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Reconnaissance Geology of the Southern Muggins Mountains Yuma County, Arizona

Description: Summary and conclusion: More than 4000 feet of Lower Miocene lake sediments were deposited upon a gneissic basement rock, at least locally. The sediments have been gently folded into broad anticlines and synclines and have been cut by high-angle faults with displacements on the order of 100 feet. Both basaltic (?) and acid andesitic lavas have intruded the sediments. A Pleistocene (?) conglomerate unconformably overlies all older exposed rocks. The lake sediments were considered to overlie the adjacent thick series of andesite flows (l). This was not established by a cursory examination. The sediments appeared to be in fault contact with the lavas although the relationship was always obscured by the younger conglomerate or alluvial cover. Since a dike of this acid andesitic composition was observed cutting the sediments, there is a possibility that the lake sediments are older than or contemporaneous with the thick extrusive andesite series.
Date: January 1958
Creator: Reyner, Millard L. & Ashwill, Walter R.

Investigation of Uranium Deposits, Anderson Mine and Adjacent Properties, Yavapai County, Arizona

Description: From abstract: A team consisting of R. A. Lindblom, S. A. Mayer, R. G. Young, W. L. Chenoweth, R. F. Droullard, and I. T. Fisk made a reexamination of the Anderson mine (Uranium Aire) of Interstate Oil and Development located near Wickenberg in Yavapai County, Arizona. The field examination was made from August 22, 1958 to September 2, 1958. This team was formed to resolve differences between company and AEC ore reserve estimates. A cooperative effort in which the company supplied labor, limited additional drilling and both parties were in attendance during the sampling resulted in the collection of additional data. Special attention was given to assessing the in-hole assaying with radiometric equipment by IOD and AEC, evaluation of tonnage factors, moisture content, continuity of ore, and current mapping of stripped and mined areas.
Date: December 1, 1958
Creator: Lindblom, R. A. & Young, Robert G.

Geology and Uranium Deposits of the Carrizo Mountains Area Apache County, Arizona and San Juan County, New Mexico

Description: From Purpose, Scope, and Methods: The objective of this study was an evaluation of resources of the Carrizo Mountains area. Four factors: distribution of ore bodies, relation of uranium to the host rock, relation of ore to structure, and circumstances that might precipitate uranium were studied in search of data bearing on manner of distribution of ore, the time and causes of deposition, and the probable source of the uranium-bearing solutions.
Date: August 1958
Creator: Hershey, Robert E.

Geology of the Uranium Deposits of the Lukachukai Mountains Area Apache County, Arizona

Description: Abstract: In a study of the comparative importance of sedimentary and tectonic ore controls and in search of data bearing on the origin of the deposits, ten mines in the Lukachukai Mountains, Apache County, Arizona were examined in detail. All commercial deposits in the area are in the Salt Wash Member of the Morrison Formation of Jurassic age. The ore bodies are elongate and horizontally lenticular in shape and consist of one or more ore pockets surrounded or separated by protore. The composite length of ore bodies consisting of two or more ore pockets separated by subore grade material ranges up to 1,100 feet; individual ore pockets range up to 350 feet in length. Elongation is usually at least three times the width and is parallel to paleostream depositional trends measured in and near the ore bodies. Claystone and/or siltstone units nearly always underlie and frequently overlie the host sandstone units. Ore occurs most frequently in trough-type, cross-stratified sandstone which fills scours and channels in the underlying claystone units. Lithofacies maps and mine mapping show that ore bodies are restricted to areas of rapid lateral color change which in general are also areas of rapid change in the ratio of mudstone to sandstone. Most ore bodies are located on the southwest flank of the Chuska syncline within a broad belt which trends nearly north-south across the southeast end of the Lukachukai Mountains. It is suggested that a set of shear joints served as vertical channelways for the distribution of migrating uraniferous ground water. Location of the ore belt is apparently controlled by the intersection of these shear joints and particularly favorable facies of the Salt Wash Member.
Date: September 1958
Creator: Nestler, Ronald K. & Chenoweth, William L.