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NOTE: CALIFORNIA IS A PROJECT UNDER CONSTRUCTION, COMMENCING JULY 28, 2005. EXISTING LOCALITY FILES WILL BE UPDATED FIRST, THEN ADDITIONAL LOCALITIES WILL BE FILLED IN. Chet Lemanski & Dave Von Bargen.

NOTE: The bibliography for California mineralogy is very extensive. Only references pertaining to the entire state are presented here. Specific references may be found at each individual locality file.

According to Bulletin 189 (Murdoch & Webb, 1966, pp. 543-545), mining districts in California apparently have had no formal recognition by statute at the state level. Study of the written record; however, suggests that many early geologists, mining engineers, and prospectors expected that formal requirements would be legislated, and, in anticipation, terms like "Bonanza Mining District" were coined and widely used in early literature. A list of the mining districts is presented in USGS Bull. 507 and is incorporated into another list or data table in Bull. 189, which provides the USGS "official" name as well as synonyms, if any, county of location and nearest "permanent" town or settlement for each.

There are 3 Meridians used in the Township and Range values for California. These are: the Humboldt Meridian (abbreviated as "HM" in this database)(extreme NW corner of the state); the Mount Diablo Meridian (abbreviated as "MDM" in this database)(center and northern parts of the state); and the San Bernardino Meridian (abbreviated as "SBM" in this database)(southern portions of the state). NOTE: The T&R values for fractions of a section are read from the right to left (e.g.: the N½SE¼NW¼ is the NW quarter of the section, the SE quarter of that, and then the N half of that segment).

California Meridians map

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Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Acanthite
Actinolite
var: Smaragdite
'Actinolite-Tremolite Series'
Adamite
var: Cuprian Adamite
Aegirine
Aegirine-augite
Aenigmatite
Afwillite
Agaite (TL)
Agardite-(La)
Agardite-(Y)
Aikinite
Alabandite
Albite
var: Andesine
var: Cleavelandite
var: Oligoclase
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Alforsite (TL)
'Allanite'
Allanite-(Ce)
Allanite-(La)
Alleghanyite
Allophane
Almandine
'Almandine-Pyrope Series'
'Almandine-Spessartine Series'
Altaite
Aluminocopiapite
Alum-(K)
Alumohydrocalcite
var: Chromian Alumohydrocalcite

