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Neer Road, Goble, Columbia Co., Oregon, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 1' 13'' North , 122° 52' 44'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.02028,-122.87889
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate

The main zeolite collecting site is located approximately 50 meters up Neer Road from its intersection with Highway 30. This is the proper nomenclature for what is most often just called Goble. There are several other specific localities in the Goble area. The rock is composed of Eocene porphyritic olivine basalt. The flows have highly vesicular tops and brecciated and vesicular bases. Common zeolites, thomsonite, mesolite, chabazite, cowlesite, garronite, heulandite are abundant in the upper vesicular area and brecciated/vesicular bases. The rare zeolites, tschernichite and boggsite, and high silica minerals, mordenite, chalcedony, erionite, and okenite are found in the poorly vesicular center of one flow in an area no larger than 2x3x9 meters that is known as the Neer Road pit.

Mineral List

20 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of 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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0 - 2.588 Ma

ID: 3185691
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 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]

0.0117 - 2.588 Ma

ID: 2727522
Lacustrine and fluvial sedimentary rocks

Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 2.588 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Willamette Silt; Gresham Formation; Estacada Formation

Description: Unconsolidated to semiconsolidated lacustrine clay, silt, sand, and gravel; in places includes mudflow and fluvial deposits and discontinuous layers of peat. Includes older alluvium and related deposits of Piper (1942), Willamette Silt (Allison, 1953; Wells and Peck, 1961), alluvial silt, sand, and gravel that form terrace deposits of Wells and others (1983), and Gresham and Estacada Formations of Trimble (1963). Includes deltaic gravel and sand and gravel bars, in pluvial lake basins in southeastern part of map area. In Rome Basin, includes discontinuous layers of poorly consolidated conglomerate characterized by well-rounded, commonly polished pebbles of chert and pebbles and cobbles of quartzite. In places contains mollusks or vertebrate fossils indicating Pleistocene age; mostly deposits of late Pleistocene age, but locally includes some deposits of early Holocene age. Includes Touchet Beds of Flint (1938), deposits of valley terraces of Newcomb (1965), and, in southeast Oregon, basin-filling deposits that incorporate Mazama ash deposits (Qma, Qmp) in the youngest layers

Lithology: Major:{clay,silt,sand}, Minor:{gravel}, Incidental:{peat}

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]

33.9 - 56 Ma

ID: 1543974
Goble Group; Goble Volcanics

Age: Eocene (33.9 - 56 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Goble Group

Description: Basaltic andesite flow; >1500m thick; basaltic andesite

Lithology: Major:: {basaltic andesite flows, pyroxene phenocrysts}; Major:: {siltstone, red brown}; Major:: {flow breccia, fracture fill: calcite, zeolite minerals}; Major:: {sandstone, red brown}; Major:: {conglomerate, red brown}; Major:: {tuff, red brown} Minor:: {dacite flows}; Minor:: {andesite flows, pyroxene phenocrysts}; Minor:: {basalt flows, olivine phenocrysts}

Reference: R.L. Smith, W.P. Roe (compilers). Oregon Geologic Data Compilation, release 6. State of Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. [20]

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Wise, W.S. and Tschernich, R.W. (1975) Cowlesite, a new Ca-zeolite. American Mineralogist: 60: 951-956.
Tschernich, R.W. (1986) Zeolite collecting at Goble, Oregon: Revisited. Micro Probe: 6(3): 2-6.
Tschernich, R.W. and Howard, D.G. (1987) Notes on tschernichite and boggsite at Goble, Oregon. Micro Probe: 6(5): 3-9.
Howard, D.G. et al (1990) Boggsite, a new high-silica zeolite from Goble, Columbia County, Oregon. American Mineralogist: 75: 1200-1204.
Tschernich, R.W. (1992) Zeolites of the World, 563 p.
Boggs, R.C. et al (1993) Tschernichite, a new zeolite from Goble, Columbia County, Oregon. American Mineralogist: 78: 822-826.

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