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Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USAi
Regional Level Types
Rattlesnake ButteTable/Butte
Jackson Co.County
South DakotaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° 25' 50'' North , 101° 55' 46'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 43.43068,-101.92948
GeoHash:G#: 9xxx0d34n
Locality type:Table/Butte
Köppen climate type:Dwa : Monsoon-influenced hot-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Allen420 (2017)16.7km
Kyle846 (2018)20.0km
Wanblee725 (2017)26.6km
Martin1,061 (2017)32.8km
Interior103 (2017)33.2km


The site is a National Natural Landmark (NNL) and is closed to collecting. It is jointly managed by the National Parks Service and the Ogalla Sioux. Sometimes listed under old county name of Washabaugh.

Note: Washington Co. merged into Jackson Co. 1943.
Washabaugh Co. merged into Jackson Co. in 1983.
Rattlesnake Butte previously appears to have been called Devil’s Hill and Snake Butte.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Habit: Scalenohedrons to 15 inches.
Description: Crystals have grown in sand and have numerous sand inclusions.
Reference: SDSMT Bull 18 Roberts and Rapp "Mineralogy of the Black Hills"
Calcite var: Sand-Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Wanless, H.R. (1922) Notes on sand calcite from South Dakota. American Mineralogist: 7: 83-86.; Keith Compton collection.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: SDSMT Bull 18 Roberts and Rapp "Mineralogy of the Black Hills"

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
var: Sand-Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Sand-Calcite-CaCO3
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C Calcite (var: Sand-Calcite)CaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O Calcite (var: Sand-Calcite)CaCO3
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Calcite (var: Sand-Calcite)CaCO3

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated 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 does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Miocene - Oligocene
5.333 - 33.9 Ma



ID: 2944067
Arikaree Group

Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 33.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Rosebud Formation; Harrison Formation; Turtle Butte Formation; Monroe Creek Formation; Sharps Formation

Description: Includes: Rosebud Formation (Miocene)- Pink siltstone with channel sandstone and concretions. Thickness up to 250 ft (76 m). Harrison Formation (Miocene)- Gray, silty sandstone and reworked volcanic ash with calcareous siltstone and marl. Thickness 180 ft (55 m). Turtle Butte Formation (Miocene)- Light-green to gray siltstone with sandstone channels containing claystone pebbles. Thickness 65 ft (20 m). Monroe Creek Formation (Oligocene)- Tan to grayish-tan, massive sandy siltstone and reworked volcanic ash. Thickness 100 ft (30 m). Sharps Formation (Oligocene)- Pink siltstone and claystone with concretionary layers, paleochannels, and beds of reworked volcanic ash. Thickness 360 ft (110 m).

Comments: Original map source: Martin, J.E., Sawyer, J.F., Fahrenbach, M.D., Tomhave, D.W., and Schulz, L.D., 2004, Geologic Map of South Dakota: South Dakota Geological Survey, GM 10, scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{siltstone,sandstone}, Minor:{claystone,felsic volcanic,marlstone}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Paleocene
56 - 66 Ma



ID: 3193162
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleocene (56 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Wanless, H.R. (1922) Notes on sand calcite from South Dakota. American Mineralogist: 7: 83-86.
U.S. Geological Survey (1976) Administrative Report BIA-12.

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