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Huskon No. 5 Mine, Huskon Mines (Huskon group), Cameron, Cameron Mining District, Coconino Co., Arizona, USAi
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Huskon No. 5 MineMine
Huskon Mines (Huskon group)Group of Mines
CameronTown
Cameron Mining DistrictMining District
Coconino Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 1' 24'' North , 111° 22' 32'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Cameron885 (2016)16.7km
Moenkopi964 (2011)16.9km
Tuba City8,611 (2011)17.4km
Tonalea549 (2011)49.7km


A former U-Mo occurrence/mine located in sec. 36, T31N, R9E, G&SRM, 16.7 km (10.4 miles) NNE of Cameron, 1.25 miles E of highway 89.

Mineralization is primary and secondary uranium minerals with gangue species in lenses and pods, hosted in mudstone. The ore fills intraformational channels and scours with the upper 30 feet of the Shinarump and lower 60 feet of the Petrified Forest members of the Triassic Chinle formation. Ore tends to occur in depressions. The ore body is surrounded by light brown to yellowish-brown alteration halos which cut across the normal purple and grey beds of host rock types. Some fracturing of beds. Uraninite and secondary uranium minerals are associated with petrified logs. Some malachite present. Some fracturing of beds.Associated rocks include Pleistocene-Late Triassic volcanic ash and basalt.

Workings include surface and underground openings comprised of mostly of an open pit, with ranges of 10 feet to 125 feet. Stripping done to a maximum depth of 140 feet with very few adits, shafts or underground rooms.

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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Commodity List

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Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

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: 118, 214-234; Hinkley, D.N. (1955), Reconnaissance of the Cameron area, Coconino Co., AZ, US Atomic Energy Comm. USAEC-RME-81.
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: 118, 214-234; Hinkley, D.N. (1955), Reconnaissance of the Cameron area, Coconino Co., AZ, US Atomic Energy Comm. USAEC-RME-81.
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: 118, 214-234; Hinkley, D.N. (1955), Reconnaissance of the Cameron area, Coconino Co., AZ, US Atomic Energy Comm. USAEC-RME-81.
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: 118, 214-234; Hinkley, D.N. (1955), Reconnaissance of the Cameron area, Coconino Co., AZ, US Atomic Energy Comm. USAEC-RME-81.
'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: 118, 214-234; Hinkley, D.N. (1955), Reconnaissance of the Cameron area, Coconino Co., AZ, US Atomic Energy Comm. USAEC-RME-81.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
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.
Metazeunerite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 75.
Sabugalite
Formula: HAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 360; Holland, H.D., et al (1958), The use of leachable uranium in geochemical prospecting on the Coconino Plateau - II, The distribution of leachable uranium in surface samples in the vicinity of ore bodies, Econ.Geol.: 53: 190-209; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 75.
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: 118, 214-234; Hinkley, D.N. (1955), Reconnaissance of the Cameron area, Coconino Co., AZ, US Atomic Energy Comm. USAEC-RME-81.
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: 118, 214-234; Hinkley, D.N. (1955), Reconnaissance of the Cameron area, Coconino Co., AZ, US Atomic Energy Comm. USAEC-RME-81.
Zippeite
Formula: K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 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: 118, 214-234; Hinkley, D.N. (1955), Reconnaissance of the Cameron area, Coconino Co., AZ, US Atomic Energy Comm. USAEC-RME-81.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Zippeite7.EC.05K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Metazeunerite8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Sabugalite8.EB.55HAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
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 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
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 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Zippeite31.10.4.1K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Metazeunerite40.2a.14.2Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Sabugalite40.2a.24.1HAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H SabugaliteHAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
H MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O UraniniteUO2
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O SabugaliteHAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
O MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al SabugaliteHAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
SiSilicon
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
PPhosphorus
P SabugaliteHAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
SSulfur
S ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
KPotassium
K ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
VVanadium
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
AsArsenic
As MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
UUranium
U ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
U UraniniteUO2
U SabugaliteHAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
U MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 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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Hinkley, D.N. (1955), Reconnaissance of the Cameron area, Coconino County, Arizona, US Atomic Energy Commission, report USAEC-RME-81.
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.
Bollin & Kerr (1958), Guidebook for New Mexico Geological Society, 9th. Field Conference F.P. 164-168.
Holland, H.D., et al (1958), The use of leachable uranium in geochemical prospecting on the Coconino Plateau - II, The distribution of leachable uranium in surface samples in the vicinity of ore bodies, Economic Geology: 53: 190-209.
Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 75.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (1959), RME-141.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Grand Junction Operations Office (1959), Guidebook to Uranium Deposits of Western United States.
Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C. Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 182: 118, 214-234.
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: 145.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 360.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10102451.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Preliminary Reconnaissance Report PRR-RA-16.
USGS MRDS ID #M002407.

USGS MRDS Record:10102451
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