December 2017, page 1578; Mineralogical Magazine: 81: 1577–1581.; Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Nash, B.P., Marty, J. (2018) Meitnerite, (NH4)(UO2)(SO4)(OH)·2H2O, a new uranyl-sulfate mineral with a sheet structure. European Journal of Mineralogy: 30: 999-1006.
Natrozippeite
Formula: Na5(UO2)8(SO4)4O5(OH)3 · 12H2O
Reference: Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Kasatkin, A.V., Marty, J., Čejka, J. and Lapčák, L. (2015) Shumwayite, IMA 2015-058. CNMNC Newsletter No. 27, October 2015, page 1228; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1229–1236.
Oppenheimerite
Formula: Na2(UO2)(SO4)2·3H2O
Reference: Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Kasatkin, A.V., Marty, J., Čejka, J. and Lapčák, L. (2015) Shumwayite, IMA 2015-058. CNMNC Newsletter No. 27, October 2015, page 1228; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1229–1236.
Plášilite
Formula: Na(UO2)(SO4)(OH)·2H2O
Reference: Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Kasatkin, A.V., Marty, J., Čejka, J., Lapčák, L. (2017): Shumwayite, [(UO2)(SO4)(H2O)2]2·H2O, a new uranyl sulfate mineral from Red Canyon, San Juan County, Utah, USA. Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 273–285.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Kasatkin, A.V., Marty, J., Čejka, J., Lapčák, L. (2017): Shumwayite, [(UO2)(SO4)(H2O)2]2·H2O, a new uranyl sulfate mineral from Red Canyon, San Juan County, Utah, USA. Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 273–285.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Nash, B.P., Marty, J. (2018) Meitnerite, (NH4)(UO2)(SO4)(OH)·2H2O, a new uranyl-sulfate mineral with a sheet structure. European Journal of Mineralogy: 30: 999-1006.
Rozenite
Formula: FeSO4 · 4H2O
Reference: Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Kasatkin, A.V., Marty, J., Čejka, J. and Lapčák, L. (2015) Shumwayite, IMA 2015-058. CNMNC Newsletter No. 27, October 2015, page 1228; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1229–1236.
Shumwayite (TL)
Formula: (UO2)2(SO4)2·5H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Kasatkin, A.V., Marty, J., Čejka, J. and Lapčák, L. (2015) Shumwayite, IMA 2015-058. CNMNC Newsletter No. 27, October 2015, page 1228; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1229–1236.;Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Kasatkin, A.V., Marty, J., Čejka, J., Lapčák, L. (2017): Shumwayite, [(UO2)(SO4)(H2O)2]2·H2O, a new uranyl sulfate mineral from Red Canyon, San Juan County, Utah, USA. Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 273–285.
Straßmannite (TL)
Formula: Al(UO2)(SO4)2F·16H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Nash, B.P. and Marty, J. (2018) Straßmannite, IMA 2017-086. CNMNC Newsletter No. 41, February 2018, page 184; European Journal of Mineralogy: 30: 183-186
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Kasatkin, A.V., Marty, J., Čejka, J., Lapčák, L. (2017): Shumwayite, [(UO2)(SO4)(H2O)2]2·H2O, a new uranyl sulfate mineral from Red Canyon, San Juan County, Utah, USA. Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 273–285.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Kasatkin, A.V., Marty, J., Čejka, J. and Lapčák, L. (2015) Shumwayite, IMA 2015-058. CNMNC Newsletter No. 27, October 2015, page 1228; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1229–1236.
Wetherillite
Formula: Na2Mg(UO2)2(SO4)4·18H2O
Reference: Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Kasatkin, A.V., Marty, J., Čejka, J. and Lapčák, L. (2015) Shumwayite, IMA 2015-058. CNMNC Newsletter No. 27, October 2015, page 1228; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1229–1236.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Boussingaultite7.CC.60(NH4)2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Johannite7.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Natrozippeite7.EC.05Na5(UO2)8(SO4)4O5(OH)3 · 12H2O
Rozenite7.CB.15FeSO4 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Beshtauite-(NH4)2(UO2)(SO4)2•2H2O
Bobcookite-NaAl(UO2)2(SO4)4·18H2O
Greenlizardite (TL)-(NH4)Na(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2·4H2O
Meitnerite (TL)-(NH4)(UO2)(SO4)(OH)·2H2O
Oppenheimerite-Na2(UO2)(SO4)2·3H2O
Plášilite-Na(UO2)(SO4)(OH)·2H2O
Shumwayite (TL)-(UO2)2(SO4)2·5H2O
Straßmannite (TL)-Al(UO2)(SO4)2F·16H2O
Wetherillite-Na2Mg(UO2)2(SO4)4·18H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2B(XO4)2·xH2O
Boussingaultite29.3.7.2(NH4)2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Rozenite29.6.6.1FeSO4 · 4H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Johannite31.8.2.1Cu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Miscellaneous
Natrozippeite31.10.4.2Na5(UO2)8(SO4)4O5(OH)3 · 12H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Beshtauite-(NH4)2(UO2)(SO4)2•2H2O
Bobcookite-NaAl(UO2)2(SO4)4·18H2O
Greenlizardite (TL)-(NH4)Na(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2·4H2O
Meitnerite (TL)-(NH4)(UO2)(SO4)(OH)·2H2O
