|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||38° 29' 29'' North , 105° 20' 16'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||38.49148,-105.33781|
|Köppen climate type:||BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate|
|Other/historical names associated with this locality:||Eightmile Park|
5 mi northwest of Canon City (also known as the Royal Gorge district), comprises a pegmatite district of about 10 square mi in T. 18 S., R. 71 W. It is easily reached via U.S. Highway 50 and the Royal Gorge Road from Canon City. ("Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 15, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997). Type locality for natromontebrasite, formerly known as fremontite, after the county.
29 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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|Cretaceous - Jurassic|
66 - 201.3 Ma
|Dakota Group and Morrison And Ralston Creek Fms at mountain front between Boulder and Colorado Springs. Dakota, Purgatoire, Morrison, and Ralston Creek Fms in Canon City area|
Age: Mesozoic (66 - 201.3 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Dakota Group; Morrison Formation; Ralston Creek Formation; Purgatoire 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. 
201.3 - 252.17 Ma
|Mesozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Triassic (201.3 - 252.17 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.