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Desert Queen Prospect, Dugway Mountains District, Dugway Range, Tooele Co., Utah, USAi
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Desert Queen ProspectProspect
Dugway Mountains DistrictMining District
Dugway RangeMountain Range
Tooele Co.County

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
40° 7' 45'' North , 113° 18' 37'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Deposit:: MINERAL SURVEY BULL 110 P 77
Commodities (Major) - Beryllium; (Trace) - Mica, Fluorine-Fluorite
Development Status: Past Producer

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Regional Geology

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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma

ID: 3185380
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. [154]

Late Jurassic
145 - 163.5 Ma

ID: 3400899
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

Lithology: Granite

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. [204]

Mesoproterozoic - Neoarchean
1000 - 2800 Ma

ID: 2749500
Metamorphic rocks

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.

Lithology: Major:{metamorphic}

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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USGS MRDS Record:10300809
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