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Navajo Copper Mine, White Mesa, White Mesa Mining District, Coconino Co., Arizona, USAi
Regional Level Types
Navajo Copper MineMine
White MesaMesa
White Mesa Mining DistrictMining District
Coconino Co.County

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 39' 45'' North , 111° 26' 42'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
Bitter Springs452 (2011)19.0km
LeChee1,443 (2015)22.2km
Page7,490 (2017)28.0km
Kaibito1,522 (2016)33.9km
Lake Powell134 (2013)42.4km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Coconino Copper & Chemical; The Eli Patented claim #2758; Zontelli Western; Navajo-Pacific; Pittsburg Copper & Mining; Shattuck-Denn

A former Ag-Cu occurrence/mine located in the center sec. 29, T38N, R9E, G&SRM, 11.5 km (7.1 miles) ENE of White Mesa (coordinates of record).

Local rocks include rocks of the Glen Canyon Group.

Heap leach process used by Zontelli Western Mining Co.

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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No minerals currently recorded for this locality.

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Hill, J.M. (1914 a) Copper deposits of the White Mesa district, Arizona, in Contributions to economic geology, 1912, Part I--Metals and nonmetals except fuels: USGS Bulletin 540: 159-163.
Sheffer, H. & Evans, L. (1968), Copper leaching practices in the Western United States, U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular IC-8341: 24.
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), U.S. Bureau of Mines, file ID #0040050325.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10185326.
Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Kabab file.
Kiersch G.A., Mineral Resources of the Navajo-Hopi Indian Reservations, Volume 1: 21.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management Mining District sheet 136.

USGS MRDS Record:10185326
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