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Alfred Miles claim, Alfred Miles No. 1 channel (Nokai Mesa channel; Todechenee channel; Peninsula channel), Skeleton Mesa, Nakai Mesa Mining District, Navajo Co., Arizona, USAi
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Alfred Miles claimClaim
Alfred Miles No. 1 channel (Nokai Mesa channel; Todechenee channel; Peninsula channel)Channel
Skeleton MesaMesa
Nakai Mesa Mining DistrictMining District
Navajo Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 59' 4'' North , 110° 29' 38'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Oljato-Monument Valley674 (2016)22.1km
Navajo Mountain354 (2011)26.7km
Oljato-Monument Valley154 (2017)26.9km
Kayenta5,189 (2011)35.6km
Shonto591 (2011)45.3km


An U-Cu occurrence/claim located 12.6 km (7.8 miles) NNW of Skeleton Mesa (coordinates of record). T&R values are not presented for this locality.

Mineralization is an U-Cu deposit hosted in Late Triassic sandstone. The ore body is irregular in form at 0.84 meter wide. Local rocks include rocks of the Moenkopi Formation.

No production as of 1953.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Colorado Plateau, USAPlateau
Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, USAReservation
Hopi-Navajo Indian Reservations, Colorado Plateau, Apache; Navajo and San Juan Cos., Arizona & Utah, USA

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3 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Witkind, I.J. & R.E. Thaden (1963), Geology and uranium-vanadium deposits in the Monument Valley area, Apache & Navajo Counties, Arizona, USGS Bull. 1103: 72-75 (Table 1), 145-150.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Witkind, I.J. & R.E. Thaden (1963), Geology and uranium-vanadium deposits in the Monument Valley area, Apache & Navajo Counties, Arizona, USGS Bull. 1103: 72-75 (Table 1), 145-150.
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: Witkind, I.J. & R.E. Thaden (1963), Geology and uranium-vanadium deposits in the Monument Valley area, Apache & Navajo Counties, Arizona, USGS Bull. 1103: 72-75 (Table 1), 145-150.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
PPhosphorus
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
VVanadium
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
UUranium
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O

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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Carnian - Anisian
227 - 247.2 Ma



ID: 2847338
Moenkopi Formation

Age: Triassic (227 - 247.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Moenkopi Formation

Description: Dark red sandstone and mudstone; includes gypsum beds in northwestern Arizona; deposited on a low-relief coastal plain. (230-245 Ma)

Comments: Original map source: Arizona Geological Survey, DI-8 Geologic Map of Arizona, Digital Spatial data for the Geologic Map of Arizona, v. 3.0, edited by S.M. Richard and S.M. Kneale, 2002, 10 p., 2 DOS HD disks. Arc/INFO export file (.e00) format, scale 1:1,000,000.

Lithology: Major:{sandstone,mudstone}, Minor:{gypsum}

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]

Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3188526
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

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

References

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Witkind, I.J. & R.E. Thaden (1963), Geology and uranium-vanadium deposits in the Monument Valley area, Apache & Navajo Counties, Arizona, USGS Bull. 1103: 72-75 (Table 1), 145-150.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10027460.
USGS MRDS ID #M003138.


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