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Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Oquirrh Mts, Utah Co., Utah, USAi
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Clay CanyonCanyon
Fairfield- not defined -
Oquirrh MtsMountain Range
Utah Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 16' 26'' North , 112° 9' 14'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.27389,-112.15389
GeoHash:G#: 9x0jpgsh2
Locality type:Canyon
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Fairfield130 (2017)5.3km
Cedar Fort383 (2017)7.3km
Cedar Valley871 (2013)9.0km
Eagle Mountain27,332 (2017)13.2km
Saratoga Springs25,407 (2017)22.7km


Located west of the town of Fairfield.


Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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22 valid minerals. 6 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Apatite'
Beidellite
Formula: (Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Collinsite
Formula: Ca2Mg(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Crandallite
Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
'Davisonite'
'Deltaite'
Englishite (TL)
Formula: K3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
Fairfieldite
Formula: Ca2Mn2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Fluorapatite var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Gordonite (TL)
Formula: MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Goyazite
Formula: SrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Hydroxycalcioroméite
Formula: (Ca,Sb3+)2(Sb5+,Ti)2O6(OH)
Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Kolbeckite
Formula: ScPO4 · 2H2O
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Messelite
Formula: Ca2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Millisite (TL)
Formula: (Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2O
Montgomeryite (TL)
Formula: Ca4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
Overite (TL)
Formula: CaMgAl(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Variscite
Formula: AlPO4 · 2H2O
Wardite (TL)
Formula: NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
Wavellite
Formula: Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Collinsite8.CG.05Ca2Mg(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Crandallite8.BL.10CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Englishite (TL)8.DH.55K3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
Fairfieldite8.CG.05Ca2Mn2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Gordonite (TL)8.DC.30MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Goyazite8.BL.10SrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Hydroxylapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Kolbeckite8.CD.05ScPO4 · 2H2O
Messelite8.CG.05Ca2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Millisite (TL)8.DL.10(Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2O
Montgomeryite (TL)8.DH.25Ca4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
Overite (TL)8.DH.20CaMgAl(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
Variscite8.CD.10AlPO4 · 2H2O
Wardite (TL)8.DL.10NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
Wavellite8.DC.50Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Beidellite9.EC.40(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Davisonite'-
'Deltaite'-
Hydroxycalcioroméite-(Ca,Sb3+)2(Sb5+,Ti)2O6(OH)
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O
Collinsite40.2.2.3Ca2Mg(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Fairfieldite40.2.2.1Ca2Mn2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Messelite40.2.2.2Ca2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Kolbeckite40.4.3.3ScPO4 · 2H2O
Variscite40.4.1.1AlPO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite41.8.1.4Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Hydroxylapatite41.8.1.3Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Crandallite42.7.3.1CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Goyazite42.7.3.3SrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Millisite (TL)42.7.9.1(Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2O
Wardite (TL)42.7.8.2NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
A3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Wavellite42.10.2.1Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Gordonite (TL)42.11.14.4MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Montgomeryite (TL)42.11.8.1Ca4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
Overite (TL)42.11.1.1CaMgAl(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
Miscellaneous
Englishite (TL)42.13.8.1K3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Beidellite71.3.1a.1(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Davisonite'-
'Deltaite'-
Hydroxycalcioroméite-(Ca,Sb3+)2(Sb5+,Ti)2O6(OH)
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
H Millisite(Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2O
H WarditeNaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
H GordoniteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
H MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
H OveriteCaMgAl(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
H VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
H CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Beidellite(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H KolbeckiteScPO4 · 2H2O
H Hydroxycalcioroméite(Ca,Sb3+)2(Sb5+,Ti)2O6(OH)
H HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
H WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
H CollinsiteCa2Mg(PO4)2 · 2H2O
H MesseliteCa2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
H FairfielditeCa2Mn2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
O Millisite(Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2O
O WarditeNaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
O GordoniteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
O MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
O OveriteCaMgAl(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
O VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
O CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Beidellite(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O KolbeckiteScPO4 · 2H2O
O Hydroxycalcioroméite(Ca,Sb3+)2(Sb5+,Ti)2O6(OH)
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
O WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
O CollinsiteCa2Mg(PO4)2 · 2H2O
O MesseliteCa2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
O FairfielditeCa2Mn2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
FFluorine
F Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
NaSodium
Na EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
Na Millisite(Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2O
Na WarditeNaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
Na Beidellite(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg GordoniteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Mg MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
Mg OveriteCaMgAl(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
Mg CollinsiteCa2Mg(PO4)2 · 2H2O
AlAluminium
Al EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
Al Millisite(Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2O
Al WarditeNaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
Al GordoniteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Al MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
Al OveriteCaMgAl(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
Al VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
Al CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Al Beidellite(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Beidellite(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
P Millisite(Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2O
P WarditeNaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
P GordoniteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
P MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
P OveriteCaMgAl(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
P VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
P CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
P Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
P GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
P KolbeckiteScPO4 · 2H2O
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
P WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
P CollinsiteCa2Mg(PO4)2 · 2H2O
P MesseliteCa2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
P FairfielditeCa2Mn2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
SSulfur
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
Ca Millisite(Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2O
Ca MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
Ca OveriteCaMgAl(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
Ca CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Ca Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Beidellite(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca Hydroxycalcioroméite(Ca,Sb3+)2(Sb5+,Ti)2O6(OH)
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
Ca CollinsiteCa2Mg(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Ca MesseliteCa2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Ca FairfielditeCa2Mn2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
ScScandium
Sc KolbeckiteScPO4 · 2H2O
TiTitanium
Ti Hydroxycalcioroméite(Ca,Sb3+)2(Sb5+,Ti)2O6(OH)
MnManganese
Mn FairfielditeCa2Mn2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MesseliteCa2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
SrStrontium
Sr GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
SbAntimony
Sb Hydroxycalcioroméite(Ca,Sb3+)2(Sb5+,Ti)2O6(OH)

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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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 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]

Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2999086
Alluvium and colluvium

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Comments: Original map source: Hintze, L.F., Willis, G.C., Laes, D.Y.M., Sprinkel, D.A., and Brown, K.D., 2000, Digital Geologic Map of Utah: Utah Geological Survey, Map 179DM, scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{unconsolidated alluvium,colluvium}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Larsen, Esper S. and E. V. Shannon (1930), The minerals of the phosphate nodules from near Fairfield, Utah. American Mineralogist: 15: 307-337.
Larsen, Esper (1942), The mineralogy and paragenesis of the variscite nodules from near Fairfield, Utah, American Mineralogist: 27: 281-300, 350-372, and 441-451.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 942, 958, 976, 979, 980.
Bullock, Kenneth C. (1981), Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah, Utah Geological and Mineral Survey, Bulletin 117.
Liferovich, R.P., Subbotin, V.V., Pakhomovsky, Y.A., Lyalina, M.F. (1998), A new type of scandium mineralization in phoscorites and carbonatites of the Kovdor Massif, Russia. The Canadian Mineralogist: 36: 971-980.

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