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Black Mountain Mining District (Black Mesa Mining District), Apache Co., Arizona, USAi
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Black Mountain Mining District (Black Mesa Mining District)Mining District
Apache Co.Mine
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Latitude & Longitude:
35° North , 109° West (est.)
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~216km
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An U-V-clay mining area.

Roughly 57,600 pounds of U3O8 and 26,000 pounds of V2O5 were mined from the Cretaceous Toreva Formation in this area from 1951 through 1968, according to the U.S. Department of Energy preliminary map No. 31 (1973).

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6 valid minerals.

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Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
'Clays'
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Metahewettite
Formula: CaV6O16 · 3H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Metatyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Reference: Scarborough, Robert B. (1981), Radioactive occurrences and uranium production in Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Report for U.S. Department of Energy (Atomic Energy Commission), GJBX-143. RME-2071: 129.
'Monazite'
Rauvite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Metahewettite4.HE.15CaV6O16 · 3H2O
Metatyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Rauvite4.HB.40Ca(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Tyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Clays'-
'Monazite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Metatyuyamunite40.2a.26.2Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Tyuyamunite40.2a.26.1Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Group 47 - VANADIUM OXYSALTS
Hydrated Normal Vanadium Oxysalts
Metahewettite47.3.1.2CaV6O16 · 3H2O
Vanadium Bronzes
Rauvite47.4.4.1Ca(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Clays'-
'Monazite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
H RauviteCa(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
OOxygen
O MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
O RauviteCa(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
SiSilicon
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Ca RauviteCa(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Ca MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
VVanadium
V MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
V RauviteCa(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
V MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
UUranium
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
U RauviteCa(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O

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Scarborough, Robert B. (1981), Radioactive occurrences and uranium production in Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Report for U.S. Department of Energy (Atomic Energy Commission), GJBX-143. RME-2071: 107.
Welty, J.W., Reynolds, S.J., Keith, S.B., Gest, D.E., Trapp, R.A., and DeWitt, Ed (1985) Mine index for metallic mineral districts of Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Bulletin 196, 92 p.: 3. (Black Mountain)
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10102463. (Black Mesa)

USGS MRDS Record:10102463

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