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Unidentified clay occurrence [2], First Mesa, Navajo Co., Arizona, USAi
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Unidentified clay occurrence [2]Occurrence
First MesaVillage
Navajo Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 49' 10'' North , 110° 30' 52'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Shongopovi831 (2011)1.8km
Shungopavi730 (2010)2.0km
Second Mesa962 (2011)3.0km
Kykotsmovi Village746 (2011)11.5km
First Mesa1,555 (2011)12.1km


A clay occurrence located in secs. 16 & 28, T28N, R17E, G&SRM, 12.1 km (7.5 miles) W of First Mesa (village). The USGS MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 5,000 meters.

Mineralization is clay hosted in Late Cretaceous clastic sedimentary rock of the Mesa Verde Group. Local rocks include Cretaceous sedimentary rocks.

Appraisal as structural clay: good.

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North America PlateTectonic Plate
Colorado Plateau, USAPlateau

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'Clays'
Reference: Peirce, H.W. (1990), AZ Geol. Sur. Industrial Minerals card files; Kiersch, G.A. (1955), Mineral resources Navajo-Hopi India reservations, Arizona-Utah, Vol. II, Univ. of AZ.

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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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Coniacian - Cenomanian
86.3 - 100.5 Ma



ID: 2778797
Cretaceous sedimentary rocks

Age: Late Cretaceous (86.3 - 100.5 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Dakota Formation; Mancos Formation; Pinkard Formation

Description: Tan sandstone (Dakota Sandstone) overlain by gray shale (Mancos Shale); deposited in beach, river delta, and shallow sea settings. The Mancos Shale is overlain by the Mesaverde Group (map unit Kmv). This unit includes related sandstone and shale exposed near Show Low, Morenci (Pinkard Formation), and around Deer Creek south of Globe. (about 88-97 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.

Lithology: Major:{sandstone,shale}

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]

Early Jurassic - Late Triassic
174.1 - 237 Ma



ID: 3185972
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mesozoic (174.1 - 237 Ma)

Lithology: Sandstone-conglomerate

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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Peirce, H.W. (1990), Arizona Geological Survey Industrial Minerals card files.
Kiersch, G.A. (1955), Mineral resources Navajo-Hopi India reservations, Arizona-Utah, Vol. II, University of AZ.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10056449.
USGS MRDS ID #TC00266.

USGS MRDS Record:10056449
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