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Merritt Mines (Merritt No. 1 Mine; Merritt No. 2 Mine), Galena, Galena District, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 20' 0'' North , 103° 38' 20'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.33333,-103.63889


Ref.: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 944.

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

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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Early Ordovician - Late Cambrian
470 - 501 Ma
Deadwood Formation

Age: Paleozoic (470 - 501 Ma)

Description: Glauconitic sandstone, shale, siltstone, and conglomerate. Thickness 0–200 m.

Reference: Redden, J.A., E. DeWitt. Maps Showing Geology, Structure, and Geophysics of the Central Black Hills, South Dakota. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2777. [73]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma
Metabasalt

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Description: Dark-green amphibolite, actinolite schist, and greenstone. Interflow units consists of graphitic schist, chert, and carbonate- and silicate-facies iron-formation. Thickness of individual flows 50-400 ft (244-1,524 m).

Lithology: Major:{amphibolite,amphibole schist,greenstone}, Minor:{chert,banded iron formation}

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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