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Willie Waters Mine (Willie Water; Bee Sho Shee), Monument No. 2 channel, Yazzie Mesa, Cane Valley Mining District, Apache Co., Arizona, USAi
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Willie Waters Mine (Willie Water; Bee Sho Shee)Mine
Monument No. 2 channelChannel
Yazzie MesaMesa
Cane Valley Mining DistrictMining District
Apache Co.Mine
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 53' 57'' North , 109° 53' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Dennehotso746 (2011)7.6km
Halchita266 (2011)25.2km
Oljato-Monument Valley154 (2017)27.6km
Rock Point642 (2011)31.6km
Oljato-Monument Valley674 (2016)34.5km


A former U-V occurrence/mine located in approximate secs. 27 & 34, T41N, R23E, G&SRM, 5.3 km (3.3 miles) S of Yazzi Mesa (coordinates of record) and 4.75 miles NW of Dimmehotso.

Mineralization is tyuyamunite and carnotite in lenticular ore pods hosted in Late Triassic sandstone of the Shinarump Member Of Chinle Formation. Deposits occur in the bottom of a paleostream channel, usually with carbonaceous debris. Local rocks include rocks of the Chinle Formation.

Workings include surface openings comprised of a pit.

Production was 1,990 tons of ore @ 0.23% U3O8; 1.23% V2O5 (1954-1955).

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
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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2 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Chenoweth, W.L. (1973), Uranium deposits of northwestern Arizona, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 24th. guidebook: 139; Johnson, H.S. (1966), Uranium deposits of the Moab, Monticello, White Canyon and Monument Valley Districts, Utah and Arizona, USGS Bull. 1222-H; Peirce, W.H. (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 235-248.
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Reference: Chenoweth, W.L. (1973), Uranium deposits of northwestern Arizona, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 24th. guidebook: 139; Johnson, H.S. (1966), Uranium deposits of the Moab, Monticello, White Canyon and Monument Valley Districts, Utah and Arizona, USGS Bull. 1222-H; Peirce, 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
Tyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(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+
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Tyuyamunite40.2a.26.1Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
OOxygen
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
VVanadium
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
UUranium
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
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]

Norian - Carnian
208.5 - 237 Ma



ID: 2847322
Chinle Formation

Age: Late Triassic (208.5 - 237 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Chinle Formation

Description: Colorful mudstone, such as in the Painted Desert, and less abundant lenses of sandstone and conglomerate, deposited by a large river system. This unit typically is eroded into badlands topography and contains clays that are prone to shrinking and swelling. (210-230 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:{mudstone}, Minor:{sandstone,conglomerate}

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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Chenoweth, W.L. (1973), Uranium deposits of northwestern Arizona, New Mexico Geological Society 24th. guidebook: 139.
Johnson, H.S. (1966), Uranium deposits of the Moab, Monticello, White Canyon and Monument Valley Districts, Utah and Arizona, USGS Bulletin 1222-H.
Peirce, W.H. (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 182: 235-248.
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: 133.
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 confirmation; alternate names)
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10027521.
USGS MRDS ID #M003236.
U.S. Department of Energy files.
USGS Dinnehotso, Arizona, quadrangle 15 minute topo map.
Shiprock NTMS.

USGS MRDS Record:10027521
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