Beaver Valley (Chandler's Hollow), New Castle Co., Delaware, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||39° 50' 21'' North , 75° 33' 52'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||39.83917,-75.56444|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfa : Humid subtropical climate|
A small village formally named after Amor Chandler who purchased the land in 1812. Historical locale for "Muscovite marked by Magnetic Iron", where famed mineral collector William Jeffris had also collected. Jeffris had produced one of his typical hand-made folios dedicated to the site, which originally including ten (six have since gone missing) various specimens (latter 19th Century).
3 valid minerals.
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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252.17 - 541 Ma
Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Wissahickon Schist
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.