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Huskon No. 1 Mine (Charles Huskon #1), Huskon Mines (Huskon group), Cameron, Cameron Mining District, Coconino Co., Arizona, USAi
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Huskon No. 1 Mine (Charles Huskon #1)Mine
Huskon Mines (Huskon group)Group of Mines
CameronTown
Cameron Mining DistrictMining District
Coconino Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 52' 33'' North , 111° 23' 55'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Cameron885 (2016)1.3km
Moenkopi964 (2011)30.6km
Tuba City8,611 (2011)32.2km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Max Johnson No. 10 - Huskon No. 1 Mine


A former U-V-Cu-Mo occurrence/mine located in the SE¼ sec. 23, T29N, R9E, G&SRM, 1.3 km (0.8 mile) E of Cameron (1 mile SSW of Cameron airport).

Mineralization is a U-Mo-Cu-V deposit hosted in the Late Triassic mudstone of the Petrified Forest Member of the Chinle Formation with primary and secondary uranium species with gangue species. The ore body is 12.19 meters thick, 60.96 meters wide and 94.49 meters long. Ore occurs in lower parts of sandy/silty lenses in scours. Some pods are near fossil wood. A somewhat irregular lens-like uniformly mineralized zone, 310 feet x 200 feet, fills the lower part of a SW-trending scour channel. Some fracture control of mineralization at angle to channel direction. Meta-autunite occurs in a sandy facies containing carbonized fossil plant matter and is highest grade at base of scour channel where it bottomed in blue to red mudstone. Carnotite, limonite, ha1otrichite are noted and considerable Cu, Ba and Sr in ore. Local alteration includes halos of jarosite, hydrous iron oxides, sericitized feldspar. Trace Mo increases near the ore. Local rocks include the Shinarump Conglomerate Member of the Chinle Formation.

Workings include surface openings comprised of one or more open pits.

Production was 23,127 tons of ore @0.22% U3O8 and 0.11% V2O5 (1951-1956)as of 1970.

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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Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Bieberite
Formula: CoSO4 · 7H2O
Description: Powdery, with either gypsum or halotrichite (?).
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 136.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 103-159 202-289; Bollin & Kerr (1958), Guidebook for New Mexico Geol.Soc., 9th. Field Conference F.P. 164-168.
Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 103-159 202-289; Bollin & Kerr (1958), Guidebook for New Mexico Geol.Soc., 9th. Field Conference F.P. 164-168.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 103-159 202-289; Bollin & Kerr (1958), Guidebook for New Mexico Geol.Soc., 9th. Field Conference F.P. 164-168.
Halotrichite
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
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: 145.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 103-159 202-289; Bollin & Kerr (1958), Guidebook for New Mexico Geol.Soc., 9th. Field Conference F.P. 164-168.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 103-159 202-289; Bollin & Kerr (1958), Guidebook for New Mexico Geol.Soc., 9th. Field Conference F.P. 164-168.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 103-159 202-289; Bollin & Kerr (1958), Guidebook for New Mexico Geol.Soc., 9th. Field Conference F.P. 164-168.
Meta-autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
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: 145.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 103-159 202-289; Bollin & Kerr (1958), Guidebook for New Mexico Geol.Soc., 9th. Field Conference F.P. 164-168.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 103-159 202-289; Bollin & Kerr (1958), Guidebook for New Mexico Geol.Soc., 9th. Field Conference F.P. 164-168.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 103-159 202-289; Bollin & Kerr (1958), Guidebook for New Mexico Geol.Soc., 9th. Field Conference F.P. 164-168.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 103-159 202-289; Bollin & Kerr (1958), Guidebook for New Mexico Geol.Soc., 9th. Field Conference F.P. 164-168.
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 103-159 202-289; Bollin & Kerr (1958), Guidebook for New Mexico Geol.Soc., 9th. Field Conference F.P. 164-168.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Bieberite7.CB.35CoSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Halotrichite7.CB.85FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Meta-autunite8.EB.10Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Uranophane9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
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 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Bieberite29.6.10.4CoSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Halotrichite29.7.3.2FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
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
Meta-autunite40.2a.1.2Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Uranophane53.3.1.2Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H BieberiteCoSO4 · 7H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
H HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O QuartzSiO2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O UraniniteUO2
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O BieberiteCoSO4 · 7H2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
O HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
SiSilicon
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S BieberiteCoSO4 · 7H2O
S HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Ca Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
VVanadium
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
CoCobalt
Co BieberiteCoSO4 · 7H2O
UUranium
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
U UraniniteUO2
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O

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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Isachsen, Y.W., and Evensen, C.G. (1956) Geology of uranium deposits of the Shinarump and Chinle Formations on the Colorado Plateau, in Page, L.R., and others, Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the U.S. Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 300, p. 263-280.
Hinckley (1957), M.S. Thesis, University of Utah.
Bollin & Kerr (1958), Guidebook for New Mexico Geological Society, 9th. Field Conference F.P. 164-168.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission RME-141 (1959).
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: 103-159 202-289.
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: 145.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 136.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10027648.
USGS MRDS ID #M003674.
USGS Cameron, Arizona, quadrangle 15 minute topo map.
Flagstaff NTMS.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Preliminary Reconnaissance Report RA-17 and supplement 1.

USGS MRDS Record:10027648
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