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Cuesta channel (Channel No. 59), Monument Valley Mining District, Navajo Co., Arizona, USAi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 56' 5'' North , 109° 52' 8'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Dennehotso746 (2011)10.1km
Halchita266 (2011)21.3km
Oljato-Monument Valley154 (2017)29.2km
Rock Point642 (2011)32.4km
Oljato-Monument Valley674 (2016)35.6km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Cuesta paleochannel


A paleochannel that trends N25W, and is about 300 feet wide and 20 feet deep in crossbedded 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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'Petrified Wood'
Description: Occurs as inclusions in sedimentary rocks.
Reference: Witkind, I.J. & Thaden (1963), Geology and uranium-vanadium deposits of the Monument Valley area, Apache and Navajo Cos., AZ, USGS Bull. 1103: 73 & 75 (Table 1).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

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'Petrified Wood'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

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'Petrified Wood'-

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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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Early Jurassic - Late Triassic
174.1 - 237 Ma



ID: 3185972
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mesozoic (174.1 - 237 Ma)

Lithology: Sandstone-conglomerate

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]

Norian - Carnian
208.5 - 237 Ma



ID: 2847322
Chinle Formation

Age: Late Triassic (208.5 - 237 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Chinle Formation

Description: Colorful mudstone, such as in the Painted Desert, and less abundant lenses of sandstone and conglomerate, deposited by a large river system. This unit typically is eroded into badlands topography and contains clays that are prone to shrinking and swelling. (210-230 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:{mudstone}, Minor:{sandstone,conglomerate}

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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Witkind, I.J. & Thaden (1963), Geology and uranium-vanadium deposits of the Monument Valley area, Apache and Navajo Counties., Arizona, USGS Bulletin 1103: 73 & 75 (Table 1).


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