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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
GeoHash:G#: c20tgcdrd
Locality type:Road
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.

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

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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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