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Alsace-Lorraine No. 3 claim (Apache Iron No. 3), The Pyramids, Apache Iron deposit, Apache Iron Mining District, Navajo Co., Arizona, USAi
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Alsace-Lorraine No. 3 claim (Apache Iron No. 3)Claim
The PyramidsPeak
Apache Iron depositDeposit
Apache Iron Mining District- not defined -
Navajo Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
34° 11' 7'' North , 110° 44' 21'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Young666 (2011)22.7km
Cibecue1,713 (2011)28.1km
Christopher Creek156 (2011)29.3km
Heber-Overgaard2,822 (2011)29.8km
Tonto Village256 (2011)38.9km


An Fe occurrence/claim located 1.6 km (1.0 mile) N of The Pyramids (summit). T&R values are not presented for this location.

Mineralization is a sedimentary deposit (Mineral occurrence model information: Model code: 241; USGS model code: 34a; BC deposit profile: F10; Deposit model name: Superior Fe [BC name is Lake Superior & Rapitan types iron-formation]) of hematite ore in vugs and irregular masses hosted in chert of the Mescal Limestone and quartzite. The ore body is 6.1 meters thick. The ore is fractured and slickensided. The best grade of ore occurs in the bottom 5 feet. Associated rocks include Neoproterozoic diabase. Local rocks include Middle Proterozoic sedimentary rocks

Workings include surface openings with an overall width of 1.52 meters and an overall length of 9.14 meters.

Analytical data results: 54.2% Fe, 0.12% P, 22.42% SiO2.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Fort Apache Indian Reservation, Arizona, USAReservation

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1 valid mineral.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Burchard, E.F. (1931), Iron on Canyon Creek, USGS Bull. 821-C: 51-75.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3

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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Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3187666
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

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]

Cryogenian - Ectasian
635 - 1400 Ma



ID: 2883699
Middle Proterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Proterozoic (635 - 1400 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Grand Canyon Supergroup; Chuar Group; Unkar Group; Apache Group; Troy Quartzite

Description: Red-brown shale and sandstone, buff to orange quartzite, limestone, basalt, black shale, and sparse conglomerate. This unit includes the Grand Canyon Supergroup, Apache Group, and Troy Quartzite. These rocks were deposited in shallow marine, coastal nonmarine, and fluvial settings. (700-1300)

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:{shale,sandstone,quartzite}, Minor:{limestone,basalt,black shale}, Incidental:{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]

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References

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Burchard, E.F. (1931) Iron ore on Canyon Creek, Fort Apache Indian Reservation, Arizona, in Loughlin, G.F., and Burchard, E.F., eds., Contributions to economic geology, 1930, Part I--Metals and nonmetals except fuels: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 821-C: 51-75.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10027419.
USGS MRDS ID #M003058.

USGS MRDS Record:10027419
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