Mesa 5 Adit

Past Producer in Apache county in Arizona, United States with commodities Uranium, Vanadium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10102505
MRDS ID M003183
Record type Site
Current site name Mesa 5 Adit

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -109.25678, 36.54891 (WGS84)
Elevation 2256
Relative position 2.2 MILES EAST OF WHITE ASH PEAK
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arizona Apache

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Gila and Salt River Arizona

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Uranium Primary
Vanadium Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Carnotite Ore
Tyuyamunite Ore
Gypsum Gangue

Analytical data

Result 0.37-0.50% U3O8

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Mudstone
    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) -109.25678, 36.54891

Ore body information

  • General form LENTICULAR MASSES
    Thickness 1.52M
    Length 12.19M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Ore Bodies Occur In Units Showing Most Rapid Variation In Thickness

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Large
Significant No

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M003183

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    CHENOWETH, W.L., 1967, URANIUM DEPOSITS OF THE LUKACHUKAI MTNS., NEW MEXICO GEOL. SOC., 18TH GUIDEBOOK, P. 78-84

  • Deposit

    CHENOWETH, W.L., 1973, URANIUM DEPOSITS OF NORTHEASTERN ARIZONA, NEW MEXICO GEOL. SOC., 24TH GUIDEBOOK, P. 139

  • Deposit

    DARE, W.L., 1961, URANIUM MINING IN THE LUKACHUKAI MTNS., U.S. BUREAU OF MINES INF. CIRC. NO. 8011, P. 2-30

  • Deposit

    PEIRCE, W.H., 1970, COAL, OIL, NATURAL GAS, HELIUM, AND URANIUM IN ARIZONA, ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 182, P. 235-248.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit INFORMATION GIVEN IN THIS REPORT IS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ENTIRE LUKACHUKAI MINING DISTRICT. MESA 5 ADIT BEING ONE OF MANY MINES THAT COMPRISE THIS DISTRICT. (UTM COORDINATES ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF EACH INDIVIDUAL MINE OR PROSPECT.) ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JAN-1980 Bright, Daniel (Creasey, S.C.) U.S. Geological Survey