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Mariposa Co., California, USA

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Mesozoic serpentinite exposed along California Hwy 49 in the 49er gold belt

Mariposa Co., California, USA
Mesozoic serpentinite in close-up view,California Hwy 49

Mariposa Co., California, USA
Mesozoic serpentinite exposed along California Hwy 49 in the 49er gold belt

Mariposa Co., California, USA
Mesozoic serpentinite in close-up view,California Hwy 49

Mariposa Co., California, USA
Mesozoic serpentinite exposed along California Hwy 49 in the 49er gold belt

Mariposa Co., California, USA
Mesozoic serpentinite in close-up view,California Hwy 49

Mariposa Co., California, USA
 
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° North , 119° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~28km


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Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Albite

Alforsite

'Allanite Group'

Almandine

Altaite

Alunite

Alunogen

Anandite

Andalusite

var: Chiastolite

Ankerite

Anthophyllite

Arsenopyrite

var: Danaite

'Asbestos'

Azurite

Baryte

Bementite

Benitoite

Bigcreekite

'Biotite'

Bornite

Calcite

var: Manganoan Calcite

Celsian

Cerchiaraite-(Fe)

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chromite

Chrysocolla

Cinnabar

Cobaltite

Cooperite

Copper

Cordierite

Corundum

Covellite

Cristobalite

Cuprite

Devitoite

Diopside

Dolomite

var: Ferroan Dolomite

Epidote

Epsomite

Erythrite

Esquireite

Fencooperite (TL)

Ferrimolybdite

'Ferro-Actinolite-Tremolite Series'

'var: Nephrite'

Ferroericssonite

Fluorapatite

Freibergite

Fresnoite

Gahnite

Galena

var: Argentiferous Galena

'Garnet'

'Garnierite'

Gersdorffite

Gillespite

Goethite

Gold

'Gold Amalgam'

'Goldamalgam (of Chen et al.)'

Graphite

Hausmannite

Hematite

Hessite

'Hornblende'

Ilmenite

var: Manganoan Ilmenite

Iridium

Isoferroplatinum

'Jade'

Kaolinite

Kinoshitalite

Krauskopfite

Lazulite

'Limonite'

Macdonaldite

Maghemite

Magnesiochromite

Magnesite

Magnetite

Malachite

'Manganese Oxides'

Marcasite

Melonite

Mercury

Metatorbernite

Millerite

Molybdenite

Muscovite (TL)

var: Barium-Vanadium-Muscovite

var: Mariposite (FRL)

var: Sericite

Népouite

Nickeline

Nontronite

Osmium

Pellyite

Pentlandite

Petzite

Piemontite

Pitticite

Platinum

Proustite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

var: Auriferous Pyrite

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrophyllite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Milky Quartz

Rhodochrosite

Rhodonite

Ruthenium

Rutile

Sanbornite (TL)

Scheelite

Schorl

Scorodite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

'var: Bastite'

Siderite

Sillimanite

Silver

var: Amalgam

Skutterudite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Staurolite

Sulphur

Talc

Tellurium

Tenorite

Tephroite

Tetraferroplatinum

Tetrahedrite

Titanite

Titantaramellite (TL)

Todorokite

'Tourmaline'

'var: Vanadium Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Tyuyamunite

Uraninite

Vesuvianite

'Wad'

Walstromite

Witherite

Wollastonite

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities


128 valid minerals. 4 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

Localities in this Region

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References

Schmitz (1852), Goldamalgan in Caifornien, letter to V. Gerolt: Deut. Geol. Ges., Zeitschr. 4: 712-714.

Trask, John Boardman (1856), Report on the geology of northern and southern California: California Legislature, 7th. session, Ap. to Jour. S. Doc. 14, 66 pp.: 52.

Whitney, J.D. (1865), Geological survey of California, Geology, 1, Report of progress and synopsis of the field work from 1860 to 1864; […(abstract): American Journal of Science, 2nd. series: 41: 124, 231-246, 351-368]: 238.

