Uranium Girl Uranium mine

Our Families were built on Miners!  while researching Mines for this site I came across this report from the US Atomic energy commission, it reports various information about the mine including the Lammert’s being some of the original owners and miners, If you have other information about this mine please comment below we would love to hear it.  Uranium mining is in our blood and here are the lab reports to prove it.  Read the full report at Us Atomic energy commission here is an excerpt.

Uranium Girl

To the best of our ability of locating these mines these pictures are the artifacts from the Uranium Girl Mine.

The Uranium Girl mine is near the west side of sec. 14,
T. 47 N., K. 20 W., Montrose County, Colo. (pi. 1), on
the south rim of La Sal Creek Canyon. It is reached
by the Yellow Bird truck trail which leaves Utah Highway
46 at the head of La Sal Creek Canyon and extends
eastward for 3.2 miles to where a road turns north to the
property. The Uranium Girl mine was first called the
Emergency claim and was originally located in 1949.
It was relocated in 1951 by Robert B., Shirley V., James,
and H. W. Lammert. It was again relocated in 1953 by
E. B. Swanson who renamed it the Uranium Girl and
acquired quit claim deeds from previous owners.
The workings consist of a single opencut that covers
an area approximately 75 feet long and 30 feet wide.
The deposit is in a light-brown medium- to fine-grained
sandstone lens that ranges from 0 to 30 feet in thickness
and may be equivalent to the unit that contains the
Hesperus mine and the uppermost workings of the
Maud mine. This lens overlies about 35 feet of interbedded
mudstone and sandstone which separate it from
the ore-bearing sandstone of the Salt Wash Member.
Recent (1954) drilling on the claim indicates that the
ore-bearing sandstone is about 40 feet thick, is overlain
and underlain by green mudstone layers, and contains
green mudstone seams and pellets.
The ore minerals consist of carnotite and vanadium
hydromica which are disseminated in thin layers of
sandstone that range in thickness from 2 to 6 inches. In
one place the mineralized material may have been 1
foot thick. Small pods containing carbonaceous trash
and ore minerals are also present. The grade of the
ore produced averages 1.95 percent V2O5 and 0.24
percent U3O8 in a ratio of 8:1

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