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Copper Mine Trading Post vicinity occurrence, Tsegi, Navajo Co., Arizona, USAi
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Copper Mine Trading Post vicinity occurrenceProspect
TsegiVillage
Navajo Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 37' 30'' North , 110° 26' 49'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Shonto591 (2011)17.7km
Kayenta5,189 (2011)20.6km
Chilchinbito506 (2011)34.3km
Oljato-Monument Valley154 (2017)46.2km
Oljato-Monument Valley674 (2016)48.3km


An Cu-U occurrence/prospects located in approximate T38N, R9&10E, G&SRM, about 3.2 km (2.0 miles) SSW of Tsegi, in tbhe vicinity of the Copper Mine Trading Post, about 27 miles N of the Gap (highway 89) on a dirt road. This locality is poorly located. This locality is not listed in the USGS MRDS database. The geographic coordinates presented are for the Copper Mine Trading Post.

Mineralization is a Cu-U deposit hosted in the Navajo Sandstone. Copper mineralization (malachite, chrysocolla, chalcocite, cuprite, covellite and bornite) fill fault and joint fractures and some along bedding planes in the sandstone. A fault zone trends NNW with the west side down and a major joint set that trends NE. Sparce metatorbernite with barite is present. Radiation level is 15X background along fissures associated with copper minerals.

Workings include surface openings comprised of numerous open pits, short adits and drill holes.

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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8 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
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: 148.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
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: 148.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
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: 148.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
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: 148.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
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: 148.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
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: 148.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
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: 148.
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 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: 148.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Metatorbernite8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Metatorbernite40.2a.13.2Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O CupriteCu2O
O BaryteBaSO4
O MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S CovelliteCuS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S BaryteBaSO4
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
UUranium
U MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O

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: 148.
Gibson, R. (1952), Reconnaissance of some red bed copper deposits in the southwestern United States: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Report RMO-890, 78 p.
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