Oppenheimerite-Na2(UO2)(SO4)2·3H2O
Plášilite-Na(UO2)(SO4)(OH)·2H2O
Shumwayite (TL)-(UO2)2(SO4)2·5H2O
Straßmannite (TL)-Al(UO2)(SO4)2F·16H2O
Wetherillite-Na2Mg(UO2)2(SO4)4·18H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H StraßmanniteAl(UO2)(SO4)2F·16H2O
H Shumwayite(UO2)2(SO4)2·5H2O
H Greenlizardite(NH4)Na(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2·4H2O
H Meitnerite(NH4)(UO2)(SO4)(OH)·2H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H PlášiliteNa(UO2)(SO4)(OH)·2H2O
H RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
H Beshtauite(NH4)2(UO2)(SO4)2•2H2O
H Boussingaultite(NH4)2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
H JohanniteCu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
H NatrozippeiteNa5(UO2)8(SO4)4O5(OH)3 · 12H2O
H OppenheimeriteNa2(UO2)(SO4)2·3H2O
H WetherilliteNa2Mg(UO2)2(SO4)4·18H2O
H BobcookiteNaAl(UO2)2(SO4)4·18H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
NNitrogen
N Greenlizardite(NH4)Na(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2·4H2O
N Meitnerite(NH4)(UO2)(SO4)(OH)·2H2O
N Beshtauite(NH4)2(UO2)(SO4)2•2H2O
N Boussingaultite(NH4)2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
OOxygen
O StraßmanniteAl(UO2)(SO4)2F·16H2O
O Shumwayite(UO2)2(SO4)2·5H2O
O Greenlizardite(NH4)Na(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2·4H2O
O Meitnerite(NH4)(UO2)(SO4)(OH)·2H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O PlášiliteNa(UO2)(SO4)(OH)·2H2O
O RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
O Beshtauite(NH4)2(UO2)(SO4)2•2H2O
O Boussingaultite(NH4)2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
O JohanniteCu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
O NatrozippeiteNa5(UO2)8(SO4)4O5(OH)3 · 12H2O
O OppenheimeriteNa2(UO2)(SO4)2·3H2O
O WetherilliteNa2Mg(UO2)2(SO4)4·18H2O
O UraniniteUO2
O QuartzSiO2
O BobcookiteNaAl(UO2)2(SO4)4·18H2O
FFluorine
F StraßmanniteAl(UO2)(SO4)2F·16H2O
NaSodium
Na Greenlizardite(NH4)Na(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2·4H2O
Na PlášiliteNa(UO2)(SO4)(OH)·2H2O
Na NatrozippeiteNa5(UO2)8(SO4)4O5(OH)3 · 12H2O
Na OppenheimeriteNa2(UO2)(SO4)2·3H2O
Na WetherilliteNa2Mg(UO2)2(SO4)4·18H2O
Na BobcookiteNaAl(UO2)2(SO4)4·18H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Boussingaultite(NH4)2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Mg WetherilliteNa2Mg(UO2)2(SO4)4·18H2O
AlAluminium
Al StraßmanniteAl(UO2)(SO4)2F·16H2O
Al BobcookiteNaAl(UO2)2(SO4)4·18H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S StraßmanniteAl(UO2)(SO4)2F·16H2O
S Shumwayite(UO2)2(SO4)2·5H2O
S Greenlizardite(NH4)Na(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2·4H2O
S Meitnerite(NH4)(UO2)(SO4)(OH)·2H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S PlášiliteNa(UO2)(SO4)(OH)·2H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
S SulphurS8
S Beshtauite(NH4)2(UO2)(SO4)2•2H2O
S Boussingaultite(NH4)2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
S JohanniteCu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
S NatrozippeiteNa5(UO2)8(SO4)4O5(OH)3 · 12H2O
S OppenheimeriteNa2(UO2)(SO4)2·3H2O
S WetherilliteNa2Mg(UO2)2(SO4)4·18H2O
S BobcookiteNaAl(UO2)2(SO4)4·18H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
CuCopper
Cu JohanniteCu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
UUranium
U StraßmanniteAl(UO2)(SO4)2F·16H2O
U Shumwayite(UO2)2(SO4)2·5H2O
U Greenlizardite(NH4)Na(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2·4H2O
U Meitnerite(NH4)(UO2)(SO4)(OH)·2H2O
U PlášiliteNa(UO2)(SO4)(OH)·2H2O
U Beshtauite(NH4)2(UO2)(SO4)2•2H2O
U JohanniteCu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
U NatrozippeiteNa5(UO2)8(SO4)4O5(OH)3 · 12H2O
U OppenheimeriteNa2(UO2)(SO4)2·3H2O
U WetherilliteNa2Mg(UO2)2(SO4)4·18H2O
U UraniniteUO2
U BobcookiteNaAl(UO2)2(SO4)4·18H2O

References

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U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), file #10020156.
Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Kasatkin, A.V., Marty, J., Čejka, J., and Lapčák, L. (2017) Shumwayite, [(UO2)(SO4)(H2O)2]2·H2O, a new uranyl sulfate mineral from Red Canyon, San Juan County, Utah, USA. Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 273–285.
Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Nash, B.P. and Marty, J. (2017) Greenlizardite, IMA 2017- 001. CNMNC Newsletter No. 37, June 2017, page 738; Mineralogical Magazine: 81: 737–742.
Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Nash, B.P. and Marty, J. (2018) Straßmannite, IMA 2017-086. CNMNC Newsletter No. 41, February 2018, page 184; European Journal of Mineralogy: 30: 183-186.
Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Nash, B.P., Marty, J. (2018) Meitnerite, (NH4)(UO2)(SO4)(OH)·2H2O, a new uranyl-sulfate mineral with a sheet structure. European Journal of Mineralogy: 30: 999-1006.
Hilpert's file, USGS.
USGS MRDS ID #DC12670.

USGS MRDS Record:10020156

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