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Valley View Mine, La Sal Quadrangle, San Juan Co., Utah, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 25' 47'' North , 109° 0' 29'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.43000,-109.00806
GeoHash:G#: 9wf6x7yyb
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


See Valley View Mine, La Sal District (Paradox Valley District), Montrose Co., Colorado, USA

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Rocky Mountains, North America

Mountain Range - 2,037 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Corvusite
Formula: (Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Metatyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Montroseite
Formula: (V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Roscoelite
Formula: K(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Carnotite'4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
'Corvusite'4.HE.20(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
'Metatyuyamunite'4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
'Montroseite'4.FD.10(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Roscoelite'9.EC.15K(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Montroseite6.1.1.4(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
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
Group 47 - VANADIUM OXYSALTS
Hydrated Normal Vanadium Oxysalts
Corvusite47.3.2.2(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Roscoelite71.2.2a.4K(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
H MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
H Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
H RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
O MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
O Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
O RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
AlAluminium
Al RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
K Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
K RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Ca MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
VVanadium
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
V Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
V MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
V Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
V RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Fe Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
UUranium
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
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 Jurassic - Late Triassic
145 - 237 Ma



ID: 2790967
Kayenta Fm, Wingate Sandstone, and Chinle Fm

Age: Mesozoic (145 - 237 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Kayenta Formation; Wingate Sandstone; Chinle Formation

Description: Kayenta Fm: red siltstone, shale, and sandstone. Chinle Fm: red siltstone and sandstone

Lithology: Major:{siltstone,shale,sandstone}

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]

Early Jurassic
174.1 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 2179655
Navajo Sandstone

Age: Early Jurassic (174.1 - 201.3 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Navajo Sandstone

Description: limestone beds in Navajo Sandstone: Pale-yellowish-gray, very light-brown, and pinkish gray, fine- to medium-grained, massive, cross-bedded sandstone; grains are subrounded to subangular, wellsorted and equant, frosted quartz; conspicuously crossbedded with cross-bed sets that range from 1.5 to 7.5 meters (5-25 ft) in thickness; contains sparse thin lenses of gray sandy limestone and, near the base, lenses of reddish-brown siltstone; lower contact gradational and intertonguing; forms rounded knobs, buttes, and mesa rims marked by a checkered pattern of grooved cross-strata and weathering joints; 24 to 150 meters (80-500 ft) thick, thinning eastward; Lower Jurassic.

Reference: Doelling, H.H. Geologic map of the La Sal 30'x60'quadrangle, San Juan, Wayne, and Garfield Counties, Utah and Montrose and San Miguel Counties, Colorado. Utah Geological Survey. [31]

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


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