Butler Brothers Mine

Past Producer in Sandoval county in New Mexico, United States with commodities Uranium, Vanadium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10072197
MRDS ID W016969
Record type Site
Current site name Butler Brothers Mine
Alternate or previous names Mine: Butler-Mauldin
Related records 10184367

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -106.90421, 35.86394 (WGS84)
Elevation 2316
Location accuracy 250(meters)
Relative position ABOUT 43.6 MILES N 29 W OF BERNALILLO, NM
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States New Mexico Sandoval

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
New Mexico 019N 001W 23 W2 OF NE New Mexico

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION IS ESTIMATED FROM DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY ANDERSON (1980). ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1979)

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Uranium Primary
Vanadium Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Peat Gangue

Analytical data

Result THE BED OF BLACK PEAT CONTAINS UP TO 1.4 PERCENT URANIUM

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone
    Rock unit name Dakota Sandstone
    Rock description Dakota Sandstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous

Nearby scientific data

(1) -106.90421, 35.86394

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Nacimiento Reverse Fault
Local Open But Steeply Plunging Folds

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Dip 45 TO 67
    Width 30.48M
    Length 30.48M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1954
Discoverer R.W. Butler And V.G. Butler, 408 N. Wall, Farmington, Nm (1955)
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production 1955
Year of last production 1959

Mining district

District name La Ventana District

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner R. W. And V. G. Butler, Farmington, Nm

Production statistics

  • Year 1959
    Period 1954 To 1959
    Material ORE U
    Accuracy Estimate
    Description Cp_Grade: ^0.63 Percent U308
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    U3O8 Ore Uranium Uranium 1wt-pct
  • Year 1959
    Period 1954 To 1959
    Material ORE V
    Accuracy Estimate
    Description Cp_Grade: ^0.12 Percent V205
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    V2O5 Ore Vanadium Vanadium 0wt-pct

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface
    Overall length 33.53M

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS CONSIST OF AN OPEN CUT.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W016969

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ELSTON, W.E., 1967, NMBMMR BULL 81, P. 24

  • Deposit

    HILPERT, L.S., 1969, USGS PP 603, P. 49

  • Deposit

    ANDERSON, O.J., 1980, NMBMMR OFR-148

  • Deposit

    MCLEMORE, V.T., 1983 NMBMMR OFR-183, APPENDIX 1

  • Deposit

    NMBMMR GENERAL FILE DATA

  • Production

    MCLEMORE, V.T., 1983, NMBMMR OFR-183, APPENDIX 1

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE URANIUM OCCURS IN A ONE-FOOT BED OF BLACK PEAT AT THE BASE OF THE DAKOTA SANDSTONE. THE DAKOTA HERE IS WARPED INTO OPEN BUT STEEPLY PLUNGING FOLDS BECAUSE OF THE DRAG CAUSED BY THE NACIMIENTO REVERSE FAULT LOCATED ONE MILE TO THE EAST.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JAN-76 Weeks, Robert New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources
Updater 01-JAN-84 Murray, Diane U.S. Geological Survey