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Bristol Dry Lake (Bristol Playa), Amboy, San Bernardino Co., California, USA

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A lacustrine gypsum-halite-Sr deposit located in the S½ sec. 6, T4N, R12E, SBM, on the SW margin of the dry lake, S of Amboy.

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9 entries listed. 6 valid minerals.

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Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1943b), Mineral resources of San Bernardino County: California Division Mines Report 39: 540.

Ver Planck, Wm. E., Jr. (1950), Strontium in California. California Division of Mines Bulletin 156: 270-273.

Gale, Hoyt Stoddard (1951), Geology of the saline deposits Bristol dry lake, San Bernardino County, California: California Division Mines Special Report 6-10.

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 418.

Durrell, C. (1953) Geological investigations of strontium deposits in southern California. California Division Mines Special Report 32, 48 pp.: 9-14.

Wright, L.A., et al (1953), Mines and mineral resources of San Bernardino County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 49(1-2): 227-228.

Ver Planck, Wm. E., Jr. (1958), Salt in California: California Division Mines Bulletin 175: 23-25.

Bassett, A.M., D.H. Kupfer & F.C. Barstow (1959), Core logs from Bristol, Cadiz and Danby Dry Lakes, San Bernardino County, California: USGS Bulletin 1045-D: 105.

Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 123.

Dunning, G.E. and J.F. Cooper (1969b) A second occurrence of antarcticite from Bristol Dry Lake, California. American Mineralogist: 54: 1018-1021.

Muehle, G.H. (1971) Antarcticite from California. Mineralogical Record: 2: 171-172.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 192 (map 5-3), 193, 287, 288-290.

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