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Paria River, Marble Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USAi
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Paria River- not defined -
Marble CanyonTown
Coconino Co.County

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 51' 30'' North , 111° 36' 2'' West (est.)
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Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Pa-ria; Pahrea Creek; Pahrea River; Pahreah Creek; Pahreah River; Paria Creek; Rio Santa Teresa; Ute Creek

A river and tributary of the Colorado River that heads in Utah and flows SSE.

John Wesley Powell applied the name Pa-ria River to the stream and reported that is was a Ute word meaning 'water muddy'. Almon Harris Thompson had reported naming the stream 'Pahreah River.' In Piute, it means 'water, elk', apparently for the elk which flourished along the stream before 1850. Father Escalante had called the stream Rio Santa Teresa (Granger, Byrd H., Arizona's Names (X Marks the Place), p. 463).

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Colorado Plateau, USAPlateau

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3 valid minerals.

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Formula: Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 140.
Formula: Au
Description: Occurs in shales of the Chinle shales.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 236, 293; Lawson, A.C. (1913), The gold in the Shinarump (Chinle) at Paria, Econ.Geol.: 8: 434-448.
Formula: Hg
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 236, 293; Lawsen, C. (1936), The occurrence of minute quantities of mercury in the Chinle shales at Lee's Ferry, AZ, Econ.Geol.: 31: 610-617; Lawson, A.C. (1913), The gold in the Shinarump (Chinle) at Paria, Econ.Geol.: 8: 434-448.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Blödite7.CC.50Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Blödite29.3.3.1Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

H BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
O BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Na BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Mg BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
S BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Au GoldAu
Hg MercuryHg

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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Early Jurassic - Late Triassic
174.1 - 237 Ma

ID: 3185972
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mesozoic (174.1 - 237 Ma)

Lithology: Sandstone-conglomerate

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]

Carnian - Anisian
227 - 247.2 Ma

ID: 2957932
Moenkopi Formation

Age: Triassic (227 - 247.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Moenkopi Formation

Description: Dark red sandstone and mudstone; includes gypsum beds in northwestern Arizona; deposited on a low-relief coastal plain. (230-245 Ma)

Comments: Original map source: Arizona Geological Survey, DI-8 Geologic Map of Arizona, Digital Spatial data for the Geologic Map of Arizona, v. 3.0, edited by S.M. Richard and S.M. Kneale, 2002, 10 p., 2 DOS HD disks. Arc/INFO export file (.e00) format, scale 1:1,000,000.

Lithology: Major:{sandstone,mudstone}, Minor:{gypsum}

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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