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Rattlesnake Mine (Plot No. 6 Mine; Rattlesnake incline), Toh Atin Mesa, Black Rock Point Mining District, Carrizo Range, Apache Co., Arizona, USAi
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Rattlesnake Mine (Plot No. 6 Mine; Rattlesnake incline)Anticline
Toh Atin MesaMesa
Black Rock Point Mining DistrictMining District
Carrizo RangeMountain Range
Apache Co.Mine
ArizonaState
USACountry

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36° 54' 0'' North , 109° 16' 11'' West
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A former U-V occurrence/mine located in sec. 6, T40N, R29E, G&SRM, 0.4 miles E of Tsitah Wash. NOTE: The geographic coordinates presented are taken from USGS MRDS file #10112839.

Mineralization is carnotite and tyuyamunite in irregular tabular layers hosted in Late Jurassic claystone, siltstone and sandstone of the the Salt Wash member of the Morrison formation on the NE limb of the Toh Atin anticline. The ore body is 2.44 meters thick, 60.96 meters wide and 91.44 meters long and lies in a major meander of a paleostream channel in Salt Wash. Ore is found in clusters, usually associated with carbonaceous detritus.

Workings include surface and underground openings comprised of a 600 foot x 100 foot strip mine, adits and stopes. Property was drilled.

Production was 7,365 tons of ore @ 0.21% U3O8; 1.47% V2O5 (1955-1956 and
1958-1959. This includes minor prodction from plots 1, 2, 3, 4, 7-12. Production in 1943-1944 includes plots 1, 6-13, and totaled 3,507 tons @1.86% V2O5. See page for West Reservation lease for minor production in 1948-1952 from Plot 6.

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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3 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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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 Arizona, Econ.Geol.: 50: 111-126.; Stokes W.L. (1951), Carnotite deposits in the Carrizo Mtns. area, USGS Circ. III; Chenoweth, W.L. (1955), Geology and uranium deposits of NW Carrizo area, Four Corners Field Cove, No. 1; Chenoweth, W.L. (1973), Uranium deposits of northeastern Arizona, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 24th. Guidebook: 145; Peirce, W.H. (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 182: 235-248.
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Reference: Stokes W.L. (1951), Carnotite deposits in the Carrizo Mtns. area, USGS Circ. III; Chenoweth, W.L. (1955), Geology and uranium deposits of NW Carrizo area, Four Corners Field Cove, No. 1; Chenoweth, W.L. (1973), Uranium deposits of northeastern Arizona, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 24th. Guidebook: 145; Peirce, W.H. (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 182: 235-248.
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 Arizona, 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
Tyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
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
Tyuyamunite40.2a.26.1Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Group 47 - VANADIUM OXYSALTS
Vanadium Bronzes
Vanoxite47.4.6.1V4+4V5+2O13 · 8H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H VanoxiteV44+V25+O13 · 8H2O
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
OOxygen
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O VanoxiteV44+V25+O13 · 8H2O
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
VVanadium
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
V VanoxiteV44+V25+O13 · 8H2O
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
UUranium
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O

References

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Stokes, W.L. (1951), Carnotite deposits in the Carrizo Mountains area, USGS Circular 111.
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.
Masters, J.A. (1955), Geology of the uranium deposits of the Lukachukai Mountains area, northeastern Arizona, Economic Geology: 50: 111-126.
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.
Brobst, Donald A. and Pratt, Walden P. (1973), United States mineral resources, USGS Professional Paper 820, viii, 722 pp.
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.
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: 124.
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. (Rattlesnake Incline)
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 412.
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), U.S. Bureau of Mines, file ID #0040010003.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10027507 & 10112839.
USGS crib list record #M003215.
USGS Toh-Atin Mesa, Arizona, quadrangle 15 minute topo map.
Shiprock NTMS.


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