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Red Bird

The Red Bird is a uranium and vanadium mine located in San Juan county, Utah at an elevation of 5,400 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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.

Mine Info

Name: Red Bird  

State:  Utah

County:  San Juan

Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)

Commodity: Uranium, Vanadium

Lat, Long: 37.52722, -112.47833

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Red Bird MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Red Bird


Commodity

Primary: Uranium
Primary: Vanadium


Location

State: Utah
County: San Juan
District: Montezuma Canyon


Land Status

Land ownership: State
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Colorado Plateaus
Physiographic Section: High Plateaus Of Utah
Physiographic Detail: Blanding Basin


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Mudstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Jurassic

Name: Mudstone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Carnotite


Comments

Comment (Location): SECTION SUBDIVISION: SW 1/4 , SE 1/4 , SEC. 32


References

Reference (Deposit): HUFF, L. C., LESURE, F. G., 1965 , GEOLOGY AND URANIUM DEPOSITS OF MONTEZUMA CANYON AREA, SAN JUAN CO., UT., USGS BULL. 1190 , 102 P

Reference (Reserve-Resource): TRIMBLE, L. M., 1977


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