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Sally Mine, Boot Mesa, Monument Valley Mining District, Navajo Co., Arizona, USAi
Regional Level Types
Sally MineMine
Boot MesaMesa
Monument Valley Mining DistrictMining District
Navajo Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 53' 49'' North , 110° 13' 37'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Oljato-Monument Valley154 (2017)10.5km
Oljato-Monument Valley674 (2016)15.0km
Kayenta5,189 (2011)19.0km
Dennehotso746 (2011)34.3km
Halchita266 (2011)39.4km


An U occurrence located in secs. 6&7, T40N, R20E, G&SRM, about 7.4 km (4.6 miles) E of Boot Mesa (coordinates of record), in Monument Valley. The geographic coordinates presented are for the approximate center of the boundary between secs. 6 & 7. This locality is not listed in the USGS MRDS database.

Mineralization is a channel U deposit in sandstone of the Shinarump Member, Chinle Formation on the west limb of the Agathla Anticline, superimposed on
the Monument upwarp. Low-grade mineralization occurs at the base of the paleochannel. The deposit is completely oxidized autunite, low vanadium, low lime. The channel trends NNW to WNW & is tilted 50 toward the NW.

Workings include surface drilling operations with 60 drill holes totaling 3,000 feet.

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
Monument Valley, Arizona/Utah, USAValley

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Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

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, Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Report for U.S. Department of Energy (Atomic Energy Commission), GJBX-143. RME-2071: 224.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Autunite8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
OOxygen
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
PPhosphorus
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
UUranium
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O

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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Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3188526
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. [154]

Kungurian - Moscovian
272.95 - 315.2 Ma



ID: 2778803
Permian to Pennsylvanian sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (272.95 - 315.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Hermit Formation; Supai Group; Schnebly Hill Formation; Naco Group

Description: Interbedded sandstone, shale, and limestone usually characterized by ledgy outcrops. Orange to reddish sandstone forms cliffs near Sedona. This unit includes Supai Group and Hermit Shale in northern Arizona and Naco Group in southern Arizona. It was deposited in coastal-plain to shallow-marine settings during time of variable and changing sea level. Rocks of this map unit in southern Arizona may be in part equivalent to Permian rocks of map unit P in central and northern Arizona. (280-310 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:{sandstone,shale,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]

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

References

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Scarborough, Robert B. (1981), Radioactive occurrences and uranium production in Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Report for U.S. Department of Energy (Atomic Energy Commission), GJBX-143. RME-2071: 224.
USGS Agathla quadrangle 15 minute topo map.
Marble Canyon NTMS.


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