The Hermit Mine is in the Arizona Strip (the area of Arizona north of the Colorado River), approximately 23 miles southwest of Fredonia and 7 miles west of Kanab Creek, in Mohave County. It was mined in 19891 and produced approximately 36,339 tons of ore which yielded 550,000 pounds of uranium oxide2. Milling was not done on site; all ore was shipped to a mill near Blanding, Utah3. The mine closed in 1989 and was reclaimed.
There are currently no active USGS studies at the site.
1 Otton, J.K., Gallegos, T.J., Van Gosen, B.S., Johnson, R.H., Zielinski, R.A., Hall, S.M., Arnold, Rick, and Yager, D.B., 2010, Effects of 1980s uranium mining in the Kanab Creek area of northern Arizona, Chapter B in Alpine, A.E., ed., Hydrological, geological, and biological site characterization of breccia pipe uranium deposits in northern Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5025, p. 49-133
2 Ross, D.A., and Moreton, Christopher, 2012, Technical report on the EZ1 and EZ2 breccia pipes, Arizona Strip district, U.S.A.: NI 43-101 Report prepared by Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. for Energy Fuels Inc., 92 p.
3 Alpine, Andrea E., ed., 2010, Hydrological, geological, and biological site characterization of breccia pipe uranium deposits in northern Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010—5025, 353 p., 1 pl., scale 1:375,000