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Lees Ferry Gold Mine, Paria River, Marble Canyon, Vermillion Cliffs Mining District, Coconino Co., Arizona, USAi
Regional Level Types
Lees Ferry Gold MineMine
Paria River- not defined -
Marble CanyonTown
Vermillion Cliffs Mining DistrictMining District
Coconino Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 52' 19'' North , 111° 34' 57'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Page7,490 (2017)12.2km
LeChee1,443 (2015)12.7km
Big Water467 (2017)24.5km
Lake Powell134 (2013)27.4km
Bitter Springs452 (2011)27.8km


A placer Au occurrence/mine located in the NW¼NW¼ sec. 18, T40N, R8E, G&SRM, 8.0 km (5.0 miles) NE of Marble Canyon (town), along the Paria River near its confluence with the Colorado River, on National Recreation Area land.

Mineralization is a placer Au deposit. Local rocks include rocks of the Glen Canyon Group.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Colorado Plateau, USAPlateau

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Commodity List

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Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Blödite
Formula: Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 140.
Gold
Formula: Au
Description: Occurs in shales of the Chinle shales.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 236, 293; Lawson, A.C. (1913), The gold in the Shinarump (Chinle) at Paria, Econ.Geol.: 8: 434-448.
Mercury
Formula: Hg
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 236, 293; Lawsen, C. (1936), The occurrence of minute quantities of mercury in the Chinle shales at Lee's Ferry, AZ, Econ.Geol.: 31: 610-617; Lawson, A.C. (1913), The gold in the Shinarump (Chinle) at Paria, Econ.Geol.: 8: 434-448.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Mercury1.AD.05Hg
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Blödite7.CC.50Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Mercury1.1.7.1Hg
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2B(XO4)2·xH2O
Blödite29.3.3.1Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
OOxygen
O BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
NaSodium
Na BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
SSulfur
S BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
AuGold
Au GoldAu
HgMercury
Hg MercuryHg

References

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Lawson, A.C. (1913), The gold in the Shinarump (Chinle) at Paria, Economic Geology: 8: 434-448.
Lawsen, C. (1936), The occurrence of minute quantities of mercury in the Chinle shales at Lee's Ferry, Arizona, Economic Geology: 31: 610-617.
Bailey, E. (1969), in: USGS & Arizona Bureau of Mines, and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation 1969, Mineral and water resources of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 180: 229.
Kiersch G., Mineral Resources of the Navajo-Hopi Indian Reservations, Vol. 1: 37.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 140, 236, 293.
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), U.S. Bureau of Mines, file ID #0040050296.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10183373.

USGS MRDS Record:10183373
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