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Repete Mine, Blanding, San Juan Co., Utah, USAi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 24' 40'' North , 109° 11' 13'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Montezuma Creek335 (2011)19.6km
Aneth501 (2011)21.7km
White Mesa242 (2011)25.5km
Blanding3,785 (2017)35.0km
Bluff258 (2011)35.2km


Description
A former Uranium mine that is now reclaimed, and sealed. Uranium was discovered at this locality on November 7, 1954 by James Menlove, and claims were filed the next day by both James Menlove and Melvin Dalton as the "Pete Claims". Mining started sometime in the 1960's and continued intermittently through leases to several different owners, and finally ceased in June of 1987 when caving of the tunnels became a problem.

The ore occurs in mudstones and sandstones of the Morrison Formation of Jurassic age. The main ore mineral was Uraninite, which was disseminated in the mudstone. Organic material was scarce, and the Uraninite only occurred as tiny grains rather than large masses found in other Colorado Plateau type deposits. Total production amounted to 60,854 tons of ore, which yielded 210,740 pounds of U3O8.

Location
The mine is located on the north wall of Black Steer Canyon, about 2.5 miles northeast of Hatch Trading post, and 21.5 miles southeast of Blanding, Utah.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range
Colorado Plateau, USAPlateau
Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, USAReservation
Hopi-Navajo Indian Reservations, Colorado Plateau, Apache; Navajo and San Juan Cos., Arizona & Utah, USA

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Andersonite
Formula: Na2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2O
Reference: Rocks & Minerals: 68(6): 398-400.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Chukanov N V, Pushcharovsky D Y, Pasero M, Merlino S, Barinova A V, Möckel S, Pekov I V, Zadov A E, Dubinchuk V T (2004) Larisaite, Na(H3O)(UO2)3(SeO3)2O2·4H2O, a new uranyl selenite mineral from Repete mine, San Juan County, Utah, U.S.A., European Journal of Mineralogy, 16, 367-374
Boltwoodite
Formula: (K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
Reference: Mineralogical Record: 22(5): 381-393.; Mineralogical Record 22:384
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Chukanov N V, Pushcharovsky D Y, Pasero M, Merlino S, Barinova A V, Möckel S, Pekov I V, Zadov A E, Dubinchuk V T (2004) Larisaite, Na(H3O)(UO2)3(SeO3)2O2·4H2O, a new uranyl selenite mineral from Repete mine, San Juan County, Utah, U.S.A., European Journal of Mineralogy, 16, 367-374
Ferroselite
Formula: FeSe2
Reference: G. W. Robinson, V. King (1993) Whats New in Minerals. Mineralogical Record 24:381-395
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Rocks & Minerals: 68(6): 398-400.
Haynesite (TL)
Formula: (UO2)3(OH)2(SeO3)2 · 5H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist: 29: 561-564.; Mineralogical Record 22:384; G. W. Robinson, V. King (1993) Whats New in Minerals. Mineralogical Record 24:381-395
Larisaite (TL)
Formula: Na(H3O)(UO2)3(SeO3)O2 · 4H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Chukanov N.V., Pushcharovsky D.Yu., Pasero M., Merlino S., Barinova, A.V., Möckel S., Pekov I.V., Zadov A.E., Dubinchuk V.T. (2004): European Journal of Mineralogy: 16: 367-374.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Rocks & Minerals: 68(6): 398-400.
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Chukanov N V, Pushcharovsky D Y, Pasero M, Merlino S, Barinova A V, Möckel S, Pekov I V, Zadov A E, Dubinchuk V T (2004) Larisaite, Na(H3O)(UO2)3(SeO3)2O2·4H2O, a new uranyl selenite mineral from Repete mine, San Juan County, Utah, U.S.A., European Journal of Mineralogy, 16, 367-374
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Chukanov N V, Pushcharovsky D Y, Pasero M, Merlino S, Barinova A V, Möckel S, Pekov I V, Zadov A E, Dubinchuk V T (2004) Larisaite, Na(H3O)(UO2)3(SeO3)2O2·4H2O, a new uranyl selenite mineral from Repete mine, San Juan County, Utah, U.S.A., European Journal of Mineralogy, 16, 367-374
Selenium
Formula: Se
Reference: Rocks & Minerals: 68(6): 398-400.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Rocks & Minerals: 68(6): 398-400.
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: Chukanov N V, Pushcharovsky D Y, Pasero M, Merlino S, Barinova A V, Möckel S, Pekov I V, Zadov A E, Dubinchuk V T (2004) Larisaite, Na(H3O)(UO2)3(SeO3)2O2·4H2O, a new uranyl selenite mineral from Repete mine, San Juan County, Utah, U.S.A., European Journal of Mineralogy, 16, 367-374
Wölsendorfite
Formula: Pb7(UO2)14O19(OH)4 · 12H2O
Reference: Chukanov N V, Pushcharovsky D Y, Pasero M, Merlino S, Barinova A V, Möckel S, Pekov I V, Zadov A E, Dubinchuk V T (2004) Larisaite, Na(H3O)(UO2)3(SeO3)2O2·4H2O, a new uranyl selenite mineral from Repete mine, San Juan County, Utah, U.S.A., European Journal of Mineralogy, 16, 367-374

