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Monument Valley Mining District, USAi
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Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Colour: Brown
Description: Druses of minute crystals on fracture surfaces in sandstone.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 128.
'Bitumen'
Reference: Witkind, I.J. & R.E. Thaden (1963), Geology and uranium-vanadium deposits in the Monument Valley area, Apache & Navajo Counties, Arizona, USGS Bulletin 1103: 73 & 75 (Table 1).
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp263-279
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Reinhardt, E. (1952), Uranium-Copper Deposits near Copper Canyon, Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission RMO-902.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Corvusite
Formula: (Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Hewettite
Formula: CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
'Manganese Oxides'
Reference: Witkind, I.J. & Thaden (1963), Geology and uranium-vanadium deposits of the Monument Valley area, Apache and Navajo Counties, Arizona, USGS Bulletin 1103: 72 & 74 (Table 1).
Metahewettite
Formula: CaV6O16 · 3H2O
Reference: Patrick Haynes. ID by the late Howard Evans, Jr.
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Frondel, Clifford (1958) USGS Bull. 1064, Systematic Mineralogy of Uranium and Thorium: 211.
Montroseite ?
Formula: (V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp263-279
Navajoite
Formula: Fe3+V5+9O24 · 12H2O
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
'Petrified Wood'
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Tangeite
Formula: CaCu(VO4)(OH)
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Uranopilite
Formula: (UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 14H2O
Reference: Grant, Raymond W., Bideaux, R.A., and Williams, S.A. (2006) Minerals Added to the Arizona List 1995-2005: 9.
Volborthite
Formula: Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp263-279

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
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
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Hewettite4.HE.15CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Metahewettite4.HE.15CaV6O16 · 3H2O
Montroseite ?4.FD.10(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Navajoite4.HG.30Fe3+V5+9O24 · 12H2O
Tyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Uranopilite7.EA.05(UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 14H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Autunite8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Metatorbernite8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Tangeite8.BH.35CaCu(VO4)(OH)
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Volborthite8.FD.05Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Uranophane9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bitumen'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-
'Petrified Wood'-

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
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Miscellaneous
Navajoite4.6.2.1Fe3+V5+9O24 · 12H2O
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Montroseite ?6.1.1.4(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)6(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Uranopilite31.2.6.1(UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 14H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Metatorbernite40.2a.13.2Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Tyuyamunite40.2a.26.1Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Volborthite40.3.10.1Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Tangeite41.5.1.6CaCu(VO4)(OH)
Group 47 - VANADIUM OXYSALTS
Hydrated Normal Vanadium Oxysalts
Corvusite47.3.2.2(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Hewettite47.3.1.1CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Metahewettite47.3.1.2CaV6O16 · 3H2O
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
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Bitumen'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-
'Petrified Wood'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
H Uranopilite(UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 14H2O
H TangeiteCaCu(VO4)(OH)
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
H Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
H VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
H MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H NavajoiteFe3+V95+O24 · 12H2O
H Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
O UraniniteUO2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
O BaryteBaSO4
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
O Uranopilite(UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 14H2O
O TangeiteCaCu(VO4)(OH)
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
O VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
O MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O NavajoiteFe3+V95+O24 · 12H2O
O Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
NaSodium
Na Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
PPhosphorus
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
P MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
SSulfur
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S ChalcociteCu2S
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S BaryteBaSO4
S Uranopilite(UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 14H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
CaCalcium
Ca HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Ca TangeiteCaCu(VO4)(OH)
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Ca Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
VVanadium
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
V HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
V MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
V TangeiteCaCu(VO4)(OH)
V Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
V VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
V NavajoiteFe3+V95+O24 · 12H2O
V Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe NavajoiteFe3+V95+O24 · 12H2O
Fe Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu TangeiteCaCu(VO4)(OH)
Cu VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
UUranium
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
U UraniniteUO2
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
U Uranopilite(UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 14H2O
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
U MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O

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Welty, J.W., Reynolds, S.J., Keith, S.B., Gest, D.E., Trapp, R.A., and DeWitt, Ed (1985) Mine index for metallic mineral districts of Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Bulletin 196, 92 p.: 50-52.
Welty, J.W. (1989) Additions to bibliographies for metallic mineral districts in Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-09, 25 p. (see link below).

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