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Joleo Mine (Camp Mine; Cisco #1), White Ash Peak, Lukachukai Mining District, Lukachukai Mountains, Apache County, Arizona, USAi
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Joleo Mine (Camp Mine; Cisco #1)Mine
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 29' 18'' North , 109° 14' 6'' West
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lukachukai1,701 (2011)8.0km
Tsaile1,205 (2011)20.6km
Round Rock789 (2011)21.5km
Sehili135 (2011)24.0km
Sanostee371 (2011)33.0km


A former U-V occurrence/mine located in the N½ sec. 33, T36N, R29E (approximate W½ sec. 28 ), G&SRM, 5.0 miles SE of White Ash Peak at the SW end of the ridge. The USGS MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 100 meters. NOTE: The geographic coordinates presented are taken from USGS MRDS file #10209722. MRDS file #10027505 presents alternative coordinates of 36.44919, -109.21428.

Mineralization is tyuyamunite and carnotite in lenticular masses hosted in Late Jurassic mudstone and sandstone of the Salt Wash member of the Morrison formation. Ore bodies occur in units showing the most rapid variation in thickness in the Salt Wash member of the Morrison formation. Local rocks include rocks of the Glen Canyon Group.

Ore is associated with carbonized logs. Ore zones range in thickness from 1 foot to 10 feet and average 3 feet. Most ore is in the lower 10 to 15 feet of the Salt Wash Member with festoon and trough-type cross-stratification. Sandstone has filled channels and scours in underlying joints filled with tyuyamunite, indicating that some secondary distribution of ore is controlled by jointing. Tyuyamunite with pascoite, rossite, corvusite, and vanadium clays occur in Salt Wash member about 65 feet above Bluff contact. Sandstone is trough and festoon cross-stratified. Ore is associated with carbon matter, carbonized logs, mudstone pebble conglomerate, and with thin clay seams and galls. On the SW flank of Chuska Syncline, the beds strike N70W, dip 20NE. Joints are well defined and parallel two paleostream channels.

Workings included unspecified surface openings and underground room and pillar workings.

Production was 18,853 tons of ore @ 0.24% U3O8; 0.94% V2O5 (1953-1956 & 1962-1963), including minor production from Cisco No. 1 in 1953.

Some resources may remain at this mine.

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6 valid minerals.

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Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Chenoweth, W.L. (1967), Uranium deposits of the Lukachukai Mts, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 18th Guidebook: 78-84; Chenoweth, W.L. (1973), Uranium deposits of northeastern Arizona, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 24th. Guidebook: 139; Dare, W.L. (1961), Uranium mining in the Lukachukai Mts., US Bur. Mines Info Circ. 8011: 2-30; Peirce, W.H. (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 182: 235-248.
Corvusite
Formula: (Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
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: 117.
Pascoite
Formula: Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
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: 117.
Rossite
Formula: Ca(VO3)2•4H2O
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: 117.
Sherwoodite
Formula: Ca4.5(AlV4+2V5+12O40) · 28H2O
Description: Based on a specimen in the US Atomic Energy Comm. collection.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 370.
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Reference: Chenoweth, W.L. (1967), Uranium deposits of the Lukachukai Mts, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 18th Guidebook: 78-84; Chenoweth, W.L. (1973), Uranium deposits of northeastern Arizona, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 24th. Guidebook: 139; Dare, W.L. (1961), Uranium mining in the Lukachukai Mts., US Bur. Mines Info Circ. 8011: 2-30; Peirce, W.H. (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 182: 235-248.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Corvusite4.HE.20(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Pascoite4.HC.05Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Rossite4.HD.05Ca(VO3)2•4H2O
Sherwoodite4.HC.15Ca4.5(AlV4+2V5+12O40) · 28H2O
Tyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Tyuyamunite40.2a.26.1Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Group 47 - VANADIUM OXYSALTS
Normal Anhydrous Vanadium Oxysalts
Rossite47.1.1.1Ca(VO3)2•4H2O
Anhydrous Vanadium Oxysalts Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Pascoite47.2.1.1Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Sherwoodite47.2.4.1Ca4.5(AlV4+2V5+12O40) · 28H2O
Hydrated Normal Vanadium Oxysalts
Corvusite47.3.2.2(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H SherwooditeCa4.5(AlV24+V125+O40) · 28H2O
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
H Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
H RossiteCa(VO3)2•4H2O
H PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
OOxygen
O SherwooditeCa4.5(AlV24+V125+O40) · 28H2O
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
O Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
O RossiteCa(VO3)2•4H2O
O PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
NaSodium
Na Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
AlAluminium
Al SherwooditeCa4.5(AlV24+V125+O40) · 28H2O
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
K Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
CaCalcium
Ca SherwooditeCa4.5(AlV24+V125+O40) · 28H2O
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Ca Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Ca RossiteCa(VO3)2•4H2O
Ca PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
VVanadium
V SherwooditeCa4.5(AlV24+V125+O40) · 28H2O
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
V Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
V RossiteCa(VO3)2•4H2O
V PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
FeIron
Fe Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
UUranium
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A) In-text Citation No.
Nestler, R.K., and Chenoweth, W.L. (1958), Geology of the uranium deposits of the Lukachukai Mountains, Apache County, Arizona: U. S. Atomic Energy Commission Report RME-118, 64 p.
Dare, W.L. (1961), Uranium mining in the Lukachukai Mountains, U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8011: 2-30.
Chenoweth, W.L. (1967), The uranium deposits of the Lukachukai Mountains, in New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 18th. Field Conference, Guidebook of Defiance-Zuni-Mt. Taylor region, Arizona & New Mexico: 78-85.
Peirce, H. Wesley, S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 182: 235-248.
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: 108, 117.
Welty, J.W., Reynolds, S.J., Keith, S.B., Gest, D.E., Trapp, R.A., and DeWitt, Ed (1985) Mine index for metallic mineral districts of Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Bulletin 196, 92 p.: 3. (district assignment)
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 370.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10027505.
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), U.S. Bureau of Mines, file ID #0040010219.
USGS Redrock Valley, Arizona, quadrangle 15 minute topo map.
Shiprock NTMS.

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USGS MRDS Record:10027505

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