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Selenium1.CC.10Se
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Ferroselite2.EB.10aFeSe2
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Haynesite (TL)4.JJ.25(UO2)3(OH)2(SeO3)2 · 5H2O
Larisaite (TL)4.JH.25Na(H3O)(UO2)3(SeO3)O2 · 4H2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Wölsendorfite4.GB.30Pb7(UO2)14O19(OH)4 · 12H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Andersonite5.ED.30Na2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2O
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Boltwoodite9.AK.15(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Uranophane9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O

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 = 1:2
Ferroselite2.12.2.2FeSe2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
AX2O7·xH2O
Wölsendorfite5.4.3.2Pb7(UO2)14O19(OH)4 · 12H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 15 - HYDRATED NORMAL CARBONATES
AmBn(XO3)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p > 1:1
Andersonite15.2.5.1Na2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 34 - SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
Hydrated Selenites, Tellurites and Sulfites containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Haynesite (TL)34.7.7.1(UO2)3(OH)2(SeO3)2 · 5H2O
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Boltwoodite53.3.1.5(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
Uranophane53.3.1.2Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Larisaite (TL)-Na(H3O)(UO2)3(SeO3)O2 · 4H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Haynesite(UO2)3(OH)2(SeO3)2 · 5H2O
H LarisaiteNa(H3O)(UO2)3(SeO3)O2 · 4H2O
H Boltwoodite(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
H AndersoniteNa2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H WölsendorfitePb7(UO2)14O19(OH)4 · 12H2O
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
CCarbon
C AndersoniteNa2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2O
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Haynesite(UO2)3(OH)2(SeO3)2 · 5H2O
O LarisaiteNa(H3O)(UO2)3(SeO3)O2 · 4H2O
O Boltwoodite(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
O AndersoniteNa2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O UraniniteUO2
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O QuartzSiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
O WölsendorfitePb7(UO2)14O19(OH)4 · 12H2O
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
NaSodium
Na LarisaiteNa(H3O)(UO2)3(SeO3)O2 · 4H2O
Na Boltwoodite(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
Na AndersoniteNa2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2O
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si Boltwoodite(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S MarcasiteFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
KPotassium
K Boltwoodite(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AndersoniteNa2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe FerroseliteFeSe2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
SeSelenium
Se Haynesite(UO2)3(OH)2(SeO3)2 · 5H2O
Se LarisaiteNa(H3O)(UO2)3(SeO3)O2 · 4H2O
Se FerroseliteFeSe2
Se SeleniumSe
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb WölsendorfitePb7(UO2)14O19(OH)4 · 12H2O
UUranium
U Haynesite(UO2)3(OH)2(SeO3)2 · 5H2O
U LarisaiteNa(H3O)(UO2)3(SeO3)O2 · 4H2O
U Boltwoodite(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
U AndersoniteNa2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2O
U UraniniteUO2
U WölsendorfitePb7(UO2)14O19(OH)4 · 12H2O
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Late Jurassic
145 - 163.5 Ma



ID: 2989337
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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Chukanov N V, Pushcharovsky D Y, Pasero M, Merlino S, Barinova A V, Möckel S, Pekov I V, Zadov A E, Dubinchuk V T (2004) Larisaite, Na(H3O)(UO2)3(SeO3)2O2·4H2O, a new uranyl selenite mineral from Repete mine, San Juan County, Utah, U.S.A., European Journal of Mineralogy, 16, 367-374
Rocks & Minerals 68(6) (1993): 398-400
Rocks & Minerals 68(6) (1993) (Reprint): Special Issue on Utah (1994) Pgs. 39-41: Patrick E. Haynes: The Repete Mine, San Juan County, Utah (1993)
Mineralogical Record: 22(5): 381-393.
Canadian Mineralogist: 29: 561-564.


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