Syracuse Mine (R.F. and R. Mine; Sam Harvey), Northeast Carrizo Mountains Mining District, Carrizo Range, Apache Co., Arizona, USAi
|Regional Level Types|
|Syracuse Mine (R.F. and R. Mine; Sam Harvey)||Mine|
|Northeast Carrizo Mountains Mining District||Mining District|
|Carrizo Range||Mountain Range|
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.
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Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
1 valid mineral.
Rock Types Recorded
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Detailed Mineral List:
| ⓘ 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|
|ⓘ||Carnotite||4.HB.05||K2(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+|
|ⓘ||Carnotite||40.2a.28.1||K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O|
List of minerals for each chemical element
|H||ⓘ Carnotite||K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O|
|O||ⓘ Carnotite||K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O|
|K||ⓘ Carnotite||K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O|
|V||ⓘ Carnotite||K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O|
|U||ⓘ Carnotite||K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O|
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
|Mesozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Mesozoic (174.1 - 237 Ma)
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. 
|Toarcian - Norian|
174.1 - 227 Ma
|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.
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.