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Unidentified clay occurrence [5], Shonto, Cow Springs Mining District, Navajo Co., Arizona, USAi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 38' 0'' North , 110° 32' 32'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Shonto591 (2011)9.9km
Kayenta5,189 (2011)27.7km
Chilchinbito506 (2011)42.7km
Navajo Mountain354 (2011)48.3km


A clay occurrence located in sec. 5, T37N, R18E, G&SRM, 11.0 km (6.9 miles) ENE of Shonto.

Mineralization is a clay deposit hosted in Late Jurassic clastic sedimentary rock of the Morrison Formation. Local rocks include rocks of the Glen Canyon Group.

Appraisal as structural clay: good.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Colorado Plateau, USAPlateau
Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, USAReservation
Hopi-Navajo Indian Reservations, Colorado Plateau, Apache; Navajo and San Juan Cos., Arizona & Utah, USA

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'Clays'
Reference: Kiersch, G.A. (1955), Mineral resources Navajo-Hopi India reservations, Arizona-Utah, Vol. II, Univ. of AZ: 25; Peirce, H.W. (1990), AZ Geol. Sur. Industrial Minerals card file.

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Regional Geology

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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]

Toarcian - Norian
174.1 - 227 Ma



ID: 3018510
Glen Canyon Group

Age: Mesozoic (174.1 - 227 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Navajo Sandstone; Kayenta Formation; Moenave Formation

Description: Conspicuous red, cross-bedded Wingate Sandstone and the conspicuously cross-bedded, eolian, red to buff Navajo Sandstone form prominent cliffs in northern Arizona. These two sandstone units are separated by variably colored siltstone, silty sandstone, and sandstone of the Kayenta and Moenave Formations. (180-210 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}, Minor:{siltstone,sandstone mudstone}

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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Kiersch, G.A. (1955), Mineral resources Navajo-Hopi India reservations, Arizona-Utah, Vol. II, University of Arizona: 25.
Peirce, H.W. (1990), Arizona Geological Survey Industrial Minerals card file.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10095942.
USGS MRDS ID #TC00268.

USGS MRDS Record:10095942
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