Alunite
Alunogen
Amarantite
'Amber'
Amblygonite
'Amblygonite-Montebrasite Series'
Amesite
Ammonioalunite (TL)
Ammoniojarosite
'Amphibole Asbestos'
Amphibole Supergroup
var: Byssolite
var: Uralite
Analcime
Anandite
Anapaite
Anatase
var: Niobian Anatase
'Anauxite'
'Ancylite'
Andalusite
var: Chiastolite
'Andorite'
Andradite
var: Demantoid
var: Melanite
var: Topazolite
'Andradite-Grossular Series'
Anglesite
Anhydrite
Anilite
Ankerite
Annabergite
var: Magnesian Annabergite
Annite
Anorthite
var: Bytownite
var: Labradorite
Ansermetite
Antarcticite
Anthophyllite
Antigorite
var: Picrolite
Antimony
Antlerite
'Apatite'
'var: Apatized Wood'
'var: Carbonate-rich Apatite'
'var: Collophane'
'var: Phosphorite'
Aphthitalite
'Apophyllite'
Aragonite
var: Flos Ferri
var: Strontian Aragonite
'Aragotite' (TL)
Arcanite (TL)
Arfvedsonite
Argentojarosite
Aristarainite
Arsenbrackebuschite
Arsenic
Arseniosiderite
Arsenolite
Arsenopyrite
var: Danaite
Arsentsumebite
Artinite
'Asbestos'
'var: Mountain Leather'
Asbolane
'Asphaltum'
'var: Uintahite'
Atacamite
Augelite
Augite
var: Fassaite
Aurichalcite
Aurivilliusite (TL)
Austinite
Autunite
Awaruite
Axinite-(Fe)
'Axinite Group'
Axinite-(Mg)
Axinite-(Mn)
Azurite
Baddeleyite
Bairdite (TL)
Bakerite (TL)
Banalsite
Baotite
Bario-orthojoaquinite (TL)
Barioperovskite (TL)
Bariopharmacosiderite
'Barkevikite'
Bartonite (TL)
Baryte
var: Strontian Baryte
Barytocalcite
Barytolamprophyllite
Bassanite
'Bastnäsite'
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
'Bauxite'
Bavenite
Bayldonite
Bazirite
Beaverite-(Cu)
Becquerelite
Beidellite
Bementite
Benitoite (TL)
'Bentonite'
Bermanite
Berthierine
Berthierite
Bertrandite
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
var: Emerald
var: Goshenite
var: Heliodor
var: Morganite
Beudantite
Beyerite
Bieberite
Bigcreekite (TL)
'Bindheimite'
'Biotite'
Birnessite
Bismite
Bismoclite
Bismuth
Bismuthinite
Bismutite
Bismutoferrite
Bismutotantalite
'Bitumen'
Blödite
Bluebellite (TL)
Böhmite
Boleite
Boltwoodite
Boothite (TL)
Boracite
Borax
Bornite
'Borocalcite'
Boromuscovite (TL)
Botryogen
Boulangerite
Bournonite
Boussingaultite
Brannerite
Braunite
Breithauptite
Brochantite
Bromargyrite
Brookite
Brucite
Buddingtonite (TL)
Bultfonteinite
Burckhardtite
Burkeite (TL)
Bustamite
Butlerite
Cacoxenite
Calaverite (TL)
'Calcareous Tufa'
Calcite
var: Calcite Satin Spar
var: Glendonite
var: Iceland Spar
var: Limestone Onyx
var: Manganoan Calcite
var: Sand-Calcite
var: Strontian Calcite
var: Travertine
Caledonite
Calomel
Cancrinite
Carboborite
Carbonatecyanotrichite
Carminite
Carnotite
Carpathite
Caryopilite
Cassiterite
var: Wood Tin
'Cathedral Quartz'
'Cebollite'
Celadonite
Celestine
var: Barian Celestine
Celsian
Cerchiaraite-(Al) (TL)
Cerchiaraite-(Fe) (TL)
Cerianite-(Ce)
Cerite-(Ce)
Cerussite
var: Argentiferous Cerussite
Cervantite
Cervelleite
'Chabazite'
Chabazite-Na
Chalcanthite
Chalcocite
Chalcophanite
Chalcophyllite
Chalcopyrite
var: Blister Copper
Chalcosiderite
Chenguodaite
'Chert'
Chestermanite (TL)
'Chevkinite'
Chlorargyrite
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Chloritoid
'Chloromagnesite'
Choloalite
Chondrodite
Chromite
Chromschieffelinite (TL)
Chrysoberyl
Chrysocolla
'Chrysoprase'
Chrysotile
Churchite-(Y)
Cinnabar
Claudetite
Clausthalite
'Clay'
Clearcreekite (TL)
Clinobisvanite
Clinochlore
var: Chromian Clinochlore
var: Kämmererite
var: Pennine
var: Ripidolite
var: Sheridanite
Clinochrysotile
Clinoclase
Clinoenstatite
Clinoferrosilite
Clinohumite
'Clinoptilolite'
Clinoptilolite-K
Clinoptilolite-Na (TL)
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Clinozoisite
