Geology and uranium deposits of the Laguna district, New Mexico
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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English



  • New Mexico,
  • Laguna region.


  • Geology -- New Mexico -- Laguna region.,
  • Uranium mines and mining -- New Mexico -- Laguna region.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Robert H. Moench and John S. Schlee.
SeriesGeological Survey professional paper 519, Geological Survey professional paper ;, 519.
ContributionsSchlee, John Stevens, 1928- joint author.
LC ClassificationsQE75 .P9 no. 519
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 117 p.
Number of Pages117
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL256471M
LC Control Numbergs 66000285

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Get this from a library! Geology and uranium deposits of the Laguna district, New Mexico. [Robert Hadley Moench; John Stevens Schlee; Geological Survey (U.S.),; U.S. Atomic Energy Commission,]. Geology and uranium deposits of the Laguna district, New Mexico / by Robert H. Moench and John S. Schlee; prepared on behalf of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Format Online Resource Book Published Washington: U.S. Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, Description. Grants Mining District in New Mexico The Grants Mining District was the primary focus of uranium extraction and production activities in New Mexico from the s until the late s. The belt extends along the southern margin of the San Juan Basin in Cibola, McKinley, Sandoval, and Bernalillo Counties as well as on tribal lands. Sandstone-type uranium deposits at Ambrosia Lake, New Mexico; an interim report H. C. Granger; The Ambrosia Lake district in northwestern New Mexico is the most important U mining and milling district in the United States. Together with the nearby Laguna district it contains more than 50% of the nation's reserves. Most of the ore occurs in Cited by:

Ultimate sources of uranium are believed to be either fluids from Morrison volcanoes (not demonstrable) or labile constituents in the Jackpile Sandstone. Petrographic studies indicate considerable pre-Dakota diagenesis, which would have made uranium in feldspars, heavy minerals, and volcanic debris available. Jackpile Mine (Jackpile-Paguate), Laguna subdistrict, Cibola Co., New Mexico, USA: Sec 26 & 35 T11N R5W and Sec 2 T10N R5W Listed as the 'Jackpile-Paguate' mine, Section 26 and 33 T11N R5W in 'Uranium Mines and Deposits in the Grants District, Cibola and McKinley Counties, New. This paper is an overview of the diverse types of uranium deposits that are recognized in the world, exclusive of Europe, and presents brief descriptions of selected deposits of each major type. Descriptions of geology, mineralogy, genesis and economics of each type of deposit precede summaries of selected occurrences of most types. New Mexico was a significant uranium producer since the discovery of uranium by Navajo sheepherder Paddy Martinez in Almost all uranium in New Mexico is found in the Grants mineral belt along the south margin of the San Juan Basin in McKinley and Cibola counties in the northwest part of the state. Stretching northwest to southeast, the mineral belt contains the Chuska, Gallup, Ambrosia.

Nearly , short tons of uranium-vanadium ore has been produced from to March 3, , in the Slick Bock district, San Miguel County, Colorado. This ore has averaged about percent U3O8 and percent V2O5. The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources staff are closely following the recommendations of New Mexico Governor Lujan-Grisham during the COVID crisis. We are currently mostly working from home, and our facilities will be closed to outside visitors until further notice. The Jackpile-Paguate uranium deposit of northwestern New Mexico occurs in the fluvial Jackpile sandstone of the Jurassic Morrison Formation. The uranium ore is present as matrix impregnations of uranium and epigenetic carbonaceous material in a series of . Geology and uranium deposits of the Laguna district, New Mexico Professional Paper By: Robert Hadley Moench and John Stevens Schlee.