Route No. 1 channel (Dike channel; Channel No. 48), Boot Mesa, Monument Valley Mining District, Navajo Co., Arizona, USAi
|Regional Level Types|
|Route No. 1 channel (Dike channel; Channel No. 48)||Channel|
|Monument Valley Mining District||Mining District|
A paleochannel termed the Route No. 1 channel by the USGS and the Dike channel by the US Atomic Energy Commission. This locality is not listed in the USGS MRDS database. Located 6.6 km (4.1 miles) E of Boot Mesa (coordinates of record).
A paleochannel deposit that trends north-south at 150 feet wide and 30 feet deep. filled with coarse-grained, massive sandstone.
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| ⓘ 'Limonite'|
Reference: Witkind, Irving J. & Thaden (1963), Geology and U-V deposits of the Monument Valley area Apache & Navajo Cos., AZ: 73 & 75 (Table 1).
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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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|Norian - Carnian|
208.5 - 237 Ma
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.
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. 
251.902 - 298.9 Ma
|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.