'Clinozoisite-Epidote Series'
Clintonite
var: Valuevite
'Coal'
'var: Bituminous Coal'
Coalingite (TL)
Cobaltite
Cobaltpentlandite
Coffinite
Cohenite
Colemanite (TL)
Coloradoite
'Columbite'
Columbite-(Fe)
Columbite-(Mn)
'Columbite-Tantalite'
Conichalcite
Connellite
Cookeite
Cooperite
Copiapite
var: Knoxvillite
Copper
'Copper Stain'
Coquimbite
Corderoite
Cordierite
Corkite
Cornubite
Cornwallite
Coronadite
Corrensite
Corundum
var: Ruby
var: Sapphire
Cosalite
Cotunnite
Coulsonite
Covellite
Coyoteite (TL)
Crandallite
Creaseyite
Crednerite
Creedite
'Crestmoreite'
Cristobalite
Crocoite
'Crossite'
Cryptomelane
Cubanite
Cummingtonite
Cuprite
var: Chalcotrichite
Cuprocopiapite
Cupropavonite
Cuproroméite (TL)
Cuprosklodowskite
Cuprotungstite
Cuspidine
Cyanotrichite
Cymrite
'Dachiardite'
Danburite
Darapskite
Datolite
Dawsonite
var: Chromian Dawsonite
Deanesmithite (TL)
Deerite (TL)
Delafossite
Desautelsite
Descloizite
var: Cuprian Descloizite
Devilline
Devitoite (TL)
'Deweylite'
Diaboleite
Diadochite
Diamond
Diaspore
Dickite
Digenite
Diopside
var: Chromian Diopside
var: Diallage
var: Violan
Dioptase
Djerfisherite
Djurleite
Dolomite
var: Ferroan Dolomite
Donharrisite
Dravite
Dufrénoysite
Duftite
Dugganite
Dumortierite
Dypingite
Dzhalindite
Ecdemite
Eckermannite
Eckhardite (TL)
Edenite
Edgarbaileyite (TL)
Edingtonite
Edoylerite (TL)
Eglestonite
Ekanite
Elbaite
'Elbaite-Schorl Series'
'Ellestadite'
'Ellestadite-(Cl)' (TL)
Emmonsite
Emplectite
Enargite
Enstatite
var: Bronzite
Eosphorite
Epidote
Epistilbite
Epsomite
Erdite (TL)
'Erionite'
Erionite-Na (TL)
Erlichmanite (TL)
Erythrite
Eskimoite
Eskolaite
Ettringite
Eugsterite
Eulytine
Euxenite-(Y)
Eztlite
Fairfieldite
Famatinite
Faujasite-Ca
Fayalite
'Feldspar Group'
Fencooperite (TL)
Ferberite
var: Reinite
'Ferberite-Hübnerite Series'
'Fergusonite'
Ferricopiapite
'Ferrierite'
Ferrierite-K (TL)
Ferrierite-Mg
Ferrimolybdite
Ferripyrophyllite
Ferrisicklerite
Ferrisurite (TL)
Ferro-actinolite
'Ferro-Actinolite-Tremolite Series'
'var: Nephrite'
Ferroericssonite (TL)
Ferro-ferri-obertiite (TL)
'Ferro-ferri-taramite'
Ferro-glaucophane
Ferro-hornblende
Ferrosilite
Fersmite
Fibroferrite
Florencite-(Nd) (TL)
Fluoborite
Fluocerite-(Ce)
Fluorapatite
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite
var: Strontian Apatite
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Fluor-elbaite
Fluorellestadite
var: Wilkeite
Fluorite
Fluoro-richterite
Fluorphosphohedyphane (TL)
Fluorstrophite
Foitite (TL)
Fornacite
Forsterite
var: Peridot
Foshagite (TL)
Fraipontite
Franciscanite (TL)
Franckeite
Frankhawthorneite
Franklinite
Freibergite
'Freibergite-Tetrahedrite Series'
Fresnoite (TL)
Friedrichite
Frondelite
Fuettererite (TL)
Gageite
Gahnite
Galeite (TL)
Galena
var: Argentiferous Galena
Galenobismutite
Ganomalite
Ganophyllite
'Garnet'
'Garnierite'
Garrelsite
Gaylussite
Gehlenite
Geikielite
Geocronite
Gersdorffite
Gerstleyite (TL)
Gianellaite
Gibbsite
Gillespite
Ginorite
Glauberite
Glauconite
Glaucophane
'Gmelinite'
Gmelinite-Na
Goethite
Gold
var: Electrum
'Gold Amalgam'
'Goldamalgam (of Chen et al.)'
Gonnardite
Goosecreekite
Goslarite
Gowerite (TL)
Goyazite
Graphite
Greenockite
Greigite (TL)
Grossular
var: Hessonite
var: Hibschite
var: Magnesian Grossular
var: Plazolite
'Grossular-Hibschite Series'
Grunerite
Guanajuatite
'Gummite'
Gustavite
Gypsum
var: Alabaster
var: Satin Spar Gypsum
var: Selenite
Gyrolite
Haiweeite (TL)
Halite
'Halloysite'
Halloysite-10Å
Halotrichite
Hambergite
Hanawaltite (TL)
Hanksite (TL)
Hardystonite
Harkerite
Harmotome
Hastingsite
Hausmannite
Haüyne
var: Lazurite

