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Kingston Range, San Bernardino Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 47' 3'' North , 115° 54' 4'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.78417,-115.90111
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate

Death Valley National Park,

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18 valid minerals.

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]

541 - 4000 Ma

ID: 2943547
Precambrian rocks, undivided, unit 1 (Death Valley)

Age: Precambrian (541 - 4000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Beck Spring Dolomite; Crystal Spring Formation; Deep Spring Formation; Johnnie Formation; Kingston Peak Formation; Marvel Dolomitic Limestone; Middle Park Formation; Mountain Girl Quartzite; Noonday Dolomite; Pahrump Group; Panamint Metamorphic Complex; Reed Dolomite; Sourdough Limestone; Stirling Quartzite; Wildrose Formation; World Beater Porphyry; Wyman Formation

Description: Conglomerate, shale, sandstone, limestone, dolomite, marble, gneiss, hornfels, and quartzite; may be Paleozoic in part

Comments: Death Valley region. Primarily sandstone, shale, dolomite, limestone, and conglomerate of Middle and Late Proterozoic age, but also includes some older Precambrian crystalline rocks. As mapped, includes some rocks of probable Mesozoic age

Lithology: Major:{conglomerate,mudstone,sandstone}, Minor:{dolostone,gneiss,marble,limestone,hornfels, quartzite}, Incidental:{siltstone, metavolcanic, amphibolite, chert, granitic}

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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Butner, D. W. (1944), Kingston Iron Deposit, U.S. Bureau of Mines War Minerals Report, 10 pp.
Hewett, Donnel Foster (1948), Iron deposits of the Kingston Range, San Bernardino County, California: California Division Mines Bulletin 129.

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