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dc.contributor.authorChenoweth, W.L.
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dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.citationChenoweth, W.L., 1999, The Geology, Leasing, and Production History of the Uranium-Vanadium Mines on North Star Mesa, Apache County, Arizona and San Juan County, New Mexico: Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Report CR-99-A, 25 p.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/629266
dc.descriptionThe exposures of the uranium-vanadium minerals on the rim of North Star Mesa were some of the first to be discovered in the Carrizo Mountains of northeastern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico. The host rock for the ore deposits is the Salt Wash Member of the Morrison Formation of Late Jurassic age. The area was first leased for radium ore in the 1920s. A small amount of ore was mined and later sold for its vanadium content. In the early 1940s, the area was again leased for vanadium mining and a few hundred tons were produced. Under the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) ore procurement program, mining resumed in 1949 and continued intermittently through 1957 with final shipments made in 1962. Under the ABC program approximately 800 tons of uranium-vanadium ore was produced.
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCR-99-A
dc.relation.urlhttp://repository.azgs.az.gov/uri_gin/azgs/dlio/338
dc.rightsArizona Geological Survey. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectArizona Geological Survey Contributed Reports
dc.subjectNew Mexico
dc.subjectSan Juan County
dc.subjectArizona
dc.subjectApache County
dc.subjectNorth Star Mesa
dc.subjectradium ore
dc.subjectore procurement program
dc.subjectAEC
dc.subjecturanium-vanadium
dc.subjectProduction History
dc.subjectLeasing
dc.subjectGeology
dc.subjectLate Jurassic
dc.subjectCarrizo Mountains
dc.subjectMorrison Formation
dc.subjectSalt Wash Member
dc.titleThe Geology, Leasing, and Production History of the Uranium-Vanadium Mines on North Star Mesa, Apache County, Arizona and San Juan County, New Mexico
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