Hawleyite
Hazenite (TL)
Heazlewoodite
'Hectorite' (TL)
Hedenbergite
Hedyphane
'Hellandite'
Helvine
Hematite
var: Martite
var: Specularite
Hemimorphite
Hercynite
var: Picotite
Herderite
'Herderite-Hydroxylherderite Series'
'Herschelite'
Hessite
Hetaerolite
Heterosite
'Heulandite'
Heulandite-Na
Hexahydrite
Heyrovskýite
Hidalgoite
Hillebrandite
Hinsdalite
Hisingerite
Hohmannite
Hollandite
Hollingworthite
Hopeite
'Hornblende'
Hörnesite
Housleyite (TL)
Howieite (TL)
Howlite
Hübnerite
Humboldtine
Humite
Hungchaoite
Huntite
Hureaulite
'Hyalophane'
Hydroboracite
Hydrocalumite
'Hydrogrossular'
Hydrohetaerolite
Hydromagnesite
Hydrotalcite
'Hydrotroilite'
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)
Hydroxylapatite
var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite
Hydroxylellestadite
Hydroxylherderite
Hydrozincite
Hypercinnabar (TL)
'Hypersthene'
Ice
Idaite
'Iddingsite'
Idrialite
Ikaite
Ilmenite
var: Manganoan Ilmenite
'Ilsemannite'
Ilvaite
Imiterite
Inderite
Inesite
Inyoite (TL)
Iodargyrite
Irarsite
Iridium
var: Osmiridium
var: Platiniridium
var: Ruthenosmiridium
Iron
var: Kamacite
Isoferroplatinum
Jacobsite
'Jade'
Jadeite
'Jahnsite'
Jahnsite-(MnMnMn) (TL)
Jamesonite
Jarosite
Jennite (TL)
Joaquinite-(Ce) (TL)
Johannite
Jonesite (TL)
Jordisite
Julgoldite-(Fe2+)
Junoite
Kaersutite
Kaliborite
Kalinite
Kampfite (TL)
Kaolinite
var: Chrome-Kaolinite
Kasolite
Kawazulite
Kempite (TL)
Kenyaite
Kermesite
Kernite (TL)
Kettnerite
Keystoneite
'K Feldspar'
'var: Adularia'
'var: Valencianite'
Khinite
Kinoshitalite
Knorringite
Koechlinite
Koninckite
Konyaite
Kornelite
Kotulskite
Krausite (TL)
Krauskopfite (TL)
Kröhnkite
Krupkaite
Kuksite
Kuranakhite
Kurnakovite
Kutnohorite
Kyanite
'Lapis Lazuli'
Larnite
Laueite
Laumontite
var: Caporcianite
Laurionite
Laurite
Lawsonite (TL)
Lazulite
Leadhillite
'Lechatelierite'
'var: Fulgurite'
Lennilenapeite
Lepidocrocite
'Lepidolite'
Letovicite
Leucite
Leucophosphite
'Lévyne'
Libethenite
Lillianite
'Limonite'
Linarite
Lindgrenite
Linnaeite
Liroconite
Litharge (TL)
Lithiophilite
Lithiophorite
Lizardite
var: Nickeloan Lizardite
Löllingite
var: Cobaltian Löllingite
Löweite
Ludlamite
Ludwigite
Lüneburgite
Luzonite
Macdonaldite (TL)
Mackinawite
Magadiite
Maghemite
Magnesio-arfvedsonite
Magnesiochromite
Magnesiocopiapite (TL)
Magnesioferrite
Magnesio-foitite
Magnesio-hornblende
Magnesio-riebeckite
Magnesite
var: Ferroan Magnesite
var: Nickeloan Magnesite
Magnetite
var: Lodestone
var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Malachite
Maldonite
'Manganese Oxides'
'var: Manganese Dendrites'
Manganite
Manganocummingtonite
Marcasite
Margarite
'Margarodite'
Marialite
Markcooperite (TL)
Mascagnite
Massicot
Matildite
Mattheddleite
Maucherite
Mazzite-Na (TL)
Mcallisterite (TL)
Mcalpineite (TL)
Mcguinnessite (TL)
Meionite
Melanophlogite
Melanotekite
Melanterite
var: Cuprian Melanterite
'Melilite'
'Melnikovite'
Melonite (TL)
Mendozite
Meneghinite
Mercury
Merlinoite
Merwinite (TL)
Mesolite
Meta-autunite
Metacinnabar (TL)
var: Onofrite
Metahaiweeite (TL)
Metastibnite
Metatorbernite
Metavoltine
Metazeunerite
Meyerhofferite (TL)
Miargyrite
'Mica Group'
Microcline
var: Amazonite
Microlite Group
var: Stannomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
var: Uranmicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
Millerite
Mimetite
Minium
Mirabilite
Mitridatite
Mixite
Mogánite
Mojaveite (TL)
Molybdenite
'Molybdenite-2H'
Molybdite
'Monazite'
Monazite-(Ce)
Moncheite
Monetite
Montebrasite
Monticellite
Montmorillonite
Montroydite
'Moonstone'
Mordenite
Morenosite
Morimotoite
Morinite
Mosesite
Mottramite
Mountainite
Mountkeithite
Muirite (TL)
Munakataite
Murdochite
Muscovite
var: Alurgite
var: Barium-Vanadium-Muscovite
var: Fuchsite
var: Illite
var: Mariposite (TL)
var: Phengite
var: Sericite
Nadorite
Nagyágite
Nahcolite
Namibite
'Napalite'
Nasonite
Natrite
Natroalunite
var: Strontian Natroalunite
Natrojarosite
Natrolite
Natron
Naumannite
Nekoite (TL)
Neotocite
Nepheline
Népouite
Neptunite
Nesquehonite
Newberyite
Nickel
Nickeline
'Nickel-iron'
Nimite
Nissonite (TL)
Niter
Nitratine
Nobleite (TL)
Nontronite
Northupite (TL)
Nsutite
'Obsidian'
'var: Mahogany Obsidian'
'var: Rainbow Obsidian'
'Ochre'
Offretite
Okenite
Olivenite
'Olivine'
Omphacite
Opal
var: Cherry Opal
var: Chrysopal
var: Diatomite
var: Fire Opal
var: Hyalite
var: Lemon Opal
var: Milk Opal
var: Moss Opal
var: Opal-AN
var: Opal-Agate
var: Opal-C
var: Opaline
var: Prase Opal
var: Precious Fire Opal
var: Precious Opal
var: Resin Opal
var: Wood Opal
'Opalite'
'Orbicular Jasper'
Orickite (TL)
Orpiment
'Orthochrysotile'
Orthoclase
Orthojoaquinite-(Ce) (TL)
Osarsite (TL)
Osmium
var: Iridosmine
Ottoite (TL)
Ottrélite
Owyheeite
Oxy-schorl
Oyelite
Pääkkönenite
Pabstite (TL)
Palladium
Palygorskite
Parabutlerite
Paragonite
Parakhinite
Pararealgar
'Paraspurrite' (TL)
Paratacamite
Paratimroseite (TL)
Pargasite
Parisite-(Ce)
Parsettensite
Pavonite
'Pearceite-Polybasite Series'
Pecoraite
Pectolite
Pellyite
Pentahydrite
Pentlandite
Periclase
Perite
Perovskite
'Perthite'
Pertsevite-(F)
Petalite
Peterbaylissite (TL)
'Petrified Wood'
'Petroleum'
Petzite
Pharmacoalumite
Pharmacolite
Pharmacosiderite
Phenakite
'Phillipsite'
Phillipsite-Na
Phlogopite
Phosgenite
Phosphohedyphane
Phosphosiderite
Phurcalite
Pickeringite
Piemontite
Pingguite
Pinnoite
Pirssonite (TL)
'Pitticite'
Plancheite
Platinum
var: Ferroan Platinum
'Platinum-Group Elements'
Plattnerite
Plombièrite
Plumbogummite
Plumbojarosite
Plumbophyllite (TL)
Plumbotsumite
Pokrovskite
Pollucite
Polybasite
Polycrase-(Y)
'Porcelanite'
Posnjakite
Potassic-magnesio-fluoro-arfvedsonite
Powellite
Prehnite
Priceite
Probertite (TL)
'Prochlorite'
Proustite
Pseudoboleite
Pseudobrookite
Pseudolaueite
'Pseudoleucite'
Pseudomalachite
'Pseudowollastonite'
'Psilomelane'
Pucherite
'Pumice'
'Pumpellyite'
Pumpellyite-(Fe2+)
Pumpellyite-(Mg)
Purpurite
Pyrargyrite
Pyrite
var: Auriferous Pyrite
var: Bravoite
Pyroaurite
Pyroaurite-2H
Pyrochlore Group
'Pyrochlore Supergroup
var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'

