Nortonville Mine, Nortonville, Contra Costa Co., California, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||37° 57' 28'' North , 121° 52' 45'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||37.95778,-121.87944|
|Köppen climate type:||Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate|
A former coal deposit/mine located at the old site of Nortonville near Clayton, on the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
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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|Oligocene - Paleocene|
23.03 - 66 Ma
|Eocene marine rocks|
Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Anita Shale; Avenal Sandstone; Butano Sandstone; Canoas Siltstone; Capay Formation; Coldwater Sandstone; Cozy Dell Shale; Delmar Formation; Domengine Formation; Gredel Formation; Indart Sandstone; Jameson Shale Member of Markley Formation; Juncal Formation; Junipero Sandstone; Kreyenhagen Shale; Llajas Formation; Los Muertos Creek Formation; Lucia Shale; Mabury Formation; Maniobra Formation; Markley Formation; Matilija Sandstone; Meganos Formation; Nortonville Shale; Point of Rocks Sandstone; Rose Canyon Shale; Sacate Formation; Santa Susana Formation; Santiago Formation; Sierra Blanca Limestone; Tejon Formation; Tesla Formation; The Rocks Sandstone; Tolman Formation; Torrey Sandstone; Tres Pinos Sandstone; Welcome Formation; Yokut Sandstone; Reliz Canyon Formation; Mount Soledad Formation; Ardath Shale; Scripps Formation; Friars Formation; La Jolla Group; German Rancho 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. 
33.9 - 56 Ma
|Markley Formation, Lower member|
Age: Eocene (33.9 - 56 Ma)
Reference: Graymer, R.W., D.L. Jones, E.E. Brabb. Preliminary geologic map emphasizing bedrock formations in Contra Costa County, California. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-622.