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Butler deposit, La Ventana mesa, Sandoval Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Butler depositDeposit
La Ventana mesaMesa
Sandoval Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 51' 50'' North , 106° 54' 15'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Cuba736 (2017)18.3km
Jemez Springs253 (2017)21.6km
La Cueva168 (2017)23.1km
La Jara207 (2011)25.7km
Cañon327 (2011)27.6km


Uranium in coal
Structure: Nacimiento Reverse Fault Open But Steeply Plunging Folds

Tectonics: San Juan Basin

Deposit: The uranium occurs in a one-foot bed of black peat at the base of the dakota sandstone. The dakota here is warped into open but steeply plunging folds because of the drag caused by the nacimiento reverse fault located one mile to the east.

Rock formation(s): Dakota Sandstone


Regions containing this locality

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

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3 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp303-319
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp303-319
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp303-319
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp303-319

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6

References

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Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp303-319
ELSTON, W.E., (1967), NMBMMR BULL 81, P. 24
HILPERT, L.S., (1969), USGS PP 603, P. 49
ANDERSON, O.J., (1980), NMBMMR OFR-148
MCLEMORE, V.T., (1983) NMBMMR OFR-183, APPENDIX 1

USGS MRDS Record:10072197
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