Middle Moat Mountain locality (Moat Mountain), Hale's Location, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||44° 1' 50'' North , 71° 10' 55'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||44.03056,-71.18194|
|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.
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163.5 - 174.1 Ma
Age: Middle Jurassic (163.5 - 174.1 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Moat Volcanics
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.
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.