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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
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DOI: 10.3133/tei124

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Abstract

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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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The uranium deposit at the Yellow Canary claims, Daggett County, Utah
Series title:
Trace Elements Investigations
Series number:
124
DOI:
10.3133/tei124
Year Published:
1952
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
Report: 21 p.; 2 Plates: 16.94 x 21.97 inches and 12.62 x 9.70 inches
Number of Pages:
22
Country:
United States
State:
Utah
County:
Daggatt County
Other Geospatial:
Yellow Canary Claims