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Ruth group of claims (Ruth deposit; Bayshore #3), Sun Valley, Petrified Forest Mining District, Navajo Co., Arizona, USAi
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Ruth group of claims (Ruth deposit; Bayshore #3)Group of Claims
Sun ValleyTown
Petrified Forest Mining District- not defined -
Navajo Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
34° 54' 28'' North , 109° 52' 55'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Group of Claims
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Sun Valley316 (2011)18.0km
Woodruff191 (2011)20.3km
Holbrook5,019 (2017)25.2km
Joseph City1,386 (2011)41.5km
Snowflake5,666 (2017)47.4km


An U-V occurrence/group of 6 claims located in sec. 2, T17N, R23E, G&SRM, 18.0 km (11.2 miles) ESE of Sun Valley and 9.4 km (5.8 miles) SW of Adamana (Apache County) and 1.2 miles N of Delaney Tank, on National Park Service land (Petrified Forest National Park (collecting is absolutely prohibited).

Mineralization is a replacement uranium deposit hosted in Late Triassic sandstone of the Chinle formation. The ore is in crescent-shaped lenses and occurs in scours within the channels, usually trending W. The ore is carnotite-type mineralization in carbonaceous siltstone below a rim of Sonsela sandstone in the Petrified Forest Member, Chinle Formation. Bleached and altered rocks surround deposits with a high concentration of limonite. Local rocks include rocks of the Chinle Formation.

Workings include surface and underground openings comprised of adits and rim strippings.

Production was 1,268 tons @ 0.20% U308 & 0.16% V205 (1953-1955, 1960); less than 500 tons/year in 1976, 1978.

Radiation = 5 mr/hour in workings.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Colorado Plateau, USAPlateau

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Commodity List

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Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 77.
Coffinite
Formula: U(SiO4) · nH2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 181; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 97; Frondel, C. (1958), Systematic mineralogy of uranium and thorium, USGS Bull. 1064: 289.
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 296; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 75.
Metatyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 296; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 77.
Metazeunerite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 297; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 75.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 407.
Zippeite
Formula: K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 431; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 66.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Metatyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Zippeite7.EC.05K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Metatorbernite8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Metazeunerite8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Coffinite9.AD.30U(SiO4) · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Zippeite31.10.4.1K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Metatorbernite40.2a.13.2Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Metatyuyamunite40.2a.26.2Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Metazeunerite40.2a.14.2Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Coffinite51.5.2.4U(SiO4) · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
H MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
H MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
OOxygen
O CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
O MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
O MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
O UraniniteUO2
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
SiSilicon
Si CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
SSulfur
S ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
KPotassium
K ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
VVanadium
V MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
CuCopper
Cu MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Cu MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
AsArsenic
As MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
UUranium
U CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
U MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
U MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
U MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
U ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
U UraniniteUO2
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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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]

Norian - Carnian
208.5 - 237 Ma



ID: 2719040
Chinle Formation

Age: Late Triassic (208.5 - 237 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Chinle Formation

Description: Colorful mudstone, such as in the Painted Desert, and less abundant lenses of sandstone and conglomerate, deposited by a large river system. This unit typically is eroded into badlands topography and contains clays that are prone to shrinking and swelling. (210-230 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:{mudstone}, Minor:{sandstone,conglomerate}

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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Moore, E.L. & C.C. Gregg (1955), Reconnaissance of the Chinle formation in the Cameron-St. Johns area, Coconino, Navajo and Apache Counties, Arizona, US Atomic Energy Commission USAEL RME-5.
Frondel, C. (1958), Systematic mineralogy of uranium and thorium, USGS Bulletin 1064: 289.
Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 66, 75, 77, 97.
Scarborough, Robert B. (1981), Radioactive occurrences and uranium production in Arizona – Final Report, Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Report for U.S. Department of Energy (Atomic Energy Commission), GJBX-143 (81) (March 1981). RME-2071: 224.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 181, 296, 297, 407, 431.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10092695.
USGS MRDS ID #M899977.
USGS Petrified Forest quadrangle 15 minute topo map.
Saint Johns NTMS.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Preliminary Reconnaissance Report PRR-UP-29 (U350).


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