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Sierra Oposura (La Madera), Mun. de Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 29° 45' North , 109° 30' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 29.75000,-109.50000
Other regions containing this locality:Sonoran Desert, North America
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


200km NE of Hermosilla. 200 sq km of porphyritic granite, quartz monazite and granodiorite.

Pegmatites


Mineral List


9 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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Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 2435991

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Acidic igneous extrusive

Reference: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Conjunto de Datos Vectoriales Geológicos. Continuo Nacional. Escala 1:1’000,000. [63]

Miocene - Oligocene
5.333 - 33.9 Ma



ID: 3184329
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 33.9 Ma)

Comments: Sierra Madre Occidental

Lithology: Ignimbrite(s); felsic volcanic 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]

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References

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Jaime Roldán-Quintana (1994) Geología del sur de la sierra de Oposura, Moctezuma, Estado de Sonora, México. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas 11:1-10.

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