Pyrochroite
Pyrolusite
Pyromorphite
Pyrope
Pyrophanite
Pyrophyllite
Pyrostilpnite
'Pyroxene Group'
Pyroxmangite
Pyrrhotite
var: Nickeloan Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Agate
var: Agate-Jasper
var: Amberine
var: Amethyst
var: Bloodstone
var: Brecciated Agate
var: Bull Quartz
var: Carnelian
var: Chalcedony
var: Citrine
var: Clear Lake Diamonds
var: Creolite
var: Dendritic Agate
var: El Doradoite
var: Eye Agate
var: Fire Agate
var: Fortification Agate
var: Iris Agate
var: Jasper
var: Lake County Diamonds
var: Lithium Quartz
var: Milky Quartz
var: Moss Agate
var: Myrickite
var: Nipomo Agate
var: Plume Agate
var: Prase
var: Quartzine
var: Rock Crystal
Quartz
var: Rose Quartz

var: Rutilated Quartz
var: Sard
var: Smoky Quartz
var: Star Quartz
'Quartz-beta'
Quenstedtite
Quetzalcoatlite
Ramdohrite
Ramsdellite
Rasvumite
Realgar
Rectorite
'Redingtonite' (TL)
Redledgeite (TL)
Reevesite
Reynoldsite (TL)
Rhodesite
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
var: Fowlerite
Rhomboclase
Richterite
Rickardite
Riebeckite
Riebeckite Root Name
var: Crocidolite

Rinneite
Rivadavite
Riversideite (TL)
Robertsite
Romanèchite
'Roméite Group
var: Bismutostibiconite'

Römerite
Rosasite
Roscoelite (TL)
Rosenhahnite (TL)
Rosickýite
Rozenite
Rutheniridosmine
Ruthenium
Rutile
var: Ilmenorutile
Rynersonite (TL)
Sabugalite
Safflorite
Sahamalite-(Ce) (TL)
Salammoniac
'Salmonsite'
Saltonseaite (TL)
Samarskite-(Y)
Sanbornite (TL)
Sanidine
Santaclaraite (TL)
Santite
Saponite
var: Ferroan Saponite
var: Lithian Saponite
Sassolite
Sauconite
'Saussurite'
Sborgite
'Scapolite'
Scawtite
Schairerite (TL)
Scheelite
'Schirmerite'
Schmiederite
Schorl
Schorlomite
Schreibersite
Schröckingerite
Schuetteite (TL)
Schulenbergite
Schumacherite
Scolecite
Scorodite
Scorzalite
Searlesite (TL)
Segnitite
Selenium
Sénarmontite
Sepiolite
Sérandite
Serendibite
'Serpentine Group'
'var: Bastite'
'var: Marmolite'
'var: Nickeliferous Serpentine'
Serpierite
Shattuckite
Shirokshinite
Sicklerite (TL)
Siderite
var: Manganoan Siderite
Sideronatrite
Siderotil
Siegenite
Silhydrite (TL)
'Silica'
'Siliceous sinter'
Sillimanite
Silver
var: Amalgam
Sklodowskite
Skutterudite
var: Smaltite
'Smectite Group'
Smithsonite
Smythite
'Soapstone'
Sodalite
Sonolite
Sonoraite
'Spadaite'
Sperrylite
Spessartine
Sphalerite
var: Marmatite
Spinel
var: Ceylonite
var: Chromspinel
var: Pleonaste
Spionkopite
Spodumene
var: Hiddenite
var: Kunzite
Spurrite
Stannite
Starkeyite
var: Ferroan Starkeyite
Staurolite
Stellerite
Stephanite
Sternbergite
'Stevensite'
Stewartite (TL)
'Stibiconite'
Stibiocolumbite (TL)
'Stibiocolumbite-Stibiotantalite Series'
'Stibioferrite'
'Stibiomicrolite (of Groat et al.)'
Stibiotantalite
Stibnite
'Stilbite'
Stilbite-Ca
Stilpnomelane
var: Ekmanite
var: Ferristilpnomelane
Stokesite
Stolzite
Strengite
'Strengite-Variscite Series'
Stringhamite
Stromeyerite
Strontianite
Strontiojoaquinite (TL)
Strunzite
Struvite
Sulphohalite (TL)
Sulphur
var: Selenian Sulphur
Sursassite
Svanbergite
Sveite
Swinefordite
Sylvanite
Sylvite
Symplesite
'Synchysite'
'Synchysite Group'
Szaibélyite
Szomolnokite
Szymańskiite (TL)
Taenite
Tainiolite
Talc
var: Steatite
Taneyamalite
Tangeite
'Tantalite'
Tantalite-(Mn)
Tapiolite-(Fe)
Taramellite
Taranakite
Tedhadleyite (TL)
Teepleite (TL)
Tellurium
Telluroperite (TL)
Tennantite
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'
Tenorite
Tephroite
Terlinguaite
Tetradymite
Tetraferroplatinum
Tetrahedrite
var: Argentian Tetrahedrite
var: Mercurian Tetrahedrite
var: Stylotypite
Thaumasite
Thénardite
Thermonatrite
'Thomsonite'
Thomsonite-Ca
Thorite
var: Orangite
var: Uranothorite
Thorneite (TL)
'Thorogummite'
'Thunder Egg'
Tiemannite
Tilleyite (TL)
Timroseite (TL)
Tincalconite (TL)
Titanite
var: Chromian Titanite
Titantaramellite (TL)
Tobermorite
Tochilinite
Todorokite
Topaz
Torbernite
Tosudite
var: Lithium Tosudite

