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Calcite from
Irish Canyon, Moffat Co., Colorado, USA

Locality type:Canyon
Classification
Species:Calcite
Formula:CaCO3
Comments:Irish Canyon is a large Limestone Ridge that was created by the flows of the nearby Vermillion Creek. The Limestone plays host to a variety of Calcite formations. Mass Calcite replacement can be found in multiple locations throughout the Canyon and Canyon walls. Multiple large Caverns can be found throughout the Canyon interior. Location of the infamous "Diamond Field Hoax" of the late 1800's. Also rumored that Billy the Kid hid some of his lifted loot in the Canyon.
Habit:Calcite Crystalization in multiple formations. Small Boytroidal "balls" of Calcite are of the lesser found habits of the Calcite in this locality.
Colour:White, Clear
Luminescent properties:Pink
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified, Visual (Fluorescence)
Wet Chemical
References
References:Maneotis: 2009
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Calcite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Irish Canyon, Moffat Co., Colorado, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Calcite
30.8km (19.1 miles) A Powers Claim, Uravan District, Mesa Co., Colorado, USA
39.0km (24.2 miles) B Jesse Ewing Canyon Claim, Jesse Ewing Canyon, Daggett Co., Utah, USA
39.0km (24.2 miles) C Mantle Mine (Mantle-Jameson), Douglas Mountain District, Moffat Co., Colorado, USA
43.8km (27.2 miles) D Red Creek Occurrence, Red Creek (Browns Park), Daggett Co., Utah, USA
68.2km (42.4 miles) E Trace Elements Pits, Maybell Mines, Maybell District, Moffat Co., Colorado, USA
71.9km (44.7 miles) F Brush Creek Mines, Carbonate District, Uinta Mts, Uintah Co., Utah, USA
87.4km (54.3 miles) G Poison Basin Claims, Baggs-Poison Basin District, Carbon Co., Wyoming, USA
99.3km (61.7 miles) H Leon Claims, Maybell District, Moffat Co., Colorado, USA
103.3km (64.2 miles) I Ryan Gulch, Piceance Creek, Rio Blanco Co., Colorado, USA
108.4km (67.3 miles) J Farm Creek Prospects, Duchesne Co., Utah, USA
115.4km (71.7 miles) K South Ouray No. 1 well, Ouray, Uteland Knoll District (Ouray District), Uintah Co., Utah, USA
116.3km (72.3 miles) L William T. Rogers No. 1 well, Green River Formation, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming, USA
123.4km (76.7 miles) M Alchem Trona Mine, Green River Basin, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming, USA
129.0km (80.2 miles) N Big Island Mine (Stauffer), Green River Basin, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming, USA
129.1km (80.2 miles) O Westvaco mine, Green River formation, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming, USA
129.1km (80.2 miles) P FMC Green River Trona Mine (Westvaco Mine), Green River Basin, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming, USA
132.6km (82.4 miles) Q Steamboat Mountain, Leucite Hills District, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming, USA
139.4km (86.6 miles) R Granger Mine, Green River Basin, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming, USA
149.4km (92.8 miles) S Sunshine Lode Mine (Grandview Mine), Rifle Creek District, Garfield Co., Colorado, USA
153.0km (95.1 miles) T Continental Group, Encampment District, Carbon Co., Wyoming, USA
153.1km (95.2 miles) U Meta Mine, Encampment District, Carbon Co., Wyoming, USA
153.3km (95.3 miles) V Garfield Mine, East Rifle Creek area, Garfield Co., Colorado, USA
153.4km (95.3 miles) W Rifle Mine (Oriole Claims; Rifle Creek Mine; North Star Claims), East Rifle Creek area, Garfield Co., Colorado, USA
157.7km (98.0 miles) X Indian Canyon, Duchesne Co., Utah, USA
159.1km (98.8 miles) Y Hidden Treasure No. 3, Encampment District, Carbon Co., Wyoming, USA
164.3km (102.1 miles) Z Unknown Stone - Crushed/Broken Occurrence (MRDS - 10016485), Steamboat Springs, Copper Ridge District, Routt Co., Colorado, USA
165.5km (102.8 miles) 0 Carbonate District, Garfield Co., Colorado, USA
168.4km (104.6 miles) 1 Blue Forest, Eden Valley, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming, USA
185.1km (115.0 miles) 2 Book Cliffs area, Grand Junction, Mesa Co., Colorado, USA
187.1km (116.3 miles) 3 Empire State Mine (B and H Mine), South Pass City, South Pass-Atlantic City District, Fremont Co., Wyoming, USA
190.4km (118.3 miles) 4 Snowbird Mine, Atlantic City, South Pass-Atlantic City District, Fremont Co., Wyoming, USA
193.5km (120.2 miles) 5 Golden Goose No. 1 Claim, Crooks Gap District, Fremont Co., Wyoming, USA
194.9km (121.1 miles) 6 Atlantic City Mine, Atlantic City, South Pass-Atlantic City District, Fremont Co., Wyoming, USA
215.4km (133.8 miles) 7 Ryan Creek Prospect (2), Ryan Creek Area, Grand Co., Utah, USA
215.5km (133.9 miles) 8 Prince Albert Mine, Ryan Creek Area, Grand Co., Utah, USA
215.6km (134.0 miles) 9 Amethyst Queen Claim, Copper Creek District, Unaweep Canyon, Unaweep District, Mesa Co., Colorado, USA
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