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Black Mts, Mohave Co., Arizona, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 28' 14'' North , 114° 30' 41'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.4705555556, -114.511388889


Mountain range located NW of Kingman.

Mineral List

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31 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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Regional Geology

This information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This data will improve over time as more accurate maps and data sets are added.

Miocene - Oligocene5.333 - 33.9 MaOligocene-Miocene volcanic: felsic and intermediate rocks

Volcanic: felsic and intermediate rocks

Paleoproterozoic1600 - 2500 MaEarly Proterozoic granitic rocks

Major:: {granodiorite},Minor:: {granite},Incidental:: {diabase, diorite, gabbro, pegmatite, quartz diorite, tonalite, anorthosite, gneiss, gabbro, greisen, migmatite, porphyry, pyroxenite, rhyolite, schist, trondhjemite}

Wide variety of granitic rocks, including granite, granodiorite, tonalite, quartz diorite, diorite, and gabbro. These rocks commonly are characterized by steep, northeast-striking foliation. (1600-1800 Ma)

~ 1.6 - 1.8 Ga

Paleoproterozoic1600 - 2500 MaPaleoproterozoic intrusive and metamorphic terranes

Intrusive and metamorphic terranes

Mixtures of metamorphic and intrusive or plutonic rocks, tracts known as crystalline, migmatitic terranes, moderately to highly metamorphosed rocks of unknown origin with or without intrusions. This classification is inherently prone to variable interpretation, as other compilers might distinguish some packages by their metamorphic or gneissic protoliths, and the associated age ranges may be more variable.


References for regional geology:

Data provided by Macrostrat.org

Garrity, C.P., and Soller, D.R.,. Database of the Geologic Map of North America: adapted from the map by J.C. Reed, Jr. and others (2005). U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 424 .

USGS compilers. State geologic map data. State Maps.

Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.


Localities in this Region

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References

Schrader, F.C. (1909), Mineral deposits of the Cerbat Range, Black Mountains, and Grand Wash Cliffs, Mohave County, Arizona, USGS Bulletin 397.

University of Arizona Bulletin 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in Arizona: 35.

Galbraith, F.W. & Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 87.

Blair, Gerry (1992), The Rockhound's Guide to Arizona: Helena, MT, Falcon Press: 68.

Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 224.

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