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Gold Crown Mine, Mystery Valley, Mineral Mining District, Navajo Co., Arizona, USAi
Regional Level Types
Gold Crown MineMine (Inactive)
Mystery ValleyBasin
Mineral Mining DistrictMining District
Navajo Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 56' 52'' North , 110° 14' 29'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Mine (Inactive) - last checked 2019
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Oljato-Monument Valley154 (2017)6.2km
Oljato-Monument Valley674 (2016)9.2km
Kayenta5,189 (2011)24.5km
Dennehotso746 (2011)36.9km
Halchita266 (2011)37.1km


An U occurrence located in approximate sec. 24, T4lN, Rl9E, G&SRM, 6.5 km (4.1 miles) NW of Mystery Valley (coordinates of record) and 6.7 km (4.2 miles) SSW of Goulding (San Juan County, Utah), 1,300 feet ESE of the Monument No. 1, in Monument Valley.

Mineralization is an U deposit hosted in coarse-grained sandstone of the Shinarump Member of the Chinle Formation. The ore contains tyuyamunite and minor autunite, carnotite, pyrite, and copper oxides with clay pebbles. There are abundant pockets of plant material.

Production was 70 tons of ore @0.12% U3O8 (1955-1956).

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4 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Autunite ?
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
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: 220.
Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
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: 220.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
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: 220.
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
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: 220.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Tyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Autunite ?8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite ?40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Tyuyamunite40.2a.26.1Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
OOxygen
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
PPhosphorus
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
VVanadium
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
UUranium
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O

References

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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: 220.
USGS Agathla Peak quadrangle 15 minute topo map.
Marble Canyon NTMS.

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