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The Orphan Lode Mine, Grand Canyon, Arizona

The Orphan Lode Mine, Grand Canyon, Arizona

a case history of a mineralized, collapse-breccia pipe

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Published by Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, [Books and Open-file Reports Section, distributor in [Denver, Colo.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Uranium ores -- Arizona -- Grand Canyon.,
  • Uranium mines and mining -- Arizona -- Grand Canyon.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 73a-73b).

    Statementby William L. Chenoweth.
    SeriesOpen-file report -- 86-510., U.S. Geological Survey open-file report -- 86-510.
    ContributionsGeological Survey (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination2 microfiches
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17836378M

    Magleby, D.N., , Orphan lode uranium mine, Grand Canyon, Arizona: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Report TM, 17 p. English: The Orphan Lode Mine (−) — former mine located 1, feet ( m) below the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Established as a copper mine in , it became a uranium mine in , yielding 13 million pounds of uranium until closing in

    The Orphan Mine, which produced uranium during for America's Cold War nuclear weapons program, is situated on and below the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park. Abandoned in , the site is contaminated with hazardous materials, some of which are radioactive. Now the site must be cleaned up, and it’s a time-consuming, complicated process. The Orphan Mine Site (Site) is located on and below the South Rim in Grand Canyon National Park. The Site is approximately two miles northwest of Grand Canyon Village, between Maricopa Point and the Powell Memorial along the Hermit Road. The South Rim Trail detours around the Site. The Orphan Mine Claim was patented in It contained.

      The mine goes back to , when Dan Hogan-an orphan-discovered copper here. Hogan built a daring trail to his Orphan Mine Lode 1, feet ( m) below you. He gave up mining in and built a lodge and trading post on the rim, which, in , became Grand Canyon Inn. Business quickly changed when uranium ore was confirmed here in Orphan Lode This location is part of the Arizona Mineral Industry Location System (AzMILS), an inventory of mineral occurences, prospects and mine locations in Arizona. Coconino55 is located in T31N R2E Sec 14 N2 in the Bright Angel - 15 Min quad.


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The Orphan Lode Mine, Grand Canyon, Arizona Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Orphan Mine is an important chapter in Grand Canyon history. So, as a 20+ year resident of Grand Canyon, I bought this book with anticipation.

Frankly I was disappointed/5(4). The Orphan Lode Uranium Mine in the Grand Canyon. By George Mumford, Northern Arizona University. The Lost Orphan Uranium Mine sat on the south rim of the Grand Canyon.

In the s Congress approved plans to extend the mine into Grand Canyon National Park. Text. The Orphan Mine is located on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, on the West Rim Drive. Grand Canyon Park: Grand Canyon National Park (GRCA) State: Arizona.

County: Coconino. USGS Quadrangle: Bright Angel, Arizona (15') Location: T31n,R2W,Sec Visitor Access:Orphan Mine is located on the south rim of the Grand Canyon between Maracopa Point and Powell Memorial.

Orphan Mine (Orphan lode), Grand Canyon Village, Orphan Mining District, Coconino County, Arizona, USA: A former U-Cu-V-Ag occurrence/mine with minor & trace commodities of Sb-Pb-Co-Au-Mn-Zn-Ag-Mo & baryte, located in the N½ sec.

14, T31N, R2E, G&SRM, km ( miles) NNW of Grand Canyon Village on. The Orphan Lode Mine, Grand Canyon, Arizona [microform]: a case history of a mineralized, collapse-breccia pipe / by William L.

Chenoweth Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey: [Books and Open-file Reports Section, distributor [Denver, Colo.?] Australian/Harvard Citation. Chenoweth, William L. & Geological Survey (U.S.). Orphan Lode Mine, North Grand Canyon West Rim Road between Powell Point and Maricopa Point, South Rim, Grand Canyon Village, Coconino County, AZ.

Arizona Coconino County Grand Canyon Village, Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Buy The Orphan Lode Mine, Grand Canyon, Arizona: A case history of a mineralized, collapse-breccia pipe (Open-file report / Department of the Interior, U.S.

Geological Survey) by Chenoweth, William L (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : William L Chenoweth. INTRODUCTION. The Orphan is a single, patented, lode mining claim within Grand Canyon National Park, about 2% miles west of Grand Canyon Village, Coconino County, Arizona (Figure 1).

The surface build­ ings and headframe are only a few hundred yards from the West Rim Drive, between Maricopa and Powell by: Orphan Mine is a superfund site located at West Rim Drive Miles Nw Of South Rim Village, Grand Canyon, AZ The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identifies sites such as Orphan Mine because they pose or had once posed a potential risk to human health and/or the environment due to contamination by one or more hazardous wastes.

Full text of "Reclamation report, Orphan mine, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona" See other formats BLM LIBRARY RECLAMATION REPORT ORPHAN MINE GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, ARIZONA by Moon Horn Mining Engineer U.S.

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Phoenix District Office Division of Mineral Resources TN U7 H66. The Orphan Lode Mine is a copper, silver, and uranium mine located in Coconino county, Arizona at an elevation of 6, feet.

Premium members have access to Google dynamic maps. Please consider becoming a member. The Orphan Lode Mine, Grand Canyon, Arizona: a case history of a mineralized, collapse-breccia pipe.

[William L Chenoweth] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create. William Ascarza is an archivist, historian and author.

Email him at [email protected] Sources: Michael A. Amundson, “Mining the Grand Canyon to Save It: The Orphan Lode Uranium Mine and. Hogan was part of the first group of prospectors to come to the Grand Canyon from Flagstaff, Arizona. He registered the “Orphan Lode” or “Orphan Mine” in He originally claimed the mine for copper but eventually capitalized on the close proximity to the canyon.

The Orphan Lode Uranium Mine, on the Grand Canyon's South Rim, offers a case study of the changing definition of national security in the Cold War American West.

The Orphan Lode Mine, Grand Canyon, Arizona: a case history of a mineralized, collapse-breccia pipe. [William L Chenoweth; Geological Survey (U.S.)] Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. From until the miners drilled an elevator shaft to the ore body inthe tramway system was the most efficient way to or from the only working mine within the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park.

The Orphan Mine originated with a copper claim staked by Dan Hogan in and patented with Charlie Babbitt in   This is the only book of it's kind, about the Orphan Mine - that existed before the National Park.

A WARM THANKS to all who helped to make this book possible and for. Dan Hogan: the Orphan Mine. Dan Hogan was in the first group of prospectors to come to Grand Canyon from Flagstaff in He and some friends are the first known hikers to complete a rim-to-rim-to-rim backpacking trip through the central corridor in But his adventures were only getting started.

Aptly named for its isolated location, the Orphan Mine claim was spread over acres. The surface mine, owned by Western Gold and Uranium Inc., was limited to three acres. "Grand Canyon Orphan Mine" was derived from Castagne's working experience as mine superintendent and manager.

The mine operated .Click here to view Orphan Mine (Orphan lode), Grand Canyon Village, Orphan Mining District, Coconino County, Arizona, USA Nearest other occurrences of Pyrite km ( miles).Orphan Lode An aerial view of the area of the Orphan mine at the rim of the Grand Canyon.

The Orphan is located between the two points, on the right of the photograph.