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Fort Defiance area, McKinley Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Fort Defiance area- not defined -
McKinley Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 44' 47'' North , 109° 2' 9'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Fort Defiance3,624 (2011)3.7km
Window Rock2,712 (2012)7.5km
Tse Bonito299 (2011)10.0km
Saint Michaels1,443 (2011)12.5km
Navajo1,645 (2011)17.1km


East of Fort Defiance, Arizona.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Colorado Plateau, USAPlateau
Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, USAReservation
Hopi-Navajo Indian Reservations, Colorado Plateau, Apache & Navajo Cos., Arizona, USA

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Amethyst-SiO2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O QuartzSiO2
FFluorine
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
AlAluminium
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si QuartzSiO2
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)

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]

Triassic
201.3 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 2794641
Triassic rocks, undivided

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 Ma)

Description: Continental red beds.

Comments: Original map source: Green, G.N., Jones, G.E., and Anderson, O.J., 1997, The Digital Geologic Map of New Mexico in ARC/INFO Format: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-0052, 9 p., scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{sandstone,shale}

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


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