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Ruin Mesa Mine (Charlie James Mine; Charlie James No. 1; Salina No. 4), Taasahdi Dzil, Black Mountain Mining District (Black Mesa Mining District), Apache Co., Arizona, USAi
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Ruin Mesa Mine (Charlie James Mine; Charlie James No. 1; Salina No. 4)Mine
Taasahdi DzilPeak
Black Mountain Mining District (Black Mesa Mining District)Mining District
Apache Co.Mine
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 14' 0'' North , 109° 54' 25'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Cottonwood226 (2011)17.9km
Rough Rock414 (2011)19.6km
Many Farms1,348 (2011)29.1km
Pinon904 (2011)32.2km
Chinle4,518 (2011)33.0km


A former U-V occurrence/mine located in approximately sec. 28 & 29, T33N, R23E, G&SRM, 0.7 km (0.4 mile) WNW of Taasahdi Dzil (coordinates of record) (on the SW base of the summit). T & R values are not presented for this locality. Detected by air survey.

Mineralization is tyuyamunite and metahewettite with clay in pods hosted in Late Cretaceous sandstone. The ore body is 1.52 meters wide and 60.96 meters long. Local rocks include Cretaceous sedimentary rocks.

Carnotite is associated with carbon matter, as halos around limonite, disseminated interstitially and as paint with vanadium mineral coatings in a light gray sandstone about 10 feet thick and 250 feet above Mancos contact in the Toreva Formation.

Workings include surface openings comprised of open pits and rim cuts.

Analytical data results: 0.10-0.61% e U3O8; 0.08-0.66% U3O8; 0.05-0.25% V2O5; 0.4-0.8% CaCO3. Channel samples show 0.8% CaCO3.

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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Metahewettite
Formula: CaV6O16 · 3H2O
Reference: Chenoweth, W.L. (1973), Uranium deposits of NE Arizona, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 24th. Guidebook: 147-148; Pierce, W.H. (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 252-254.
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Reference: Chenoweth, W.L. (1973), Uranium deposits of NE Arizona, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 24th. Guidebook: 147-148; Pierce, W.H. (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 252-254.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Metahewettite4.HE.15CaV6O16 · 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+
Tyuyamunite40.2a.26.1Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Group 47 - VANADIUM OXYSALTS
Hydrated Normal Vanadium Oxysalts
Metahewettite47.3.1.2CaV6O16 · 3H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
H MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
OOxygen
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
O MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Ca MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
VVanadium
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
V MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
UUranium
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O

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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Coniacian - Cenomanian
86.3 - 100.5 Ma



ID: 2944501
Cretaceous sedimentary rocks

Age: Late Cretaceous (86.3 - 100.5 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Dakota Formation; Mancos Formation; Pinkard Formation

Description: Tan sandstone (Dakota Sandstone) overlain by gray shale (Mancos Shale); deposited in beach, river delta, and shallow sea settings. The Mancos Shale is overlain by the Mesaverde Group (map unit Kmv). This unit includes related sandstone and shale exposed near Show Low, Morenci (Pinkard Formation), and around Deer Creek south of Globe. (about 88-97 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,shale}

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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U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Preliminary Reconnaissance Report #PRR-EDR-1289 (#42).
Clinton, N.J. (1956), Uranium reconnaissance of the Black Mountain-Yale Point area, Black Mesa, Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona: U. S. Atomic Energy Commission Report RME-91, 24 p.
Pierce, W.H. (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 182: 252-254.
Chenoweth, W.L. (1973), Uranium deposits of NE Arizona, New Mexico Geological Society 24th. Guidebook: 147-148.
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: 109.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10048378.
Shiprock NTMS.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Preliminary Reconnaissance Report #PRR-EDR-238.
USGS Blue Gap, Arizona, quadrangle 7½ minute topo map.
USGS crib list record #M899978.

USGS MRDS Record:10048378
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