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Yazzi No. 312 Mine (Foley Brothers No. 5 Mine), Cameron, Cameron Mining District, Coconino Co., Arizona, USAi
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Yazzi No. 312 Mine (Foley Brothers No. 5 Mine)Mine
CameronTown
Cameron Mining DistrictMining District
Coconino Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 52' 10'' North , 111° 22' 37'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Cameron885 (2016)3.3km
Moenkopi964 (2011)30.2km
Tuba City8,611 (2011)32.0km


An U occurrence/mine located in the NE¼ sec. 25, T29N, R9E, G&SRM (approximate NW¼ sec. 30, T29N, R10E ? ), 3.3 km (2.0 miles) ESE of Cameron.

Mineralization is an U deposit with autunite and uraninite associated with gypsum, chalcedony, jarosite, limonite, calcite and some sulfides in a NNW-trending paleochannel hosted in the Lower Petrified Forest Member of the Chinle Formation. Schroeckingerite fills fractures in logs undergoing oxidation. Local rocks include rocks of the Chinle Formation.

Workings include surface openings comprised of a 40 foot deep open pit, now filled with water.

Production was 7,376 tons @0.23% U3O8 (1956-1961).

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
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


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Reference: 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: 164.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: 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: 164.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: 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: 164.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: 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: 164.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: 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: 164.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: 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: 164.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: 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: 164.
Schröckingerite
Formula: NaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 365; Austin, S.R. (1964), Mineralogy of the Cameron area, Coconino County, Arizona, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission RME 99, Technical Information Service, Oak Ridge, Tennessee; 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: 164.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: 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: 164.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Schröckingerite5.EG.05NaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
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
Autunite8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
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 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 17 - COMPOUND CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Schröckingerite17.1.5.1NaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
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+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H SchröckingeriteNaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C SchröckingeriteNaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O SchröckingeriteNaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
O UraniniteUO2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
FFluorine
F SchröckingeriteNaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
NaSodium
Na SchröckingeriteNaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
SSulfur
S SchröckingeriteNaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca SchröckingeriteNaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
UUranium
U SchröckingeriteNaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
U UraniniteUO2

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: 3010941
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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Bollin, E.M., and Kerr, P.F. (1958) Uranium mineralization near Cameron, Arizona, in Anderson, R.Y., and Harshbarger, J.W., eds., Guidebook of the Black Mesa Basin, northeastern Arizona: New Mexico Geological Society 9th Field Conference Guidebook, p. 164-168.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission RME-141 (1959).
Austin, S.R. (1964), Mineralogy of the Cameron area, Coconino County, Arizona, US Atomic Energy Commission RME 99, Technical Information Service, Oak Ridge, TN.
Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 182: Table 1.
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: 164.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 365.
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), U.S. Bureau of Mines, file ID #0040050492.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10112836.
USGS Cameron quadrangle 15 minute topo map.
Flagstaff NTMS.

USGS MRDS Record:10112836
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