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Bidahochi Butte, Bidahochi, Hopi Buttes Mining District, Navajo Co., Arizona, USAi
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Bidahochi ButtePeak
BidahochiTown
Hopi Buttes Mining DistrictMining District
Navajo Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 24' 21'' North , 110° 3' 17'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Indian Wells255 (2011)2.7km
Greasewood547 (2011)22.1km
White Cone817 (2011)22.2km
Dilkon1,184 (2011)24.2km
Tees Toh448 (2011)33.4km


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Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Colorado Plateau, USAPlateau
Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, USAReservation
Hopi-Navajo Indian Reservations, Colorado Plateau, Apache; Navajo and San Juan Cos., Arizona & Utah, USA

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2 valid minerals.

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Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 122; Bideaux, R.A. (1960), Some new occurrences of minerals of AZ, AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 3: 53-56.
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Reference: Scarborough, Robert B. (1981), Radioactive occurrences and uranium production in Arizona – Final Report, Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Report for U.S. Department of Energy (Atomic Energy Commission), GJBX-143 (81) (March 1981). RME-2071: 221.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Autunite8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
OOxygen
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
SiSilicon
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
PPhosphorus
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
CaCalcium
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
FeIron
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
UUranium
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O

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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Pliocene
2.588 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 3187166
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Pliocene (2.588 - 5.333 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]

Miocene
5.333 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3381157
Mixed monchiquite and basanite flows and tuff deposits, undivided

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

Description: Gray or brown monchiquite and basanite flows interbedded with mafic tuff-and-ash deposits. Contains abundant phenocrysts and glomerocrysts of clinopyroxene, olivine, and phlogopite. Includes several mixed flows and pyroclastic deposits from multiple volcanic eruptions in north half of Hopi Buttes area (sheet 2). Thickness, 9 to 146+ m (30 to 480+ ft)

Comments: Volcanic rocks of Hopi Buttes (Tsezhin Bii) Volcanic Field (Miocene)—Unit was originally defined as the middle volcanic member of the Bidahochi Formation (Repenning and Irwin, 1954; Shoemaker and others, 1957, 1962); however, we herein redefine them as the volcanic rocks of Hopi Buttes Volcanic Field because it forms a mappable sequence of volcanic rocks that intertongues with deposits of the lower Bidahochi Formation (Tbl) of Miocene age near White Cone Peak northeast of quadrangle and in northeast quarter of quadrangle (sheet 2)

Reference: Billingsley, G.H., D. Block, and M. Hiza Redsteer. Geologic map of the Winslow 30’ × 60’ quadrangle, Coconino and Navajo Counties, northern Arizona. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3247. [200]

Toarcian - Norian
174.1 - 227 Ma



ID: 2976883
Glen Canyon Group

Age: Mesozoic (174.1 - 227 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Navajo Sandstone; Kayenta Formation; Moenave Formation

Description: Conspicuous red, cross-bedded Wingate Sandstone and the conspicuously cross-bedded, eolian, red to buff Navajo Sandstone form prominent cliffs in northern Arizona. These two sandstone units are separated by variably colored siltstone, silty sandstone, and sandstone of the Kayenta and Moenave Formations. (180-210 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}, Minor:{siltstone,sandstone mudstone}

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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