The W. N. Mine is a uranium and copper mine located in San Juan county, Utah at an elevation of 6,801 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 6,801 Feet (2,073 Meters)
Commodity: Uranium, Copper
Lat, Long: 37.63972, -110.04806
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W. N. Mine MRDS details
Primary: W. N. Mine
County: San Juan
District: White Canyon District, Deer Flat Area
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Other
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Colorado Plateaus
Physiographic Section: Canyon Lands
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: TABULAR, LENS
Description: Stable Platform
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Bleaching In Mudstone
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: U3O8 = 0.726 % , V2O5 = .016
Comment (Development): RIM STRIPPING
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS OF MAIN MINE FLOODED EXTENT OF WORKING UNKNOWN
Comment (Location): SECTION SUBDIVISION: SW 1/4 , NE 1/4 , SE 1/4 , SEC. 21
Reference (Deposit): FINNELL, T. L., FRANKS, P. C., AND HUBBARD, H. A., 1963 , GEOLOGY, ORE DEPOSITS AND EXPLORATORY DRILLING IN THE DEER FLAT AREA, WHITE CANYON DIST., SAN JUAN CO., UTAH, U.S.G.S. BULL. 1132 .
Reference (Production): UGMS STUDY, 1973
Reference (Reserve-Resource): JONES, HAROLD, 1977
Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: SAMPLE H2, 1.5 FT CHIP, 90 FT IN NORTHERN ADIT, 5 DOG HOLE, W RIB
Reference (Deposit): THADEN, R. E., TRITES, A. F., AND FINNELL, T. L., 1964 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE WHITE CANYON AREA, SAN JUAN AND GARFIELD COS., UTAH, U.S.G.S. BULL 1125
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