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Mesa 2 Nos. 1 & 2 Mines; P-21 (Mesa II Nos. 1 & 2 Mines; P-21), White Ash Peak, Lukachukai Mining District, Lukachukai Mts, Apache Co., Arizona, USAi
Regional Level Types
Mesa 2 Nos. 1 & 2 Mines; P-21 (Mesa II Nos. 1 & 2 Mines; P-21)- not defined -
White Ash PeakPeak
Lukachukai Mining DistrictMining District
Lukachukai MtsMountain Range
Apache Co.Mine
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 30' 49'' North , 109° 14' 28'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lukachukai1,701 (2011)10.8km
Round Rock789 (2011)20.7km
Tsaile1,205 (2011)23.5km
Sehili135 (2011)26.8km
Sanostee371 (2011)34.3km


A former U-V occurrence/mine located in the NW¼ sec. 16 & in the SE¼NW¼ sec. 21, T36N, R29E, G&SRM, about 5.3 km SE of White Ash Peak. The USGS MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 100 meters. NOTE: This MRDS file seemingly is a consolidated file for both Mine No. 1 & Mine No. 2, Mesa 2 (Mesa II), P-21. The mines are presented separately as sub-localities since each has an individually assigned MRDS file number.

Tyuyamunite and vanadium minerals occur in the Salt Wash member as bands and streaks filling interstices between sand grains and as diffusion bands
and halos. Ore body elongated parallel to paleostream depositional trend. Positioned on the SW limb of the Chuska Syncline. The beds strike N60NW and dip l½°NE. Local rocks include Oligocene to Paleocene[?] sedimentary rocks.

Workings include underground openings comprised of 2 main adits at 2,500 feet long. Connects with the Mesa 1¾ incline and Mesa 2½ Mines. Room and Pillar method mused to extract the ore.

Production was 274,128 tons of ore @0.23% U3O8, 1.00% V205 (1956-1967).

Analysis data results: 15.0% V2O5 maximum.

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.

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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

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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Rupelian - Danian
28.1 - 66 Ma



ID: 2778515
Oligocene to Paleocene[?] sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleogene (28.1 - 66 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Chuska Sandstone

Description: "Rim gravels". Light colored, weakly to moderately consolidated conglomerate and sandstone deposited largely or entirely before mid-Tertiary volcanism and extensional faulting. Most sediment was deposited by early Cenozoic streams that flowed northeastward onto the Colorado Plateau from areas to the southwest that are now lower in elevation than the Plateau. Sediments of this map unit, other than the Chuska Sandstone in northeasternmost Arizona, are commonly referred to as "rim gravels" because they now rest on or near the Mogollon Rim, which is the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau. (30-65 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:{conglomerate,sandstone}

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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Nestler, R.K., and Chenoweth, W.L. (1958), Geology of the uranium deposits of the Lukachukai Mountains, Apache County, Arizona: U. S. Atomic Energy Commission Report RME-118, 64 p.
Dare, W.L. (1961), Uranium mining in the Lukachukai Mountains, U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8011: 16-30.
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: 119.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10282924.
USGS Redrock Valley, Arizona, quadrangle 15 minute topo map.
Shiprock NTMS.
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), U.S. Bureau of Mines, file ID #0040010240.
U.S. Department of Energy, Mine location map & ore production data, Preliminary Map No. 28.

USGS MRDS Record:10282924

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