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Cactus Rat Mine (Blue Bird), The Poison Strip, Thompsons District (S. E. Thomsons), Grand Co., Utah, USAi
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Cactus Rat Mine (Blue Bird)Mine
The Poison Strip- not defined -
Thompsons District (S. E. Thomsons)Mining District
Grand Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
38° 51' 4'' North , 109° 29' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Castle Valley342 (2017)24.4km
Moab5,235 (2017)31.4km
Spanish Valley491 (2011)39.8km


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North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range
Colorado Plateau, USAPlateau

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


20 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bariandite
Formula: Al0.6(V5+,V4+)8O20 · 9H2O
Reference: Van King
Barnesite (TL)
Formula: (Na,Ca)V6O16 · 3H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: WEEKS, A.D., ROSS, D.R. & MARVIN, R.F. (1963): The occurrence and properties of barnesite, Na2V6O163H2O, a new hydrated sodium vanadate mineral from Utah. American Mineralogist 48, 1187-1195. EVANS, H.T. & HUGHES, J.M. (1990): Crystal chemistry of the natural vanadium bronzes. American Mineralogist 75, 508-521.
Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Am. Min. 48 (1963), 1187-1195; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Cobaltomenite
Formula: CoSeO3 · 2H2O
Habit: platy
Colour: Reddish-purple
Reference: Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
Corvusite ?
Formula: (Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Description: (with barnesite; no indication on label of method of identification)
Reference: Miklancic collection, 47/47
Dzharkenite
Formula: FeSe2
Description: The crystal was analyzed by SEM-EDS and PXRD by Tony Kampf. The crystal contained PXRD lines for both dzharkenite and ferroselite, with ferroselite being dominant. It would appear that the dimorphs were intergrown in the crystal that was analyzed.
Reference: SEM-EDS and PXRD analyzed by Tony Kampf.
Fernandinite
Formula: (Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2O
Reference: Van King
Ferroselite
Formula: FeSe2
Reference: SEM-EDS and PXRD analyzed by Tony Kampf.
Hewettite
Formula: CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Metahewettite
Formula: CaV6O16 · 3H2O
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah; Am. Min. 48 (1963), 1187-1195
Metamunirite
Formula: NaVO3
Reference: Collected and EDS analyzed by Joy Desor.
Metarossite
Formula: Ca(V2O6) · 2H2O
Reference: Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
Phosphuranylite
Formula: (H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Rauvite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
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
Rossite
Formula: Ca(VO3)2•4H2O
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Steigerite
Formula: Al(VO4) · 3H2O
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
'Thénardite'
Formula: Na2SO4
Reference: Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 43; Am. Min. 48 (1963), 1187-1195
Threadgoldite
Formula: Al(UO2)2(PO4)2(OH) · 8H2O
Reference: Collected by Eckhard Stuart. EDS and XRD analyzed.
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Vanoxite
Formula: V4+4V5+2O13 · 8H2O
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Dzharkenite2.EB.05aFeSe2
Ferroselite2.EB.10aFeSe2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Bariandite4.HE.20Al0.6(V5+,V4+)8O20 · 9H2O
Barnesite (TL)4.HG.45(Na,Ca)V6O16 · 3H2O
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Cobaltomenite4.JH.10CoSeO3 · 2H2O
Corvusite ?4.HE.20(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Fernandinite4.HE.20(Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2O
Hewettite4.HE.15CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Metahewettite4.HE.15CaV6O16 · 3H2O
Metamunirite4.HD.20NaVO3
Metarossite4.HD.10Ca(V2O6) · 2H2O
Rauvite4.HB.40Ca(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Rossite4.HD.05Ca(VO3)2•4H2O
Tyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Vanoxite4.HG.25V4+4V5+2O13 · 8H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Thénardite'7.AC.25Na2SO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Phosphuranylite8.EC.10(H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
Steigerite8.CE.65Al(VO4) · 3H2O
Threadgoldite8.EB.20Al(UO2)2(PO4)2(OH) · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Roscoelite9.EC.15K(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Dzharkenite2.12.1.17FeSe2
Ferroselite2.12.2.2FeSe2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2XO4
'Thénardite'28.2.3.1Na2SO4
Group 34 - SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
A(XO3)·xH2O
Cobaltomenite34.2.3.2CoSeO3 · 2H2O
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
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Steigerite40.4.5.1Al(VO4) · 3H2O
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Phosphuranylite42.4.8.1(H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Threadgoldite42.11.13.3Al(UO2)2(PO4)2(OH) · 8H2O
Group 47 - VANADIUM OXYSALTS
Normal Anhydrous Vanadium Oxysalts
Metamunirite47.1.3.2NaVO3
Metarossite47.1.1.2Ca(V2O6) · 2H2O
Rossite47.1.1.1Ca(VO3)2•4H2O
Hydrated Normal Vanadium Oxysalts
Bariandite47.3.2.4Al0.6(V5+,V4+)8O20 · 9H2O
Barnesite (TL)47.3.1.3(Na,Ca)V6O16 · 3H2O
Corvusite ?47.3.2.2(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Fernandinite47.3.2.3(Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2O
Hewettite47.3.1.1CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Metahewettite47.3.1.2CaV6O16 · 3H2O
Vanadium Bronzes
Rauvite47.4.4.1Ca(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Vanoxite47.4.6.1V4+4V5+2O13 · 8H2O
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 Barnesite(Na,Ca)V6O16 · 3H2O
H CobaltomeniteCoSeO3 · 2H2O
H MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
H SteigeriteAl(VO4) · 3H2O
H HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H RauviteCa(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
H RossiteCa(VO3)2•4H2O
H RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
H VanoxiteV44+V25+O13 · 8H2O
H Phosphuranylite(H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
H BarianditeAl0.6(V5+,V4+)8O20 · 9H2O
H Fernandinite(Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2O
H ThreadgolditeAl(UO2)2(PO4)2(OH) · 8H2O
H MetarossiteCa(V2O6) · 2H2O
H Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
OOxygen
O Barnesite(Na,Ca)V6O16 · 3H2O
O CobaltomeniteCoSeO3 · 2H2O
O MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
O ThénarditeNa2SO4
O SteigeriteAl(VO4) · 3H2O
O HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O RauviteCa(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
O RossiteCa(VO3)2•4H2O
O RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
O VanoxiteV44+V25+O13 · 8H2O
O Phosphuranylite(H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
O BarianditeAl0.6(V5+,V4+)8O20 · 9H2O
O Fernandinite(Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2O
O ThreadgolditeAl(UO2)2(PO4)2(OH) · 8H2O
O MetamuniriteNaVO3
O MetarossiteCa(V2O6) · 2H2O
O Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
NaSodium
Na Barnesite(Na,Ca)V6O16 · 3H2O
Na ThénarditeNa2SO4
Na Fernandinite(Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2O
Na MetamuniriteNaVO3
Na Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
AlAluminium
Al SteigeriteAl(VO4) · 3H2O
Al RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al BarianditeAl0.6(V5+,V4+)8O20 · 9H2O
Al ThreadgolditeAl(UO2)2(PO4)2(OH) · 8H2O
SiSilicon
Si RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P Phosphuranylite(H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
P ThreadgolditeAl(UO2)2(PO4)2(OH) · 8H2O
SSulfur
S ThénarditeNa2SO4
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
K RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Phosphuranylite(H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
K Fernandinite(Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2O
K Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
CaCalcium
Ca MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
Ca HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
Ca RauviteCa(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Ca RossiteCa(VO3)2•4H2O
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Ca Phosphuranylite(H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
Ca Fernandinite(Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2O
Ca MetarossiteCa(V2O6) · 2H2O
Ca Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
TiTitanium
Ti Fernandinite(Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2O
VVanadium
V Barnesite(Na,Ca)V6O16 · 3H2O
V MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
V SteigeriteAl(VO4) · 3H2O
V HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
V RauviteCa(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
V RossiteCa(VO3)2•4H2O
V RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
V VanoxiteV44+V25+O13 · 8H2O
V BarianditeAl0.6(V5+,V4+)8O20 · 9H2O
V Fernandinite(Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2O
V MetamuniriteNaVO3
V MetarossiteCa(V2O6) · 2H2O
V Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
FeIron
Fe Fernandinite(Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2O
Fe FerroseliteFeSe2
Fe DzharkeniteFeSe2
Fe Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
CoCobalt
Co CobaltomeniteCoSeO3 · 2H2O
SeSelenium
Se CobaltomeniteCoSeO3 · 2H2O
Se FerroseliteFeSe2
Se DzharkeniteFeSe2
UUranium
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U RauviteCa(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
U Phosphuranylite(H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
U ThreadgolditeAl(UO2)2(PO4)2(OH) · 8H2O

