First Red Knoll Bentonite Pit, Sevier Co., Utah, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||39° 1' 1'' North , 111° 53' 6'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||39.01694,-111.88500|
|Köppen climate type:||BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate|
UGMS ECON.FILE CRIB 39-REDMOND CANYON-5
Commodities (Major) - Clay
Development Status: Producer
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
No minerals currently recorded for this locality.
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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|Holocene - Pliocene|
0 - 5.333 Ma
|Coalesced alluvial fan deposits|
Age: Cenozoic (0 - 5.333 Ma)
Description: Brown to dark-brown or gray; thin- to thick-bedded, commonly crossbedded; unconsolidated to semiconsolidated. Consists of silt, sand, granules, pebbles, cobbles, and sparse boulders. Fluvial sediments. Formed as a result of the overlap and interfingering of adjacent alluvial fans; form broad, low, sloping aprons at foot of adjacent highlands. Includes Sevier River Formation of late Pliocene and Miocene age (Young and Carpenter, 1965, p. 20). Thickness uncertain; possibly as much as 30 m (100 ft) locally.
Reference: Witkind, I.J, M.P. Weiss, T.L. Brown. Geologic map of the Manti 30′ x 60′ quadrangle, Carbon, Emery, Juab, Sanpete, and Sevier Counties, Utah. Utah Geological Survey Map 212DM. 
0 - 2.588 Ma
|Alluvium and colluvium|
33.9 - 56 Ma
|Cenozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Eocene (33.9 - 56 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.