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Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Acanthite
Adamite
var: Cuprian Adamite
Albite
var: Andesine
var: Oligoclase
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Allanite'
Almandine
Alunite
Alunogen
Amesite
Analcime
Anatase
Andalusite
var: Chiastolite

'Andorite'
Andradite
var: Melanite
'Andradite-Grossular Series'
Anglesite
Anhydrite
Annabergite
Anorthite
var: Labradorite

Antigorite
Antlerite
'Apatite'
Aphthitalite
Aragonite
Aristarainite
Arsenic
Arsenopyrite
Arsentsumebite
Atacamite
Augite
Aurichalcite
Austinite
Autunite
'Axinite Group'
Azurite
Bakerite (TL)
Baryte
Bassanite
'Bentonite'
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
β-Uranophane
Beudantite
'Bindheimite'
'Biotite'
Bismoclite
Bismuth
Bismuthinite
Bismutite
Blödite
Borax
Bornite
Bournonite
Boussingaultite
Braunite
Brochantite
Bromargyrite
Burkeite
Bustamite
Butlerite
Calcite
var: Iceland Spar
var: Limestone Onyx
var: Travertine
Caledonite
Carboborite
Carminite
Celestine
Cerussite
Cervantite
'Chabazite'
Chalcanthite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
'Chert'
'Chevkinite'
Chlorargyrite
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Chrysocolla
Chrysotile
Cinnabar
Clausthalite
'Clay'
Clinochlore
Clinochrysotile
Clinoferrosilite
'Clinoptilolite'
Clinozoisite
Cobaltite
Colemanite (TL)
Conichalcite
Copiapite
Copper
'Copper Stain'
Coquimbite
Corkite
Coronadite
Cosalite
Covellite
Creedite
Cristobalite
Crocoite
Cryptomelane
Cuprite
Cupropavonite
Cuprotungstite
Darapskite
Datolite
Dawsonite
Descloizite
'Deweylite'
Diopside
Dioptase
Dolomite
Dufrénoysite
Duftite
Dzhalindite
Ecdemite
Enargite
Epidote
Epsomite
'Erionite'
Erythrite
Eskimoite
Eugsterite
Famatinite
Fayalite
'Feldspar Group'
Ferberite
var: Reinite
Ferricopiapite
Ferrimolybdite
Ferrisurite (TL)
Ferro-actinolite
Fibroferrite
Fluorapatite
Fluorite
Fornacite
Fraipontite
Franckeite
Freibergite
'Freibergite-Tetrahedrite Series'
Friedrichite
Galena
var: Argentiferous Galena
Galenobismutite
'Garnet'
Gaylussite
Gehlenite
Geocronite
Ginorite
Glauberite
Goethite
Gold
var: Electrum
Goslarite
Gowerite (TL)
Graphite
Greenockite
Grossular
Guanajuatite
Gustavite
Gypsum
var: Selenite
Haiweeite (TL)
Halite
'Halloysite'
Halloysite-10Å
Halotrichite
Hanksite
Hastingsite
'Hectorite'
Hedenbergite
Hedyphane
Hematite
var: Specularite
Hemimorphite
'Heulandite'
Hexahydrite
Heyrovskýite
'Hornblende'
Howlite
Hübnerite
Hungchaoite
Hydroboracite
Hydromagnesite
Hydrozincite
'Iddingsite'
Ilmenite
'Ilsemannite'
Inderite
Inyoite (TL)
Iron
var: Kamacite

