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Bitter Creek Mine, Paradox Valley, Uravan Mining District, Montrose Co., Colorado, USAi
Regional Level Types
Bitter Creek MineMine
Paradox ValleyValley
Uravan Mining DistrictMining District
Montrose Co.County
ColoradoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
38° 15' 53'' North , 108° 41' 57'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Naturita528 (2017)12.5km
Nucla702 (2017)13.2km
Redvale236 (2011)26.6km
Norwood562 (2017)38.6km


6 miles (9.6km) south of Uravan (SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Section 1, T. 46 N., R. 17 W.)

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


16 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; USGS Bull 1042F
'Bitumen'
Reference: USGS Bull 1042F
Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; USGS Bull 1042F
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; USGS Bull 1042F
Corvusite
Formula: (Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; USGS Bull 1042F
Ferroselite
Formula: FeSe2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: USGS Bull 1042F
Hewettite
Formula: CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; USGS Bull 1042F
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: USGS Bull 1042F
Melanovanadite
Formula: Ca(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Metatyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; USGS Bull 1042F
Montroseite (TL)
Formula: (V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Type Locality:
Description: The Bitter Creek mine is the type locality for montroseite (Weeks and others, 1950, 1953). The microscopic, bladed prismatic crystals and compact crystalline aggregates of montroseite were also noted by Heyl (1957).
Reference: "Mmer,Min.(1951) 36, 326-327 (abstract); Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 336, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997; USGS Bull 1042F
Paramontroseite (TL)
Formula: V4+O2
Type Locality:
Description: Paradox Valley, Bitter Creek mine. This is the type locality for paramontroseite, described by Evans and Mrose (1955); the deposit as a whole was studied by Heyl (1957). Paramontroseite and doloresite often replace montroseite (Evans, 1959). Paramontro
Reference: Am Min 40 (1955), 861; "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 358, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
Pascoite
Formula: Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; USGS Bull 1042F
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; USGS Bull 1042F
Rauvite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; USGS Bull 1042F
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; USGS Bull 1042F
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel; USGS Bull 1042F

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Ferroselite2.EB.10aFeSe2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Corvusite4.HE.20(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Hewettite4.HE.15CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Melanovanadite4.HE.05Ca(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
Metatyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Montroseite (TL)4.FD.10(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Paramontroseite (TL)4.DB.15aV4+O2
Pascoite4.HC.05Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Rauvite4.HB.40Ca(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Tyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bitumen'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Ferroselite2.12.2.2FeSe2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Paramontroseite (TL)4.4.11.1V4+O2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Montroseite (TL)6.1.1.4(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Metatyuyamunite40.2a.26.2Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Tyuyamunite40.2a.26.1Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Group 47 - VANADIUM OXYSALTS
Anhydrous Vanadium Oxysalts Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Pascoite47.2.1.1Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Hydrated Normal Vanadium Oxysalts
Corvusite47.3.2.2(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Hewettite47.3.1.1CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Melanovanadite47.3.6.1Ca(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
Vanadium Bronzes
Rauvite47.4.4.1Ca(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Bitumen'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
H MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
H RauviteCa(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
H Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
H HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
H PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
H MelanovanaditeCa(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
OOxygen
O Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
O ParamontroseiteV4+O2
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
O MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
O RauviteCa(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
O Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
O HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
O PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
O BaryteBaSO4
O MelanovanaditeCa(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
O UraniniteUO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
NaSodium
Na Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
K Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
CaCalcium
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Ca MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Ca RauviteCa(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Ca Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Ca HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
Ca PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Ca MelanovanaditeCa(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
VVanadium
V Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
V ParamontroseiteV4+O2
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
V MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
V RauviteCa(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
V Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
V HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
V PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
V MelanovanaditeCa(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
FeIron
Fe Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Fe Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe FerroseliteFeSe2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
SeSelenium
Se FerroseliteFeSe2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
UUranium
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
U MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
U RauviteCa(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
U UraniniteUO2

References

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Eckel, Edwin B. (1997) Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised, p. 24.
Heyl, A.V. (1957) Zoning of the Bitter Creek vanadium-uranium deposit near Uravan, Colorado. United States Geological Survey Bulletin 1042-F.

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