Seth-La-Kainent, Bidahochi, Hopi Buttes Mining District, Navajo Co., Arizona, USAi
|Regional Level Types|
|Hopi Buttes Mining District||Mining District|
An U-Ca occurrence located in the NE¼NW¼ sec. 24, T24N, R21E, G&SRM, 7.1 km (4.4 miles) N of Bidahochi and 7.7 km (4.8 miles) NNE of Indian Wells, at/near Seth-La-Kai diatreme.
Local rocks include rocks of the Glen Canyon Group.
Regions containing this locality
|North America Plate||Tectonic Plate|
|Colorado Plateau, USA||Plateau|
|Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, USA||Reservation|
|Hopi-Navajo Indian Reservations, Colorado Plateau, Apache; Navajo and San Juan Cos., Arizona & Utah, USA|
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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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0 - 0.0117 Ma
|Modern flood-plain deposits|
Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)
Description: Gray-brown to light-red clay, silt, and fine-grained sand; weakly consolidated by clay and calcite cement. Deposits include some lenticular gravel, subangular to rounded pebbles, and cobbles; intertongue with or are overlapped by adjacent fluvial or eolian surficial deposits (Qs, Qv, Qa1, Qps, Qd, Qes). Forms shallow flats 0.5 to 1 m (2 to 3 ft) above stream-channel deposits (Qs). Subject to overbank flooding in lateral and vertical sense along Little Colorado River and larger tributary valleys. Supports sparse to light growths of sagebrush, grass, tumble weed, and thick growths of salt cedar (tamarisk) trees and other high-desert shrubs that trap and accumulate more recent eolian-sand deposits. Thickness, 0.05 to 2 m (2 to 6 ft)
Reference: Billingsley, G.H., D. Block, and M. Hiza Redsteer. Geologic map of the Winslow 30’ × 60’ quadrangle, Coconino and Navajo Counties, northern Arizona. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3247. 
2.588 - 5.333 Ma
|Cenozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Pliocene (2.588 - 5.333 Ma)
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. 
|Toarcian - Norian|
174.1 - 227 Ma
|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.
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.