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Wilson prospect (Agua Sal drilling permit site), Round Rock, Apache Co., Arizona, USAi
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Wilson prospect (Agua Sal drilling permit site)Prospect
Round RockVillage
Apache Co.Mine
ArizonaState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 22' 30'' North , 109° 23' 23'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lukachukai1,701 (2011)15.1km
Round Rock789 (2011)17.1km
Tsaile1,205 (2011)17.5km
Many Farms1,348 (2011)20.6km
Del Muerto329 (2011)21.7km


An U occurrence/prospect located about 17.1 km (10.6 miles) SSE of Round Rock, along the E bank of Agua Sal Creek. The geographic coordinates provided are very approximate to a point about midway along the course of Agua Sal Creek.

NOTE: The reference states this locality is in approximate sec. 17, T8N, R9W. If this refers to the G&SRM then it is incorrect since R9W is very far W of Apache County. If it is a mistake for R9E, that would place it nowhere near Agua Sal Creek. It can not be the Navajo Meridian either.

Mineralization is an U deposit containing yellow (secondary) U minerals associated with a zone of mudstone galls and splits at the base of the Shinarump channel at 40 feet deep, atop DeChelly Sandstone. A small monocline occurs nearby.

Workings include 20 exploratory holes drilled to an average depth of 60 feet in 1956.

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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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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Early Jurassic - Late Triassic
174.1 - 237 Ma



ID: 3185972
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mesozoic (174.1 - 237 Ma)

Lithology: Sandstone-conglomerate

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]

Norian - Carnian
208.5 - 237 Ma



ID: 2778490
Shinarump Conglomerate Member, Chinle Formation

Age: Late Triassic (208.5 - 237 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Shinarump Conglomerate Member

Description: Basal conglomerate and pebbly sandstone of the Chinle Formation is relatively resistant to erosion and forms extensive benches in some parts of the Colorado Plateau. (210-230 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:{conglomerate,sandstone}

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]

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References

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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: 105.
USGS Yellowstone Canyon, Arizona 15 minute topo map.
Shiprock NTMS.


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