Navajo Copper Mine, White Mesa, White Mesa Mining District, Coconino Co., Arizona, USAi
|Regional Level Types|
|Navajo Copper Mine||Mine|
|White Mesa Mining District||Mining District|
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 39' 45'' North , 111° 26' 42'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Coconino Copper & Chemical; The Eli Patented claim #2758; Zontelli Western; Navajo-Pacific; Pittsburg Copper & Mining; Shattuck-Denn
A former Ag-Cu occurrence/mine located in the center sec. 29, T38N, R9E, G&SRM, 11.5 km (7.1 miles) ENE of White Mesa (coordinates of record).
Local rocks include rocks of the Glen Canyon Group.
Heap leach process used by Zontelli Western Mining Co.
Regions containing this locality
|North America Plate||Tectonic Plate|
|Colorado Plateau, USA||Plateau|
|Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, USA||Reservation|
|Hopi-Navajo Indian Reservations, Colorado Plateau, Apache; Navajo and San Juan Cos., Arizona & Utah, USA|
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Hill, J.M. (1914 a) Copper deposits of the White Mesa district, Arizona, in Contributions to economic geology, 1912, Part I--Metals and nonmetals except fuels: USGS Bulletin 540: 159-163.
Sheffer, H. & Evans, L. (1968), Copper leaching practices in the Western United States, U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular IC-8341: 24.
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), U.S. Bureau of Mines, file ID #0040050325.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10185326.
Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Kabab file.
Kiersch G.A., Mineral Resources of the Navajo-Hopi Indian Reservations, Volume 1: 21.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management Mining District sheet 136.
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