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Ruby Violet claims (Violet claims; Violet Mine; Red Emerald Mine; Harris Mine), Beaver Co., Utah, USAi
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Ruby Violet claims (Violet claims; Violet Mine; Red Emerald Mine; Harris Mine)Group of Claims
Beaver Co.County

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 15' 48'' North , 113° 27' 7'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.26356,-113.45217
GeoHash:G#: 9qz3dmdtk
USGS MRDS Record:10129900
Locality type:Group of Claims
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
Milford1,331 (2017)41.2km

A gemstone/mineral specimen occurrence/mine. Owned and operated by Rex Harris
(100%), Delta, Utah (1995), on located claims. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 100 meters.

Mineralization is hosted in the Blawn Formation rhyolite. Local rocks include Miocene rhyolites.

Workings include surface openings comprised of numerous pits and prospects within 500 to 1,000 meters of this location. State of Utah operating permit covers secs. 20, 29 & 30.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Wah Wah Mts, Utah, USAMountain Range

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Mineral List

4 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Beryl var: Red Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Formula: Fe2O3
Formula: SiO2
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Group 9 - Silicates
var: Red Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2Si6O18
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

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
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Red Beryl
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Red Beryl)Be3Al2Si6O18
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O Beryl (var: Red Beryl)Be3Al2Si6O18
O HematiteFe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Beryl (var: Red Beryl)Be3Al2Si6O18
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Beryl (var: Red Beryl)Be3Al2Si6O18
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Fe HematiteFe2O3

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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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma

ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 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]

Late Miocene - Middle Miocene
5.333 - 15.97 Ma

ID: 2866014

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 15.97 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Etna; Hogback; Topaz Mountain; Keg Mountains; Gillies Hill; Steamboat Mountain

Description: In Northwestern Utah: Dacitic tuff (8.5 my). In Logan-Huntsville Allochthon: rhyolite.

Comments: Original map source: Hintze, L.F., Willis, G.C., Laes, D.Y.M., Sprinkel, D.A., and Brown, K.D., 2000, Digital Geologic Map of Utah: Utah Geological Survey, Map 179DM, scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{rhyolite}, Minor:{dacite}

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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Nassau K., Wood D.L. (1968) An examination of red beryl from Utah. American Mineralogist: 53: 801-806.
Ream, Larry (1979) Famous Mineral Localities: The Thomas Range, Wah Wah Mountains, and Vicinity, Western Utah. Mineralogical Record: 10: 261-278.
Bullock, Kenneth C. (1981), Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah, Utah Geological and Mineral Survey, Bulletin 117.
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), file #0490010391.
Foord E.E. (1996) Geology, mineralogy and paragenesis of the Ruby Violet red beryl deposit, southern Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver Co., Utah. Consulting Geologist Report submitted to Kennecott Exploration Company, February 14, 76 pp. plus tables and illustrations.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10129900

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