San Carlos Peridot area, Peridot, San Carlos Indian Reservation, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||33° 17' 54'' North , 110° 27' 29'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||33.29833,-110.45806|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Sonoran Desert, North America|
|Köppen climate type:||BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate|
A peridot gemstone occurrence located in sec. 36, T1S, R18E, about 1 mile SSW of Peridot.
3 valid minerals.
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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|Gelasian - Burdigalian|
1.806 - 20.44 Ma
|Pliocene to middle Miocene deposits|
Age: Cenozoic (1.806 - 20.44 Ma)
Description: Moderately to strongly consolidated conglomerate and sandstone deposited in basins during and after late Tertiary faulting. Includes lesser amounts of mudstone, siltstone, limestone, and gypsum. These deposits are generally light gray or tan. They commonly form high rounded hills and ridges in modern basins, and locally form prominent bluffs. Deposits of this unit are widely exposed in the dissected basins of southeastern and central Arizona. (2-16 Ma)
Comments: In dissected basins of southeast and central Arizona
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.