The Shay Mountain Mines is a vanadium and uranium mine located in San Juan county, Utah at an elevation of 8,442 feet.
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Elevation: 8,442 Feet (2,573 Meters)
Commodity: Vanadium, Uranium
Lat, Long: 37.91694, -109.57611
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Shay Mountain Mines MRDS details
Primary: Shay Mountain Mines
Secondary: Blue Claims
County: San Juan
District: Monticello District, Abajo Area
Land ownership: National Forest
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: Shumway, Kenneth
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1944
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Colorado Plateaus
Physiographic Section: Canyon Lands
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: LENS & PODS
Description: Abajo Mt. Uplift
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Analytical Data: 1 FT. CHIP SAMPLE - .429 % U3O8, 3.950 % V2O5
Comment (Location): LOCATED IN UNSURVEYED AREA
Comment (Workings): PROPERTY CONSIST OF SIX ADITS
Reference (Deposit): WITKIND, I. J., 1964 , GEOLOGY OF THE ABAJO MTNS. AREA, SAN JUAN CO., UTAH, U. S. G. S., PP 453
Reference (Deposit): LEWIS, R. Q., CAMPBELL, R. H., 1965, GEOLOGY AND URANIUM DEPOSITS OF ELK RIDGE AND VICINITY, SAN JUAN CO., UTAH, U. S. G. S., PP 474 - B.
Reference (Deposit): 1964 RECON WITKIND, I. J., USGS PP 45
Reference (Production): U. G. M. S. STUDY 1973
Reference (Reserve-Resource): JONES, H., 1977
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