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Elwood Canyon shaft No. 1, Cameron, Cameron Mining District, Coconino Co., Arizona, USAi
Regional Level Types
Elwood Canyon shaft No. 1Mine
CameronTown
Cameron Mining DistrictMining District
Coconino Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 52' 50'' North , 111° 21' 49'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Cameron885 (2016)4.5km
Moenkopi964 (2011)28.6km
Tuba City8,611 (2011)30.4km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Elwood Canyon shaft #1


An U occurrence located in W-central sec. 19, T29N, R10E, G&SRM, 4.5 km (2.8 miles) E of Cameron. This locality is not listed in the USGS MRDS database. The geographic coordinates presented are approximate to the center of sec. 19.

Mineralization is an U deposit hosted in carbonaceous sandstone. Uraninite filling occurs in a narrow linear scour in an underlying shale of the
lower Petrified Forest member of the Chinle Formation.

Workings include underground openings comprised of an 80 foot deep shaft and drift.

Production was 874 tons of ore @ 0.21% U3O8; 0.01% V2O5 (1957-1960).

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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1 valid mineral.

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Uraninite
Formula: UO2
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: 149.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O UraniniteUO2
UUranium
U UraniniteUO2

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U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (1959), Guidebook to Uranium Depsoits of Western United States, RME-141.
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: 149.
USGS Cameron, Arizona, quadrangle 15 minute topo map.
Flagstaff NTMS.


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