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Channel No. 31 (Paleochannel No. 31), Skeleton Mesa, Nakai Mesa Mining District, Navajo Co., Arizona, USAi
Regional Level Types
Channel No. 31 (Paleochannel No. 31)- not defined -
Skeleton MesaMesa
Nakai Mesa Mining DistrictMining District
Navajo Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 56' North , 110° 26' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Oljato-Monument Valley674 (2016)19.5km
Oljato-Monument Valley154 (2017)22.3km
Kayenta5,189 (2011)27.8km
Navajo Mountain354 (2011)33.2km
Shonto591 (2011)42.0km


A paleochannel located 7.1 km (4.4 miles) NNE of Skeleton Mesa (coordinates of record) and 8.4 km (5.2 miles) SW of Hoskinnini Mesa (coordinates of record).

Mineralization is a channel deposit that trends North-South and is 10 feet (3.2 meters) wide and is comprised of medium-grained massive sandstone.

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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2 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Witkind, I.J. & R.E. Thaden (1963), Geology and uranium-vanadium deposits of the Monument Valley area, Apache and Navajo Cos., AZ, USGS Bull. 1103: 73 & 74 (Table 1).
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Witkind, I.J. & R.E. Thaden (1963), Geology and uranium-vanadium deposits of the Monument Valley area, Apache and Navajo Cos., AZ, USGS Bull. 1103: 73 & 74 (Table 1).
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Description: Occurs as concretions.
Reference: Witkind, I.J. & R.E. Thaden (1963), Geology and uranium-vanadium deposits of the Monument Valley area, Apache and Navajo Cos., AZ, USGS Bull. 1103: 73 & 74 (Table 1).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
OOxygen
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
SSulfur
S MarcasiteFeS2
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
FeIron
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6

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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Carnian - Anisian
227 - 247.2 Ma



ID: 2847338
Moenkopi Formation

Age: Triassic (227 - 247.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Moenkopi Formation

Description: Dark red sandstone and mudstone; includes gypsum beds in northwestern Arizona; deposited on a low-relief coastal plain. (230-245 Ma)

Comments: 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:{sandstone,mudstone}, Minor:{gypsum}

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]

Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3188526
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 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]

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References

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Witkind, I.J. & R.E. Thaden (1963), Geology and uranium-vanadium deposits in the Monument Valley area, Apache & Navajo Counties, Arizona, USGS Bull. 1103: 73 & 74 (Table 1).


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