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Ambrosia Lake Mining Sub-district, McKinley Co., New Mexico, USAi
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35° 24' 54'' North , 107° 49' 29'' West
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A U-V-Mo-Se mining sub-district located in townships 11, 12, 13 & 14N and ranges 8, 9, 10 & 11W. The mines in townships 11 & 12 are in Cibola County.

The location given is for the Section 30 Mine, which has the largest reported U production in the sub-district.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Andersonite
Formula: Na2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2O
Habit: Complex crystals to 12mm.
Reference: Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd Rev. Ed., 1996
Bayleyite
Formula: Mg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
Reference: Northrup, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd Rev. Ed., 1996
Curite
Formula: Pb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Mineral Museum no. 13134
Doloresite
Formula: V4+3O4(OH)4
Reference: Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd rev. ed., 1996
Ferroselite
Formula: FeSe2
Reference: Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd rev. ed, 1996
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Bridget E. McCollam (2002) ZIPPEITES: CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND POWDER X-RAY DIFFRACTION STUDIES OF SYNTHETIC AND NATURAL SAMPLES MS Thesis, Notre Dame University
Hewettite
Formula: CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Reference: Alfredo Petrov specimen
Johannite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Bridget E. McCollam (2002) ZIPPEITES: CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND POWDER X-RAY DIFFRACTION STUDIES OF SYNTHETIC AND NATURAL SAMPLES MS Thesis, Notre Dame University
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: Bridget E. McCollam (2002) ZIPPEITES: CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND POWDER X-RAY DIFFRACTION STUDIES OF SYNTHETIC AND NATURAL SAMPLES MS Thesis, Notre Dame University
Metahewettite
Formula: CaV6O16 · 3H2O
Reference: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Mineral Museum no. 15244
Nováčekite-I
Formula: Mg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: No reference listed
Pascoite
Formula: Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Bridget E. McCollam (2002) ZIPPEITES: CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND POWDER X-RAY DIFFRACTION STUDIES OF SYNTHETIC AND NATURAL SAMPLES MS Thesis, Notre Dame University
Rabejacite
Formula: Ca(UO2)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2O
Reference: Bridget E. McCollam (2002) ZIPPEITES: CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND POWDER X-RAY DIFFRACTION STUDIES OF SYNTHETIC AND NATURAL SAMPLES MS Thesis, Notre Dame University
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Bridget E. McCollam (2002) ZIPPEITES: CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND POWDER X-RAY DIFFRACTION STUDIES OF SYNTHETIC AND NATURAL SAMPLES MS Thesis, Notre Dame University
Zellerite
Formula: Ca(UO2)(CO3)2 · 5H2O
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Zippeite
Formula: K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
Description: Zippeite is very uncommon in sandstone-hosted deposits. Most if not virtually all such locations are sodium-zippeite. Claims for zippeite occurrences require chemical confirmation of K>Na.
Reference: NMBMMR Memoir 15 Geology and Technology of the Grants Uranium Region

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Ferroselite2.EB.10aFeSe2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Curite4.GB.55Pb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
Doloresite4.HE.30V4+3O4(OH)4
Hewettite4.HE.15CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Metahewettite4.HE.15CaV6O16 · 3H2O
Pascoite4.HC.05Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Andersonite5.ED.30Na2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2O
Bayleyite5.ED.05Mg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
Zellerite5.EC.10Ca(UO2)(CO3)2 · 5H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Johannite7.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Rabejacite7.EC.10Ca(UO2)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2O
Zippeite7.EC.05K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Nováčekite-I8.EB.05Mg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Ferroselite2.12.2.2FeSe2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Miscellaneous
Curite5.9.3.1Pb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
Group 15 - HYDRATED NORMAL CARBONATES
AmBn(XO3)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p > 1:1
Andersonite15.2.5.1Na2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2O
AmBn(XO3)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Bayleyite15.3.3.1Mg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
Zellerite15.3.1.1Ca(UO2)(CO3)2 · 5H2O
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Rabejacite31.6.8.1Ca(UO2)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2O
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Johannite31.8.2.1Cu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
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+
Nováčekite-I40.2a.10.1Mg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 47 - VANADIUM OXYSALTS
Anhydrous Vanadium Oxysalts Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Pascoite47.2.1.1Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Hydrated Normal Vanadium Oxysalts
Hewettite47.3.1.1CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Metahewettite47.3.1.2CaV6O16 · 3H2O
Vanadium Bronzes
Doloresite47.4.7.1V4+3O4(OH)4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AndersoniteNa2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2O
H PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
H Nováčekite-IMg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
H BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
H DoloresiteV34+O4(OH)4
H ZelleriteCa(UO2)(CO3)2 · 5H2O
H CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
H MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
H RabejaciteCa(UO2)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2O
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H JohanniteCu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
H ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
CCarbon
C AndersoniteNa2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2O
C BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
C ZelleriteCa(UO2)(CO3)2 · 5H2O
OOxygen
O AndersoniteNa2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2O
O PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
O Nováčekite-IMg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
O BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
O DoloresiteV34+O4(OH)4
O ZelleriteCa(UO2)(CO3)2 · 5H2O
O CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
O MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
O UraniniteUO2
O RabejaciteCa(UO2)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2O
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O JohanniteCu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
O ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
NaSodium
Na AndersoniteNa2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Nováčekite-IMg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Mg BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
SSulfur
S RabejaciteCa(UO2)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2O
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S JohanniteCu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
KPotassium
K ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AndersoniteNa2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2O
Ca PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Ca ZelleriteCa(UO2)(CO3)2 · 5H2O
Ca MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
Ca RabejaciteCa(UO2)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
VVanadium
V PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
V DoloresiteV34+O4(OH)4
V MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
V HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
FeIron
Fe FerroseliteFeSe2
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu JohanniteCu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
AsArsenic
As Nováčekite-IMg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
SeSelenium
Se FerroseliteFeSe2
PbLead
Pb CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
UUranium
U AndersoniteNa2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2O
U Nováčekite-IMg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
U BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
U ZelleriteCa(UO2)(CO3)2 · 5H2O
U CuritePb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
U UraniniteUO2
U RabejaciteCa(UO2)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2O
U JohanniteCu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
U ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O

References

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Trauger, F. D., Editor (1967), New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, 18th. Field Conference, 228 pp.
Hilpert, Lowell S. (1969), Uranium Resources of northwestern New Mexico, USGS Professional Paper 603, 166 pp.
Holmquist, R. J. (1970), U.S. Atomic Energy Commission RME-172.
Schilling, F. A. (1975), New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Bulletin 105, 69 pp.
Fasset, J. E., and James, H. L., Editors (1977), New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook, 28th. Field Conference, 319 pp.
Perkins, B. L. (1979), An Overview of the New Mexico Uranium Industry, New Mexico Energy and Minerals Department Report.
Anderson, O. J. (1980), New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Open File Report OFR-148.
New Mexico Energy and Minerals Report (1980), Uranium Resources and Technology.
Rautman, C. A., Comp. (1980), New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Memorandum 38, 400 p.
McLemore, Virginia T. (1983), New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Open File Report OFR-183.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #60000397.

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