Desert Queen Prospect, Dugway Mountains District, Dugway Range, Tooele Co., Utah, USAi
|Regional Level Types|
|Desert Queen Prospect||Prospect|
|Dugway Mountains District||Mining District|
|Dugway Range||Mountain Range|
REF:Deposit:: BULLOCK K C 1976 FLUORITE OCCURRENCES IN UTAH UTAH GEOL AND
Deposit:: MINERAL SURVEY BULL 110 P 77
Deposit:: FOWKES E J 1964 PEG OF GRANITE PEAK MT TOOELE CO UTAH
Deposit:: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY GEOL STUDIES VOL 11 P 109
Commodities (Major) - Beryllium; (Trace) - Mica, Fluorine-Fluorite
Development Status: Past Producer
Regions containing this locality
|North America Plate||Tectonic Plate|
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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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|Quaternary - Miocene|
0 - 23.03 Ma
|Cenozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 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. 
145 - 163.5 Ma
|Granite of Granite Peak|
Age: Jurassic (145 - 163.5 Ma)
Description: White (leucocratic) granite that weathers to pale-orange and moderate-yellowish-brown; primary minerals include quartz > plagioclase > alkali-feldspar > muscovite > biotite (Fowkes, 1964; Christiansen and others, 2007b; Jensen and others, 2007); locally includes dark schistose inclusions and large potassium feldspar crystals; generally weakly foliated, except in northeastern exposures where strong flow foliation exists in upper part near contact with foliated granodiorite; cut by a few pegmatite and aplite dikes, quartz veins, and younger dikes (units Trd, Tdd); forms rounded to rugged exposures; Jensen and others (2007) and Clark and others (2009) provided isotopic data on granite; U-Pb zircon age determination of 148.8 ± 1.3 Ma (intrusion age; table 4) (Clark and Christiansen, 2006; Christiansen and others, 2007b; Jensen and others, 2007; Christiansen and Vervoort, 2009); 40Ar/39Ar ages of 13.69 ± 0.12 Ma on muscovite and 19.14 ± 0.08 Ma on K-feldspar (cooling and possibly unroofing ages; table 3) (Clark and others, 2009; UGS & NMGRL, 2009a); exposed thickness is 1400 feet (425 m).
Comments: igneous intrusion
Reference: Clark, D.L., C.G. Oviatt, and D. Page. Geologic map of Dugway Proving Ground and adjacent areas, Tooele County, Utah. Utah Geological Survey Map 274DM. 
|Mesoproterozoic - Neoarchean|
1000 - 2800 Ma
Age: Precambrian (1000 - 2800 Ma)
Comments: Original map source: Hintze, L.F., Willis, G.C., Laes, D.Y.M., Sprinkel, D.A., and Brown, K.D., 2000, Digital Geologic Map of Utah: Utah Geological Survey, Map 179DM, scale 1:500,000.
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.