Markey Mine


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Markey Mine

Markey Mine

WGS 84: 
Lat.: 37.54873769° N, 
Long: 110.23314277° W
WGS 84: 
Lat.: 37° 32' 55.456" N,
   Long: 110° 13' 59.314" W
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⚒ Markey, Red Canyon, White Canyon, San Juan Co., Utah, US
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Minerals (Count: 82)

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Pale yellow crystals of leószilárdite (IMA2015-128) on a bed of andersonite from the Markey Mine. It is the first Na+Mg uranyl carbonate. Field of view: 1.5 mm;

Copyright: Travis Olds
Contribution: Stefan 2016-09-27
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Bladed yellow-green natromarkeyite from the Markey mine. Its structure is related to markeyite, where 2 Na replace 1 Ca and 1 H2O group; Locality: Markey Mine, Red Canyon, White Canyon Mining Distr...

Copyright: Travis Olds
Contribution: Stefan 2019-08-08
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hellgelbe, nadelige Kristalle von Feynmanit, Markey Mine, Red Canyon, San Juan Co., Utah, USA; BB < 1 mm

Copyright: Joy Desor
Contribution: openpit 2019-12-31
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Rocks (Count: 2)

Reference- and Source indication, Literature


  • Benson, W.E., Trites Jr., A.F., Beroni, E.P., Feeger, J.A. (1952). Preliminary report on the White Canyon area, San Juan Co., Utah. US Geol. Survey Circular 217.
  • Page, Lincoln R., Stocking, Hobart E., and Smith, Harriet B. (1956). Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the US Geol. Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the UN Int. Conf. Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. US Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 300: 281-84.
  • Olds, T.A. et al. (2016). Leoszilardite, IMA 2015-128. CNMNC Newsl., No.31, S.694; Min. Mag.: 80: 691–97. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Olds, T.A. et al. (2017). Leószilárdite, the first Na,Mg-containing uranyl carbonate from the Markey Mine, San Juan Co., Utah, USA. Min. Mag.: 81: 743-54. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Kasatkin, A.V., Marty, J. and Čejka, J. (2017). Markeyite, IMA 2016-090. CNMNC Newsl., No.35, S.211; Min. Mag., 81, 209-13. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Kasatkin, A.V., Marty, J., and Čejka, J. (2018). Markeyite, a new calcium uranyl carbonate mineral from the Markey mine, San Juan Co., Utah, USA. Min. Mag.: 82: 1089-1100.
  • Kampf, A.R., Olds, T.A., Plášil, J., Marty, J., Perry, S.N. (2019). Feynmanite, a new sodium uranyl sulfate mineral from Red Canyon, San Juan Co., Utah, USA. Min. Mag.: 83(2): 153-60. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Kasatkin, A.V., Nash, B.P., Marty, J. (2019). Magnesioleydetite and straβmannite, two new uranyl sulfate minerals with sheet structures from Red Canyon, Utah. Min. Mag.: 83: 349–60. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J.,Olds, T.A., Nash, B.P., Marty, J., Belkin, H.E. (2019). Meyrowitzite, Ca(UO2)(CO3)2·5H2O, a new mineral with a novel uranyl-carbonate sheet. Am. Min.: 104(4): 603–10. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Kampf, A.R., Plášil, J., Nash, B.P., Němec, I., Marty, J. (2020). Uroxite and metauroxite, the first two uranyl oxalate minerals. Min. Mag.: 84(1): 131-41. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Kampf, A.R., T.A. Olds; J. Plášil; P.C. Burns; J. Marty (2020). Natromarkeyite and pseudomarkeyite, two new calcium uranyl carbonate minerals from the Markey mine, San Juan County, Utah, USA. Min. Mag. Vol.84, Nr.5, S.753-65. (Typ-Publ.)