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4b Mine, White Ash Peak, Lukachukai Mining District, Lukachukai Mts, Apache Co., Arizona, USAi
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4b MineMine
White Ash PeakPeak
Lukachukai Mining DistrictMining District
Lukachukai MtsMountain Range
Apache Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 31' 51'' North , 109° 16' 8'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 36.53085,-109.26900
GeoHash:G#: 9w6rcd0xx
USGS MRDS Record:10027516
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lukachukai1,701 (2011)13.2km
Round Rock789 (2011)18.4km
Tsaile1,205 (2011)25.7km
Sehili135 (2011)29.3km
Many Farms1,348 (2011)36.9km


A former U-V occurrence/mine located in T36N, R29E, G&SRM, 2.1 km (1.3 miles) SE of White Ash Peak (coordinates of record) and 2½ miles SE of Mexican Cry Mesa.

Mineralization is tyuyamunite in lenticular masses. Ore bodies occur in units showing the most rapid variation in thickness in the Salt Wash member of the Morrison formation (sandstone) and Late Jurassic mudstone. local rocks include Oligocene to Paleocene[?] sedimentary rocks.

Some low-grade mineralization may remain.

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 Cos., Arizona, USA

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Commodity List

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Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

Ankerite ?
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp1243-267
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp1243-267
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp1243-267
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp1243-267
Hummerite
Formula: K2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp1243-267
Melanovanadite
Formula: Ca(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp1243-267
Metarossite
Formula: Ca(V2O6) · 2H2O
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp1243-267
Metatyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp1243-267
Pascoite
Formula: Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp1243-267
Rossite
Formula: Ca(VO3)2•4H2O
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp1243-267
Siderite ?
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp1243-267
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Reference: Chenoweth, W.L. (1967), Uranium deposits of the Lukachukai Mts, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 18th Guidebook: 78-84; Chenoweth, W.L. (1973), Uranium deposits of northeastern Arizona, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 24th. Guidebook: 139; Dare, W.L. (1961), Uranium mining in the Lukachukai Mts., US Bur. Mines Info Circ. 8011: 2-30; Peirce, W.H. (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 182: 235-248.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp1243-267

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Hummerite4.HC.10K2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Melanovanadite4.HE.05Ca(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
Metarossite4.HD.10Ca(V2O6) · 2H2O
Metatyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Pascoite4.HC.05Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Rossite4.HD.05Ca(VO3)2•4H2O
Tyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite ?5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Siderite ?5.AB.05FeCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite ?14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite ?14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Metatyuyamunite40.2a.26.2Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Tyuyamunite40.2a.26.1Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Group 47 - VANADIUM OXYSALTS
Normal Anhydrous Vanadium Oxysalts
Metarossite47.1.1.2Ca(V2O6) · 2H2O
Rossite47.1.1.1Ca(VO3)2•4H2O
Anhydrous Vanadium Oxysalts Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Hummerite47.2.2.1K2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Pascoite47.2.1.1Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Hydrated Normal Vanadium Oxysalts
Melanovanadite47.3.6.1Ca(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
H MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
H PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
H MelanovanaditeCa(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
H HummeriteK2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
H RossiteCa(VO3)2•4H2O
H MetarossiteCa(V2O6) · 2H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
O PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
O MelanovanaditeCa(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
O HummeriteK2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
O RossiteCa(VO3)2•4H2O
O MetarossiteCa(V2O6) · 2H2O
O UraniniteUO2
O HematiteFe2O3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O SideriteFeCO3
MgMagnesium
Mg HummeriteK2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
KPotassium
K HummeriteK2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
CaCalcium
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Ca PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Ca MelanovanaditeCa(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
Ca RossiteCa(VO3)2•4H2O
Ca MetarossiteCa(V2O6) · 2H2O
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
VVanadium
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
V MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
V PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
V MelanovanaditeCa(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
V HummeriteK2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
V RossiteCa(VO3)2•4H2O
V MetarossiteCa(V2O6) · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
UUranium
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
U MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
U UraniniteUO2

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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Rupelian - Danian
28.1 - 66 Ma



ID: 2778515
Oligocene to Paleocene[?] sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleogene (28.1 - 66 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Chuska Sandstone

Description: "Rim gravels". Light colored, weakly to moderately consolidated conglomerate and sandstone deposited largely or entirely before mid-Tertiary volcanism and extensional faulting. Most sediment was deposited by early Cenozoic streams that flowed northeastward onto the Colorado Plateau from areas to the southwest that are now lower in elevation than the Plateau. Sediments of this map unit, other than the Chuska Sandstone in northeasternmost Arizona, are commonly referred to as "rim gravels" because they now rest on or near the Mogollon Rim, which is the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau. (30-65 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:{conglomerate,sandstone}

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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Page, L. R., Stocking, H. E., Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp1243-267.
Dare, W.L. (1961), Uranium mining in the Lukachukai Mountains, U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8011: 2-30.
Chenoweth, W.L. (1967), The uranium deposits of the Lukachukai Mountains, in New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 18th. Field Conference, Guidebook of Defiance-Zuni-Mt. Taylor region, Arizona & New Mexico: 78-85.
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.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10027516.


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