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White Hills Mine, Marysvale District (Marysvale Uranium area), Piute Co., Utah, USAi
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White Hills MineMine
Marysvale District (Marysvale Uranium area)Mining District
Piute Co.County
UtahState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 29' 7'' North , 112° 9' 40'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.48553,-112.16134
GeoHash:G#: 9wb4zwnd7
USGS MRDS Record:10009247
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Marysvale407 (2017)7.2km
Joseph343 (2017)16.4km
Monroe2,293 (2017)16.4km
Elsinore857 (2017)21.9km
Koosharem327 (2011)24.5km


Structure: Deposit Is 4000 Ft West Of The Sevier Fault

Alteration: Latite Tuff And Breccia Has Been Alunitized, Silicified, And Kaolinized

Commodity: Project 9350 - 01393 alunite resources

Development: In 1944 , the USBM dug 8200 ft of trenches, and placed 7 vertical diamond drill holes which totaled 1501 ft in length

Geology: Considerable kaolin with alunite in altered host

Rock formation(s): Bullion Canyon Volcanics


Ore(s): Alteration Areas Controlled By Faulting

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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5 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
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.; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
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
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Dickite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Dickite71.1.1.1Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
OOxygen
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O QuartzSiO2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
AlAluminium
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SSulfur
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
KPotassium
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
FeIron
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6

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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Pliocene
2.588 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 3192312
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Pliocene (2.588 - 5.333 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic 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]

Middle Miocene - Chattian
11.62 - 28.1 Ma



ID: 2824886
Miocene volcanic rocks, undivided

Age: Cenozoic (11.62 - 28.1 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Topaz Mountain Rhyolite; Joe Lott Tuff; Mount Belknap Volcanics; Osiris Tuff; Mount Dutton Formation

Description: In Western Utah: Quichapa Group and other volcanic rocks (Tmb,Tmr,Tma). In Central Utah: Silver Shield Latite (17 my) and Pinyon Creek Conglomerate.

Comments: This unit mostly in Richfield 2 deg sheet. In the Delta sheet, includes the Topaz Mountain Rhyolite; also many local units 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:{felsic volcanic}, Incidental:{conglomerate, mafic volcanic}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Callaghan, E., (1938) , Preliminary Report on the Alunite Deposits of the Marysvale Region, Utah: USGS Bull. 886 - D, P. 130 - 131
Callaghan, E., (1973) , Mineral Resource Potential of Piute County, Utah and Adjoining Area: Utah Geol. and Mineralog. Survey Bull. 102 , P. 92 - 96
Hild, J. H., (1946) , Exploration of Alunite Deposits, Marysvale, Piute County, Utah: USBM Rept. Inv. 3972 , P. 15 - 17
Thoenen, J. R., (1941) , Alunite Resources of the United States: USBM Rept. Inv. 3561 , P. 32


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