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Death Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA
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Latitude: 36°14'48"N
Longitude: 116°49'1"W
 
 
A desert basin on National Park Service land (Death Valley National Park). Lies between the Panamint Mountains on the W and the Amargosa Mountains on the E. Contains the lowest spot in the USA at -282 feet.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Albite
Anhydrite
Aragonite
Aristarainite
Bassanite
Blödite
Borax
Calcite
Carboborite
Celestine
'Chlorite Group'
Chrysotile
Colemanite
Copiapite
Darapskite
Dolomite
Eugsterite
Ginorite
Glauberite
Gypsum
Halite
Halotrichite
Hanksite
Hexahydrite
Hydroboracite
Hydromagnesite
'Ilsemannite'
Kaliborite
Konyaite
'Manganese Oxides'
Mcallisterite
Mimetite
Molybdenite
Montmorillonite
Muscovite
Niter
Nitratine
Pinnoite
Probertite
Quartz
var: Agate
var: Amberine
var: Myrickite
var: Plume Agate
Rivadavite
Salammoniac
Santite
Saponite
var: Lithian Saponite

Sassolite
Searlesite
Sepiolite
Talc
Thénardite
Thermonatrite
Tincalconite
Todorokite
Trona
Tunellite
Ulexite
Wulfenite
Zircon


66 entries listed. 53 valid minerals.

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References

Bodewig, C. & G. vom Rath (1885), Colmanit aus Californien: Zeitschr. Kristallographie, Band 10: 181.

Hanks, Henry Garber (1889), On the occurrence of hanksite in California: American Journal of Science, 3rd. series: 37: 63-66.

Bailey, Gilbert E. (1902), The saline deposits of California: California Mining Bureau Bulletin 24: 45-46, 102, 106, 169, 170.

Eakle, Arthur Starr (1908), Notes on some California minerals: University of California, Department of Geological Science Bulletin: 5: 230.

Clements, Thomas (1954), Geological Story of Death Valley Palm Desert: Desert Magazine Press, 1954.

Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 122, 166, 214, 326, 341, 365, 374.

Clark, William B. (1972), Death Valley: The Story Behind the Scenery. Las Vegas: KC. Publications, 1972.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 193, 342.

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