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Dixonville-Tanoma Kimberlite, Tanoma Coal Mine, Dixonville, Indiana Co., Pennsylvania, USA

Dixonville-Tanoma Kimberlite, Tanoma Coal Mine, Dixonville, Indiana Co., Pennsylvania, USA

Photo: J. Nemitz
Latitude: 40°42'58"N
Longitude: 79°0'25"W
Sub-parallel kimberlite dikes occurring in a narrow east-west trending zone at least 3 km long and 15 cm wide. Dikes were found underground in the Tanoma Coal Mine and possibly in the nearby Barr Slope Mine. No known surface expression of the kimberlite has been found. The Dixonville-Tanoma Kimberlite is Upper Middle Jurassic (185mya) and is not diamondiferous.

Mineral List

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
var: Chromian Diopside

'Serpentine Group'

14 entries listed. 8 valid minerals.

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Bikerman, Michael et al. (1997). New Phlogopite K-Ar Dates and the Age of Southwestern Pennsylvania Kimberlite Dikes.

Shultz, C.H. Jurassic Kimberlite Dikes. The Geology of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Geological Survey and Pittsburgh Geological Survey Special Publication 1, reprinted in 2002, pages 211-217.

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