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Keith Francis claim (Bluestone No. 1 Mine), Garnet Ridge, Dinnehotso, Apache Co., Arizona, USAi
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Keith Francis claim (Bluestone No. 1 Mine)Claim
Garnet RidgeRidge
Dinnehotso- not defined -
Apache Co.Mine
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 56' 48'' North , 109° 54' 29'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Dennehotso746 (2011)12.5km
Halchita266 (2011)20.0km
Oljato-Monument Valley154 (2017)25.5km
Oljato-Monument Valley674 (2016)31.9km
Rock Point642 (2011)35.7km


A Cu-U occurrence/claim located in approximate secs. 19, 20 & 29, T41N, R24E, G&SRM, on the NE end of Garnet Ridge.

The claim includes a rubble-like dike associated with a vein at the NE end of the ridge. 3 mineralized zones are roughly parallel to the dike walls & extend short distances along fractures in the country rock that intersects the dike.

Tyuyamunite and chalcocite mineralization occurs along the dike and vein in Navajo sandstone. Highly altered mica-serpentine dike strikes N750W, dips 60N and extends to the west end of a collapsed structure on a
N500E-trending syncline. Metatyuyamunite, volborthite, malachite, and chrysocolla occur with traces of Ag, Co, Ni, V, Pb and Tl are present.

Workings include 4 inclined, exploratory drill holes (U.S. Atomic Energy Commission).

When the mine was abandoned in early 1956, the workings consisted of a trench 150 feet long, 15 feet wide, and 20 feet deep. A 60 foot inclined shaft was sunk into the northeast-dipping dike at the northwestern end of the trench.

Production was 53 tons @ 0.22% U3O8; 0.8% V2O5 (1955-1956).

Analysis test results: 0.07-1.26% U3O8; 0.54-1.16% V205; 6.68% Cu.

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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7 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Description: Occurs as veinlets in a rubble dike.
Reference: Chenoweth, William L. (1991) The Geology and Production History of the Bluestone No.1 Uranium· Vanadium Mine, Garnet Ridge, Apache County, Arizona, with Notes on the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission's Drilling Project. Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Report 91-B
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
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: 108.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Chenoweth, William L. (1991) The Geology and Production History of the Bluestone No.1 Uranium· Vanadium Mine, Garnet Ridge, Apache County, Arizona, with Notes on the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission's Drilling Project. Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Report 91-B
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Chenoweth, William L. (1991) The Geology and Production History of the Bluestone No.1 Uranium· Vanadium Mine, Garnet Ridge, Apache County, Arizona, with Notes on the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission's Drilling Project. Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Report 91-B
Metatyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Reference: Chenoweth, William L. (1991) The Geology and Production History of the Bluestone No.1 Uranium· Vanadium Mine, Garnet Ridge, Apache County, Arizona, with Notes on the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission's Drilling Project. Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Report 91-B
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Description: Occurs in altered country rock around a rubble dike.
Reference: Chenoweth, William L. (1991) The Geology and Production History of the Bluestone No.1 Uranium· Vanadium Mine, Garnet Ridge, Apache County, Arizona, with Notes on the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission's Drilling Project. Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Report 91-B
Volborthite
Formula: Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Chenoweth, William L. (1991) The Geology and Production History of the Bluestone No.1 Uranium· Vanadium Mine, Garnet Ridge, Apache County, Arizona, with Notes on the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission's Drilling Project. Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Report 91-B

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Metatyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Tyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Volborthite8.FD.05Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Metatyuyamunite40.2a.26.2Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Tyuyamunite40.2a.26.1Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Volborthite40.3.10.1Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
H MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
O MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
CaCalcium
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
VVanadium
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
V VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
V MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
FeIron
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
UUranium
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
U MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O

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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Holocene - Gelasian
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2778916
Quaternary surficial deposits, undivided

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Unconsolidated to strongly consolidated alluvial and eolian deposits. This unit includes: coarse, poorly sorted alluvial fan and terrace deposits on middle and upper piedmonts and along large drainages; sand, silt and clay on alluvial plains and playas; and wind-blown sand deposits. (0-2 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:{sand,silt,clay}

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]

Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3188526
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Shoemaker, E., et. al. (1955), Diatremes on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations, Arizona, USGS Trace Elements Investigation Report TEI-590: 63-65.
Shoemaker, E.M. (1956) Occurrence of uranium in diatremes on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, in Page, L.R., and others, comps., 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. 179-185.
Nalde, H. & Thaden, R. (1963).
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.
Chenoweth, William L. (1991) The Geology and Production History of the Bluestone No.1 Uranium· Vanadium Mine, Garnet Ridge, Apache County, Arizona, with Notes on the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission's Drilling Project. Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Report 91-B.
USGS Dennehotso, Arizona, quadrangle 15 minute topo map.
Shiprock NTMS.


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