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Beacon Hill, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 8' 20'' North , 88° 48' 24'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.13909,-88.80679
GeoHash:G#: f02u5jkv5
Locality type:Hill
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Original reference is to Beacon in Freda sandstone from Keweenaw county. Beacon Hill is in Houghton county. A ~10 mile stretch of Freda sandstone is in Keweenaw county along the Lake Superior shore from the county line to Seven Mile Point.

Regions containing this locality

Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA

Peninsula - 238 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

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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Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 2946471
Oronto Group; Freda Sandstone

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Freda Sandstone

Description: Mainly reddish-brown, medium- to fine-grained lithic arkosic sandstone, siltstone, and micaceous silty shale.

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,siltstone,arkose}

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]

Stenian
1000 - 1200 Ma



ID: 3184900
Mesoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Stenian (1000 - 1200 Ma)

Comments: Mid-Continent Rift

Lithology: Sandstone-conglomerate

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]

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