Browne, J.R. (1869), Report of J. Ross Browne on the mineral resources of the states and territories west of the Rocky Mountains (US Treasury Dept.), 674 pp., H.H. Bancroft and Co., San Francisco [reprint of 2]: 27.

Preston, E.B. (1890), Mariposa County: California Mining Bureau. (Report 10): 10: 300-310.

Mining and Scientific Press (1894), Mining districts of Mariposa County: Mining and Scientific Press: 69: 24-25.

Aubury, Lewis E. (1902), The copper resources of California: California Mining Bureau Bulletin 23: 204-213.

Aubury, Lewis E. (1904), Register of Mines and Minerals, Mariposa County, California, California State Mining Bureau: 12.

Eakle, Arthur Starr (1904a), Phosphorescent sphalerite (Mariposa County, California): California Journal of Technology: 3: 30-31.

Eakle, Arthur Starr & W.J. Sharwood (1904b), Luminescent zinc blende (Mariposa County, California): Engineering & Mining Journal: 77: 1000.

Liebenam,W.A. (1907), Kupfervorkommen in Kalifornien und ihre wirtschaftliche Bedeutung: Zeitschr. Berg-, Hütten- und Salinenwesen preuss. Staate, band 55: 522-546; […(abstract): Geol. Zentralbl., Band 11: 250 (1908)]: 543.

Lowell, F. L. (1916), Mines and mineral resources of the counties of Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus: California Mining Bureau. (Report 14): 14: 371-425 569-604, 627-634.

Castello, W.O. (1921), Mariposa County: California Mining Bureau. Report 17: 86-143.

Laizure, Clyde McK (1928), Mariposa, Madera Counties: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau (Report 24): 24: 72-153, 317-345.

Fitch, A.A. (1931), Barite and witherite from near El Portal, Mariposa County, California: American Mineralogist: 16(10): 461-468.

Rogers, Austin Flint (1932a), Sanbornite, a new barium disilicate mineral from Mariposa County, California: California Mining Bureau. Report 28: 84; […(abstract): American Mineralogist: 17: 117 (1932)].

Rogers, Austin Flint (1932b), Euhedral gold crystals from Mariposa County, California (abstract): American Mineralogist: 17: 115.

Logan, Clarence August (1934), Mother Lode Gold Belt of California: California Division Mines Bulletin 108, 221 pp.

Rogers, Austin Flint (1935), Unique occurrence of vein quartz in Mariposa County, California (abstract): Geological Society of America, Proceedings, 1934: 327-328.

Julihn, C.E. and F.W. Horton (1940), Mines of the Southern Mother Lode Region, Part II - Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties; in: Mineral Industried Survey of the United States, California. U.S. Bureau of Mines, Bulletin 424: 164-168.

Heyl, G.R. (1943) Report on the Brief Examination of Copper-Zinc Mines in the Vicinity of Hornitos, Mariposa County, California. U.S. Bureau of Mines File Report, October 16, 1943, 3 pp.

Cater, F.W., Jr. (1948a), Chromite deposits of Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, California: California Division Mines Bulletin 134, part 3, chapter 1: 1-32.

Eric, J.H. and M.W. Cox (1948) Zinc deposits of the American Eagle-Blue Moon area, Mariposa County, California. California Division Mines Bulletin 144: 134-150.

Wiebelt, F.J., Sanborn, W.C., Trengrove, R.R., and Ricker, A.S. (1951) Investigaton of West Belt copper-zinc mines, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, and Mariposa counties. U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 4760, 62 pp.

Bowen, O.E., Jr. & C.H. Gray, Jr. (1957), Mines and mineral deposits of Mariposa County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 53(1&2): 69, 187.

Ehrreich, Albert L. (1964), Multiple metamorphism of aluminous rocks in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties, California (abstract): Geological Society of America Special Paper 76: 199.

Evans, James R. (1966b) Nephrite jade in Mariposa County. California Division Mines and Geology Mineral Information Service: 19: 135-148.

Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 93, 190, 260

Snetsinger, K.G. (1966) Barium-vanadium muscovite and vanadium tourmaline from Mariposa County, California. American Mineralogist: 51: 1623-1639.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 220, 425.

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