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Book Cliffs area, Grand Junction, Mesa Co., Colorado, USAi
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Book Cliffs near Grand Junction, Colorado

Book Cliffs area, Grand Junction, Mesa Co., Colorado, USA
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 8' 22'' North , 108° 25' 58'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.13954,-108.43289
GeoHash:G#: 9wfyst1s6
Locality type:Area
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Baryte and calcite found in concretions ranging from a half an inch to over 6 feet (with some concretions in a linear configuration, up to the size of a sedan/saloon). Concretions found in "badlands" or arid, dry climate with no large vegetation. Roads to the dig sites can be hazardous during rainfall and many rockhounds have been stuck for days in this environment.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlatePlate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
var: Ferroan Dolomite5.AB.10Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
var: Selenite7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Dolomite
var: Ferroan Dolomite
-Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Gypsum
var: Selenite
-CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
O Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Ca Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

References

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Cajori, F.A. (1976) Grand Junction Barite. Mineralogical Record 7:4, 169.
Muntyan, B. (1995) Colorado Calcite. Rocks & Minerals 70:5, 298-310.
Eckel, E.B. (1997) Minerals of Colorado. Updated and revised by Cobban, R.R. et al. Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, Colorado, 665 pages.


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