Big Hole Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10089555
MRDS ID W027440
Record type Site
Current site name Big Hole Mine
Alternate or previous names Cliffhouse
Related records 10130476

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -109.59597, 37.59417 (WGS84)
Elevation 1634
Relative position 5.3 MILES NORTH OF BLACK MESA BUTTE
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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 021E 03 Utah

Comments on the location information

  • SECTION SUBDIVISIONS: SW 1/4 SE 1/4 SW 1/4 SEC. 3

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Uranium Primary
Vanadium Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Montroseite Ore
Pascoite Ore
Tyuyamunite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Mudstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Jurassic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Jurassic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone
    Rock unit name Salt Wash Member of Morrison Formation
    Rock description Salt Wash Member of Morrison Formation

Nearby scientific data

(1) -109.59597, 37.59417

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Strike N 35 DEG E
    Dip 3 DEG SE
    Thickness 2.44M
    Depth to bottom 22.86M
    Depth to top 15.24M
    Width 76.2M
    Length 121.92M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Paleochannels, Carbonaceous Material

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Large
Significant No
Discovery year 1930
Discoverer Shumway Brothers
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Cottonwood Wash Area

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Look Mining Co.

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • MINE IS FLOODED RESERVES CANNOT BE ESTIMATED

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 304.8M
    Overall depth 22.86M

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W027440

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    DODD, P. H., 1956 , EXAMPLES OF URANIUM DEPOSITS IN THE UPPER JURASSIC MORRISON FORMATION OF THE COLORADO PLATEAU; USGS PP 300 , P 243 - 262

  • Deposit

    PITMAN, R. K., 1958 , URANIUM - VANADIUM DEPOSITS OF THE COTTONWOOD WASH MINING AREA, SAN JUAN CO., UTAH; USAEC RME 109

  • Deposit

    STOKES, W. L., 1954 , RELATION OF SEDIMENTARY TRENDS, TECTONIC FEATURES, AND ORE DEPOSITS IN THE BLANDING DIST., SAN JUAN CO., UTAH, USAEC RME 3093 ( PT. 1 )

  • Deposit

    1946 RECON U. S. G. M. R. I. 3930

  • Deposit

    1954 RECON USAEC RME 3093

  • Deposit

    1958 RECON USAEC RME 109 (REV.)

  • Production

    UGMS STUDY 1973

  • Reserve-Resource

    TRIMBLE, L. M., 1977

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit MINE IS FLOODED INFORMATION ON DEPOSIT FROM LITERATURE

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-AUG-1977 Trimble, Larry M. Bureau of Land Management