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King Tut Mesa occurrence, Red Valley (Red Rock), Apache Co., Arizona, USAi
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King Tut Mesa occurrenceMesa
Red Valley (Red Rock)Town
Apache Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 38' North , 109° 3' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Beclabito317 (2011)23.3km
Sanostee371 (2011)28.0km
Lukachukai1,701 (2011)28.9km
Teec Nos Pos730 (2011)32.1km
Shiprock8,295 (2011)36.5km


An U-V occurrence located 3.4 km (2.1 miles) NNE of Red Valley.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range
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

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 412; Masters, J.A. (1955), Geology of the uranium deposits of the Lukachukai Mountains area, northeastern AZ, Econ.Geol.: 50: 111-126.
Vanoxite
Formula: V4+4V5+2O13 · 8H2O
Description: Occurs impregnating certain beds of the SAlt Wash member of the Morrison Formation.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 412; Masters, J.A. (1955), Geology of the uranium deposits of the Lukachukai Mountains area, northeastern AZ, Econ.Geol.: 50: 111-126.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Vanoxite4.HG.25V4+4V5+2O13 · 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
Group 47 - VANADIUM OXYSALTS
Vanadium Bronzes
Vanoxite47.4.6.1V4+4V5+2O13 · 8H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H VanoxiteV44+V25+O13 · 8H2O
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
OOxygen
O VanoxiteV44+V25+O13 · 8H2O
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
VVanadium
V VanoxiteV44+V25+O13 · 8H2O
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
UUranium
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O

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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Oxfordian - Toarcian
157.3 - 182.7 Ma



ID: 2755553
San Rafael Group

Age: Jurassic (157.3 - 182.7 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Carmel Formation; Entrada Sandstone

Description: Commonly cross-bedded, ledge-forming sandstone and slope-forming siltstone. Rock typically has a striped red and white aspect. The Carmel Formation and Entrada Sandstone are prominent members of this group. (Late to Middle Jurassic, about 160-180 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:{sandstone,siltstone}

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]

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]

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

References

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Masters, J.A. (1955), Geology of the uranium deposits of the Lukachukai Mountains area, northeastern Arizona, Economic Geology: 50: 111-126.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 412.


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