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Moonlight Mine, Monument Valley Mining District, Navajo Co., Arizona, USAi
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Monument Valley Mining DistrictMining District
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 57' 37'' North , 110° 16' 22'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Oljato-Monument Valley154 (2017)7.8km
Oljato-Monument Valley674 (2016)8.0km
Kayenta5,189 (2011)25.9km
Halchita266 (2011)38.8km
Dennehotso746 (2011)40.0km


A former U-V occurrence/mine located in the center sec. 16, T41N, R19E, G&SRM, 7.0 km (4.3 miles) SW of Goulding (San Juan County, Utah).

Mineralization is an U deposit with uraninite ore hosted in the Shinarump paleochannel cut into Moenkopi Formation. The ore extends down into the Hoenkopi. Local rocks include Quaternary surficial deposits, undivided.

Workings include surface and underground openings comprised of a 145 foot deep open pit and some room and pillar underground workings from the bottom of the pit.

Production was 223,237 tons of ore at 0.26% U3O8; 0.21% V205 (1956 and 1959-1966).

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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1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Scarborough, Robert B. (1981), Radioactive occurrences and uranium production in Arizona – Final Report, Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Report for U.S. Department of Energy (Atomic Energy Commission), GJBX-143 (81) (March 1981). RME-2071: 222.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O UraniniteUO2
UUranium
U UraniniteUO2

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 - Gelasian
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2779547
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.

Lithology: Major:{sand,silt,clay}

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]

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (1959), RME-141.
Malan, R. C. (1965).
Peirce, H.W., S.B. Keith and J. C. Wilt (1970), Coal, oil, natural gas, helium, and uranium in Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 182: 216.
Scarborough, Robert B. (1981), Radioactive occurrences and uranium production in Arizona – Final Report, Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Report for U.S. Department of Energy (Atomic Energy Commission), GJBX-143 (81) (March 1981). RME-2071: 222.
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), U.S. Bureau of Mines, file ID #0040170165.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10283487.
Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Industrial Uranium file.
Marble Canyon NTMS.
USGS Boot Mesa quadrangle 15 minute topo map.

USGS MRDS Record:10283487
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