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Anderson Mine (Date Creek project; U-V Mine; Uranium-Air Mine), Date Creek Basin, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USAi
Regional Level Types
Anderson Mine (Date Creek project; U-V Mine; Uranium-Air Mine)Mine
Date Creek BasinBasin
Yavapai Co.County

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 18' 29'' North , 113° 16' 29'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.30806,-113.27472
GeoHash:G#: 9qp7nmefg
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
Bagdad1,876 (2016)31.0km
Aguila798 (2011)41.6km
Congress1,975 (2014)42.2km

A U-V mine/prospect. Claims also in secs. 13-16 & 21-28; also in sec. 19, T11N, R9W. Mineralisation is in fine-grained sedimentary and volcanic rocks of the middle Tertiary Chapin Wash formation.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Habit: Micro-crystals
Colour: Yellow to orange
Description: Sparse in sandstone.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 155; Sherborne, J.E., Jr., et al (1979), Major uranium discovery in volcaniclastic sediments, Basin and Range Province, Yavapai Co., AZ, Amer.Assoc.Pet.Geol.Bull.: 63: 621-646; Rocks & Min.:57:249.
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 155, 418.
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 155, 418.
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 418.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 418.
Formula: K2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O
Habit: Micro-crystals
Colour: Bright yellow
Description: Coatings (with chalcedony & carnotite) & micro-crystals (with celestine & gypsum).
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 155, 418.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Weeksite9.AK.30K2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Weeksite53.3.2.1K2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Chalcedony-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H WeeksiteK2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O WeeksiteK2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O
O CelestineSrSO4
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O QuartzSiO2
Si WeeksiteK2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
S CelestineSrSO4
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
K WeeksiteK2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Sr CelestineSrSO4
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U WeeksiteK2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O

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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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma

ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 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]

Tortonian - Rupelian
7.246 - 33.9 Ma

ID: 2847355
Middle Miocene to Oligocene sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (7.246 - 33.9 Ma)

Description: Con-glomerate, sandstone, mudstone, limestone, and rock-avalanche breccia (sheet-like deposits of crushed rock) deposited and tilted during widespread normal faulting and basin development. Sediments, mostly conglomerate and sandstone, are commonly medium to dark brown, reddish brown, or brownish gray; younger strata are generally lighter colors. Most deposits are 20 to 30 Ma in southeastern Arizona and 15 to 25 Ma in central and western Arizona. (11-32 Ma)

Comments: Middle Tertiary syntectonic or synextensional sucpracrustal rocks 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:{conglomerate,sandstone}, Minor:{mudstone,sedimentary breccia,limestone}

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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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Rocks & Minerals: 57: 249.
Sherborne, J.E., Jr., et al (1979) Major uranium discovery in volcaniclastic sediments, Basin and Range Province, Yavapai County, Arizona, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bull.: 63: 621-646.
Otton (1981).
Spencer & Welty (1985).
Tosdal, B.B, et al (1990), USGS Bull. 1701-G: G17.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 155, 157, 418.
USGS Arrastra Mountain SE Quadrangle map.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management Arizona Mining Claims Lead File #26234.
MRDS database Dep. ID #10113189, MAS ID #0040250121; and, Dep. ID #10235068, MAS ID #0040250630. NOTE: Alternate coordinates provided: 34.2833N, 113.2667W.

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