Blue Lizard Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10079025
MRDS ID W027813
Record type Site
Current site name Blue Lizard Mine
Related records 10129779

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -110.2971, 37.55583 (WGS84)
Elevation 1951
Relative position 4.2 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 19

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Uranium Primary
Copper Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Bornite Ore
Uraninite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Bleaching In Mudstone

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Siltstone
    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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -110.2971, 37.55583

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Thickness 1.83M
    Depth to bottom 21.34M
    Depth to top 3.66M
    Width 24.38M
    Length 36.58M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Channel Fill, Carbonized Plant Remains

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Large
Significant No
Discovery year 1943
Discoverer J. Wiley Redd
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production 1951

Mining district

District name White Canyon District, Red Canyon Area

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Goode Mining And Exploration
  • Type Owner
    Owner Redd, William B.
  • Type Owner
    Owner Shumway Brothers

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 457.2M
    Overall depth 24.38M

Comments on development

  • EXTENT AND RESULTS OF DRILLING TO THE NORTH UNKNOWN

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W027813

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    1955 COMPILE TRITES A. F., TEI 540

  • Deposit

    1964 COMPILE THADEN, R. E., TRITES, A. F., AND FINNEL T. L., BULL. 1125

  • Production

    UGMS INVESTIGATION 1973

  • Reserve-Resource

    JONES, H., 1977

Reporter information

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