Vanadium Queen Mine

Past Producer in San Juan county in Utah, United States with commodities Uranium, Vanadium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10015128
MRDS ID DB00178
Record type Site
Current site name Vanadium Queen Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -109.08179, 38.33582 (WGS84)
Elevation 2048
Relative position 2.3 MILES WNW FROM HIGHWAY 46 CROSSING UTAH - COLORADO STATE LINE
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Utah San Juan

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Salt Lake 028S 026E 29 Utah

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Uranium Primary
Vanadium Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Carnotite Ore
Coffinite Ore
Tyuyamunite Ore
Uraninite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Mudstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Jurassic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Jurassic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone
    Rock unit name Salt Wash Member of Morrison Formation
    Rock description Salt Wash Member of Morrison Formation
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Conglomerate

Nearby scientific data

(1) -109.08179, 38.33582

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description La Sal Creek Syncline

Ore body information

  • General form LENS, POD, BLANKET-LIKE, TABULAR
    Strike NNW
    Dip 7 DEG E
    Thickness 1.83M
    Depth to bottom 18.29M
    Width 38.1M
    Length 39.62M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Paleochannel

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Large
Significant No
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Paradox District, La Sal Area

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Ray Small
    Home office Nucla, Co.
  • Type Owner
    Owner Allied Mission Oil Co.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 4572M
    Overall depth 18.29M

Comments on the workings information

  • ACTIVE MINE WAS NOT EXAMINED

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS DB00178

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    CARTER, W. D., AND GUALTIERI, J. L., 1965 , GEOLOGY AND URANIUM - VANADIUM DEPOSITS OF THE LA SAL QUADRANGLE, SAN JUAN CO., UTAH, AND MONTROSE CO., COLO.: USGS PROF. PAPER 508

  • Production

    UGMS STUDY, 1973

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit IN SAME GENERAL CHANNEL, DIRECTION AS THE FIREFLY - PIGMAY AND GRAY DAUN MINES.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1977 Jones, Harold H. Bureau of Land Management