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Middle Moat Mountain locality (Moat Mountain), Hale's Location, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 1' 50'' North , 71° 10' 55'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.03056,-71.18194
GeoHash:G#: drv6kpwbs
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate

Granite pegmatite (miarolitic cavities) associated with the Conway granite.
Located in Hale's Location, near the Albany town line.

(Note: This locality is often erroneously cited as being variously in Albany, Conway, or North Conway. It is also the site that is usually meant when simply "Moat Mountain" is stated.)

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32 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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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145 - 201.3 Ma

ID: 3186665
Mesozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: White Mountain Batholith

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

Middle Jurassic
163.5 - 174.1 Ma

ID: 2817318
Moat Volcanics

Age: Middle Jurassic (163.5 - 174.1 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Moat Volcanics

Description: Bedded and ignimbritic tuffs, flows, and breccias; also porphyritic rhyolite and minor trachyte.

Comments: Part of the White Mountain igneous province of McHone and Butler (1984) - Overall part of the White Mountain Plutonic-Volcanic Suite - Includes Cretaceous alkalic syenite to granitic to gabbroic plutons, minor volcanic rocks, and lamprophyre dikes of the New England-Quebec igneous province of McHone and Butler (1984); also includes Jurassic granite and syenite and less abundant quartz syenite, diorite, gabbro, nepheline syenite, and volcanic rocks of the White Mountain igneous province of McHone and Butler (1984). White Mountain Plutonic-Volcanic Suite, ALL ages per NH023. lower part of Moat Volcanics = 173+/-2 Rb/Sr. upper part of Moat Volcanics = 168+/-1 Rb/Sr. trachyte of Moat Volcanics = 169+/-4 and 162+/-4 K/Ar.

Lithology: Major:{volcanic,rhyolite}, Minor:{trachyte}

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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Smith, Art (2001). A Page From a Collector's Notebook: Moat Mountain, Albany, Carroll County, New Hampshire - 2000, Mineral News
17(1):1, 6-7.
Smith, Art (2005): New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index, Rocks & Minerals 80:244.

External Links

http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/white_mountain/recreation/minerals/rog_moat_mtn.pdf - Moat Mountain Smoky Quartz Collecting Area, White Mountain National Forest

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