The Black Mountain Claims is a uranium mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona.
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Primary Mineral: Uranium
Lat, Long: 33.85694, -113.05389
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Black Mountain Claims MRDS details
Primary: Black Mountain Claims
Secondary: Black Mountain Vanadium Claims
District: Aguila District
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.
Owner Name: Milton Ray
Years: 1951 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: .009% U308
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.
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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