Morale Claim

Past Producer in Navajo county in Arizona, United States with commodity Uranium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10048363
MRDS ID M899954
Record type Site
Current site name Morale Claim

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -110.0418, 35.47198 (WGS84)
Elevation 1829
Relative position ON SOUTHERN RIM OF RED CLAY MESA.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arizona Navajo

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Gila and Salt River 025N 023E 30 Arizona

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Uranium Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • IN REFERENCE TO "MAIN ORE MINERALS"; THE IDENTITY OF THE URANIUM MINERAL IS NOT APPARENT EITHER MEGASCOPICALLY OR PETROGRAPHICALLY.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Mafic Volcanic Rock > Basalt
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Siltstone
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Bidahochi Formation
    Rock description Bidahochi Formation
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Pyroclastic Rock > Tuff

Nearby scientific data

(1) -110.0418, 35.47198

Ore body information

  • General form DISSEMINATED
    Length 45.72M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Ore Grade Rock Occurs Where The Beds Above An Unconformity Are Sharply Flexed

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Production statistics

  • Year 1959
    Period 1954-1959
    Material ORE U
    Accuracy Accurate
    Description Cp_Grade: ^0.15% U3o8
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    U3O8 Ore Uranium Uranium 0wt-pct

Comments on the workings information

  • THE ORE WAS MINED FROM A RIM CUT AND A SHORT ADIT ON THE SOUTHEAST RIM OF THE DIATREME.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M899954

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    SHOEMAKER, E.M., ROACH, C.H., BYERS, JR., F.M., 1962, DIATREMES AND URANIUM DEPOSITS IN THE HOPI BUTTES, ARIZONA, PETROLOGIC STUDIES: A VOLUME IN HONOR OF A.F. BUDDINGTON, P. 348-352.

  • Deposit

    CHENOWETH, W.L., 1973, URANIUM DEPOSITS OF NE ARIZONA, NEW MEXICO GEOLOGIC SOCIETY, 24TH FIELD GUIDEBOOK, P. 147-148.

  • Other Database

    CIMRI

  • Production

    N.M.G.S. 24TH FIELD GUIDEBOOK P. 148

Reporter information

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