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Huskon No. 17 Mine (Charles Huskon #17; Huskon #17; Huskon No. 17 claim), Huskon Mines (Huskon group), Cameron, Cameron Mining District, Coconino Co., Arizona, USAi
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Huskon No. 17 Mine (Charles Huskon #17; Huskon #17; Huskon No. 17 claim)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° 43' 12'' North , 111° 18' 19'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Cameron885 (2016)19.8km
Moenkopi964 (2011)44.1km
Tuba City8,611 (2011)46.5km


A former U-V-Mo occurrence/mine located in the W½W½ sec. 14, T27N, R10E, G&SRM, in the Wupatki NE quadrangle. The USGS MRDS database stated accuracy for this locality is 100 meters.

Mineralization is an U-Mo deposit hosted in mudstone and sandstone with primary and secondary U minerals with gangue species in lenses and pods. The ore body is 30.48 meters wide and 365.76 meters long. Ore fills intraformational channels and scours with the upper 30 feet of the Shinarump and the lower 60 feet of the Petrified Forest members of the Triassic Chinle formation. The ore tends to occur in depressions. The ore body is surrounded by light brown to yellowish-brown alteration halo which cut across the normal purple and grey beds of host rock types. Associated rocks include Pleistocene-Late Triassic clay and mud, volcanic ash and basalt. Local rocks include rocks of the Chinle Formation.

Uraninite occurs in carbonaceous sandstone-mudstone, filling a N-trending paleochannel in the Lower Petrified Forest Member of the Chinle Formation. Buff clay is illite and gray clay is montmoril1ontic. Boltwoodite replaces detrital grains. Co-rich minerals were noted.

Workings include surface and underground openings comprised of an open pit 50 feet deep. The pit has adits in the pit walls.

Production was 4,869 tons of ore @0.21% U3O8 and 0.01% V2O5 (1954-1962).

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


11 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Boltwoodite
Formula: (K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
Colour: Yellow
Description: Occurs as yellow areas in blackish sandstone.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 141; Daphne Ross cited in Honea, R.M. (1961), New data on boltwoodite, an alkali uranyl silicate, Am.Min.: 46: 24.
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.
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
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.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(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: 247.
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](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: 247.
Phosphuranylite
Formula: (H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
Description: Occurs replacing part of a fossilized log.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 328.
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
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
Phosphuranylite8.EC.10(H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Boltwoodite9.AK.15(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](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
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
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Phosphuranylite42.4.8.1(H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Boltwoodite53.3.1.5(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
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
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Boltwoodite(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
H Phosphuranylite(H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
O UraniniteUO2
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O Boltwoodite(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
O Phosphuranylite(H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na Boltwoodite(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si Boltwoodite(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P Phosphuranylite(H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
K ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K Boltwoodite(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
K Phosphuranylite(H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca Phosphuranylite(H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
VVanadium
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
UUranium
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
U ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
U UraniniteUO2
U Boltwoodite(K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
U Phosphuranylite(H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 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 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.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission RME-141 (1959).
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Grand Junctions Operations Office (1959), Guidebook to Uranium Deposits of Western United States.
Daphne Ross cited in Honea, R.M. (1961), New data on boltwoodite, an alkali uranyl silicate, American Mineralogist: 46: 24.
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: 99.
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: 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: 247.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 141, 328.
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), U.S. Bureau of Mines, file ID #0040050272.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10102474 & 10113109.
Flagstaff NTMS.
USGS Wupatki NE, Arizona, quadrangle 7½ minute topo map.

USGS MRDS Record:10113109
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