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Mitchell Mesa prospects, Mitchell Mesa, Mineral Mining District, Navajo Co., Arizona, USAi
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Mitchell Mesa prospectsGroup of Prospects
Mitchell MesaPeak
Mineral Mining DistrictMining District
Navajo Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 57' 50'' North , 110° 6' 42'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Group of Prospects
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Oljato-Monument Valley154 (2017)7.5km
Oljato-Monument Valley674 (2016)14.4km
Halchita266 (2011)26.8km
Dennehotso746 (2011)27.0km
Kayenta5,189 (2011)29.2km


A U-V-Cu-Mo (trace) occurrence located in the NE¼ sec. 13, T41N, R20E, and in the center sec. 18, T41N, R21E, G&SRM, 0.9 km (0.5 mile) S of Mitchell Mesa (coordinates of record), North part of the Monument area, 2 miles S of the Utah state line. The USGS MRDS database stated accuracy for this locality is 100 meters.

Mineralization is a replacement deposit hosted in sandstone of the Organ Rock Tongue Of Cutler Formation; Moenkopi Formation; and the Shinarump Member of the Chinle Formation, in the crest of an unnamed anticline. The strata are horizontal. The ore body is channel fill at a thickness of 22.86 meters and a width of 106.68 meters. The deposit may represent redeposition of material leached from an uraniferous deposit up dip. Host rocks include the Moenkopi Formaton, Mescal limestone, and the Shinarump member of the
Chinle formation. Local rocks include Permian to Pennsylvanian sedimentary rocks.

The Shinarump Member is about 50 feet thick on the mesa and is comprised of coarse-grained sandstones in channels.

Workings include unspecified underground openings.

No production. Average grade is low.

No resource estimates.

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
Monument Valley, Arizona/Utah, USAValley

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7 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Witkind, Irving J. & Thaden (1963), Geology and U-V deposits of the Monument Valley area Apache & Navajo Cos., AZ: 142.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Metatyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Reference: Witkind, Irving J. & Thaden (1963), Geology and U-V deposits of the Monument Valley area Apache & Navajo Cos., AZ: 142.
'Petrified Wood'
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Reference: Witkind, Irving J. & Thaden (1963), Geology and U-V deposits of the Monument Valley area Apache & Navajo Cos., AZ: 73 & 75 (Table 1), 141, 142.; Witkind, I.J. (1963), Geology and uranium-vanadium deposits of the Monument Valley area, Apache and Navajo counties, Arizona, USGS Bull. 1103: 72-75 139-142.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

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
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Petrified Wood'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
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
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Tyuyamunite40.2a.26.1Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Petrified Wood'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
SSulfur
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
VVanadium
V MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
UUranium
U MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O

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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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]

Kungurian - Moscovian
272.95 - 315.2 Ma



ID: 2778803
Permian to Pennsylvanian sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (272.95 - 315.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Hermit Formation; Supai Group; Schnebly Hill Formation; Naco Group

Description: Interbedded sandstone, shale, and limestone usually characterized by ledgy outcrops. Orange to reddish sandstone forms cliffs near Sedona. This unit includes Supai Group and Hermit Shale in northern Arizona and Naco Group in southern Arizona. It was deposited in coastal-plain to shallow-marine settings during time of variable and changing sea level. Rocks of this map unit in southern Arizona may be in part equivalent to Permian rocks of map unit P in central and northern Arizona. (280-310 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,shale,limestone}

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]

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

References

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Witkind, I.J. (1963), Geology and uranium-vanadium deposits of the Monument Valley area, Apache and Navajo counties, Arizona, USGS Bulletin 1103: 136-139.
Keith, S.B. (1970), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 182: 215.
King, Robert U. (1969) Molybdenum and rhenium, in Mineral and water resources of
Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 180, p. 235.
Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 182: 215.
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), U.S. Bureau of Mines, file ID #0040170163.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10048215 & 10137269.
USGS MRDS ID #M800298.
USGS crib file #WP1653.

USGS MRDS Record:10137269

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