'Tourmalinated Quartz'
'Tourmaline'
'var: Achroite'
'var: Indicolite'
'var: Rubellite'
'var: Vanadium Tourmaline'
'var: Verdelite'
'var: Watermelon Tourmaline'
Traskite (TL)
Tremolite
Tridymite
Triphylite
Triplite
Troilite
Trolleite
Trona
Tschermakite
Tschermigite
Tsumebite
Tunellite (TL)
Tungstite
Tungusite
Tunisite
'Turgite'
Turquoise
Tychite (TL)
Tyuyamunite
Ulexite
Ulvöspinel
'Unnamed (Ba Titanate)'
'Unnamed (Ba Titanate II)'
Uraninite
var: Pitchblende
Uranocircite
Uranophane
Uranophane-β
Uvarovite
'Uvite'
Uytenbogaardtite
Vaesite
Valentinite
Valleriite
Vanadinite
var: Arsenatian Vanadinite
Vanthoffite
Variscite
Vasilyevite (TL)
Vauquelinite
Veatchite (TL)
'Veatchite-1M'
'Veatchite-A'
Vermiculite
'Vernadite'
Verplanckite (TL)
Vésigniéite
Vesuvianite
var: Californite
var: Cerian Vesuvianite
Vikingite
Violarite
'Viséite'
Vishnevite
Vivianite
Volborthite
Volkonskoite
Voltaite
Vonsenite (TL)
Vuagnatite
Vysotskite
'Wad'
'var: Cobaltian Wad'
Wagnerite
Wairakite
Walpurgite
Walstromite (TL)
Wardite
Wardsmithite (TL)
Wattersite (TL)
Wavellite
Weeksite
'Wellsite'
Whelanite
Whitlockite
Wightmanite (TL)
Willemite
Wiluite
Winchite
Witherite
Wittichenite
'Wolframite'
Wollastonite
'Wollastonite-1A'
'Wollastonite-1T'
'Wollastonite-2M'
Woodhouseite (TL)
Woodruffite
Wroewolfeite
Wulfenite
Wurtzite
'Xanthochroite'
Xanthoconite
'Xenotime'
Xenotime-(Y)
Xocomecatlite
Xonotlite
Yafsoanite
Yarrowite
Yttrocrasite-(Y)
'Zaratite'
Zeolite Group
Zincite
'Zinnwaldite'
Zippeite
Zircon
var: Cyrtolite
var: Uraniferous Zircon
Zoisite
var: Thulite
Zussmanite (TL)


1523 entries listed. 986 valid minerals. 141 type localities (valid minerals). 6 type localities (others).

Localities in this Region

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References

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Lyman, C.S. (1849), Platinum and diamonds in California: American Journal of Science, 2nd. series: 8: 294.

Genth, Frederick Augustus (1852), On some minerals which accompany gold in California: Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Proceedings: 6: 113-114; […(abstract): Neues Jahrb.: 68-69 (1855)].

Evans, George M. (1854), A history of the discovery of gold in California: Hunt’s Merchants’ Magazine: 31: 385-386

Blake, Wm. P. (1855), Observations on the extent of the gold region of California and Oregon, with notices of mineral localities in California and of some remarkable specimens of crystalline gold: American Journal of Science, 2nd. Series: 20: 72-85.

Trask, John Boardman (1856), Mines and mining in California: Mineralogical Magazine: 5: 193.

Blake, Wm. P. (1858), Report of a geological reconnaissance in California 370 pp., New York.

Harris, R.P. (1864), On borax in California: American Philosophical Society Proceedings: 9: 450.

Blake, Wm. P. (1866), Crystallized gold in California: American Journal of Science, 2nd. Series: 41: 120.

Blake, Wm. P. (1867), Annotated catalogue of the principal mineral species hitherto recognized in California and the adjoining states and territories, in Browne, J.R.& J.W. Taylor, Mineral resources of the states and territories west of the Mississippi: 200-211.

Silliman, Benjamin, Jr. (1867c), On new localities of diamonds in California: American Journal of Science, 2nd. series: 44: 119.

Engineering and Mining Journal (Engineering & Mining Journal) (1868), The first gold mining in California: 6: 18.