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
145 - 163.5 Ma



ID: 2171990
Salt Wash Member of Morrison Formation

Age: Jurassic (145 - 163.5 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Salt Wash Member

Description: Light-yellow-gray sandstone interbedded with red and gray mudstone and siltstone; sandstone is fine to coarse grained, cross-bedded, and forms medium to thick lenses; mudstone and siltstone form slopes or recesses between sandstone ledges; lower contact at base of first thick sandstone bed above the red or lavender siltstone of the Tidwell Member of the Morrison Formation; locally intertongues with Tidwell siltstones; 40 to 90 meters (130-300 ft) thick; Upper Jurassic.

Reference: Doelling, H.H. Geologic map of the Moab and eastern part of the San Rafael Desert 30x60 Quad. Utah Geological Survey. [30]

Late Jurassic
145 - 163.5 Ma



ID: 2890230
Morrison Formation (Brushy Basin and Salt Wash Members)

Age: Jurassic (145 - 163.5 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Brushy Basin Member; Salt Wash Member

Description: continental environment, braided rivers and streams, overbank mudstones. dinosaur fossils

Comments: 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:{sandstone mudstone}, Minor:{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

References

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Weeks, A.D., Ross, D.R., and Marvin, R.F. (1963) The occurrence and properties of barnesite, Na2V6O16.3H2O, a new hydrated sodium vanadate mineral from Utah. American Mineralogist, 48(11-12), 1187-1195.
Evans, H.T. Jr. and Hughes, J.M. (1990) Crystal chemistry of the natural vanadium bronzes. American Mineralogist, 75(5-6), 508-521.
Anthony, J.W. et al. (1997) Handbook of Mineralogy, Volume 3: 43.
Bullock, K.C. (1981) Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah. Utah Geological and Mineral Survey Bulletin 117, 180 pp. [available at https://digitallibrary.utah.gov/awweb/awarchive?type=file&item=39207]


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