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Martin Mine (AEC Plot No. 1; Geo. Simpson No. 1b Mine), Black Rock Point, Black Rock Point Mining District, Carrizo Range, Apache Co., Arizona, USAi
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Martin Mine (AEC Plot No. 1; Geo. Simpson No. 1b Mine)- not defined -
Black Rock Point- not defined -
Black Rock Point Mining DistrictMining District
Carrizo RangeMountain Range
Apache Co.Mine
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 53' 48'' North , 109° 16' 12'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Red Mesa480 (2011)14.1km
Teec Nos Pos730 (2011)16.6km
Beclabito317 (2011)23.1km
Aneth501 (2011)36.3km
Rock Point642 (2011)37.4km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Martin MS 3703; Saytah; Vernon


A former U-V occurrence/mine located in the W½ sec. 13, T40N, R28E, G&SRM, 4.4 km (2.8 miles) NNW of Black Rock Point (coordinates of record) and 0.25 miles W of Tsitah Wash, on the E rim of Dry Mesa. The USGS MRDS database stated accuracy for this locality is 100 meters.

Mineralization is tyuyamunite and carnotite in irregular tabular layers hosted in Late Jurassic claystone, siltstone and sandstone Salt Wash Member of Morrison Formation, on the SW limb of the Toh Atin anticline. Ore is found in clusters, usually associated with carbonaceous detritus. Tyuyamunite, pascoite, volborthite, and montroseite occurs in bands and lenses associated with carbon matter pockets along sandstone - mudstone contact in the Salt Wash Member. Montroseite occurs as masses of fine needles 0.01 to 0.03 mm long and rimming quartz and feldspar grains plus less often disseminated in calcite cement. Local rocks include rocks of the Morrison Formation.

Workings include underground openings. The Martin Mine provided initial access to The Simpson lb ore body.

This mine alone has produced several thousand tons of U-V ore. 1,481 tons of ore @ 0.26% U3O8; 1.93% V2O5 (1951, 1953-1955) produced by the Vanadium Corporation of America under contract with the AEC; includes illegal shipment by Jimmie King in 1954-1955.

There may be some residual resources.

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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Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Description: Occurs as a cementing material.
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: 118.; Chenoweth, W.L., (2014) The Geology and Production History of the Black Rock Point Nos. 1 and 3 Uranium-Vanadium Mines, Apache County, Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Report, CR-14-B, 12 p.
Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Stokes, W.L. (1951), Carnotite deposits in the Carrizo Mountainsarea, USGS Circ. III; Chenoweth, W.L. (1955), Geology and uranium deposits of NW Carrizo area, Four Corners Field Cove, N. 1; Chenoweth,W.L. (1973), Uranium deposits of NE Arizona, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 24th. Guidebook: 145; Pierce, W.H. (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, A Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 235-248.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Chenoweth, W.L., (2014) The Geology and Production History of the Black Rock Point Nos. 1 and 3 Uranium-Vanadium Mines, Apache County, Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Report, CR-14-B, 12 p.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Chenoweth, W.L., (2014) The Geology and Production History of the Black Rock Point Nos. 1 and 3 Uranium-Vanadium Mines, Apache County, Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Report, CR-14-B, 12 p.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Chenoweth, W.L., (2014) The Geology and Production History of the Black Rock Point Nos. 1 and 3 Uranium-Vanadium Mines, Apache County, Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Report, CR-14-B, 12 p.
Montroseite
Formula: (V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 305; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959, Minerals of AZ: 36.
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: 118.; Chenoweth, W.L., (2014) The Geology and Production History of the Black Rock Point Nos. 1 and 3 Uranium-Vanadium Mines, Apache County, Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Report, CR-14-B, 12 p.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Chenoweth, W.L., (2014) The Geology and Production History of the Black Rock Point Nos. 1 and 3 Uranium-Vanadium Mines, Apache County, Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Report, CR-14-B, 12 p.
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Reference: Stokes, W.L. (1951), Carnotite deposits in the Carrizo Mountainsarea, USGS Circ. III; Chenoweth, W.L. (1955), Geology and uranium deposits of NW Carrizo area, Four Corners Field Cove, N. 1; Chenoweth,W.L. (1973), Uranium deposits of NE Arizona, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 24th. Guidebook: 145; Pierce, W.H. (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, A Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 235-248.; Chenoweth, W.L., (2014) The Geology and Production History of the Black Rock Point Nos. 1 and 3 Uranium-Vanadium Mines, Apache County, Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Report, CR-14-B, 12 p.
Volborthite
Formula: Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
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: 118.; Chenoweth, W.L., (2014) The Geology and Production History of the Black Rock Point Nos. 1 and 3 Uranium-Vanadium Mines, Apache County, Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Report, CR-14-B, 12 p.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Montroseite4.FD.10(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Pascoite4.HC.05Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Tyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Volborthite8.FD.05Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Montroseite6.1.1.4(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
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 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
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Volborthite40.3.10.1Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Group 47 - VANADIUM OXYSALTS
Anhydrous Vanadium Oxysalts Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Pascoite47.2.1.1Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
H VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
O VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Ca PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
VVanadium
V Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
V PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
V VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
UUranium
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
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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Tithonian - Oxfordian
145 - 163.5 Ma



ID: 2847696
Morrison Formation

Age: Jurassic (145 - 163.5 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Morrison Formation

Description: Commonly cliff-forming, cross-bedded sandstone lenses alternating with slope-forming siltstone, mudstone and shale. Colors are highly variable, and include greenish gray, reddish brown, pink, white, and purple. Sands were deposited by braided streams with finer sediment representing overbank or lacustrine deposits. (145-160 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,mudstone}, Minor:{shale}

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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Harshbarger, J.W., (1946), Supplemental and summary report on western Carrizo Uplift and Chuska Mountains areas of northern Navajo Indian Reservation, northeastern Arizona: U. S. Atomic Energy Commission Report RMO-441, 108 p.
Stokes, W.L. (1951), Carnotite deposits in the Carrizo Mountains area, USGS Circular 111.
Hatfield, K.G., and Maise, C.R. (1953), Reconnaissance of the northwest Carrizo area, Apache County, Arizona: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Report RME-9, 27 p.
Chenoweth, W.L. (1955), The geology and the uranium deposits of the northwest Carrizo area, Apache County, Arizona, in Cooper, J.C., ed., Geology of parts of Paradox, Black Mesa, and San Juan Basins, Four Corners Field Conference: Four Corners Geological Society Guidebook: 177-185.
Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 36.
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.
Chenoweth, W.L. (1980), Historical review of uranium-vanadium production in the northern and western Carrizo Mountains, Apache County, Arizona, with production statistics compiled by E.A. Learned: U.S. Department of Energy Report TM-209, 19 p., 1 sheet, scale 1: 125,000.
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: 118.
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.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 305.
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), U.S. Bureau of Mines, file ID #0040010232.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10026892 & 10209756.
USGS MRDS ID #M000810.
USGS Toh-Atin Mesa, Arizona, quadrangle 15 minute topo map.
Shiprock NTMS.
Chenoweth, W.L., (2014) The Geology and Production History of the Black Rock Point Nos. 1 and 3 Uranium-Vanadium Mines, Apache County, Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Report, CR-14-B, 12 p.

USGS MRDS Record:10209756
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