Fumerole Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10072979
MRDS ID W018725
Record type Site
Current site name Fumerole Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -110.68407, 38.68608 (WGS84)
Elevation 1780
Relative position 0.3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF TEMPLE MTN.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Utah Emery

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Salt Lake 025S 011E 34 Utah

Comments on the location information

  • NE 1/4, NW 1/4, NE 1/4, SEC 34

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Uranium Primary
Vanadium Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Uraninite Ore
Arsenic Gangue
Malachite Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Mudstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Triassic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Triassic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone
    Rock unit name Wingate Sandstone
    Rock description Wingate Sandstone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -110.68407, 38.68608

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional San Rafael Swell
Local Temple Mountain Collapse

Ore body information

  • Strike NW
    Dip SW
    Thickness 0.61M
    Depth to bottom 7.62M
    Depth to top 4.57M
    Width 1.52M
    Length 3.05M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1955
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Temple Mountain Area

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1977
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Uranium U3O8 0.1 wt-pct Uranium Major 1977

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Area 0.002HA
    Overall length 15.24M
    Overall width 15.24M

Comments on the workings information

  • THE MINE IS IN SANDSTONE AND MUDSTONE WHICH IS HIGHLY FRACTURED

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W018725

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    HAWLEY, C. C., 1957, SAN RAFAEL SWELL, UTAH GEOLOGIC INVESTIGATIONS OF RADIOACTIVE DEPOSITS: USAEC TEL-690

  • Deposit

    HAWLEY, C. C., AND OTHERS, 1965, GEOLOGY AND URANIUM DEPOSITS OF THE TEMPLE MTN. DISTRICT, EMERY CO., UT.: USGS BULL. 1192

  • Deposit

    HAWLEY, C. C., AND OTHERS, 1968, GEOLOGY, ALTERED ROCKS, AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE SAN RAFAEL SWELL, EMERY CO., UT.: USGS BULL. 1239

  • Deposit

    1957 RECON U.S.A.E.C.

  • Deposit

    1965 COMPILE HAWLEY, C. C. - BULLETIN

  • Deposit

    1968 COMPILE HAWLEY, C. C. - BULLETIN

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Discovery Year: 1950'S
Deposit ORE IS IN A COLLAPSE STRUCTURE AND OCCURS IN BLEBS OF ASPHALT WHICH FILLS VUGS AND FRACTURES

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAR-1977 Trimble, Larry M. U.S. Geological Survey