The uranium deposit at the Yellow Canary claims, Daggett County, Utah
Trace Elements Investigations 124
This report concerns work done on behalf of the Division of Raw Materials of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
- V.R. Wilmarth, R.C. Vickers, F.A. McKeown, and E.P. Beroni
The Yellow Canary claims uranium deposit is on the west side of Red Creek Canyon in the northern part of the Uinta Mountains, Daggett County, Utah. The claims have been developed by two adits, three open cuts, and several hundred deep of bulldozer trenches. No uranium ore has been produced from this deposit.
The uranium deposit at the Yellow Canary claims is in the Red Creek quartzite of pre-Cambrian age. The formation is composed of intercalated beds of quartzite, hornblendite, garnet schist, staurolite schist, and quartz-mica schist and is intruded by diorite dikes. A thick unit of highly fractured white quatrzite at the top of the formation contains tyutamunite as coatings on fracture surfaces. The tyutamunite is associated with carnotite, volborthite, iron oxides, azurite, malachite, brochantite, and hyalite. The secondary uranium and vanadium minerals are believed to be alteration products of primary minerals.
The uranium content of 15 samples from this property ranged from 0.000 to 0.57 percent.
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- USGS Numbered Series
- The uranium deposit at the Yellow Canary claims, Daggett County, Utah
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- Trace Elements Investigations
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- U.S. Geological Survey
- Report: 21 p.; 2 Plates: 16.94 x 21.97 inches and 12.62 x 9.70 inches
- United States
- Daggatt County
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- Yellow Canary Claims