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Canyon Mine, Tusayan, Francis Mining District, Coconino Co., Arizona, USAi
Regional Level Types
Canyon MineMine
TusayanVillage
Francis Mining DistrictMining District
Coconino Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 52' 59'' North , 112° 5' 44'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Owned/operated by:
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Tusayan567 (2017)10.4km
Grand Canyon Village1,550 (2006)18.9km
Grand Canyon1,460 (2018)19.4km
Valle832 (2011)25.8km


An U occurrence/mine located 3.21 km E of route 64 and 10.16 km (6.5 miles) SSE of Tusayan, at an elevation of 1,985 meters above sea level. The property comprises 9 unpatented mining claims. This locality is not listed in the USGS MRDS database.

The site of the Canyon Mine is now included in lands withdrawn from mineral entry, subject to valid existing rights. The U.S. Forest Service commenced a formal mineral examination and positive finding of Energy Fuels valid right was confirmed and work has been allowed to proceed as presented in the Canyon Mine Plan of Operations.

Mineralization is a breccia-pipe U deposit hosted in the Hermit Formation, on National Forest land.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Colorado Plateau, USAPlateau

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

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Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Visit to the site by Sebastian Tauber.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Visit to the site by Sebastian Tauber.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Visit to the site by Sebastian Tauber.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Visit to the site by Sebastian Tauber.
Uraninite var: Pitchblende
Formula: UO2
Reference: Visit to the site by Sebastian Tauber.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
var: Pitchblende4.DL.05UO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Pitchblende-UO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O Uraninite (var: Pitchblende)UO2
O UraniniteUO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S CovelliteCuS
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu CovelliteCuS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
UUranium
U Uraninite (var: Pitchblende)UO2
U UraniniteUO2

References

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Wenrich, K.J., Billingsley, G.H., and Van Gosen, B.S. (1992), The potential of breccia pipes in the Mohawk Canyon area, Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona: USGS Bulletin 1683-D, 39 p.: D2.
Tauber, Sebastian (2015) unpublished data on site visit.


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