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Upper Canyon Mine, San Juan Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Upper Canyon MineMine
San Juan Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 45' 0'' North , 109° 1' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Beclabito317 (2011)10.2km
Teec Nos Pos730 (2011)19.6km
Shiprock8,295 (2011)31.1km
Sanostee371 (2011)38.8km
Red Mesa480 (2011)40.5km


‡Ref.: Stokes W.L. (1951), Carnotite deposits in the Carrizo Mtns. 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 northeastern Arizona, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 24th. Guidebook.

A uranium mine.

Mineralization is carnotite and tyuyamunite in irregular tabular layers in the Salt Wash member of the Morrison formation. Ore is found in clusters, usually associated with carbonaceous detritus.

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 and San Juan Cos., Arizona & Utah, USA

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Stokes W.L. (1951), Carnotite deposits in the Carrizo Mtns. 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 northeastern Arizona, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 24th. Guidebook.
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Reference: Stokes W.L. (1951), Carnotite deposits in the Carrizo Mtns. 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 northeastern Arizona, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 24th. Guidebook.

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 CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
OOxygen
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
VVanadium
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
UUranium
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
USGS MRDS Record:10102415
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