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Petersen Mountain ("Peterson Mountain"; Hallelujah Junction [sic]), Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 47' 45'' North , 119° 58' 35'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.79583,-119.97639
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate


A series of quartz occurrences located about 30 miles N of Reno.
A long, N-S trending summit straddling the California-Nevada state line. The USGS GNIS database categorizes this linear summit as a range. The majority of the mountain lies in Nevada, with the western foot in Lassen County, California. The quartz occurrence(s) lie on both sides of the state line. Collectors have come to refer to these quartz occurrences simply as "Hallelujah Junction," despite the fact that that town is located W of the mountain in California.

"Peterson [sic] mountain is located off of highway route 395, outside of Reno." (...) "The intersection of 395 and 70 is called Hallelujah Junction. 5-7 miles past the junction on 395 is where you want to hit the dirt. You will see it the path, the is a janky barbed wire fence."
(http://wheretofindrocks.com/quartz-collecting-in-peterson-mountain/)

NOTE: "Peterson Mountain" is a misnomer.



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6 valid minerals.

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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 - Jurassic
5.333 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 2977204
Felsic phaneritic intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (5.333 - 201.3 Ma)

Description: Poorly dated felsic intrusions described as granitic rocks, granite porphyry, granodiorite, quartz monzonite, and many undivided plutonic rocks are included here. They crop out in every county except Elko and northern Washoe.

Lithology: Major:{granitic,granodiorite,quartz monzonite}, Minor:{plutonic}

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]

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