Elwood Canyon shaft No. 1, Cameron, Cameron Mining District, Coconino Co., Arizona, USAi
|Regional Level Types|
|Elwood Canyon shaft No. 1||Mine|
|Cameron Mining District||Mining District|
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 52' 50'' North , 111° 21' 49'' West
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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 Plate||Tectonic Plate|
|Colorado Plateau, USA||Plateau|
|Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, USA||Reservation|
|Hopi-Navajo Indian Reservations, Colorado Plateau, Apache; Navajo and San Juan Cos., Arizona & Utah, USA|
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1 valid mineral.
Rock Types Recorded
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| ⓘ Uraninite|
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|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM|
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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.
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