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Tohe Thlany Begay Mine, Red Rock (Red Valley), Red Rock Mining District, Apache Co., Arizona, USAi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 32' 58'' North , 109° 3' 5'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Sanostee371 (2011)21.0km
Lukachukai1,701 (2011)21.6km
Tsaile1,205 (2011)31.0km
Sehili135 (2011)31.7km
Beclabito317 (2011)32.6km


A former U-V occurrence/mine located in approximate secs. 34 & 35, T39N, R29E, and sec. 2 & 3, T38N, R29E, G&SRM, 6.1 km (3.8 miles) S of Red Valley (town) and 4.7 miles E of Black Rock. T&R values are not presented for this location.

Mineralization is tyuyamunite in irregular tabular layers hosted in Late Jurassic claystone, siltstone and sandstone of the Salt Wash Member of the Morrison Formation. Ore is found in clusters, usually associated with carbonaceous detritus. Tyuyamunite occurs in the lower part of the Salt Wash Member, adjacent to a diorite porphyry intrusive. Local rocks include rocks of the San Rafael Group.

Workings include surface and underground openings including a 300 x 30 x 20 foot deep rim cut and an adit with 134 feet of underground workings, plus 7 drill holes.

Production was 254 tons of ore @ 0.16% U3O8; 2.66% V2O5 (1950-1953).

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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1 valid mineral.

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Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Reference: Stokes, W.L. (1951), Carnotite deposits in the Carrizo Mountains 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 NE Arizona, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 24th. Guidebook: 145; Pierce, W.H. (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 235-248.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Tyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Tyuyamunite40.2a.26.1Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O

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HHydrogen
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
OOxygen
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
CaCalcium
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
VVanadium
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
UUranium
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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Oxfordian - Toarcian
157.3 - 182.7 Ma



ID: 2755553
San Rafael Group

Age: Jurassic (157.3 - 182.7 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Carmel Formation; Entrada Sandstone

Description: Commonly cross-bedded, ledge-forming sandstone and slope-forming siltstone. Rock typically has a striped red and white aspect. The Carmel Formation and Entrada Sandstone are prominent members of this group. (Late to Middle Jurassic, about 160-180 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}

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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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.
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:
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: 130.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10026963.
USGS MRDS ID #M001335.
U.S. Department of Energy files.
USGS Redrock Valley, Arizona, quadrangle 15 minute topo map.
Shiprock NTMS.

USGS MRDS Record:10026963
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