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Sun No. 14 claim, Indian Wells, Hopi Buttes Mining District, Navajo Co., Arizona, USAi
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Sun No. 14 claimClaim
Indian WellsTown
Hopi Buttes Mining DistrictMining District
Navajo Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 21' 3'' North , 110° 8' 16'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Indian Wells255 (2011)7.8km
Dilkon1,184 (2011)17.0km
White Cone817 (2011)29.0km
Tees Toh448 (2011)29.3km
Greasewood547 (2011)31.8km


An U occurrence/claim located in sec. 32, T23N, R21E, G&SRM, 7.8 km (4.8 miles) SW of Indian Wells, 9.6 km (6.0 miles) SW of Bidahachi, and 0.5 miles NE of Malpais Mesa.

Mineralization is disseminated ore hosted in limestone and Pliocene shale. The identity of the U mineral is not apparent either megascopically or petrographically. Local rocks include Pliocene to late Miocene basaltic rocks.

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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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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Holocene
0 - 0.0117 Ma



ID: 3378552
Eolian sand-sheet deposits

Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)

Description: Extensive sand-sheet deposits northeast and east of Little Colorado River Valley, especially in and along large tributary washes and over gently sloping terrain below Newberry, Ives, and Marcou Mesas. Forms thin sand-sheet deposits on alluvial fan slopes of various ages and on “Dilkon deposits” (QTdi) slopes in Hopi Buttes area. Commonly intertongues with surficial deposits (Qae, Qdp, Qdb); contacts are gradational in both lateral and vertical sense. Supports moderate growths of grass and small high-desert shrubs that help stabilize or trap accumulating deposits. Thickness, 0.3 to 4.5 m (1 to 15 ft)

Lithology: Sand

Reference: Billingsley, G.H., D. Block, and M. Hiza Redsteer. Geologic map of the Winslow 30’ × 60’ quadrangle, Coconino and Navajo Counties, northern Arizona. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3247. [200]

Pliocene
2.588 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 3187166
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Pliocene (2.588 - 5.333 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]

Zanclean - Tortonian
3.6 - 11.62 Ma



ID: 2766785
Pliocene to late Miocene basaltic rocks

Age: Neogene (3.6 - 11.62 Ma)

Description: Mostly dark, inconspicuously flat, low-lying or mesa-forming basalt deposited as lava flows. Rocks included in this unit are located almost entirely in the large volcanic fields south and west of Flagstaff, in smaller fields in northwesternmost Arizona, and in the Hopi Buttes volcanic field on the Navajo and Hopi Indian Reservations north of Holbrook. Original volcanic landforms have been obscured by erosion. (4-8 Ma)

Comments: Chiefly Hopi Buttes, "Rim basalts", volcanic fields in northwesternmost Arizona 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:{basalt}

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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Peirce, W.H. (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 182: 261.
Gabelman, J.W. (1955), Uranium in limestone, USGS Professional Paper 300: 400.
Shoemaker, E.M. (1956) Occurrence of uranium in diatremes on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, in Page, L.R., and others, comps., 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: USGS Professional Paper 300, p. 179-185.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10092692.
USGS MRDS ID #M899956.


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