Carnation Mine

Producer in San Miguel county in Colorado, United States with commodities Uranium, Vanadium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10119189
MAS/MILS ID 0081130004
Record type Site
Current site name Carnation Mine
Alternate or previous names Rye No. 8

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -108.81067, 38.075 (WGS84)
Elevation 1830
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Colorado San Miguel

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
New Mexico 004 N 017 W 20 Colorado

Comments on the location information

  • AT THE ERDA GRAND JUNCTION OFFICE. OWNER ADDRESS - DAWSON MINING CO, P O BOX 428, GRAND JUNCTIO COLO 81501 THE ACCOMPANYING BACK-UP FILES CONTAIN COMPANY INFORMATION F WITH ERDA. THE PROBABILISTIC MATRIX COMPLETED FROM ERDA RESERVE ESTIMAT COL 1, ROW 1 IS BASED ON FORWARD COST OF $ 8/LB U.OX COL 1, ROW 2 IS BASED ON A $10/LB FORWARD COST. COL 2, ROW 1 IS BASED ON A FORWARD COST OF $15/LB U OX. COL 3, ROW 1 IS BASED ON A FORWARD COST OF $30/LB U OX. COL 4, ROW 1 IS RESERVES PLUS RESOURCE POTENTIAL AT $8/LB FORWARD COST AND COL 5, ROW 1 IS RESERVES PLUS POTENTIAL RESOURCES AT $10/LB U OX AS OF 8-8-74. TOTAL PRODUCTION TO DATE IS 77,799 TONS OF ORE AT 0.23 U OX. 1.45% U OX. MINING COST AS OF 8-8-74 AT A $10/LB FORWARD C PER LB U OX AS LISTED BY ERDA. DIRECT MINING $17.00 INDIRECT MINING $1.70 HAULAGE $4. ROYALTY $2.48 AD. VAL $0.22 MILL $20.00 TOTAL COST $45.40

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Uranium Tertiary
Vanadium Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Carnotite Unknown
Tyuyamunite Unknown
Uraninite Unknown

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -108.81067, 38.075

Ore body information

  • Area 1.2HA
    Field Value
    Type of Orebody #1 SEDIMENTARY
    Shape of Orebody #1 IRREGULAR
    Shape of Orebody #2 TABULAR
    Shape of Orebody #3 LENTICULAR
    Primary mode of Origin RESIDUAL CONCENT
    Secondary mode of Origin OXIDATION
    Primary Ore Control LITHOLOGY
    Secondary Ore Control BEDDING
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. MODERATE
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 BLEACHING
    Total Surface Area (HA) 1.2
    Date of Last Modification 800416

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Underground
Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Discovery year 1958
Year of first production 1959

Mining district

District name Uravan

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Dawson Mining Co
    ID 501106
    Interest 100
    Home office Colorado
    Year 1975

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION IS ONGOING

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Field Value
    MAS Development Schedule # 1
    Mining Record # 1
    Status of Mining Method ACTUAL
    Mining Method ROOM AND PILLAR 10-34
    Hardness of Rock SOFT NONPLASTIC WITH LITTLE WATER
    Rock Characteristics MULTIPLE SYSTEMS OF WEAKNESS PLANES
    Rock Support Chars. SUPPORTING MAY BACK SLAB
    Mine Support Chars. POST, HEADBOARD, CAPS, ROOF BOLTS
    Capacity 20.6
    Capacity Units MT ORE/DAY
    Unit Production Cost 41.18
    Units of Production $/MT ORE
    Operating Days per Year 260
    Operating Shifts per Day 1
    Year of Information 1975

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0081130004
Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA MSHA 0501106

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    REVISED BY MILS (MSHA) 1-9-80

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 27-FEB-1984 Minecom U.S. Bureau of Mines