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Geology of Horse Mesa, Arizona - New Mexico, with Recommendations for Wagon Drilling

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Abstract: Horse Mesa is in the Navajo Indian Reservation directly on the Arizona-New Mexico state line. Uranium-vanadium deposits in the Salt Wash sandstone which caps the Mesa are fairly widespread and small tonngges have been shipped from two mines. The deposits lie 60 to 75 feet above the base of the Salt Wash formation and possibly trend northwest parallel to ore trends on King Tutt Mesa, a mile northeast. Carnotite and vanoxite are the principal ore minerals. About 6,000 feet of wagon drilling is recommended to test two favorable areas. Continued exploration should be governed by results of this first … continued below

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6 p. : ill., map ; 28 cm.

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King, John W. September 10, 1952.

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  • Main Title: Geology of Horse Mesa, Arizona - New Mexico, with Recommendations for Wagon Drilling
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  • Series Title: Atomic Energy Commission Reports
  • Added Title: Atomic Energy Commission Technical Memorandum 20
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Abstract: Horse Mesa is in the Navajo Indian Reservation directly on the Arizona-New Mexico state line. Uranium-vanadium deposits in the Salt Wash sandstone which caps the Mesa are fairly widespread and small tonngges have been shipped from two mines. The deposits lie 60 to 75 feet above the base of the Salt Wash formation and possibly trend northwest parallel to ore trends on King Tutt Mesa, a mile northeast. Carnotite and vanoxite are the principal ore minerals. About 6,000 feet of wagon drilling is recommended to test two favorable areas. Continued exploration should be governed by results of this first stage drilling.

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King, John W. Geology of Horse Mesa, Arizona - New Mexico, with Recommendations for Wagon Drilling, report, September 10, 1952; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc784378/: accessed May 23, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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