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Oak Springs Plot No. 10 Mine (Oak Springs Mine), Northeast Carrizo Mountains Mining District, Carrizo Range, Apache Co., Arizona, USAi
Regional Level Types
Oak Springs Plot No. 10 Mine (Oak Springs Mine)Mine
Northeast Carrizo Mountains Mining DistrictMining District
Carrizo RangeMountain Range
Apache Co.Mine
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 45' 6'' North , 109° 2' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Beclabito317 (2011)10.3km
Teec Nos Pos730 (2011)19.1km
Shiprock8,295 (2011)32.5km
Red Mesa480 (2011)39.3km
Sanostee371 (2011)39.6km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
East Reservation lease; Plot #10 VCA


A former U-V occurrence/mine located in the approximate NE¼, sec. 31, T39N, R3lE, G&SRM, 16.4 km (10.2 miles) N of Red Valley (Red Rock) (outside this mining district), near the head of Oak Springs Wash, adjacent to the Gravel Cap Mine.

Mineralization is carnotite and tyuyamunite in irregular, tabular layers hosted in Late Jurassic claystone, siltstone and sandstone of the Salt Wash Member of the Morrison Formation. Ore is found in clusters, usually associated with carbonaceous detritus. The ore zone occurs 54 feet above the lower contact with Bluff sandstone. Channeling and cross-lamination are noted. Local rocks include rocks of the Glen Canyon Group.

Workings include surface and underground openings comprised of rim cuts, 350 feet of drifts and room and pillar operations plus 50 drill holes. Connects with the Oak Springs Gravel Cap Mine/deposit.

Production was 1,979 tons of ore @ 0.24% U3O8; 2.82% V2O5 (1949-1950) by Cato Sells illegally, and 1955-1957.

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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2 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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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

References

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Dodd, P.R. (1952), Report on Phase I Drilling on the King Tut Mesa Experimental Program, TM-26.
Swanson, M.A., and Hatfield, K.G. (1952), Geology and drilling recommendations, Oak Springs area, Apache County, Arizona, and San Juan County, New Mexico: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Report RMO-811, 22 p.
Stokes, W.L. (1951), Carnotite deposits in the Carrizo Mountains area, USGS Circular 111.
Chenoweth, W.L. (1955), The geology and the uranium deposits of the northwest Carrizo area, Apache County, Arizona, in Cooper, J.C., ed., Geology of parts of Paradox, Black Mesa, and San Juan Basins, Four Corners Field Conference: Four Corners Geological Society Guidebook: 177-185.
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.
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: 124.
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 assignment)
Chenoweth, W. L. (1995). The Geology, Leasing and Production History of the Oak Springs Uranium-Vanadium Mines, Apache County, Arizona.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10102416.
USGS MRDS ID #M001312.
USGS Redrock Valley, Arizona, quadrangle 15 minute topo map.
USGS Pastora Peak, Arizona, quadrangle 15 minute topo map.
Shiprock NTMS.

USGS MRDS Record:10102416
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