Beautiful Valley, Chinle, Chinle Mining District, Carrizo Range, Apache Co., Arizona, USAi
|Regional Level Types|
|Chinle||- not defined -|
|Chinle Mining District||Mining District|
|Carrizo Range||Mountain Range|
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 11' 43'' North , 109° 34' 33'' West
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A gemstone occurrence near Nazlini & Chinle. An estimated location, may be up to 5 minutes incorrect. Alternate geographic coordinates provided in the USGS MRDS file are: 35.89753N, 109.45067W. T&R values are not presented for this location.
Mineralization is petrified wood hosted in Late Triassic clastic sedimentary rock of the Chinle Formation. Local rocks include rocks of the Chinle Formation.
Regions containing this locality
|North America Plate||Tectonic Plate|
|Colorado Plateau, USA||Plateau|
|Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, USA||Reservation|
|Hopi-Navajo Indian Reservations, Colorado Plateau, Apache; Navajo and San Juan Cos., Arizona & Utah, USA|
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| ⓘ 'Petrified Wood'|
Description: Abundant as a petrified forest.
Reference: Daugherty, L.H. (1941), The upper Triassic flora of AZ; Witkind, I.J. & Thaden (1963), Geology and uranium-vanadium deposits of the Monument Valley area, Apache and Navajo Cos., AZ, USGS Bull. 1103: 30.
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Daugherty, L.H. (1941), The upper Triassic flora of Arizona.
Witkind, I.J. & Thaden (1963), Geology and uranium-vanadium deposits of the Monument Valley area, Apache and Navajo Counties., Arizona, USGS Bulletin 1103: 30.
Peirce, H.W. (1969), Gem Materials, in USGS & Arizona Bureau of Mines & U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mineral and Water Resources of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 180 (USGS Bulletin 871): 359.
Carnagie Institute, Washington, Publication 526.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10098117.
USGS MRDS ID #I000801.
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