The Moonshine is a uranium mine located in San Juan county, Utah at an elevation of 4,560 feet.
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Elevation: 4,560 Feet (1,390 Meters)
Lat, Long: 38.48583, -109.59944
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Moonshine MRDS details
County: San Juan
District: Kane Canyon Area
Land ownership: State Park
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.
Type: Located Claim
Owner Name: W.S. Dawson
Home Office: TX
Info Year: 1974
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Year Last Production: 1958
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, POD
Description: E Flank Cane Creek Anticline
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: U3O8 = 0.120 %, U2O5 = 2.520
Comment (Deposit): LOGS, TWIGS, CARBON TRASH, DISSEMINATIONS IN SANDSTONE & CONGLOMERATE.
Comment (Production): LAST PRODUCTION 1958
Comment (Location): SECTION SUBDIVISION: NW 1/4 , SE 1/4 , NW 1/4
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS ON CLIFFSIDE
Comment (Reserve-Resource): PERHAPS 10 TONS OF LOW-GRADE ORE
Comment (Orebody): From deleted record 10305354 (MAS 0490370303): Area: .01 HA Length: 61 M Width: 46 M Depth to Top: 61 M Thickness: .3 M Type of Orebody #1 : REPLACEMENT Shape of Orebody #1 : TABULAR Type of Orebody #2 : FISSURE VEIN Primary mode of Origin : OTHER Secondary mode of Origin : OXIDATION Primary Ore Control : LITHOLOGY Secondary Ore Control : FRACTURING Degree of Wallrock Alter. : MODERATE Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 : UNKNOWN Strike And Dip : N45W: Avg. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. : .6T otal Surface Area (HA) : .01 Date of Last Modification : 780213
Comment (Workings): From deleted record 10305354 (MAS 0490370303): Length: 152 M Development Schedule #: 1 Mining Record # : 1 Status of Mining Method : PROPOSED Mining Method : OPEN STOPE Swell Factor : .69 Hardness of Rock : SOFT NONPLASTIC WITH LITTLE WATER Rock Characteristics : ONE SYSTEM OF WEAKNESS PLANES Rock Support Chars. : SUPPORTING Mine Support Chars. : TIMBER Avg. Length of Adits (m) : 461st Condition of Workings : OPEN Capacity Units : MT COMMOD/DAY Units of Production : $/MT COMMOD Year of Information : 1973
Reference (Reserve-Resource): DOELLING, 1977
Reference (Analytical Data): SRC.REF: SAMPLE H25 - 8 IN CHIP 55 FT IN FROM PORTAL, S DRIFT 10 FT, W. LEDGE
Reference (Production): SMOUSE & DOELLING
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