Jamesonite
Jarosite
Junoite
Kaliborite
Kalinite
Kaolinite
Kettnerite
'K Feldspar'
'var: Adularia'
Konyaite
Kornelite
Krupkaite
Kurnakovite
Kyanite
Larnite
Laumontite
Lazulite
Leadhillite
Leucite
'Limonite'
Linarite
Liroconite
Litharge
Löllingite
Luzonite
Magadiite
Magnesite
Magnetite
Malachite
'Manganese Oxides'
'var: Manganese Dendrites'
Marcasite
Marialite
Massicot
Matildite
Mcallisterite (TL)
Melanotekite
Melanterite
Metacinnabar
Metahaiweeite (TL)
Metastibnite
Metatorbernite
Meyerhofferite (TL)
'Mica Group'
Microcline
var: Amazonite
Mimetite
Minium
Mirabilite
Mixite
Molybdenite
'Molybdenite-2H'
Montmorillonite
'Moonstone'
Mottramite
Muscovite
var: Illite
var: Sericite
Nahcolite
Natrite
Natroalunite
Natrolite
Natron
Nepheline
Niter
Nitratine
Nobleite (TL)
'Obsidian'
Olivenite
'Olivine'
Opal
var: Diatomite
var: Opal-AN
Orthoclase
Ottrélite
Parabutlerite
'Paraspurrite' (TL)
Paratacamite
Pavonite
Pectolite
Perite
'Perthite'
'Phillipsite'
Phlogopite
Phosgenite
Phosphohedyphane
Pickeringite
Pinnoite
Pirssonite
Plancheite
Plattnerite
Plumbogummite
Plumbojarosite
Polybasite
Powellite
Prehnite
Priceite
Probertite
Pseudomalachite
'Psilomelane'
'Pumice'
Pyrargyrite
Pyrite
Pyrolusite
Pyromorphite
Pyrophyllite
'Pyroxene Group'
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Agate
var: Amberine
var: Bloodstone
var: Chalcedony
var: Jasper
Quartz
var: Myrickite

var: Plume Agate
var: Rock Crystal
var: Smoky Quartz
Ramdohrite
Rhodochrosite
Rhomboclase
Rickardite
Rivadavite
'Roméite Group
var: Stibiconite'

Rosasite
Rutile
var: Ilmenorutile
Salammoniac
Sanidine
Santite
Saponite
var: Lithian Saponite
Sassolite
Sborgite
'Scapolite'
Scheelite
'Schirmerite'
Schmiederite
Schulenbergite
Scorodite
Searlesite
Selenium
Sénarmontite
Sepiolite
Serpierite
Shattuckite
Siderite
'Silica'
Sillimanite
Silver
Skutterudite
Smithsonite
Spessartine
Sphalerite
Spinel
var: Pleonaste

Stannite
Staurolite
Stephanite
Stibnite
'Stilbite'
Stolzite
Stromeyerite
Strontianite
Sulphur
Sylvite
Taenite
Talc
var: Steatite
Tangeite
Tennantite
Tenorite
Tetradymite
Tetrahedrite
var: Argentian Tetrahedrite
var: Mercurian Tetrahedrite
Thaumasite
Thenardite
Thermonatrite
Tincalconite
Titanite
Todorokite
Topaz
Torbernite
'Tourmaline'
Tremolite
Tridymite
Trona
Tsumebite
Tunellite
Tungstite
'Turgite'
Ulexite
Uranophane
'Uvite'
Valentinite
Vanadinite
var: Arsenatian Vanadinite
Veatchite
Veatchite-p
Vermiculite
Vésigniéite
Vesuvianite
Vikingite
Vivianite
Volborthite
Voltaite
'Wad'
Wardsmithite (TL)
Weeksite
Willemite
'Wolframite'
Wollastonite
Wulfenite
Zircon
Zoisite
var: Thulite


430 entries listed. 322 valid minerals. 11 type localities (valid minerals). 1 type locality (other).

Localities in this Region

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References

Emmons and Becker (1885) Statistics and Technology of the precious Metals. Census reports Tenth census. June 1, 1880, Volume 13 By United States. Census office. 10th census, 1880, United States. Census Office.

Goodyear, Watson Andrews (1888), Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego, Tulare Counties: California Mining Bureau. (Report 8): 8: 224-324, 335-342, 504-512, 516-528, 643-652.

De Groot, Henry (1890), Alpine, El Dorado, Inyo, Mono, San Bernardino Counties: California Mining Bureau (Report 10): 10: 96-97, 169-182, 209-218, 336-344, 518-539.

Fairbanks, Harold W. (1894), Preliminary report on the deposits of Inyo, Mono, and Alpine Counties: California Mining Bureau. (Report 12): 12: 472-478.

