Chee Nez No. 1 Mine

Past Producer in Apache county in Arizona, United States with commodities Uranium, Vanadium, Molybdenum

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10027520
MRDS ID M003234
Record type Site
Current site name Chee Nez No. 1 Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -109.88876, 36.9439 (WGS84)
Elevation 1615
Relative position 7.4 MILES NORTHWEST OF DINNEHOTSO
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arizona Apache

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Gila and Salt River Arizona

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Uranium Primary
Vanadium Primary
Molybdenum Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Carnotite Ore
Montroseite Ore
Tyuyamunite Ore

Analytical data

Result V:U RATIO IS 5:1

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone
    Rock unit name Shinarump Conglomerate Member Of Chinle Formation;De Chelly Sandstone
    Rock description Shinarump Conglomerate Member Of Chinle Formation;De Chelly Sandstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Triassic

Nearby scientific data

(1) -109.88876, 36.9439

Ore body information

  • General form LENTICULAR ORE PODS

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Deposits Occur In Bottom Of Most Paleostream Channels, Usually With Carbonaceous Debris

Comments on the geologic information

  • MINERALIZATION OCCURS FOR 7 FT. INTO PERMIAN DE CHELLY SANDSTONE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Large
Significant No

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION INCLUDED WITH MONUMENT NO. 2

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • MINED OUT

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M003234

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    CHENOWETH, W.L., 1973, URANIUM DEPOSITS OF NORTHWESTERN ARIZONA, NEW MEXICO GEOL. SOC. 24TH GUIDEBOOK, P. 139

  • Deposit

    JOHNSON, H.S., 1966, URANIUM DEPOSITS OF THE MOAB, MONTICELLO, WHITE CANYON AND MONUMENT VALLEY DISTRICTS, UTAH AND ARIZONA, U.S.G.S. BULLETIN 1222-H, 53 P.

  • Deposit

    PEIRCE, W.H., 1970, COAL, OIL, NATURAL GAS, HELIUM, AND URANIUM IN ARIZONA, ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 182, P. 235-248.

  • Deposit

    WITKIND & THADEN, 1963, USGS BULL. 1103

  • Reserve-Resource

    ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 182

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THIS REPORT CONTAINS INFORMATION FROM RECORD M030423 FROM THE MOLYBDENUM FILE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JAN-1980 Bright, Daniel (Creasey, S.C.) U.S. Geological Survey