Excelsior Mine (Excelsior deposit), Kingston Peak, Kingston Range District, Kingston Range, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||35° 46' 46'' North , 115° 50' 15'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||35.77944,-115.83750|
|Köppen climate type:||BWk : Cold desert climate|
A former talc occurrence/mine located in sec. 31, T20N, R11E, SBM, about 8.3 km NE of Kingston Peak. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 10 meters.
Local rocks include Precambrian rocks, undivided, unit 1 (Death Valley).
Workings include unspecified underground openings.
1 valid mineral.
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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|Mesozoic - Paleoproterozoic|
66 - 2500 Ma
|Precambrian rocks, undivided, unit 1 (Death Valley)|
Age: to Cretaceous (66 - 2500 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Beck Spring Dolomite; Crystal Spring Formation; Deep Spring Formation; Johnnie Formation; Kingston Peak Formation; Marvel Dolomitic Limestone; Middle Park Formation; Mountain Girl Quartzite; Noonday Dolomite; Pahrump Group; Panamint Metamorphic Complex; Reed Dolomite; Sourdough Limestone; Stirling Quartzite; Wildrose Formation; World Beater Porphyry; Wyman Formation
Comments: Death Valley region. Primarily sandstone, shale, dolomite, limestone, and conglomerate of Middle and Late Proterozoic age, but also includes some older Precambrian crystalline rocks. As mapped, includes some rocks of probable Mesozoic age
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. 
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 419 (map 12-3).
California Division of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 85-15 (1985): Pls. 6B & 7.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10164070.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file #0060710513.