Hanks, Henry Garber (1870), Diamonds in California: Mining and Scientific Press: 20: 162;

Robottom, Arthur (1874), Borax deposits in California – an interesting discovery: Engineering & Mining Journal: 18: 82.

Conkling, A.R. (1878), Annual report upon geographical survey west of the 100th meridian in California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, and Montana, App. 1: 167-183, App. I, 1: 184.

Blake, Wm. P. (1881), Ulexite in California, American Journal of Science, 3rd. series: 22: 323.

Hanks, Henry Garber (1882b), Diamonds in California: California Mining Bureau. Report 2: 241-254.

Blake, Wm. P. (1884), Crystallized gold in California): U.S. Mint, Report Of Director 1884.

Dunn, R.L. (1888) Drift mining in California. California Mining Bureau. Report 8: 736-770.

Fairbanks, Harold W. (1895), Auriferous conglomerate in California: Engineering & Mining Journal: 59: 389-390.

Wright, W.G. (1895), Cinnabar in California: Mineral Collector: 2(2): 24-27.

Scupham, J.R. (1898) The Buried Rivers of California as a Source of Gold Mines and Minerals - November, 1898.

Turner, Henry Ward (1899), The occurrence and origin of diamonds in California: American Geologist: 23: 182-191; […(abstract): Mining and Scientific Press: 78: 586, 613 (1899)].

Mining and Scientific Press (1901), Tin in California: Mining and Scientific Press: 82: 209.

Giles, W.B. (1903), Mittheilungen über Howlite und andere Borosilikate aus den blagerungen von Bormineralien in California: Centralbl. Mineralogie: 1903: 334.

Fairbanks, Harold W. (1904), Gypsum deposits in California: USGS Bulletin 223: 119-123; …(abstract): Geol. Zentralbl., Band 6: 330 (1905).

Holway, Ruliff S. (1904), Eclogites in California Journal of Geology: 12: 344-358; (abstract): Geol. Zetralbl., Band 9: 515 (1907).

Schaller, Waldemar Theodore (1904), The tourmaline localities of southern California: Science, new series: 19: 266-268.

Bowie, A.J. (1905), A Practical Treatise on Hydraulic Mining in California, D. Van Nostrand Co., New York, 313 pp.

Doolittle, J.E. (1905) Gold dredging in California. California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 36, 120 pp.

Jenkins, W.W. (1906), History of the development of placer mining in California: Historical Soc. Southern California, Ann. Pub., vol. 7.

Weratherbe, D. (1907) Dredging for gold in California, Mining and Scientific Press, San Francisco, 217 pp.

Hershey, Oscar H. (1908), Primary chalcocite in California: Mining and Scientific Press: 6: 429-430.

Aubury, L.E., W.B. Winston & C. Janin (1910), Gold dredging in California: California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 57.

Cowan, J.L. (1910), Tourmaline in California: Mining and Scientific Press: 100: 64-865.

Dolbear, S.H. (1910), Dry placer mining in California: Engineering & Mining Journal: 89: 359.

Martin, Al. H. (1910), Gem mining in California profitable industry: Min. World: 33: 1227-1228

Dolbear, S.H. (1911), Tungsten mining in California in 1910: Mineral Industry: 19: 661-662; …Engineering & Mining Journal: 91: 86 (1911).

Arthur Starr Eakle (1914): Minerals of California. California State Printing Office, 1914, 226 pp.

Gale, Hoyt Stoddard (1914d), Late developments of magnesite deposits in California and Nevada: UGS Bulletin 540: 483-520.

Phalen, William Clifton (1914), Celestite deposits in California and Arizona. USGS Bulletin 540: 521-533.

Dolbear, S.H. (1915), Magnesite deposits and possibility in California: Mining and Scientific Press: 110: 105-108.

Dolbear, S.H. (1915), The manganese industry in California: Mining and Scientific Press: 110: 172.

Brooks, E.F. (1917), Platinum in California: Mining Sci. Press: 114: 116.

Bradley, W.W., et al (1918), Manganese and chromium in California: California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 76.

Logan, Clarence August (1918), Platinum and allied metals in California: California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 85, 120 pp.

Alling, Mark N. (1922), Ancient river bed deposits in California: Pacific Mining News: 1: 134-140, 161-166.

Boalich, E. S. (1922), Notes on the iron occurrences in California: California Mining Bureau. Report 18.

Woolsey, W.J. (1922), Asbestos in California: Pacific Min. News: 1: 104-106.

Eakle, Arthur Starr (1923), Minerals of California. California State Printing Office, 1914, 328 pp.

Bradley, W.W. (1925), Magnesite in California: California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 79.

Engineering and Mining Jour. (Engineering & Mining Journal) (1925), Beryl occurrences in California: 120: 890; …Geol. Zentralbl., Band 37: 375 (1928).

Logan, Clarence August (1926), Copper in California: California Mining Bureau. Report 22: 372-376.

Melhase, John (1926), Mining bentonite in California: Engineering & Mining Journal: 121: 837-842.

Palmer, Leroy A. (1927), Magnesite mining in California: Min. Cong. Jour.: 13: 180-184; …AI.M.E. Transactions (reprint 1629-H): 743-756; […Mining & Metallurgy: 8: 86; …Mineralogical Magazine 36: 250-251].

