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E. Lee No. 1 claim (Emmett Lee #1; E. Lee 1; Julius Chee 4 Mine), Cameron, Cameron Mining District, Coconino Co., Arizona, USAi
Regional Level Types
E. Lee No. 1 claim (Emmett Lee #1; E. Lee 1; Julius Chee 4 Mine)Claim
CameronTown
Cameron Mining DistrictMining District
Coconino Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 39' 32'' North , 111° 18' 4'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Cameron885 (2016)26.1km
Leupp951 (2011)48.2km
Tolani Lake280 (2011)48.2km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
E.Lee #l; Julius Chee #3, 4


A former U-Mo occurrence/mine located in the SW¼ sec. 2, T26N, R10E, G&SRM, SSE of Cameron and SE of Gray Mountain (town), 1.6 miles E of the Little Colorado River.

Mineralization is an U-Mo deposit of primary and secondary uranium minerals with gangue species in lenses and pods, hosted in mudstone and sandstone. The ore fills intraformational channels and scours within the upper 30 feet of the Shinarump and lower 60 feet of the Petrified Forest members of the Triassic Chinle formation. The ore body is 30.48 meters wide and 39.62 meters long. Irregular, branching, mineralized lenses oriented mainly to the NE, in braided scour and fill channel and modified by fracturing and permeability characteristics of the hoist rock type. Area ore bodies are surrounded by a light brown to yellowish-brown alteration halo which cuts across the normal purple and grey beds of host rock types. The montmorillonite is derived from volcanic ash. Associated rocks include volcanic ash, basalt and Pleistocene-Late Triassic clay and mud. Uraninite is at depth and autunite occurs near the surface. Local rocks include rocks of the Shinarump Conglomerate Member, Chinle Formation.

Workings include surface openings comprised of open pits. This mine shared a common pit with the Emmett Lee No. 1 Mine.

Production was 840 tons of ore @0.19% U3O8; 0.02% V2O5 (1956-1958)

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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Mineral List


11 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Reference: 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: 149.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 118, 214-234; Hinkley, D.N. (1955), Reconnaissance of the Cameron area, Coconino Co., AZ, US Atomic Energy Comm. USAEC-RME-81.
Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 118, 214-234; Hinkley, D.N. (1955), Reconnaissance of the Cameron area, Coconino Co., AZ, US Atomic Energy Comm. USAEC-RME-81.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 118, 214-234; Hinkley, D.N. (1955), Reconnaissance of the Cameron area, Coconino Co., AZ, US Atomic Energy Comm. USAEC-RME-81.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 118, 214-234; Hinkley, D.N. (1955), Reconnaissance of the Cameron area, Coconino Co., AZ, US Atomic Energy Comm. USAEC-RME-81.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 118, 214-234; Hinkley, D.N. (1955), Reconnaissance of the Cameron area, Coconino Co., AZ, US Atomic Energy Comm. USAEC-RME-81.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 118, 214-234; Hinkley, D.N. (1955), Reconnaissance of the Cameron area, Coconino Co., AZ, US Atomic Energy Comm. USAEC-RME-81.
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10102523.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 118, 214-234; Hinkley, D.N. (1955), Reconnaissance of the Cameron area, Coconino Co., AZ, US Atomic Energy Comm. USAEC-RME-81.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 118, 214-234; Hinkley, D.N. (1955), Reconnaissance of the Cameron area, Coconino Co., AZ, US Atomic Energy Comm. USAEC-RME-81; 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: 149.
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 118, 214-234; Hinkley, D.N. (1955), Reconnaissance of the Cameron area, Coconino Co., AZ, US Atomic Energy Comm. USAEC-RME-81.
Zippeite
Formula: K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
Reference: Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 182: 118, 214-234; Hinkley, D.N. (1955), Reconnaissance of the Cameron area, Coconino Co., AZ, US Atomic Energy Comm. USAEC-RME-81.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Zippeite7.EC.05K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Autunite8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Uranophane9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Zippeite31.10.4.1K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Uranophane53.3.1.2Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
H ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O UraniniteUO2
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O CalciteCaCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
NaSodium
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
SSulfur
S ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
KPotassium
K ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
VVanadium
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
UUranium
U UraniniteUO2
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
U ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O

References

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Isachsen, Y.W., and Evensen, C.G. (1956) Geology of uranium deposits of the Shinarump and Chinle Formations on the Colorado Plateau, in Page, L.R., and others, Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the U.S. Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 300, p. 263-280.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (1959), Guidebook to Uranium Deposits of Western United States, RME-141.
Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J.C.Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 182: 118, 214-234.
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.
Hinkley, D.N. (1955), Reconnaissance of the Cameron area, Coconino County, Arizona, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission USAEC-RME-81.
Bollin, E.M., and Kerr, P.F. (1958) Uranium mineralization near Cameron, Arizona, in Anderson, R.Y., and Harshbarger, J.W., eds., Guidebook of the Black Mesa Basin, northeastern Arizona: New Mexico Geological Society 9th Field Conference Guidebook, p. 164-168.
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: 149.
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), U.S. Bureau of Mines, file ID #0040050147.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10102523 & 10185413.
USGS MRDS ID #M003445.
USGS Hupatki NE, Arizona, quadrangle 7½ minute topo map.
Flagstaff NTMS.

USGS MRDS Record:10185413
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