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Del Norte Co., California, USA
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The northwest-most county in California on the Pacific ocean and Oregon state line. The name is a contraction of the Spanish for the "Land of the North."

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Aragonite
Arsenopyrite
Awaruite
Bismuth
Bornite
Calcite
Chalcanthite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
'Chert'
Chromite
Cinnabar
'Clay'
Clinochlore
var: Chromian Clinochlore

Cobaltite
Cobaltpentlandite
Copper
Cuprite
Diamond
Enargite
'Erionite'
Erythrite
Ferrimolybdite
'Garnierite'
Glaucophane
Goethite
Gold
var: Electrum
Graphite
Gypsum
Iridium
Kaolinite
Lawsonite
'Limonite'
Magnesiochromite
Magnesite
Magnetite
Malachite
Manganite
Marcasite
Maucherite
Melanterite
var: Cuprian Melanterite
Mercury
Metacinnabar
'Monazite'
Muscovite
var: Sericite

Népouite
'Nickel-iron'
Offretite
'Olivine'
Osmium
var: Iridosmine

Pentlandite
Platinum
Pyrite
Pyrolusite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
'Serpentine Group'
Silver
Sphalerite
Starkeyite
var: Ferroan Starkeyite
Taenite
Talc
Tenorite
Tetrahedrite
Tochilinite
Troilite
Uvarovite
Valleriite
Wollastonite
'Zaratite'


73 entries listed. 57 valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

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References

Emory, Wm. Hemsley (1848), Notes of a military reconnaissance from Fort Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego in California, including part of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers: 30th. Congress, 1st. session, S. Ex. Doc. 7: 5-126.

Mining and Scientific Press (1874), Quicksilver in Del Norte County: Mining and Scientific Press: 29: 104.

McGregor, A. (1890), Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Shasta Counties: California Mining Bureau. Report 10: 166-168, 205-208, 311-314, 627-641.

Watts, Wm. L. (1893), Alameda, Colusa, Del Norte, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Marin, Mendocino, Merced, Placer, Sacramento, Santa Clara, San Joaquin, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Kern, Lake, Contra Costa, Tehama, Tulare Counties California Mining Bureau. Report 11: 121-138, 179-199, 210-240, 249-258, 319-322, 334-336, 374-375, 394, 453-479, 485-492.

Crawford, James John (1896), Del Norte County, Thirteenth report of the State Mineralogist: California Mining Bureau. (Report 13): 13: circa p. 58.

Lowell, F.L. (1916), Mines and mineral resources of the counties of Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus: California Mining Bureau. (Report 14): 14(3): 371-425.

Eakle, Arthur Starr (1922), Massive troilite from Del Norte County, California: American Mineralogist: 7: 77-80.

Haley, C.S. (1923) Gold placers of California. California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 92, 167 pp.

Laizure, Clyde McK (1925), San Francisco field division: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau (Report 21): 21(3): 281-324.

Maxson, John Haviland (1933), Economic geology of portions of Del Norte and Siskiyou Counties, northwesternmost California: California Division Mines Report 29: 123-160.

Wells, F.G., Cater, F.W., and Rynearson, G.A. (1946), Chromite deposits of Del Norte County, California: California Division Mines Bulletin 134, part 1, chapter 1: 1-76.

O’Brien, J.C. (1952b), Mines and minerals of Del Norte County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology (Report 48): 48(4): 261-309.

Cater, F.W. & F.G. Wells (1953), Geology and mineral resources of the Gasquet quadrangle, California-Oregon: USGS Bulletin 955-C: 79-133. (Del Norte Co).

Benson, W.T. (1963), Pine Flat and Diamond Flat Nickel-bearing Laterite Deposits, Del Norte County, California; U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 6206.

Snetsinger, K.G. (1973) Ferroan starkeyite from Del Norte County, California. Canadian Mineralogist: 12: 229.

Dunning, Gail E. and Joseph F. Cooper, Jr. (2002) Paragenesis of Troilite from the Low Divide District, Del Norte County, California.

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