Dixie Mine, Lamartine District, Clear Creek Co., Colorado, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||39° 42' 57'' North , 105° 36' 41'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||39.71583,-105.61139|
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1000 - 1600 Ma
|Granodiorite of Mount Evans batholith|
Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)
Description: Gray, massive to strongly foliated, coarse-grained, mostly porphyritic biotite-hornblende granodiorite, which ranges in composition from monzogranite to tonalite (Aleinikoff and others, 1993a). Locally contains as much as 5 percent of an aplite-pegmatite phase consisting of dikes and irregular-shaped bodies of massive to weakly foliated aplite and magnetite-bearing pegmatite. Formerly believed to be part of the Early Proterozoic Routt Plutonic Suite of Tweto (1987), due to petrographic and textural similarities to rocks of that suite and limited Rb-Sr data (for example, Bryant and Hedge, 1978). However, U-Pb zircon date is 1,442±2 Ma (Aleinikoff and others, 1993a), confirming emplacement with Middle Proterozoic Berthoud Plutonic Suite of Tweto (1987)
Reference: Kellogg, K.S., Shroba, R.R., Bryant, Bruce, and Premo, W.R. Geologic Map of the Denver West 30' x 60' Quadrangle, North- Central Colorado. USGS Geologic Investigations Series 3000. 
1600 - 2500 Ma
|Granitic rocks of 1700-m.y. age group|
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Boulder Creek Granite; Cross Creek Granite; Denny Creek Granodiorite; Kroenke Granodiorite; Browns Pass Quartz Monzonite; Powderhorn Granite; Pitts Meadow Granodiorite; Bakers Bridge Granite; Tenmile Granite
Description: Includes Boulder Creek -M.Y. AGE GROUP (AGE 1650-1730 M.Y.)--Includes Boulder Creek, Cross Creek, Denny Creek, Kroenke, Browns Pass, Powderhorn, Pitts Meadow, Bakers Bridge, and Tenmile Granites, Quartz Monzonites, or Granodiorites; also, unnamed granitic rocks
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.