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El Centro Mine, Dixieland, Imperial Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 55' 36'' North , 115° 45' 46'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 32.92667,-115.76278
Other regions containing this locality:Sonoran Desert, North America
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


A former clay (bentonite) deposit/pit operation located in sec. 19, in the NE¼ sec. 20 & in sec. 29, T14S, R12E, SBM, 15.1 km (9.4 miles) N of Dixieland and 18.0 km (11.2 miles) SW of Westmorland and about 14 miles NW of El Centro, on military reservation land (U.S. Navy). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 1,000 meters.

Local rocks include Quaternary alluvium and marine deposits.

Workings include unspecified surface openings.

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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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Holocene - Pliocene
0 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 2885167
Quaternary alluvium and marine deposits

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 5.333 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Temescal Formation; Modesto Formation; Victor Formation; Alameda Formation; Aromas Red Sands; Bautista Beds; Brawley Formation; Borrego Formation; Burnt Canyon Breccia; Cabezon Fanglomerate; Campus Formation; Casitas Formation; Chemehuevi Formation; Corcoran Clay; Cushenbury Springs Formation; Dos Picachos Gravels; Dripping Springs Formation; Frazier Mountain Formation; Friant Formation; Harold Formation; Heights Fanglomerate; Hookton Formation (part); Huichica Formation; La Habra Formation; Manix Lake Beds; Mohawk Lake Beds; Montezuma Formation; Nadeau Gravel; Ocotillo Conglomerate; Orcutt Formation; Pacoima Formation; Pauba Formation; Peckham Formation; Pinto Formation; Resting Springs Formation; Riverbank Formation; Rohnerville Formation; San Dimas Formation; Shoemaker Gravel; Temecula Arkose; Battery Formation; Bay Point Formation; Colma Formation; Lindavista Formation; Lomita Marl; Merritt Sand; Millerton Formation; Palos Verdes Sand; San Pedro Formation; Sweitzer Formation; Timms Point Silt

Description: Alluvium, lake, playa, and terrace deposits; unconsolidated and semi-consolidated. Mostly nonmarine, but includes marine deposits near the coast.

Lithology: Major:{coarse alluvium}, Minor:{fine alluvium}

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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References

Regis, Andrew J. (1978) Mineralogy, Physical, and Exchangeable Chemistry Properties of Bentonites, Denver Service Center (USGS), (February).

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10115382.

U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS): file #0060250340.

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