Big Hole Mine

Past Producer in San Juan county in Utah, United States with commodity Uranium
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Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10130476
MRDS ID W027440
MAS/MILS ID 0490370243
Record type Site
Current site name Big Hole Mine
Related records 10089555

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -109.59509, 37.5933 (WGS84)
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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 037 S 021 E 03 SW Utah


Commodity Importance
Uranium Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Carnotite Unknown

Nearby scientific data

(1) -109.59509, 37.5933

Ore body information

  • Strike N05E
    Dip 02E
    Thickness 2.4M
    Depth to top 18M
    Width 60M
    Length 180M
    Area 0.04HA
    Field Value
    Type of Orebody #1 REPLACEMENT
    Shape of Orebody #1 TABULAR
    Primary mode of Origin OTHER
    Primary Ore Control LITHOLOGY
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. UNKNOWN
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 UNKNOWN
    Strike And Dip N05E
    Avg. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 1.5
    Total Surface Area (HA) .04
    Date of Last Modification 780213

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Underground
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Large
Significant No
Discovery year 1930

Mining district

District name Cottonwood Wash Area

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Shumway Brothers
    Home office Utah
    Year 1974

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 300M
    Field Value
    MAS Development Schedule # 1
    Mining Record # 1
    Status of Mining Method PROPOSED
    Mining Method OPEN STOPE
    Swell Factor .73
    Rock Characteristics ONE SYSTEM OF WEAKNESS PLANES
    Rock Support Chars. SUPPORTING
    Mine Support Chars. TIMBER
    Length of Inclines (m) 90
    Slope of Inclines 20
    1st Condition of Workings FLOODED
    Capacity Units MT COMMOD/DAY
    Units of Production $/MT COMMOD
    Year of Information 1973

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0490370243
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W027440 MAS references MRDS

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 09-APR-1987 Unknown U.S. Bureau of Mines