Huskon No. 8 Mine (Charles Huskon No. 8), Huskon Mines (Huskon group), Cameron, Cameron Mining District, Coconino Co., Arizona, USAi
|Regional Level Types|
|Huskon No. 8 Mine (Charles Huskon No. 8)||Mine|
|Huskon Mines (Huskon group)||Group of Mines|
|Cameron Mining District||Mining District|
A located in the S-central sec. 30 and in the N-central sec. 31, T28N, R10E, G&SRM, SSE of Cameron and 9.9 km (6.2 miles) ENE of Gray Mountain (town) (Breccia Pipe Mining District).
Mineralization is secondary minerals in petrified logs and as halos in surrounding sandstone and siltstone of the basal Petrified Forest Member of the Chinle Formation.
Workings include surface openings comprised of trenches and pits.
Production was 626 tons of ore @ 0.23% U3O8; 0.04% V2O5 (years unintelligible).
Regions containing this locality
|North America Plate||Tectonic Plate|
|Colorado Plateau, USA||Plateau|
|Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, USA||Reservation|
|Hopi-Navajo Indian Reservations, Colorado Plateau, Apache; Navajo and San Juan Cos., Arizona & Utah, USA|
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Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
1 valid mineral.
Rock Types Recorded
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Detailed Mineral List:
| ⓘ 'Petrified Wood'|
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: 146.
| ⓘ Zippeite|
Formula: K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 431; 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: 66.
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates|
|ⓘ||Zippeite||7.EC.05||K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O|
|Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN|
|ⓘ||Zippeite||184.108.40.206||K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O|
|Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.|
List of minerals for each chemical element
|H||ⓘ Zippeite||K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O|
|O||ⓘ Zippeite||K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O|
|S||ⓘ Zippeite||K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O|
|K||ⓘ Zippeite||K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O|
|U||ⓘ Zippeite||K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O|
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
|Mesozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Mesozoic (174.1 - 237 Ma)
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. 
|Norian - Carnian|
208.5 - 237 Ma
|Shinarump Conglomerate Member, Chinle Formation|
Age: Late Triassic (208.5 - 237 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Shinarump Conglomerate Member
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.
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.