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Pikes Peak, El Paso Co., Colorado, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 50' 25'' North , 105° 2' 31'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.84028,-105.04194
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


A mountain ((4,302 m) in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
One of several mountains formed by erosion of the Pikes Peak batholith, famous for miarolitic cavities with smokey quartz, amazonite, topaz and others.

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

Regional Geology

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Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 2975257
Rocks of Pikes Peak Batholith (1000-m.y. age group)

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Pikes Peak Granite; Mount Rosa Granite; Windy Point Granite; Redskin Granite

Description: Includes Pikes Peak, Mount Rosa, Windy Point, and Redskin Granites and unnamed rocks

Lithology: Major:{granite,alkali feldspar granite}, Minor:{quartz monzonite}

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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References

Barker, F., Wones, D.R., Sharp, W.N., and Desborough, G.A. (1975) The Pikes Peak batholith, Colorado Front Range, and a model for the origin of the gabbro-anorthosite-syenite-potassic granite suite. Precambrian Research: 2: 97-160.

Smith, D.R., Noblett, J., Wobus, R.A., Unruh, D., Douglass, J., Beane, R., Davis, C., Goldman, S., Kay, G., Gustavson, B., Saltoun, B., and Stewart, J. (1999) Petrology and geochemistry of late-stage intrusions of the A-type, mid-Proterozoic Pikes Peak batholith (central Colorado, USA): implications for petrogenic models. Precambrian Research: 98: 271-305.

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