Bradley, W.W. (1929b), Barite in California: AI.M.E. Tech. Pub. 266, 9 pp.

Taliaferro, Nicholas Lloyd (1930), Analcite diabase and related rocks in California (abstract): Pan-Am. Geologist: 54: 73; […Geological Society of America Bulletin: 42: 26-297].

Bradley, W.W. (1931), Barite in California: A.I.M.E. Transactions 1931: 170-176.

Lewis, W. Scott (1933), Occurrences of opal in California: Rocks & Minerals: 8: 36-37.

Murdoch, Joseph (1934), Amber in California: Journal of Geology: 42: 309-310.

Bradley, W.W. (1935a), Recent nonmetallic mineral development in California: Mining and Metallurgy: 16: 181-184.

Woodward, Arthur (1937) Fluorite beads in California: Southern California Academy of Science Bulletin 36: 1-56.

Merrill, Charles White (1938), Strategic minerals in California: California Division Mines Report 34: 283-291

Segerstrom, R.J. (1941), Tin in California: California Division Mines Report 37: 531-557.

Jenkins, Olaf Pitt (1943), Manganese in California: California Division of Mines Bulletin 125, 387 pp.

Mallery, Willard (1944), Tin in California: Dana Magazine: 2: 8-11, 18-20; …vol. 3: 6-8.

Bedford, R.H. & F.T. Johnson (1946), Survey of tin in California: US Bureau Mines Report of Investigation 3876.

Page, Lincoln Ridler (1946), Contact metamorphic deposits of Cassiterite in California: (abstract) Geological Society of America Bulletin 56: 1187; […American Mineralogist: 31: 202 (1946)].

Henley, R.F. (1947), Jade in California: Rocks & Minerals: 22: 1114-1115.

Logan, Clarence August (1947), Limestone in California: California Division Mines Report 43: 177-357.

Eric, J.H. (1948), Copper in California, California Division of Mines Bull. 144: 353.

Anonymous (1950), Rare earth deposits found in California: California Division of Mines, Mineral Information Service: 3(1): 1.

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

Crosby, James W. III & S.R. Hoffman (1951), Fluorspar in California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 47: 619-638.

Ver Planck, Wm. E., Jr. (1952), Gypsum in California: California Division Mines Bulletin 163.

Egenhoff, Elizabeth Lee (1953) De Argento Vito: Historic documents on quicksilver and its recovery in California prior to 1860. California Journal of Mines and Geology, 49, special supplement.

Jenkins, Olaf Pitt (1953), Serpentine in California. California Division of Mines, Mineral Information Service: 6: 1-4.

Rynearson, Garn Arthur (1953), Geological investigations of chromite in California: California Division Mines Bulletin 134, part 3, chap. 3: 171-321.

Ver Planck, Wm. E., Jr. (1954), Salines in southern California: California Division Mines Bulletin 170, ch. VIII: 5-14.

Anonymous (1956), California Division of Mines, Mineral Information Service: Lead and Zinc in California: California Division of Mines, Mineral Information Service: 9 (Jul 56): 4.

Bloxam, T.W. (1956), Jadeite-bearing metagraywackes in California: American Mineralogist: 41: 488-496.

Walker, G.W., et al (1956), Radioactive deposits in California: California Division Mines Special Report 49.

Gay, T.E. (1957) Iron industries in California. California Division Mines Bulletin 176: 245-274.

Goodwin, Joseph Grant (1957) Lead and zinc in California. California Journal of Mines and Geology, Division of Mines: 53(3&4): 353-724.

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

Branner, G.C. (1959), Sulfur in California and Nevada: U.S. Bureau of Mines, Information Circular 7898, 50 p.: 44.

Weber, F.H., Jr. (1963b), Barite in California: California Division Mines & Geology, Mineral Information Service: 16: 1-10.

Gower, H.G. and Madsen, B.M. (1964) The occurrence of phosphate rock in California. USGS Prof. Paper 501-D: 79-85.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1964a), Minerals new to California: The Mineralogist: 32: 16, August 1964.

Holmes, G.H. (1965) Mercury in California. US Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8252: 87-206.

Murdoch, J. & R.W. Webb (1966): Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966), California Division of Mines and Geology Bull. 189 ("The Blue Book").

Blake, Jr., M.C., W.P. Irwin & R.G. Coleman (1967), Upside-down metamorphic zonation, blueschist facies, along a regional thrust in California and Oregon: USGS PP 575-C: 1-9.

Essene, E.J. and W.S. Fyfe (1967) Omphacite in California metamorphic rocks. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology: 15, 23 pp.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1969) Supplement to California Division of Mines and Geology Bulletin 189, Minerals of California. Mineral Explorer 3, No. 2, 62 pp.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1971b) New minerals from California. Mineralogical Record: 2: 152-161.

Sjoberg, J. and Gomes, J.M. (1980) Platinum-group minerals in California alluvial deposits. US Bureau of Mines, Reno Research Center, unpublished manuscript.

Dickinson, W.R. (1981), Plate tectonics and the continental margin of California, in Ernst, W.G., editor, The geotectonic development of California (Rubey volume 1), Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, p. 1-28.

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

Anthony R. Kampf & FM Locality Index Committee (1989) California Locality Index. Mineralogical Record: 20: 129-142.

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