Calyx 5 and 5 1/4 Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10072987
MRDS ID W018742
Record type Site
Current site name Calyx 5 and 5 1/4 Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -110.67296, 38.67997 (WGS84)
Elevation 1768
Relative position .8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF TEMPLE MOUNTAIN.
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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 024S 011E 35 Utah

Comments on the location information

  • SW 1/4, SE 1/4, NW 1/4, SEC. 35

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Uranium Primary
Vanadium Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Carnotite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Bleaching In Sandstone, Mudstone

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -110.67296, 38.67997

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional San Rafael Swell
Local Temple Mountain Collapse

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Strike N 15 DEG E
    Dip 10 DEG SE
    Thickness 1.83M
    Depth to bottom 36.58M
    Depth to top 30.48M
    Width 22.86M
    Length 121.92M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Paleochannels, Carbonaceous

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Mining district

District name Temple Mountain Area

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Union Carbide
  • Type Owner
    Owner Mineral Energy Inc.

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • POOR SHOWING ON WALLS

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 60.96M
    Overall depth 36.58M

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W018742

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

Reporter information

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