Waldeck Consolidated Quartz Mine (Waldeck Cons. Qtz.; Washington), Omega, Washington District (Omega District), Nevada Co., California, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||39° 22' 10'' North , 120° 44' 53'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||39.36945,-120.74805|
A former lode Au occurrence/mine located in the center W½ sec. 4, T17N, R11E, MDM, about 4.3 km (2.5 miles) N of Omega and about 5 km ENE of Washington, on the W canyon wall of Canyon Creek, on National Forest land. MRDS database accuracy for this location is not stated.
Mineralization is hosted in slate and quartzite. Local rocks include Paleozoic marine rocks, undivided, unit 4 (Western Sierra Nevada).
2 valid minerals.
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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|Triassic - Ordovician|
201.3 - 485.4 Ma
|Paleozoic marine rocks, undivided, unit 4 (Western Sierra Nevada)|
Age: Phanerozoic (201.3 - 485.4 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Calaveras Complex (part); Shoo Fly Complex (part); Blue Canyon Formation; Briceburg Formation; Cape Horn Slate; Delhi Formation; Hite Cove Formation; Kanaka Formation; Relief Quartzite; Tightner Formation
Comments: Western Sierra Nevada. Lower Paleozoic Shoo Fly Complex and upper Paleozoic to lower Mesozoic Calaveras Complex, undivided. Deformed and metamorphosed rocks composed primarily of quartzite, argillite, and chert; includes melange
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. 
Logan, Clarence August (1941), Mineral resources of Nevada County, California: California Division Mines (Report 37): 37(3): Pl. 3.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10103170.