Opal Hill Mine, Mule Mountains District (Hodges Mountain District), Mule Mts (Palo Verde Mts), Riverside Co., California, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||33° 27' 5'' North , 114° 51' 55'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||33.45147,-114.86543|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
A semiprecious gemstone (fire agate)-zeolites occurrence/mine located 7.2 km (4.4 miles) SSW of the Mule Mountains (coordinates of record), along the S canyon wall of Coon Hollow (pass).
Workings include surface openings (the topo map reflects 1 open cast mine symbol labeled "Opal Hill Mine" at this point.
7 valid minerals.
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|Tortonian - Chattian|
7.246 - 28.1 Ma
|Tertiary pyroclastic and volcanic mudflow deposits, unit 7 (Southern Mojave Desert)|
Age: Cenozoic (7.246 - 28.1 Ma)
Description: Tertiary pyroclastic and volcanic mudflow deposits.
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.