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dc.contributor.authorChenoweth, W.L.
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dc.date.issued1990
dc.identifier.citationChenoweth, W.L., 1990, The Geology and Production History of the Morale Uranium Mine, Hopi Buttes Area, Navajo County, Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Report CR-90-D, 14 p.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/629358
dc.descriptionDuring the uranium boom of the mid-1950's, some 192 tons of low-grade ore were produced at the Morale mine in the Hopi Buttes area of Navajo County, Arizona (Figure 1). The host rocks for the orebody were lacustrine sediments of late Miocene to early Pliocene age in the Seth-La-Kai maar. This feature has been referred to in the past as a diatreme (Lowell, 1956; Wenrich and Mascarenas, 1982a,b; Wenrich-Verbeek and others, 1982). It is herein referred to as a maar because the uranium-bearing sedimentary rocks were deposited within a crater (maar), and the volcanic neck (diatreme) is not actually exposed, but is inferred to underlie the maar. The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the geology of uranium deposits in the Hopi Buttes area and to publish complete production statistics for the Morale mine (a previous report [Shoemaker and others, 1962] published only partial statistics). Production data were obtained while the author was employed by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) as a geologist on the Navajo Indian Reservation.
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCR-90-D
dc.relation.urlhttp://repository.azgs.az.gov/uri_gin/azgs/dlio/268
dc.rightsArizona Geological Survey. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectArizona Geological Survey Contributed Reports
dc.subject1950's
dc.subjectMiocene
dc.subjectPliocene age
dc.subjectNavajo Indian Reservation
dc.subjectArizona
dc.subjectNavajo County
dc.subjectHopi Buttes
dc.subjectMorale Uranium Mine
dc.subjectmaar
dc.subjectdiatreme
dc.subjectProduction Histpry
dc.subjectGeology
dc.subjecturanium
dc.subjectTertiary
dc.subjectSeth-La-Kai maar
dc.titleThe Geology and Production History of the Morale Uranium Mine, Hopi Buttes Area, Navajo County, Arizona
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