Reid, John A. (1907), Some ore deposits in the Inyo Range, California: Mining and Scientific Press: 5: 80-82.

Reid, John A. (1908), Note on the geology of the Coso Range, Inyo County, California: Journal of Geology: 16: 64-72; […(abstract): Geol. Zentralbl., Band 12: 720-721 (1909)].

Keyes, C.R. (1909), American Borax Deposits, Engineering & Mining Journal: 88: 826-827.

Gale, Hoyt Stoddard (1914b), Salt, borax, and potash in Saline Valley, Inyo County, California: USGS Bulletin 540: 416-421.

Knopf, Adolf (1914b), Mineral resources of the Inyo and White Mountains, California: USGS Bulletin 540: 81-120.

Waring, Clarence A. (1915), Inyo County; 15th Report of the State Mineralogist, California Mining Bureau: 89.

Knopf, Adolf (1917a), Tungsten deposits of northwestern Inyo County California: USGS Bulletin 640: 229-249; […(abstract): Washington Academy of Science Journal: 7: 357; …Geol. Zentralbl., Band 28: 165].

Knopf, Adolf (1917b), An andalusite mass in the Precambrian of the Inyo Range, California: Washington Academy of Science Journal: 7: 549-552.

Waring, Clarence A. (1917), Geological map of Inyo County, California, with notes on geology: California Mining Bureau.

Knopf, Adolf (1918a), A geologic reconnaissance of the Inyo Range and the eastern slope of the southern Sierra Nevada, California; with a section on the stratigraphy of the Inyo Range, y Edwin Kirk; USGS Professional Paper 110, 130 pp.; […(abstract): Washington Academy of Science Journal: 9: 414 (1919)]: .

Young, George J. (1918), The sink of the Amargosa (Death Valley, Inyo County, California): Engineering & Mining Journal: 105: 985-986.

Waring, Clarence A. & E. Huguenin (1919), Inyo County: California Mining Bureau. Report 15: 29-134.

Tucker, W. Burling (1924a), Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura Counties: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau. (Report 20): 20: 33-50, 87-97, 185-200, 367-374.

Melhase, John (1925), Andalusite in California (Inyo Range): Engineering & Mining Journal: 120: 91-94; […(abstract): Geol. Zentralbl., Band 37: 73 (1928)].

Young, George J. (1925), Mines and minerals of Inyo County, California: Engineering & Mining Journal: 120: 969-972.

Tucker, W. Burling (1926), Imperial, Inyo Counties: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau. (Report 22): 22: 248-285, 453-530.

Warner, Thor (1926), Silver discovery in Saline Valley, Inyo County, California: Engineering & Mining Journal 121: 938; (abstract): Geol. Zentralbl., Band 36: 10 (1927).

Murphy, Franklin Mac (1930), Geology and ore deposits of a part of the Panamint Range, Inyo County, California (abstract): Geological Society of America Bulletin: 41: 152; […Neues Jahrb., 1931, Referate 2: 447].

Warner, Thor (1930), Mercury deposit in Coso Range, Inyo County, California: California Mining Bureau. (Report 26): 26: 59-63.

Tucker, W. Burling (1931), Notes on mining activity in Inyo and Mono Counties in July, 1931: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau. (Report 27): 27: 543-545.

Sampson, Reid J. (1932b), Mineral resources of a part of the Panamint Range: California Mining Bureau. (Report 28): 357-376.

Webb, R.W. (1935), Tetradymite from Inyo Mountains, California: American Mineralogist: 20: 399-400.

Lemmon, Dwight Moulton (1937), Geology of the andalusite deposits in the northern Inyo Range, California. Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University.

Sampson, Reid J. (1937), Mineral resources of the Resting Springs region, Inyo County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau. (Report 33): 33: 264-270.

Kelley, Vincent Cooper (1938), Geology and ore deposits of the Darwin silver-lead mining district, Inyo County, California: California Division Mines (Report 34): 34: 503-562.

Lynton, Edward Dale (1938), Sulphur deposits of Inyo County, California: California Division Mines Report 34: 563-590.

Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1938), Mineral resources of Inyo County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology; California Division of Mines (Report 34): 34(4): 368-500.

White, D.E. (1940), Antimony deposits of the Wildrose Canyon area Inyo County, California: USGS Bulletin 922-K: 307-325.

Lemmon, Dwight Moulton (1941a), Tungsten deposits in the Tungsten Hills, Inyo County, California: USGS Bulletin 922-Q: 497-514.

Schaller, Waldemar Theodore & Jewell Jeannette Glass (1942), Occurrence of pink zoisite (thulite) in the United States: American Mineralogist: 27: 519-524.

Lemmon, D.M. (1943), Report on the Darwin Tungsten Mines, Inyo County, California; unpublished USGS file data.

Ross, C.P. (1943) The Coso quicksilver district, Inyo County, California. USGS Bulletin 936-Q: 395-416.

Wilson L. Kenneth (1943), Tungsten deposits of the Darwin Hills Inyo County, California Economic Geology 38: 543-560.

Tucker, W. Burling (1946), Current notes – Inyo County, San Bernardino County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division of Mines (Report 42): 42: 319.

Davis, D.L. & E.C. Peterson (1948) Anaconda’s operation at Darwin mines, Inyo County California: A.I.M.E. Transactions Tech. Pub. 2407, 11 pp.

Butner, D.W. (1949), Investigation of tungsten occurrences in Darwin district, Inyo County, California: US Bureau Mines Report of Investigation 4475.

Bateman, Paul C., Max P. Erickson & Paul D. Proctor (1950), Geology and tungsten deposits of the Tungsten Hills, Inyo County, California: California Journal of Mines & Geology (Report 46): 46(1): 23-42.

Newman, M.A. and Stewart, D.L. (1951), Mines and mineral resources of Inyo County: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 47: 80-81.

Norman, L.A. & Richard M. Stewart (1951), Mines and mineral resources of Inyo County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology (Report 47): 47(1): 18-223.

Page, Benjamin Markham (1951), Talc deposits of steatite grade, Inyo County, California: California Division Mines, Special Report 8, 35 pp.

Thomas, W. J. (1952), Minerals of Inyo County: Min. Notes & News: 9, Nov. 1952.

McAllister, James Franklin (1955), Geology of mineral deposits in the Ubehebe Peak quadrangle, Inyo County, California. California Division Mines, Special Report 42, 63 pp.

Hall, Wayne Everett & E.M. Mackevett (1958), Economic geology of the Darwin quadrangle, Inyo County, California: Calif Division of Mines Special Report 51, 77 pp.

Hall, Wayne Everett & Edward M. Mackevett (1963), Geology and ore deposits of the Darwin quadrangle, Inyo County, California: USGS Professional Paper 368.

Hall, Wayne Everett & Hal G. Stephens (1963), Economic geology of the Panamint Butte quadrangle and Modoc district, Inyo County, California: California Division of Mines & Geology Special Report 73.

Merriam, Charles Warren (1963), Geology of the Cerro Gordo Mining District, Inyo County, California: USGS Professional Paper 408, 83 pp.

Cornwall, H.R. & F.J. Kleinhampl (1964), Geology of Bullfrog quadrangle and ore deposits related to Bullfrog Hills caldera Nye County, Nevada and Inyo County, California: USGS PP 454-J: J1-J25.

Strong, Mary Frances Berkholz (1964), Gem valley in the Inyo Mountains: Gems & Minerals, No. 317: 18-20, Feb. 1964:

Jones, Blair Francis (1965), The hydrology and mineralogy of Deep Spring Lake, Inyo County, California. USGS Professional Paper 502-A, 56 pp.

Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 104, 116, 264, 282.

Dickson, F.W. (1968) Growth of K-feldspars and plagioclase by replacement processes in rock of the Papoose Flat pluton and in country rocks, Inyo Mountains, California. Geological Society of America Special Paper 101, Abstract for 1966: 53-54.

Hardie, L.A. (1968) The origin of the Recent nonmarine evaporate deposit of Saline Valley, Inyo County, California. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: 32: 1279-1301.

