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N. Houghton Lake Clay sample prospect, Roscommon Co., Michigan, USAi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 19' 8'' North , 84° 46' 19'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Houghton Lake3,427 (2017)0.8km
Prudenville1,682 (2017)9.8km
Roscommon1,061 (2017)24.5km
Saint Helen2,668 (2017)29.2km
Harrison2,107 (2017)33.4km


Commodities (Major) - Clay - Fire (Refractory)
Development Status: Prospect

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North America PlateTectonic Plate

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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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Paleozoic
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3187973
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 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]

Mississippian
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 2903809
Michigan Formation

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Michigan Formation

Description: Secondary unit description from USGS Geologic Names lexicon (ref. MI016): Unit, which is mostly shale, is Osagean and Meramecian in age and conformably overlies the Marshall Sandstone. Underlies the Meramecian Bayport Limestone. Michigan Formation reaches its maximum thickness of 152 m in Missaukee Co. to the north of the central basin area. Thicknesses of 91 to 122 m are more typical. Although generally composed of greenish gray and dark gray shale, this formation is lithologically variable and includes discontinuous beds of sandstone, limestone, dolostone, gypsum, and anhydrite. One of these carbonate beds, called the "Brown Lime," is a 3- to 6-m thick dolostone that can be traced in the subsurface across much of the basin.

Comments: Original map source: Cannon, W.F., Kress, T.H., Sutphin, D.M., Morey, G.B., Meints, Joyce, and Barber-Delach, Robert, 1997, Digital Geologic Map and mineral deposits of the Lake Superior Region, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan: USGS Open-File Report 97-455 (version 3, Nov. 19

Lithology: Major:{shale}, Minor:{black shale}, Incidental:{sandstone, dolostone, limestone, anhydrite, gypsum}

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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Brown, George G. (1924) Clays and Shales of Michigan and Their Uses, Michigan Geological Survey Publication 36, p. 352-353.


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