The Rattlesnake Mine is a uranium and vanadium mine located in San Juan county, Utah at an elevation of 6,581 feet.
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Elevation: 6,581 Feet (2,006 Meters)
Commodity: Uranium, Vanadium
Lat, Long: 38.29528, -109.33778
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Rattlesnake Mine MRDS details
Primary: Rattlesnake Mine
County: San Juan
District: Big Indian 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.
Owner Name: Woodmont Inc.
Owner Name: Continental Materials Corp.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1954
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: L
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Colorado Plateaus
Physiographic Section: Canyon Lands
Physiographic Detail: Lisbon Prong - Salt Anticline Region
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Workings): ORE WAS ORIGINAL MINE FROM TWO OPEN PIT AND THEN WAS FOLLOWED UNDERGROUND
Comment (Location): SECTION SUBDIVISION: NW 1/4 , SW 1/4 , NE 1/4
Reference (Deposit): WEIR, G. W. JR, LISBON VALLEY AREA, UTAH-COLORADO, TEI #590 , P. 30 - 42
Reference (Deposit): WEEKS, ALICE D., 1956 U.S.G.S. P.P. #300 P. 187 - 193
Reference (Deposit): USAEC GUIDEBOOK, URANIUM DEPOSITS OF WESTERN U.S. USAEC, OCTOBER 1959
Reference (Deposit): DOELLING, H. H., AND R. E. COHENOUR, U.G.M.S. GUIDE BOOK #21 P. 150 - 154
Reference (Production): SMOUSE 1973 , U.G.M.S. STUDY
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