Sheppard, R.A. and Gude, A.J. (1968) Distribution and genesis of suthigenic silicate minerals in tuffs of Pleistocene Lake Tecopa, Inyo County, California. USGS Professional Paper 597, 38 pp.

Wright, L.A. (1968) Talc deposits of the southern Death Valley-Kingston Range region, California. California Division of Mines and Geology Special Report 95, 79 pp.

McAllister, James Franklin (1970) Geology of the Furnace Creek borate area, Death Valley, Inyo County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology Map Sheet 14, 9 pp.

Hall, W.E. (1971a) Geologic setting and mineralogy of the Darwin lead-silver-zinc deposits Inyo County, California. Economic Geology: 66: 1267.

Hall, W.E. (1971b) Minor element content of the sulfide minerals, Darwin lead-silver-zinc mine, Inyo County, California. Society of Mining Geologists, Japan, special issue, 2: 119-126.

Hall, W.E., Rose, H.J., and Simon, F. (1971) Fractionation of minor elements between galena and sphalerite, Darwin lead-silver-zinc mine, Inyo County, California. Econ. Journal: 66: 602-606.

Evans, James R., G.C. Taylor, and J.S. Rapp (1976) Mines and mineral deposits in Death Valley National Monument. California Division Mines and Geology Special Report 125: 1-61: 29.

Holden, K. D. (1976), Geology of the Central Argus Range, MS thesis, San Jose University, San Jose, California.

Zenger, D.H. (1976) Dolomitization and dolomite “dikes” in the Wyman formation Precambrian), northeastern Inyo Mountains, California. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology: 46: 457-462.

Starkey, H.C. and Blackmon, P.D. (1979) Clay mineralogy of Pleistocene Lake Tecopa, Inyo County, California. USGS Professional Paper 1061, 34 pp.

Miller, M.S. and King, M. (1983), Mineral Investigation of the Little Sand Spring Wilderness Study Area, CDCA-060-119 (BLM), Inyo County, California, U.S. Bureau of Mines File Report, 14 pp.

Rains, R. L., and Iverson, S.R. (1983), Mineral Resources of the Birch Creek RARE II Area (No. 5060), Inyo County, California, U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 90-83.

Rains, R.L., et al (1983), Mineral Investigation of the Black Canyon RARE II Area (No. 5061), Inyo County, California, U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report MLA 85-83.

Schmauch, Steven W., David A. Lipton, Richard L. Rains, and Richard A. Winters (1983), Summary Report – Mineral Investigation of the White Mountains RARE II Area (No. A5058), Inyo and Mono Counties, California, and Esmeralda and Mineral Counties, Nevada, U.S. Bureau of Mines Open File Report MLA 94-83.

U.S. Bureau of Mines Open File Report MLA 86-83 (1983).

U. S. Bureau of Mines Open File Report MLA 16-84 (1984).

Johnson, F.L., et al (1985), Mineral Resources of the John Muir Wilderness, Fresno, Inyo, Madera, and Mono Counties, California: U. S. Bureau of Mines unpublished file report. No. 64 (on file at USBM WFOC).

Miller, Mike (1985), Mineral Resources of the Resting Springs Wilderness Study Area (Bureau of Land Management No. CDCA-145), Inyo, California, U.S. Bureau of Mines Open File Report MLA 6-85.

Sabine, et al (1986), Mineral Resources of the Southern Inyo Study Area, Inyo County, California, U.S. Bureau of Mines Open File Report MLA 55-86.

Majmundar, H.H. (1988), Borate Mining History in Death Valley, Inyo and San Bernardino Counties, in: Gregory, J.L., and Baldwin, E.J., eds., Geology of the Death Valley Region: Santa Ana, California, South Coast Geological Society, p. 365-371.

Dunning, Gail E., Yves MoÎlo, and Joseph F. Cooper, Jr. (2000), Ag-Cu-Pb-Bi Sulfosalts New to Darwin, Inyo County, California; Occasional web publications of the Bay Area Mineralogists (http://www.baymin.org/Pubs/DARWIN1-3.pdf [Link Broken? Jul 2014]).

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