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Harvey Blackwater 2 and 3 Mines, Yazzie Mesa, Cane Valley Mining District, Apache Co., Arizona, USAi
Regional Level Types
Harvey Blackwater 2 and 3 MinesGroup of Mines
Yazzie MesaMesa
Cane Valley Mining DistrictMining District
Apache Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 58' 48'' North , 109° 51' 16'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Group of Mines
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Dennehotso746 (2011)14.9km
Halchita266 (2011)16.5km
Oljato-Monument Valley154 (2017)29.9km
Tselakai Dezza109 (2011)33.1km
Rock Point642 (2011)35.5km


A former U-V occurrence/mine(s) located 4.9 km (3.1 miles) NE of Yazzi mesa (coordinates of record) and 2.3 miles due W of Combs Ridge.

Mineralization is carnotite, montroseite and uraninite in lenticular ore pods in the Shinarump member of the Chinle formation (Late Triassic De Chelly sandstone). Deposits occur in the bottoms of paleostream channels, usually with carbonaceous debris.

Analytical data results: V2O5 : U3O8 ratio is 3.8 : 1.

Reserve resource information: Reportedly ore-grade mineralization remains.

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

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

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.
Montroseite
Formula: (V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
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.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
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.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Montroseite4.FD.10(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Montroseite6.1.1.4(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
OOxygen
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
O UraniniteUO2
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
VVanadium
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
V Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
UUranium
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
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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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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Johnson, H.S. (1966), Uranium deposits of the Moab, Monticello, White Canyon and Monument Valley Districts, Utah and Arizona, USGS Bulletin 1222-H.
Chenoweth, W.L. (1973), Uranium deposits of northwestern Arizona, New Mexico Geol. Soc. 24th. guidebook: 139.
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)
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10102518.

USGS MRDS Record:10102518
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