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Syracuse Mine (R.F. and R. Mine; Sam Harvey), Northeast Carrizo Mountains Mining District, Carrizo Range, Apache Co., Arizona, USAi
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Syracuse Mine (R.F. and R. Mine; Sam Harvey)Mine
Northeast Carrizo Mountains Mining DistrictMining District
Carrizo RangeMountain Range
Apache Co.Mine
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 46' 1'' North , 109° 3' 12'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Beclabito317 (2011)8.8km
Teec Nos Pos730 (2011)17.4km
Shiprock8,295 (2011)32.7km
Red Mesa480 (2011)37.9km
Sanostee371 (2011)41.3km


A former U-V occurrence/mine located in sec. 25, T39N, R31E, G&SRM, 0.9 miles SW of Cottonwood Creek and N of Red Valley (outside of the district), on the south side of south tributary of Cottonwood Wash close to New Mexico
border. Adjacent to Hazell and Valley View Mines.

Mineralization is carnotite 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. The ore zone is 4.5 feet thick in discontinuous bands along sandstone-mudstone contacts and carbon pockets in middle of Salt Wash member about 40-60 feet above the Bluff Member contact. Local rocks include rocks of the Glen Canyon Group.

Workings include surface and underground openings comprised of rim cuts and entries on the SW and NE sides of the mesa. 3 adits on the NE, one on SE side connects 2,000 feet of workings. The upper ore zone was also mined.

Production involved 23 barrels of radium ore, very probably from this mine, was shipped through Beclabito Trading Post to Colorado in about 1922. The majority of 1,500 tons of vanadium ore, shipped by Wade Curran and Company in 1942-1944, came from this mine. The 1954-1958, 1964-1966 production of 1,967 tons @0.2S% U3O8; 2.60% V2O5 is also recorded.

Remaining resources are limited.

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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Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
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
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O

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

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
OOxygen
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
VVanadium
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
UUranium
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]

Toarcian - Norian
174.1 - 227 Ma



ID: 3018510
Glen Canyon Group

Age: Mesozoic (174.1 - 227 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Navajo Sandstone; Kayenta Formation; Moenave Formation

Description: Conspicuous red, cross-bedded Wingate Sandstone and the conspicuously cross-bedded, eolian, red to buff Navajo Sandstone form prominent cliffs in northern Arizona. These two sandstone units are separated by variably colored siltstone, silty sandstone, and sandstone of the Kayenta and Moenave Formations. (180-210 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}, Minor:{siltstone,sandstone mudstone}

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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Coleman, A.H. (1944), A report on the geology and ore deposits of the B'Cla B'Toh (Beclabito) district, Carrizo Uplift area, Arizona: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Report RMO-469, 21 p.
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.
Finch, Warren Irvin (1967), Geology of epigenetic uranium deposits in sandstone in the United States: USGS Professional Paper 538, 121 p.
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.
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: 129.
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. (district assignment)
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10026956.
USGS MRDS ID #M001277.
USGS Pastora Peak, Arizona, quadrangle 15 minute topo map.
Shiprock NTMS.

USGS MRDS Record:10026956
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