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Jeepster No. 1 Mine, Cameron, Cameron Mining District, Coconino Co., Arizona, USAi
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Jeepster No. 1 MineMine
CameronTown
Cameron Mining DistrictMining District
Coconino Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 56' 21'' North , 111° 23' 47'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Cameron885 (2016)7.2km
Moenkopi964 (2011)24.7km
Tuba City8,611 (2011)25.9km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Jeepster #1


A former U occurrence/mine located in the N½ sec. 35, T30N, R9E, G&SRM, 7.2 km (4.5 miles) NNE of Cameron.

Mineralization is an U deposit hosted in the basal Petrified Forest Member of the Chinle Formation. Ore is of the autunite-type in a carbonaceous sandstone lens. Local rocks include rocks of the Chinle Formation.

Workings include surface openings comprised of an open pit at 700 feet x 150 feet by 60 feet deep.

Production was 1,128 tons of ore @ 0.18% U3O8; 0.04% V2O5 (1956-1957).

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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1 valid mineral.

Rock Types Recorded

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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: 153.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Autunite8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
OOxygen
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
PPhosphorus
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
UUranium
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O

References

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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: 220.
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: 153.
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), U.S. Bureau of Mines, file ID #0040050284.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10136584.
U.S. Department of Energy files.
USGS Cameron, Arizona, quadrangle 15 minute topo map.
Flagstaff NTMS.


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