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King Turquoise Mine, Manassa, Conejos Co., Colorado, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 10' 29'' North , 105° 45' 42'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.17500,-105.76172
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


From Manassa, which is 3 mi east of U.S. Highway 285, follow State Highway 142 eastward 6.6 mi; the property is located south 0.3 mi at mine dumps near the foot of a large hill. ("Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 13, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997)
The King Turquoise Mine is located east of Manassa, Colorado. It is best known for featuring turquoise of mixed greens and blues with a golden to brown colored matrix.


Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

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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Late Pleistocene - Middle Pleistocene
0.0117 - 0.781 Ma



ID: 3024180
Gravels and alluviums

Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 0.781 Ma)

Description: Includes Broadway and Louviers Alluviums

Lithology: Major:{unconsolidated gravel}

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]

Pliocene
2.588 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 3186821
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Pliocene (2.588 - 5.333 Ma)

Comments: Rio Grande Rift

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]

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