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Pala, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 21' 55'' North , 117° 4' 36'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 33.3652777778, -117.076666667


Summary:
The town of Pala, also referred to as the Pala Mission or Village of Pala, is the name of the town nearest to the gem-bearing pegmatite mines which are located in the nearby mountains to the north, east, and south. The town of Pala is not itself a specific mineral producing locality, except for a small-scale granite quarry which has operated for several decades on the west side of town. The mine produces gabbro and granodiorite riprap which is used locally along the roads for erosion control purposes.

The best known historical landmark in the town of Pala is the famous Mission San Antonio de Pala Asistencia campanile. Completed in 1818, the bell tower was rebuilt after collapsing during the floods of 1916. During the reconstruction of the original mission complex after the floods, several large pieces of deep purple lepidolite from the nearby Stewart mine were used in the surrounding courtyard walls as ornamental stone. The decorative lepidolite was donated by local gem miner and mineral dealer Frank A. Salmons, president and principal owner of the Pala Chief Mining Company.

Mineral List

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

Albite

var: Cleavelandite

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

'Allanite Group'

Almandine

'Almandine-Spessartine Series'

Amblygonite

'Amblygonite-Montebrasite Series'

Andalusite

Andradite

'Apatite'

Arsenopyrite

Bermanite

Bertrandite

Beryl

var: Aquamarine

var: Goshenite

var: Heliodor

var: Morganite

Beyerite

'Biotite'

Bismite

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

Bismutotantalite

Bornite

Cassiterite

Chalcocite

Chrysocolla

'Clays'

Clinobisvanite

Clinozoisite

'Columbite'

Columbite-(Fe)

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

Columbite-(Mn)

'Columbite-Tantalite'

Cookeite

Digenite

Elbaite

'Elbaite-Schorl Series'

Epidote

Eulytine

Fairfieldite

'Feldspar Group'

'var: Perthite'

Fluorapatite

Foitite

Gahnite

'Garnet'

Goethite

Grossular

var: Magnesian Grossular

'Halloysite'

Halloysite-10Å

Hambergite

Helvine

Hematite

Hercynite

Heterosite

'Heulandite'

Hopeite

'Hornblende'

Hureaulite

'Hypersthene'

Iron

'Jahnsite'

Jahnsite-(MnMnMn) (TL)

Kaolinite

Laumontite

'Lepidolite'

Leucophosphite

Lithiophilite

Löllingite

Ludlamite

Magnetite

Malachite

'Manganese Oxides'

'var: Manganese Dendrites'

Manganite

Marcasite

'Mica Group'

Microcline

Microlite Group

Molybdenite

'Monazite'

Montebrasite

Montmorillonite

Muscovite

var: Sericite

Namibite

'Olivine'

Opal

Orthoclase

Petalite

Phenakite

Phosphosiderite

Pollucite

Pseudomalachite

'Psilomelane'

Pucherite

Purpurite

Pyrite

'Pyroxene Group'

Quartz

var: Chalcedony

var: Citrine

var: Rock Crystal

var: Rose Quartz

var: Smoky Quartz

'Salmonsite'

Schorl

Sicklerite (TL)

Siderite

Spessartine

Spinel

var: Pleonaste

Spodumene

var: Hiddenite

var: Kunzite

Stewartite (TL)

Stibiotantalite

'Stilbite'

Strengite

Strunzite

Swinefordite

'Tantalite'

Tantalite-(Mn)

Todorokite

Topaz

Tosudite

var: Lithium Tosudite

'Tourmalinated Quartz'

'Tourmaline'

'var: Achroite'

'var: Indicolite'

'var: Rubellite'

'var: Verdelite'

'var: Watermelon Tourmaline'

Triphylite

Triplite

Vivianite

Wardite

'Zinnwaldite'

Zircon


92 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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