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Victor claim (Victor Mine), Clear Creek area, Picacho Peak, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito Co., California, USA
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Bario-orthojoaquinite
Victor claim, Clear Creek area, Picacho Peak, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito Co., California, USA

Photo: Knut Eldjarn
Latitude: 36°22'0"N
Longitude: 120°42'10"W
 
 
A Ba-gemstone claim located in the SE¼SW¼ sec. 7, T18S, R12E, MDM, on the E side of a northward-flowing tributary of Clear Creek, 2.7 km (8,900 feet) NNW of Picacho Peak and 6.1 km (3.8 miles) SSW of Idria.

The Ba silicates are contained within fracture cavities in blueschist rocks (meta volcanics) surrounded by serpentinite of the New Idria serpentine mass.

Mineral List

Actinolite
Albite
Andradite
Anilite
Antigorite
'Apatite'
Aragonite
Bario-orthojoaquinite
Benitoite
Brochantite
Calcite
Chromite
Chrysotile
Clinochlore
var: Pennine
Covellite
'Crossite'
Diopside
Fluorapatite
var: Strontian Apatite
Fluorstrophite
Fresnoite
Jadeite
Joaquinite-(Ce)
'K Feldspar
var: Adularia'

Magnetite
Malachite
Muscovite
Natrolite
Neptunite
Orthoclase
Orthojoaquinite-(Ce)
Pectolite
Prehnite
Pseudomalachite
'Pumpellyite'
Pyroaurite
Quartz
Reevesite
'Serpentine Group'
'Stevensite'
Stilpnomelane
Strontiojoaquinite
Taramellite
Titanite
Titantaramellite
Tremolite
Uvarovite
Witherite
Wollastonite


50 entries listed. 42 valid minerals.

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References

Cooper, Joseph F., Jr., Gail E. Dunning, Ted A.Hadley (2003) Minerology of the Victor Claim, Clear Creek Area, New Idria District, San Benito County, California. (occasional web publications of the Bay Area mineralogists).

Pabst, Adolf (1978) Zur morphologie des taramellits. Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen: 25: 245-256.

American Mineralogist (1984): 69: 358-373.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 316, 465-466, 467.

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