Firefly Mine, Wild Oat Peak, Diablo Range, San Benito Co., California, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||36° 26' 25'' North , 120° 53' 39'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||36.44028,-120.89417|
|Köppen climate type:||Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate|
An U occurrence/mine located in sec. 21, T17S, R10E, MDM, 1.4 km (0.9 mile) S of Wild Oat Peak (coordinates of record), along Mine Creek, E of the San Benito River (San Andreas Rift Zone). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 1,000 meters.
NOTE: This locality was assigned a MAS/MILS file number in the series for Monterey County and it is listed as being in that county in the MRDS search function; however, it is located in the center of San Benito County with geographic coordinates in agreement with the mine reflected by name on the topo map at this point.
Local rocks include Miocene marine rocks.
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No minerals currently recorded for this locality.
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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|Pliocene - Oligocene|
2.588 - 33.9 Ma
|Miocene marine rocks|
Age: Cenozoic (2.588 - 33.9 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Agua Sandstone Member; Alferitz Formation; Altamira Shale Member; Antelope Shale Member; Big Blue Serpentinous Member; Branch Canyon Formation; Briones Formation; Button Bed Sandstone Member; Capistrano Formation; Carneros Sandstone Member; Castaic Formation; Cierbo Sandstone; Claremont Shale; Devilwater Silt-Gould Shale Member; Escudo Sandstone; Fish Creek Gypsum Member; Freeman Silt; Gallaway Beds; Hambre Sandstone; Hannah Formation; Hercules Shale Member; Jewett Sand; La Vida Member; Malaga Mudstone Member; McDonald Shale; McLure Shale Member; Media Shale Member; Modelo Formation; Monterey Formation; Neroly Formation; Olcese Sand; Oso Member; Oursan Sandstone; Painted Rock Sandstone Member; Pismo Formation; Pleito Formation; Point Arena Beds; Point Sal Formation; Puente Formation; Pullen Formation; Quail Lake Formation; Reef Ridge Shale; Rincon Shale; Rodeo Shale; Round Mountain Silt; Salinas Shale; Salt Creek Shale Member; Saltos Shale Member; Sandholdt Shale; San Onofre Breccia; San Pablo Group; Santa Margarita Formation; Santos Shale Member; Sisquoc Formation; Sobrante Sandstone; Soda Lake Sandstone Member; Soda Lake Shale Member; Soquel Member Split Mountain Formation; Sycamore Canyon Member; Temblor Formation; Tequepis Sandstone; Tice Shale; Topanga Formation; Twisselman Sandstone Member; Valmonte Diatomite Member; Vaqueros Formation; Vedder Sand; Whiterock Bluff Shale Member; Wimer Formation; Yorba Member
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. 
66 - 145 Ma
|Mesozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)
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.