Black Mountain Claims

The Black Mountain Claims is a uranium mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Black Mountain Claims  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Uranium

Lat, Long: 33.85694, -113.05389

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Black Mountain Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Black Mountain Claims
Secondary: Black Mountain Vanadium Claims


Commodity

Primary: Uranium


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: Aguila District


Land Status

Land ownership: Federal
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface


Ownership

Owner Name: Milton Ray
Years: 1951 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Basalt
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: .009% U308


Materials

Ore: Carnotite
Gangue: Gypsum


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1964)

Comment (Workings): PROSPECT PITS AND TRENCHES

Comment (Commodity): CARNOTITE IS YELLOW .25 INCH PATCHES IN MINOR FRACTURES IN TUFF

Comment (Production): NO PRODUCTION RECORD. LOW GRADE

Comment (Deposit): CARNOTITE REPLACES CLAY MINERALS, DEPOSITED FROM CIRCULATING GROUNDD WATER

Comment (Geology): TUFF CONTAINS BONES AND FRESH WATER FOSSILS SHALEY BEDS UNDERLAIN BY METAMORPHIC ROCKS AND OVERLAIN BY THIN BASALT FLOW.


References

Reference (Deposit): U.S.G.S. BULL. 1147-A, P.A-15

Reference (Deposit): SCARBOROUGH, ROBERT B., MARCH 1981, RADIOACTIVE OCCURRENCES AND URANIUM PRODUCTION IN ARIZONA, PREPARED FOR U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY.


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