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Dirty Devil mines, San Rafael District (San Rafael Swell), Emery Co., Utah, USAi
Regional Level Types
Dirty Devil minesGroup of Mines (Inactive)
San Rafael District (San Rafael Swell)Mining District
Emery Co.County
UtahState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 41' 39'' North , 110° 59' 1'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.69418,-110.98387
GeoHash:G#: 9wch4s01b
USGS MRDS Record:10020581
Locality type:Group of Mines (Inactive) - last checked 2006
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Emery272 (2017)34.3km
Hanksville212 (2017)42.7km
Ferron1,562 (2017)46.2km
Clawson193 (2017)49.7km


The Moss Back is the host rock of the uranium deposits of the Dirty Devil mines.
As of 2006 the site included a habitation structure, an outhouse, a dugout/powder magazine, 12 adits, 2 waste piles, an ore car trestle, scattered trash, and an ore chute.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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Mineral List

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6 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Coffinite
Formula: U(SiO4) · nH2O
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Metatorbernite8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Coffinite9.AD.30U(SiO4) · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Metatorbernite40.2a.13.2Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Coffinite51.5.2.4U(SiO4) · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
H MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
OOxygen
O CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
O MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
SiSilicon
Si CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
FeIron
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
UUranium
U CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
U MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O

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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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]

Late Triassic
201.3 - 237 Ma



ID: 2946880
Chinle Shale and Shinarump Conglomerate Member

Age: Late Triassic (201.3 - 237 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Shinarump Conglomerate Member

Description: continental deposits: fluvial channel, floodplain, marsh, lake

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.

Lithology: Major:{sandstone mudstone}, Minor:{conglomerate}, Incidental:{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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Bartsch-Winkler, S., Dickerson, R. P., Barton, H. N., McCafferty, A. E., Grauch, V. J. S., Koyuncu, H., Lee, K., Duval, J. S., Munts, S. R., Benjamin, D. A., Close, T. J., Lipton, D. A., Neumann, T. R., Sillett, S.L., (1990) Mineral resources of the San Rafael Swell Wilderness Study Areas, including Muddy Creek, Crack Canyon, San Rafael Reef, Mexican Mountain, and Sids Mountain Wilderness study areas, Emery County, Utah, United States Geological Survey Bulletin 1752.
Hawley, C.C., Robeck, R.C., and Dyer, H.B. (1968) Geology, altered rocks, and ore deposits of the San Rafael Swell, Emery County, Utah. United States Geological Survey Bulletin 1239.
Johnson, Henry S., Jr. (1957) Uranium resources of the San Rafael district, Emery County, Utah - a regional synthesis. United States Geological Survey Bulletin 1046-D, Plate 2.
Garvin, R. F., compiler, (1966), Directory of mining industry of Utah 1965: Utah Geological and Mineral Survey Bulletin 79, page 39.
Richens, L.D., Harris, D.C., Talbot, R.K., (2006), San Rafael Abandoned Mine Reclamation Project Cultural Resource Survey Emery County Utah, Brigham Young University Museum of Peoples and Cultures Technical Series No. 05-8.

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