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Radon Mine, Big Indian Mining District (Big Indian Wash - Lisbon Valley area), San Juan Co., Utah, USAi
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Radon MineMine
Big Indian Mining District (Big Indian Wash - Lisbon Valley area)Mining District
San Juan Co.County
UtahState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
38° 14' 53'' North , 109° 17' 15'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
La Sal395 (2011)7.9km
Spanish Valley491 (2011)31.1km
Monticello2,069 (2017)42.1km
Moab5,235 (2017)42.8km
Castle Valley342 (2017)44.8km


UGMS STUDY
Commodities (Major) - Uranium; (Trace) - Copper
Development Status: Past Producer
Host Rock Unit: Salt Wash Member Of Morrison Formation
Host Rock: Sandstone, Clay, Mud, Mudstone, Siltstone
Tectonic Structure: Stable Platform

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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


12 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Min Rec 17:2 pp131-133
Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
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.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Coffinite
Formula: U(SiO4) · nH2O
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Doloresite
Formula: V4+3O4(OH)4
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Min Rec 17:2 pp131-133
Montroseite
Formula: (V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Min Rec 17:2 pp131-133
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
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.
Whewellite
Formula: Ca(C2O4) · H2O
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Doloresite4.HE.30V4+3O4(OH)4
Montroseite4.FD.10(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Tyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Coffinite9.AD.30U(SiO4) · nH2O
Group 10 - Organic Compounds
Whewellite10.AB.45Ca(C2O4) · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
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)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Tyuyamunite40.2a.26.1Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Group 47 - VANADIUM OXYSALTS
Vanadium Bronzes
Doloresite47.4.7.1V4+3O4(OH)4
Group 50 - ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
Oxalates
Whewellite50.1.1.1Ca(C2O4) · H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Coffinite51.5.2.4U(SiO4) · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
H DoloresiteV34+O4(OH)4
H Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
H WhewelliteCa(C2O4) · H2O
CCarbon
C WhewelliteCa(C2O4) · H2O
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O CelestineSrSO4
O CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
O DoloresiteV34+O4(OH)4
O Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
O UraniniteUO2
O WhewelliteCa(C2O4) · H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
SiSilicon
Si CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
SSulfur
S CelestineSrSO4
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Ca WhewelliteCa(C2O4) · H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
VVanadium
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
V DoloresiteV34+O4(OH)4
V Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
FeIron
Fe Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4
UUranium
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
U UraniniteUO2

References

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Dare, Wilbert Leland & Lindstrom, P. M. (1961): Mining Methods and Techniques Used at the Radon Longwall Operation, Hecla Mining Company, San Juan County, Utah: U.S. Departmemt of the Interior Bereau of Mines Information Circular 8004

USGS MRDS Record:10015049

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