Harvey Blackwater No. 4 Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10027524
MRDS ID M003240
Record type Site
Current site name Harvey Blackwater No. 4 Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -109.86541, 36.96223 (WGS84)
Elevation 1439
Relative position 2.1 MILES DUE WEST OF COMB RIDGE.
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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

Comments on the location information

  • UTM ESTIMATED

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Uranium Primary
Vanadium Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Carnotite Ore
Montroseite Ore
Uraninite Ore

Analytical data

Result V2O5:U3O8 RATIO IS 3.8:1

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -109.86541, 36.96223

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

  • CALCIUM CARBONATE IS PRESENT IN ORE AS CEMENTING MATERIAL, RANGING FROM 1.4-10.3%.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Comments on the production information

  • BLACKWATER AND HARVEY BLACK CLAIMS HAVE PRODUCED A FEW HUNDRED TONS OF ORE.

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • REPORTEDLY ORE GRADE MINERALIZATION REMAINS

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M003240

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.

  • Other Database

    CIMRI

  • Production

    ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 182

Reporter information

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