Block K Mine, Black Rock Point, Black Rock Point Mining District, Carrizo Range, Apache Co., Arizona, USAi
|Regional Level Types|
|Block K Mine||Mine|
|Black Rock Point||- not defined -|
|Black Rock Point Mining District||Mining District|
|Carrizo Range||Mountain Range|
A former U-V occurrence/mine located in approximate sec. 31, T41N, R29E, G&SRM, 0.9 miles W of Tsitah Wash. T&R values are not presented for this location. Discovered beneath valley fill by Atomic Energy Commission drilling.
Mineralization is tyuyamunite in irregular tabular layers hosted in Late Jurassic claystone, siltstone and sandstone of the Salt Wash member of the Morrison formation on the NE limb of the Toh Atin anticline. Ore is found in clusters, usually associated with carbonaceous detritus. Local rocks include Quaternary surficial deposits, undivided.
Workings include underground openings comprised of an inclined shaft.
Production was 2,018 tons of ore @ 0.17% U3O8; 1.30% V2O5 (1962-1964).
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1 valid mineral.
Rock Types Recorded
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Detailed Mineral List:
| ⓘ Tyuyamunite|
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Reference: Stokes, W.L. (1951), Carnotite deposits in the Carrizo Mountains area, USGS Circ. 111; 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|
|ⓘ||Tyuyamunite||4.HB.25||Ca(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+|
|ⓘ||Tyuyamunite||40.2a.26.1||Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O|
List of minerals for each chemical element
|H||ⓘ Tyuyamunite||Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O|
|O||ⓘ Tyuyamunite||Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O|
|Ca||ⓘ Tyuyamunite||Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O|
|V||ⓘ Tyuyamunite||Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O|
|U||ⓘ Tyuyamunite||Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O|
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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|Holocene - Gelasian|
0 - 2.588 Ma
|Quaternary surficial deposits, undivided|
Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)
Description: Unconsolidated to strongly consolidated alluvial and eolian deposits. This unit includes: coarse, poorly sorted alluvial fan and terrace deposits on middle and upper piedmonts and along large drainages; sand, silt and clay on alluvial plains and playas; and wind-blown sand deposits. (0-2 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. 
|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.