Hidden Canyon claim, Blake Hill, Mecca Hills, Riverside Co., California, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||33° 38' 5'' North , 116° 0' 56'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||33.6349983215, -116.015556335|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Sonoran Desert, North America|
A reported Au occurrence located in sec. 23, T6S, R9E, SBM, 8.3 km (5.2 miles) WNW of Blake Hill (coordinates of record), W of Painted Canyon, in the Mecca Hills. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 1,000 meters.
Local rocks include Plio-Pleistocene and Pliocene loosely consolidated deposits.
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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|Pleistocene - Miocene|
0.0117 - 23.03 Ma
|Plio-Pleistocene and Pliocene loosely consolidated deposits|
Age: Cenozoic (0.0117 - 23.03 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Arroyo Seco Gravel; Cache Formation; Carlotta Formation; China Hat Gravel; China Ranch Beds; Coso Formation; Funeral Fanglomerate (part); Furnace Creek Formation; Glen Ellen Formation; Irvington Gravels; Kern River Formation; Laguna Formation; Livermore Gravel; McKittrick Formation; North Merced Gravel; Nova Formation; Packwood Gravels; Paso Robles Formation; Red Bluff Formation; Ricardo Formation; San Benito Gravels; Santa Clara Formation; Saugus Formation; Tehachapi Formation; Tulare Formation; Turlock Lake Formation; Alturas Formation; Anaverde Formation; Canebrake Conglomerate; Chanac Formation; Crowder Formation; Duarte Conglomerate; Esmeralda Formation; Etchegoin Formation; Green Valley Formation; Hathaway Formation; Horned Toad Formation; Hungry Valley Formation; Lockwood Clay; Mecca Formation; Meeke Mine Formation; Mehrten Formation; Morales Formation; Mount Eden Formation; Mulholland Formation; Neroly Formation; Orinda Formation; Oro Loma Formation; Painted Hill Formation; Palm Spring Formation; Panorama Hills Formation; Peace Valley Formation; Petaluma Formation; Potato Sandstone; Purisima Formation; Quatal Formation; Ricardo Formation (part); Ridge Route Formation; Santa Ana Sandstone; San Timoteo Formation; Siesta Formation; Tassajero Formation; Tehama Formation; Tropico Group; Wolfskill Formation
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. 
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10236994.
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS): file #0060650598.