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Cove Mesa Mines Nos. 1 and 2 (North ⅓ of Cove Mesa; Cato Sells), Cove Mesa, Cove Mesa Mining District, Carrizo Range, Apache Co., Arizona, USAi
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Cove Mesa Mines Nos. 1 and 2 (North ⅓ of Cove Mesa; Cato Sells)Mine
Cove MesaMesa
Cove Mesa Mining DistrictMining District
Carrizo RangeMountain Range
Apache Co.Mine
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 38' 36'' North , 109° 16' 26'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Round Rock789 (2011)23.0km
Lukachukai1,701 (2011)25.5km
Beclabito317 (2011)31.6km
Rock Point642 (2011)32.5km
Teec Nos Pos730 (2011)35.1km


An U-V occurrence/mines located in approximate S central sec. 36, T38N, R28E, and N to S central Sec. 1, and N central sec. 12, T37N, R28E, G&SRM, centered approximately 1.5 km (0.9 mile) NNW of Cove Mesa (coordinates of record). Geographic coordinates provided are for the center of sec. 1, T37N, R28E, the approximate center of these occurrences.

Mineralization is an U-V deposit hosted in the Salt Wash Member. Tyuyamunite, metatyuyamunite and carnotite occur in limy sandstone and are associated with carbonized logs along flanks of paleochannels.

Workings include underground openings comprised of a few adits.

Production was 2,531 tons, @0.14% U3O8; 1.51% V2O5 (1948-1958 and 1962-1963).

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range
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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Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
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: 111.
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: 111.
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
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: 111.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Metatyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Tyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O

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

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
H MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
OOxygen
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
O MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Ca MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
VVanadium
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
V MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
UUranium
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
U MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O

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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Oxfordian - Toarcian
157.3 - 182.7 Ma



ID: 2778771
San Rafael Group

Age: Jurassic (157.3 - 182.7 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Carmel Formation; Entrada Sandstone

Description: Commonly cross-bedded, ledge-forming sandstone and slope-forming siltstone. Rock typically has a striped red and white aspect. The Carmel Formation and Entrada Sandstone are prominent members of this group. (Late to Middle Jurassic, about 160-180 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,siltstone}

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]

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]

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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Webber, B.N. (1943), Field survey of Navajo Indian Reservation (Carrizo Uplift & Chuska Mountains areas) Arizona: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Report RMO-480, 91 p., 3 sheets, scale 1:6,000.
Harshbarger, J.W., (1946), Supplemental and summary report on western Carrizo Uplift and Chuska Mountains areas of northern Navajo Indian Reservation, northeastern Arizona: U. S. Atomic Energy Commission Report RMO-441, 108 p.
King, J. W. (1951), Geology and ore deposits of Mesa V, Lukachukai District, Arizona: U. S. Atomic Energy Commission RMO-754, Technical Information Service, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Jones, D.J. (1954), Sedimentary features and mineralization of the Salt Wash Sandstone at Cove Mesa, Carrizo Mountains, Apache County, Arizona; Technical report for April 1, 1953 to March 31, 1954: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission RME-3093 (part 2), 40 p.
Lowell, J. David (1955), Applications of cross-stratification studies to problems of uranium exploration, Chuska Mountains, Arizona: Economic Geology: 50(2): 177-185.
Blagbrough, J.W., Chenoweth, W.L., and Clinton, N.J. (1959), Diamond and wagon drilling on Cove and East Mesas, Apache County, Arizona: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Report RME-127, 21 p.
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: 111.
Shiprock NTMS.
USGS Los Gigantes Buttes, Arizona, quadrangle 15 minute topo map.


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