Noschoy Mine (Naschoy Mine; Firelight #6 claim), Boot Mesa, Monument Valley Mining District, Navajo Co., Arizona, USAi
|Regional Level Types|
|Noschoy Mine (Naschoy Mine; Firelight #6 claim)||Mine|
|Monument Valley Mining District||Mining District|
A former U-V occurrence/mine located in the approximate center sec. 2, T40N, R19E, G&SRM, 5.4 km (3.4 miles) ENE of Boot Mesa (coordinates of record), on the east flank of the O1jeto syncline. Operated during the period 1957 and was abandoned in 1960-1961 due to flooding.
Mineralization is a paleochannel U-V deposit with an approximate 5 foot thick ore zone in a N-S-trending channel of the Shinarump Member of the Chinle Formation. Local rocks include Quaternary surficial deposits, undivided.
Workings include underground openings comprised of a 360 foot incline at 30° with 2 haulage drifts and stoping.
Production was 2,140 tons of ore at 0.18% U3O8 and 0.59% V2O5 (1959-1960).
Regions containing this locality
|North America Plate||Tectonic Plate|
|Colorado Plateau, USA||Plateau|
|Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, USA||Reservation|
|Hopi-Navajo Indian Reservations, Colorado Plateau, Apache; Navajo and San Juan Cos., Arizona & Utah, USA|
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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 - Gelasian|
0 - 2.588 Ma
|Quaternary surficial deposits, undivided|
Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)
Description: Unconsolidated to strongly consolidated alluvial and eolian deposits. This unit includes: coarse, poorly sorted alluvial fan and terrace deposits on middle and upper piedmonts and along large drainages; sand, silt and clay on alluvial plains and playas; and wind-blown sand deposits. (0-2 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.
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. 
251.902 - 298.9 Ma
|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.