Zona No. 1 Mine (Zona I Mine; Zona No. 1 property), Teec Nos Pos, Northeast Carrizo Mountains Mining District, Carrizo Range, Apache Co., Arizona, USAi
|Regional Level Types|
|Zona No. 1 Mine (Zona I Mine; Zona No. 1 property)||Mine|
|Teec Nos Pos||Town|
|Northeast Carrizo Mountains Mining District||Mining District|
|Carrizo Range||Mountain Range|
A former V-U occurrence/mine located in the center sec. 35, T40N, R30E, G&SRM, 9.3 km (5.8 miles) S of Teec Nos Pos.
Mineralization is an U deposit hosted in Late Jurassic claystone, siltstone and sandstone of the Salt Wash Member of Morrison Formation. The ore body is irregular, tabular layers at a width of 0.3 meter. Ore is found in clusters, usually associated with carbonaceous detritus. Tyuyamunite in specks and paint hosted in fine-grained, quartzose sandstone with carbon matter in the lower 50 feet of the Salt Wash Member. Local alteration involved the deposit being underlain, deformed and altered by a later, igneous, intrusive sill. Barren mudstones separate 1 foot thick mineralized sandstone lenses. The ore zone dips 16°N and 33°E. Exceptionally rich zones of V ore. Local rocks include rocks of the Glen Canyon Group. Radioactivity @ 2 mr/hour.
Approximately 1 to 2 thousand tons of ore were produced up to 1970.
Workings include underground openings comprised of 3 adits with over 600 feet of underground workings.
Production was 2,116 tons @ 0.19% U3O8 and 2.91% V2O5 (1953-1955).
Analysis results: 9.63% CaCO3; maximum 72.0% V2O5.
Resources believed to be very limited.
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Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
3 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Detailed Mineral List:
| ⓘ Carnotite|
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Stokes, W.L. (1951), Carnotite deposits in the Carrizo Mountains area, USGS Circ. III; Chenoweth, W.L. (1955), Geology and uranium deposits of NW Carrizo area, Four Corners Field Cove, No. 1; Chenoweth, W.L. (1973), Uranium deposits of NE Arizona, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 24th. Guidebook: 145; Pierce, W.H. (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 235-248.; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10026983
| ⓘ Pascoite|
Formula: Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. & Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 78.
| ⓘ Tyuyamunite|
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Reference: Scarborough, Robert B. (1981), Radioactive occurrences and uranium production in Arizona – Final Report, Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Report for U.S. Department of Energy (Atomic Energy Commission), GJBX-143 (81) (March 1981). RME-2071: 134.
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides|
|ⓘ||Carnotite||4.HB.05||K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O|
|ⓘ||Pascoite||4.HC.05||Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O|
|ⓘ||Tyuyamunite||4.HB.25||Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES|
|AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+|
|ⓘ||Carnotite||40.2a.28.1||K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O|
|ⓘ||Tyuyamunite||40.2a.26.1||Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O|
|Group 47 - VANADIUM OXYSALTS|
|Anhydrous Vanadium Oxysalts Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen|
|ⓘ||Pascoite||184.108.40.206||Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O|
List of minerals for each chemical element
|H||ⓘ Pascoite||Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O|
|H||ⓘ Carnotite||K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O|
|H||ⓘ Tyuyamunite||Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O|
|O||ⓘ Pascoite||Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O|
|O||ⓘ Carnotite||K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O|
|O||ⓘ Tyuyamunite||Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O|
|K||ⓘ Carnotite||K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O|
|Ca||ⓘ Pascoite||Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O|
|Ca||ⓘ Tyuyamunite||Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O|
|V||ⓘ Pascoite||Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O|
|V||ⓘ Carnotite||K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O|
|V||ⓘ Tyuyamunite||Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O|
|U||ⓘ Carnotite||K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O|
|U||ⓘ Tyuyamunite||Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O|
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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|Early Jurassic - Late Triassic|
174.1 - 237 Ma
|Mesozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Mesozoic (174.1 - 237 Ma)
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. 
|Toarcian - Norian|
174.1 - 227 Ma
|Glen Canyon Group|
Age: Mesozoic (174.1 - 227 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Navajo Sandstone; Kayenta Formation; Moenave Formation
Description: Conspicuous red, cross-bedded Wingate Sandstone and the conspicuously cross-bedded, eolian, red to buff Navajo Sandstone form prominent cliffs in northern Arizona. These two sandstone units are separated by variably colored siltstone, silty sandstone, and sandstone of the Kayenta and Moenave Formations. (180-210 Ma)
Comments: Original map source: Arizona Geological Survey, DI-8 Geologic Map of Arizona, Digital Spatial data for the Geologic Map of Arizona, v. 3.0, edited by S.M. Richard and S.M. Kneale, 2002, 10 p., 2 DOS HD disks. Arc/INFO export file (.e00) format, scale 1:1,000,000.
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.