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Wood Chop Mesa, Bidahochi, Hopi Buttes Mining District, Navajo Co., Arizona, USAi
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Wood Chop MesaMesa
BidahochiTown
Hopi Buttes Mining DistrictMining District
Navajo Co.County
ArizonaState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 27' 1'' North , 110° 1' 14'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Indian Wells255 (2011)7.6km
Greasewood547 (2011)16.8km
White Cone817 (2011)17.8km
Dilkon1,184 (2011)28.1km
Tees Toh448 (2011)35.3km


A summit located 5.8 km (3.6 miles) NE of Bidahochi and 7.6 km (4.8 miles) NE of Indian Wells.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Colorado Plateau, USAPlateau
Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, USAReservation
Hopi-Navajo Indian Reservations, Colorado Plateau, Apache; Navajo and San Juan Cos., Arizona & Utah, USA

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1 valid mineral.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Reference: Scarborough, Robert B. (1981), Radioactive occurrences and uranium production in Arizona – Final Report, Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Report for U.S. Department of Energy (Atomic Energy Commission), GJBX-143 (81) (March 1981). RME-2071: 220.
'Phillipsite'
Habit: Fiveling-twinned crystals.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 326.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Autunite8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Phillipsite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Phillipsite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
OOxygen
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
PPhosphorus
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
UUranium
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O

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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Holocene
0 - 0.0117 Ma



ID: 3376433
Eolian sand-sheet deposits

Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)

Description: Extensive sand-sheet deposits northeast and east of Little Colorado River Valley, especially in and along large tributary washes and over gently sloping terrain below Newberry, Ives, and Marcou Mesas. Forms thin sand-sheet deposits on alluvial fan slopes of various ages and on “Dilkon deposits” (QTdi) slopes in Hopi Buttes area. Commonly intertongues with surficial deposits (Qae, Qdp, Qdb); contacts are gradational in both lateral and vertical sense. Supports moderate growths of grass and small high-desert shrubs that help stabilize or trap accumulating deposits. Thickness, 0.3 to 4.5 m (1 to 15 ft)

Lithology: Sand

Reference: Billingsley, G.H., D. Block, and M. Hiza Redsteer. Geologic map of the Winslow 30’ × 60’ quadrangle, Coconino and Navajo Counties, northern Arizona. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3247. [200]

Pliocene
2.588 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 3187166
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Pliocene (2.588 - 5.333 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Zanclean - Tortonian
3.6 - 11.62 Ma



ID: 2766775
Pliocene to late Miocene basaltic rocks

Age: Neogene (3.6 - 11.62 Ma)

Description: Mostly dark, inconspicuously flat, low-lying or mesa-forming basalt deposited as lava flows. Rocks included in this unit are located almost entirely in the large volcanic fields south and west of Flagstaff, in smaller fields in northwesternmost Arizona, and in the Hopi Buttes volcanic field on the Navajo and Hopi Indian Reservations north of Holbrook. Original volcanic landforms have been obscured by erosion. (4-8 Ma)

Comments: Chiefly Hopi Buttes, "Rim basalts", volcanic fields in northwesternmost Arizona Original map source: Arizona Geological Survey, DI-8 Geologic Map of Arizona, Digital Spatial data for the Geologic Map of Arizona, v. 3.0, edited by S.M. Richard and S.M. Kneale, 2002, 10 p., 2 DOS HD disks. Arc/INFO export file (.e00) format, scale 1:1,000,000.

Lithology: Major:{basalt}

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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Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 326.

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