Posey Group

Producer in San Juan county in Utah, United States with commodities Uranium, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10079023
MRDS ID W027810
Record type Site
Current site name Posey Group

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -110.28682, 37.54056 (WGS84)
Elevation 1451
Relative position 5.45 MILES SE FROM THE CHOCOLATE DROP
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Utah San Juan

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Salt Lake 037S 015E Utah

Comments on the location information

  • UNSURVEYED SECTION 29

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Uranium Primary
Copper Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Antlerite Ore
Malachite Ore
Torbernite Ore
Uraninite Ore
Uranophane Ore
Zippeite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Bleaching In Mudstone

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 Chinle Formation, Shinarump Member
    Rock description Chinle Formation, Shinarump Member
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Conglomerate

Nearby scientific data

(1) -110.28682, 37.54056

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR/BLANKET
    Thickness 1.83M
    Depth to bottom 12.19M
    Depth to top 0M
    Width 27.43M
    Length 91.44M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Channel Fill; Carbonized Plant Remains

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Large
Significant No
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name White Canyon District, Red Canyon Area

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Emergy Fuels Nuclear
  • Type Owner
    Owner Valley Mining Corp.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 274.32M
    Overall depth 12.19M
    Overall length 36.58M
    Overall width 18.29M

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W027810

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    THADEN, R. E., TRITES, A. F., AND FINNELL, T. L., 1964 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE WHITE CANYON AREA, SAN JUAN AND GARFIELD CO'S., UTAH, USGS BULL 1125

  • Reserve-Resource

    JONES, H., 1977

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-NOV-1977 Jones, Harold H. U.S. Geological Survey