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Cliff Dwellers Lodge, Coconino Co., Arizona, USAi
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Cliff Dwellers Lodge- not defined -
Coconino Co.County

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 43' 0'' North , 111° 47' 35'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 36.71694,-111.79333
GeoHash:G#: 9w88bh4ed
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
Bitter Springs452 (2011)15.8km
LeChee1,443 (2015)35.3km
Page7,490 (2017)37.2km
Big Water467 (2017)42.2km

Typelocality of Alterite is "Near the Cliff Dwellers Lodge" (Yang et al.2018)

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

3 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Alterite (TL)
Formula: Zn2Fe3+4(SO4)4(C2O4)2(OH)4 · 17H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: http://rruff.info/alterite/display=default/; Yang, H., Gibbs, R.B., Evans, S.H., Downs, R.T. and Jabrin, Z. (2018) Alterite, IMA 2018-070. CNMNC Newsletter No. 45, October 2018, page xxx; Mineralogical Magazine, 82, xxx-xxx.
Formula: Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Reference: http://rruff.info/alterite/display=default/
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: http://rruff.info/alterite/display=default/
'Petrified Wood'
Reference: http://rruff.info/alterite/display=default/

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunogen7.CB.45Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Alterite (TL)-Zn2Fe3+4(SO4)4(C2O4)2(OH)4 · 17H2O
'Petrified Wood'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Alunogen29.8.6.1Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Alterite (TL)-Zn2Fe3+4(SO4)4(C2O4)2(OH)4 · 17H2O
'Petrified Wood'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

H AlteriteZn2Fe43+(SO4)4(C2O4)2(OH)4 · 17H2O
H AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
C AlteriteZn2Fe43+(SO4)4(C2O4)2(OH)4 · 17H2O
O AlteriteZn2Fe43+(SO4)4(C2O4)2(OH)4 · 17H2O
O AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Al AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
S AlteriteZn2Fe43+(SO4)4(C2O4)2(OH)4 · 17H2O
S AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Fe AlteriteZn2Fe43+(SO4)4(C2O4)2(OH)4 · 17H2O
Zn AlteriteZn2Fe43+(SO4)4(C2O4)2(OH)4 · 17H2O

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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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]

251.902 - 298.9 Ma

ID: 3187666
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 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]

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