Pikes Peak, El Paso Co., Colorado, USA
|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.
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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1000 - 1600 Ma
|Rocks of Pikes Peak Batholith (1000-m.y. age group)|
Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)
Description: Includes Pikes Peak, Mount Rosa, Windy Point, and Redskin Granites and unnamed rocks
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. 
Localities in this Region
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.