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Cow Spring occurrence (Cow Springs deposit), Shonto, Cow Springs Mining District, Navajo Co., Arizona, USAi
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ShontoTown
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 26' 44'' North , 110° 43' 22'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Shonto591 (2011)18.0km
Tonalea549 (2011)25.5km
Kaibito1,522 (2016)35.6km


A Mn deposit located in the NW¼ sec. 16, T35N, R15E, G&SRM, 17.9 km (11.1 miles) SSW of Shonto and 4 to 6 miles NE of Cow Springs Trading Post, on state owned land.

Mineralization is a Mn deposit with ore in lenses hosted in the Cow Springs Sandstone. The ore body is 0.61 meter thick. Local rocks include Cretaceous sedimentary rocks and/or rocks of the Glen Canyon Group.

The grade of oxides is 0.51% Mn.

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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'Manganese Oxides'
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10092690.

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'Manganese Oxides'-

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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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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]

Toarcian - Norian
174.1 - 227 Ma



ID: 3018510
Glen Canyon Group

Age: Mesozoic (174.1 - 227 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Navajo Sandstone; Kayenta Formation; Moenave Formation

Description: Conspicuous red, cross-bedded Wingate Sandstone and the conspicuously cross-bedded, eolian, red to buff Navajo Sandstone form prominent cliffs in northern Arizona. These two sandstone units are separated by variably colored siltstone, silty sandstone, and sandstone of the Kayenta and Moenave Formations. (180-210 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:{sandstone}, Minor:{siltstone,sandstone mudstone}

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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Kiersch, G.A. (1955), Metaliferous minerals and mineral fuels, mineral resources: 46-47.
Mayo, E.B. (1955), Metaliferous minerals and mineral fuels; Mineral resources, Navajo-Hopi Indian Reservations, Arizona-Utah, Vol. 1: 47.
Farnham, L.L., Stewart, L.A., and Delong, C.W. (1961), Manganese Deposits of Eastern Arizona, US Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7990: 8-9.
Stewart, L.A. & C.W. Deong (1961), Manganese deposits of Eastern Arizona U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular IC7990: 8-9.
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), U.S. Bureau of Mines, file ID #0040170105.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10092690 & 10257106.
USGS MRDS ID #M899949.

USGS MRDS Record:10257106
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