Early vanadium-uranium mining in Monument Valley, Apache and Navajo Counties, Arizona, and San Juan County, Utah
KeywordsArizona Geological Survey Open File Reports
San Juan County
Navajo Indian Reservation
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CitationChenoweth, W.L., 1985, Early vanadium-uranium mining in Monument Valley, Apache and Navajo Counties, Arizona, and San Juan County, Utah. Arizona Geological Survey Open File Report, OFR-85-15, 17 p.
DescriptionDuring the period 1942 through 1944, the Office of Indian Affairs, U. S. Department of the Interior, leased four parcels of land in Monument Valley, Arizona and Utah for carnotite mining. Two leases in Arizona, Monument No.1 and Monument No.2, produced a total of 4,014 tons of ore averaging 1.87% V205. Another lease, Utah No.1, located on the eastern tip of Oljeto Mesa, produced nearly 52 tons of ore averaging 4.03% U308 and 5.50% V205. Since the ore averaged greater than 1.50% U308, payment was received for the uranium, in addition the vanadium. This represents the initial mining of uranium ore on the Navajo Indian Reservation. (13 pages)
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North Bounding Coordinate37.3727
South Bounding Coordinate35.7759
West Bounding Coordinate-110.709
East Bounding Coordinate-108.567
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