Vista Grande Mine

Past Producer in Montrose county in Colorado, United States with commodities Uranium, Vanadium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10142216
MRDS ID DC04816
MAS/MILS ID 0080850524
Record type Site
Current site name Vista Grande Mine
Related records 10108348

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -109.04598, 38.35669 (WGS84)
Elevation 2117
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Colorado Montrose

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
New Mexico 047 N 020 W 02 SENESE Colorado

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Uranium Tertiary
Vanadium Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Carnotite Unknown
Tyuyamunite Unknown

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -109.04598, 38.35669

Ore body information

  • Strike N65W
    Dip 04S
    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 PYRITIZATION
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #2 BLEACHING
    Strike And Dip N65W
    Date of Last Modification 780722

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Surface
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No

Mining district

District name Uravan

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Union Carbide Corp.
    Interest 100
    Home office Colorado
    Year 1975

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0080850524
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS DC04816 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    REF:CRIB,DC04816 REF:USGS PROF PAPER #508

  • Deposit

    OWN:UNION CARBIDE CORP,1953 GRADE:2.57% V205;0.44% U30

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE MINE WORKINGS CONSIST OF A SMALL OPENCUT. THE MINE PRODU THAT AVERAGED 2.57% V205 AND 0.44% U308. OWNER ADDRESS: UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION P.O. BOX 1049 GRAND JUNCTION,COLORADO 81501

Reporter information

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