Camp Bird no. 12 Mine, Temple Mountain, San Rafael District (San Rafael Swell), Emery Co., Utah, USAi
|Regional Level Types|
|Camp Bird no. 12 Mine||Group of Mines (Inactive)|
|San Rafael District (San Rafael Swell)||Mining District|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||38° 40' 5'' North , 110° 40' 58'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||38.66830,-110.68296|
|USGS MRDS Record:||10300481|
|Locality type:||Group of Mines (Inactive) - last checked 2018|
|Köppen climate type:||BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate|
|Other/historical names associated with this locality:||Camp Bird 12 group; South Workings; Mountain King|
The Camp Bird 12 group of mines, sometimes referred to as the South Workings, are in the Moss Back Member north of South Temple Wash. They are the southernmost large mines of the Temple Mountain area. Among the oldest mines in the district, they were extensively worked before 1944. The production before 1948 is not known, but it probably was at least several hundred tons of high-grade ore (over 1 percent U3O8). The mines were operated again from 1948 to 1952, but since that time through 1965, the only mining had been in the ribs and pillars of the old workings. Part of the ore produced after 1948 was from the mine dumps of the earlier period of mining.
The mine workings consist chiefly of a series of interconnected open stopes, of which one group is along the main Moss Back outcrop belt, and another opens into a minor drainage to the east and is connected with the first group by the Through adit. USGS Bulletin 1192 included a mine map.
Camp Bird 12 group included Mountain King and Mountain King 1, 2, and 3 claims. MRDS ID W018715.
Note that the location given in USGS MRDS ID 10020643 is the same as that in MRDS ID 10020641 for Black Beauty mine, and is inconsistent with that shown in figure 3 of USGS Bulletin 1192.
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Regions containing this locality
|North America Plate||Tectonic Plate|
|Rocky Mountains, North America||Mountain Range|
Select Mineral List TypeStandard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements
Detailed Mineral List:
| ⓘ Carnotite|
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
| ⓘ Malachite|
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides|
|ⓘ||Carnotite||4.HB.05||K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O|
|Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN|
|Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES|
|AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+|
|ⓘ||Carnotite||40.2a.28.1||K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O|
List of minerals for each chemical element
|H||ⓘ Carnotite||K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O|
|O||ⓘ Carnotite||K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O|
|K||ⓘ Carnotite||K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O|
|V||ⓘ Carnotite||K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O|
|U||ⓘ Carnotite||K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O|
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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|Early Jurassic - Late Triassic|
174.1 - 237 Ma
|Mesozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Mesozoic (174.1 - 237 Ma)
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. 
247.2 - 251.902 Ma
Age: Early Triassic (247.2 - 251.902 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Moenkopi Formation
Description: fluvial, mudflat, sabkha, shallow marine; redbeds
Comments: Original map source: Hintze, L.F., Willis, G.C., Laes, D.Y.M., Sprinkel, D.A., and Brown, K.D., 2000, Digital Geologic Map of Utah: Utah Geological Survey, Map 179DM, scale 1:500,000.
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.