The Unknown is a vanadium and uranium mine located in San Juan county, Utah at an elevation of 5,600 feet.
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Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)
Commodity: Vanadium, Uranium
Lat, Long: 37.59639, -109.61278
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Unknown MRDS details
County: San Juan
District: Cottonwood Wash 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: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Colorado Plateaus
Physiographic Section: Canyon Lands
Physiographic Detail: Blanding Basin
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Comment (Location): SECTION SUBDIVISIONS: SE 1/4 NE 1/4 SW 1/4 SEC. 4
Comment (Workings): TWO SHORT ADITS
Reference (Deposit): DODD, P. H., 1956 , EXAMPLES OF URANIUM DEPOSITS IN THE UPPER JURASSIC MORRISON FORMATION OF THE COLORADO PLATEAU, U. S. G. S., PP 300 , P. 243 - 262
Reference (Deposit): PITMAN, R. K., 1958 , URANIUM - VANADIUM DEPOSITS OF THE COTTONWOOD WASH MINING AREA, SAN JUAN CO., UTAH, USAEC RME - 109
Reference (Deposit): STOKES, W. L., 1954 , RELATION OF SEDIMENTARY TRENDS, TECTONIC FEATURES, AND ORE DEPOSITS IN THE BLANDING DIST., SAN JUAN CO., UTAH, USAEC RME 3093 ( PT. 1 )
Reference (Deposit): LEWIS, R. Q., CAMPBELL, R. H., 1965 , GEOLOGY AND URANIUM DEPOSITS OF ELK RIDGE AND VICINITY, SAN JUAN CO., UTAH, USGS PP 474 - B.
Reference (Reserve-Resource): TRIMBLE, L. M., 1977
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