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Mitten No. 1 Mine, Oljeto Mesa, Goulding, Monument Valley District (Monumental District), San Juan Co., Utah, USAi
Regional Level Types
Mitten No. 1 MineMine
Oljeto MesaMesa
Goulding- not defined -
Monument Valley District (Monumental District)Mining District
San Juan Co.County
UtahState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 1' 9'' North , 110° 14' 38'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Oljato-Monument Valley674 (2016)1.4km
Oljato-Monument Valley154 (2017)5.9km
Kayenta5,189 (2011)32.4km
Halchita266 (2011)33.7km
Dennehotso746 (2011)40.2km


A uranium mine located on Oljeto Mesa. Familiar with Mitten No. 2 Mine in Arizona and wondered where No. 1 was? Here it is - owned by the same mining firm!
USGS PROF PAPER #820
Commodities (Major) - Vanadium, Uranium
Development Status: Occurrence

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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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Corvusite
Formula: (Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Navajoite
Formula: Fe3+V5+9O24 · 12H2O
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Corvusite4.HE.20(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Navajoite4.HG.30Fe3+V5+9O24 · 12H2O
Tyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Uranophane9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
Miscellaneous
Navajoite4.6.2.1Fe3+V5+9O24 · 12H2O
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Tyuyamunite40.2a.26.1Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Group 47 - VANADIUM OXYSALTS
Hydrated Normal Vanadium Oxysalts
Corvusite47.3.2.2(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Uranophane53.3.1.2Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
H NavajoiteFe3+V95+O24 · 12H2O
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
O NavajoiteFe3+V95+O24 · 12H2O
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
O UraniniteUO2
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
SiSilicon
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
PPhosphorus
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
KPotassium
K Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
VVanadium
V Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
V NavajoiteFe3+V95+O24 · 12H2O
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
FeIron
Fe Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Fe NavajoiteFe3+V95+O24 · 12H2O
CuCopper
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
UUranium
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
U UraniniteUO2
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O

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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Early Triassic
247.2 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 2936296
Moenkopi Formation

Age: Early Triassic (247.2 - 251.902 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Moenkopi Formation

Description: fluvial, mudflat, sabkha, shallow marine; redbeds

Comments: Original map source: Hintze, L.F., Willis, G.C., Laes, D.Y.M., Sprinkel, D.A., and Brown, K.D., 2000, Digital Geologic Map of Utah: Utah Geological Survey, Map 179DM, scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{sandstone mudstone}, Minor:{limestone}, Incidental:{gypsum, conglomerate}

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]

Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3188526
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

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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Witkind, Irving J. & Thaden (1963): Geology & Uranium-Vanadium Deposits of the Monument Valley Area, Apache and Navajo Counties, Arizona: USGS Bulletin 1103: pp. 93


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