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Pelican Point Quarry (Lakeside Lime Quarry), Pelican Point, Utah Lake, Utah Co., Utah, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 16' North , 111° 51' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.2666666667, -111.85

World famous locality for exceptional goethite pseudomorphs of goethite after pyrite.

A marble & calcite (onyx) quarry in blue limestone. Owned by Mr. Cedarstrom. Located on the NW shore of Utah Lake about 35 miles South of Salt Lake City and 7 miles West of Lehi.

Geology: A sequence of limestones, dolomites, and calcareous mudstones of the Deseret formation that originated in a Mississippian shallow, lagoon environment. The goethite specimens are found in the calcareous mudstone along with a number of marine fossils, and have been collected at this site since the 1930s. Where not exposed and altered at the surface, oxidation is by exposure to groundwater.

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USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10203618 & 10021319.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0490490148.

Rocks & Minerals: 12: 274-277.

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