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Peanut Mine, Bull Canyon, Uravan District, Montrose Co., Colorado, USAi
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Peanut MineMine
Bull CanyonCanyon
Uravan DistrictMining District
Montrose Co.County
ColoradoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 12' 43'' North , 108° 45' 58'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.21201,-108.76612
GeoHash:G#: 9wf9kuqcj
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Naturita528 (2017)17.3km
Nucla702 (2017)20.1km
Redvale236 (2011)30.7km
Norwood562 (2017)42.4km
La Sal395 (2011)43.5km


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North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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29 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Barnesite
Formula: (Na,Ca)V6O16 · 3H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: None listed
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Coffinite
Formula: U(SiO4) · nH2O
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Corvusite
Formula: (Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Doloresite
Formula: V4+3O4(OH)4
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Duttonite (TL)
Formula: V4+O(OH)2
Type Locality:
Reference: [Science (1956) 123, 990; Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index"]
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Hewettite
Formula: CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Hummerite
Formula: K2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Melanovanadite
Formula: Ca(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Metatyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Reference: Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Montroseite
Formula: (V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Paramontroseite
Formula: V4+O2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Pascoite
Formula: Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Pintadoite
Formula: Ca2(V2O7) · 9H2O
Reference: Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Selenium
Formula: Se
Reference: Korbel & Novak, 1999. Minerals Encyclopaedia, p.17.; American Mineralogist (1956) Vol. 41, pp. 156-157
Sherwoodite (TL)
Formula: Ca4.5(AlV4+2V5+12O40) · 28H2O
Type Locality:
Description: This Colorado type species is an oxidation product of other vanadium minerals and occurs as dark blue-black crystals that coat fracture surfaces and partings in sandstones or along fractures in coalified wood. It is commonly associated with native seleni
Reference: Thompson, M.E., Roach, C.H., and Meyrowitz, R. (1958): American Mineralogist 43, 749-755
Simplotite (TL)
Formula: CaV4+4O9 · 5H2O
Type Locality:
Description: Simplotite is one of the many new vanadium minerals that were discovered in the Uravan mineral belt uranium-vanadium deposits on the Colorado Pateau. This species occurs as dark green micaceous plates and hemispherical aggregates of radiating books of pl
Reference: Science (1956) 123, 1078; "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 444, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Selenium1.CC.10Se
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Barnesite4.HG.45(Na,Ca)V6O16 · 3H2O
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Corvusite4.HE.20(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Doloresite4.HE.30V4+3O4(OH)4
Duttonite (TL)4.HE.35V4+O(OH)2
Hewettite4.HE.15CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Hummerite4.HC.10K2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Melanovanadite4.HE.05Ca(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
Metatyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Montroseite4.FD.10(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Paramontroseite4.DB.15aV4+O2
Pascoite4.HC.05Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Sherwoodite (TL)4.HC.15Ca4.5(AlV4+2V5+12O40) · 28H2O
Simplotite (TL)4.HG.20CaV4+4O9 · 5H2O
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
Pintadoite8.FC.15Ca2(V2O7) · 9H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Coffinite9.AD.30U(SiO4) · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Selenium1.3.4.1Se
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Paramontroseite4.4.11.1V4+O2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Montroseite6.1.1.4(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
X(OH)2
Duttonite (TL)6.2.7.1V4+O(OH)2
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
Metatyuyamunite40.2a.26.2Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Tyuyamunite40.2a.26.1Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Group 47 - VANADIUM OXYSALTS
Anhydrous Vanadium Oxysalts Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Hummerite47.2.2.1K2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Pascoite47.2.1.1Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Sherwoodite (TL)47.2.4.1Ca4.5(AlV4+2V5+12O40) · 28H2O
Hydrated Normal Vanadium Oxysalts
Barnesite47.3.1.3(Na,Ca)V6O16 · 3H2O
Corvusite47.3.2.2(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Hewettite47.3.1.1CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Melanovanadite47.3.6.1Ca(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
Vanadium Bronzes
Doloresite47.4.7.1V4+3O4(OH)4
Pintadoite47.4.3.1Ca2(V2O7) · 9H2O
Simplotite (TL)47.4.8.1CaV4+4O9 · 5H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Coffinite51.5.2.4U(SiO4) · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DuttoniteV4+O(OH)2
H SherwooditeCa4.5(AlV24+V125+O40) · 28H2O
H SimplotiteCaV44+O9 · 5H2O
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
H Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
H DoloresiteV34+O4(OH)4
H Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
H PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
H MelanovanaditeCa(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
H Barnesite(Na,Ca)V6O16 · 3H2O
H HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
H HummeriteK2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
H PintadoiteCa2(V2O7) · 9H2O
H MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O DuttoniteV4+O(OH)2
O SherwooditeCa4.5(AlV24+V125+O40) · 28H2O
O SimplotiteCaV44+O9 · 5H2O
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O UraniniteUO2
O CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
O Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
O DoloresiteV34+O4(OH)4
O Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
O PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
O MelanovanaditeCa(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
O Barnesite(Na,Ca)V6O16 · 3H2O
O ParamontroseiteV4+O2
O QuartzSiO2
O HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
O HummeriteK2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
O PintadoiteCa2(V2O7) · 9H2O
O MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
NaSodium
Na Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Na Barnesite(Na,Ca)V6O16 · 3H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg HummeriteK2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
AlAluminium
Al SherwooditeCa4.5(AlV24+V125+O40) · 28H2O
SiSilicon
Si CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S DigeniteCu9S5
S PyriteFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S ChalcociteCu2S
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
K Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
K HummeriteK2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
CaCalcium
Ca SherwooditeCa4.5(AlV24+V125+O40) · 28H2O
Ca SimplotiteCaV44+O9 · 5H2O
Ca Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Ca PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Ca MelanovanaditeCa(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
Ca HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
Ca PintadoiteCa2(V2O7) · 9H2O
Ca MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
VVanadium
V DuttoniteV4+O(OH)2
V SherwooditeCa4.5(AlV24+V125+O40) · 28H2O
V SimplotiteCaV44+O9 · 5H2O
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
V Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
V DoloresiteV34+O4(OH)4
V Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
V PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
V MelanovanaditeCa(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
V Barnesite(Na,Ca)V6O16 · 3H2O
V ParamontroseiteV4+O2
V HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
V HummeriteK2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
V PintadoiteCa2(V2O7) · 9H2O
V MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
FeIron
Fe Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CuCopper
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
SeSelenium
Se SeleniumSe
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
UUranium
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U UraniniteUO2
U CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
U MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O

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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Late Cretaceous - Early Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 2965446
Dakota Sandstone and Burro Canyon Fm

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Dakota Sandstone; Burro Canyon Formation

Description: Sandstone, shale, and conglomerate. In northwest and west-central: Lower Cretaceous. In southwest: Lower and Upper Cretaceous.

Comments: Original map source: Green, G.N., 1992, The Digital Geologic Map of Colorado in ARC/INFO Format: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-0507, 9 p., scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{sandstone,shale,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]

Early Jurassic - Late Triassic
174.1 - 237 Ma



ID: 3185972
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mesozoic (174.1 - 237 Ma)

Lithology: Sandstone-conglomerate

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

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