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Harvey Blackwater No. 4 Mine, Yazzie Mesa, Cane Valley Mining District, Apache Co., Arizona, USAi
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Harvey Blackwater No. 4 MineMine
Yazzie MesaMesa
Cane Valley Mining DistrictMining District
Apache Co.Mine
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 57' 44'' North , 109° 51' 55'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Dennehotso746 (2011)13.0km
Halchita266 (2011)18.3km
Oljato-Monument Valley154 (2017)29.0km
Rock Point642 (2011)34.5km
Oljato-Monument Valley674 (2016)35.1km


A former U-V occurrence/mine located in the approximate S½ sec. 2, T4lN, R23E, G&SRM, 2.8 km (1.8 miles) NE of Yazzi Mesa (coordinates of record) and 2.1 miles due W of Comb Ridge. T&R values are not presented.

Mineralization is in an oxidized zone of uranium deposits in Late Triassic sandstone. Minerals include montroseite, carnotite and uraninite in lenticular ore pods at the base of the scour of paleostream channel, usually with carbonaceous debris. The ore zone averages 2 feet thick. Calcium carbonate is present in ore as a cementing material, ranging from 1.4 to 10.3%. The host rock is the Shinarump member of the Chinle formation.

Workings include underground openings comprised of room and pillar method operations plus 10,000 feet of drilling.

Production was 374 tons of ore @ 0.20% U3O8; 0.35% V2O5 (1955-1956).

Analytical data results: V2O5 : U3O8 ratio is 3.8 : 1.

Reserve resource information: Reportedly ore-grade mineralization remains.

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

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Chenoweth, W.L. (1973), Uranium deposits of northwestern Arizona, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 24th. guidebook: 139; Johnson, H.S. (1966), Uranium deposits of the Moab, Monticello, White Canyon and Monument Valley Districts, Utah and Arizona, USGS Bull. 1222-H; Peirce, W.H. (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 235-248.
Coconinoite
Formula: Fe3+2Al2(UO2)2(PO4)4(SO4)(OH)2 · 20H2O
Habit: Aggregated micro-crystals
Colour: Light creamy-yellow
Description: Micro-crystals and grains.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 180; Young, E.J., et al (1966), Coconinoite, a new uranium mineral from UT and AZ, Am.Min.: 51: 651-663.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 180; Young, E.J., et al (1966), Coconinoite, a new uranium mineral from UT and AZ, Am.Min.: 51: 651-663.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 180; Young, E.J., et al (1966), Coconinoite, a new uranium mineral from UT and AZ, Am.Min.: 51: 651-663.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 180; Young, E.J., et al (1966), Coconinoite, a new uranium mineral from UT and AZ, Am.Min.: 51: 651-663.
Montroseite
Formula: (V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Reference: Chenoweth, W.L. (1973), Uranium deposits of northwestern Arizona, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 24th. guidebook: 139; Johnson, H.S. (1966), Uranium deposits of the Moab, Monticello, White Canyon and Monument Valley Districts, Utah and Arizona, USGS Bull. 1222-H; Peirce, W.H. (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 235-248.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Chenoweth, W.L. (1973), Uranium deposits of northwestern Arizona, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 24th. guidebook: 139; Johnson, H.S. (1966), Uranium deposits of the Moab, Monticello, White Canyon and Monument Valley Districts, Utah and Arizona, USGS Bull. 1222-H; Peirce, W.H. (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 235-248.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Montroseite4.FD.10(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Coconinoite8.EB.35Fe3+2Al2(UO2)2(PO4)4(SO4)(OH)2 · 20H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

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 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Hydrated Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Coconinoite43.5.5.1Fe3+2Al2(UO2)2(PO4)4(SO4)(OH)2 · 20H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CoconinoiteFe23+Al2(UO2)2(PO4)4(SO4)(OH)2 · 20H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
OOxygen
O CoconinoiteFe23+Al2(UO2)2(PO4)4(SO4)(OH)2 · 20H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O UraniniteUO2
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
AlAluminium
Al CoconinoiteFe23+Al2(UO2)2(PO4)4(SO4)(OH)2 · 20H2O
PPhosphorus
P CoconinoiteFe23+Al2(UO2)2(PO4)4(SO4)(OH)2 · 20H2O
SSulfur
S CoconinoiteFe23+Al2(UO2)2(PO4)4(SO4)(OH)2 · 20H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
VVanadium
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
V Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe CoconinoiteFe23+Al2(UO2)2(PO4)4(SO4)(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
UUranium
U CoconinoiteFe23+Al2(UO2)2(PO4)4(SO4)(OH)2 · 20H2O
U UraniniteUO2
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O

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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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]

Norian - Carnian
208.5 - 237 Ma



ID: 2847322
Chinle Formation

Age: Late Triassic (208.5 - 237 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Chinle Formation

Description: Colorful mudstone, such as in the Painted Desert, and less abundant lenses of sandstone and conglomerate, deposited by a large river system. This unit typically is eroded into badlands topography and contains clays that are prone to shrinking and swelling. (210-230 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.

Lithology: Major:{mudstone}, Minor:{sandstone,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]

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

References

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Johnson, H.S. (1966), Uranium deposits of the Moab, Monticello, White Canyon and Monument Valley Districts, Utah and Arizona, USGS Bulletin 1222-H.
Young, E.J., et al (1966), Coconinoite, a new uranium mineral from Utah and Arizona, American Mineralogist: 51: 651-663.
Peirce, W.H. (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 182: 235-248.
Chenoweth, W.L. and Malan, Roger C. (1973), The Uranium deposits of northeastern Arizona, in: Monument Valley (Arizona, Utah and New Mexico), James, H. L.; [ed.], New Mexico Geological Society 24th. Annual Fall Field Conference Guidebook, 232 p. : 139-149.
Scarborough, Robert B. (1981), Radioactive occurrences and uranium production in Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Report for U.S. Department of Energy (Atomic Energy Commission), GJBX-143. RME-2071: 115.
Welty, J.W., Reynolds, S.J., Keith, S.B., Gest, D.E., Trapp, R.A., and DeWitt, Ed (1985) Mine index for metallic mineral districts of Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Bulletin 196, 92 p.: 3. (district confirmation)
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 180.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10027524.
USGS Dennehotso, Arizona, quadrangle 15 minute topo map.
Shiprock NTMS.

USGS MRDS Record:10027524
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