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Neuerberg locality 9, Cahuenga Boulevard roadcut, Cahuenga Pass, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica Mts, Los Angeles Co., California, USA
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Saponite
Neuerberg locality 9, Cahuenga Boulevard roadcut, Cahuenga Pass, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica Mts, Los Angeles Co., California, USA

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A zeolite occurrence located in the SW¼SW¼ sec. 34, T1N, R14W (SB), about 0.2 miles S of Mulholland Bridge in a roadcut.

Note: The minerals ferrosaponite and ferroan saponite have frequently been mentioned from this locality, but the mineral appears to be a ferrian saponite with about 79% end-member saponite.

Mineral List

Calcite
'Chlorite Group'
Ferrosaponite
Hematite
'Heulandite'
Mordenite
Natrolite
Opal
Pyrite
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
Saponite
'Stilbite'


13 entries listed. 8 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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References

Neuerberg, George Joseph (1951), Minerals of the eastern Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles city: American Mineralogist: 36: 158.

Ross, C. S., 1946, Sauconite - a Clay Mineral of the Montmorillonite Group, American Mineralogist, v. 31, p. 411-424.

Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 16-17, 83.

Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 274.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California: 373, 376, 379.

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