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Kern Co., California, USA

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 59' 57'' North , 117° 38' 56'' West (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km


NOTE: The files in this county are under systematic revision as of April 26th. Please do not make any changes to these files without first contacting Chet Lemanski. Thank you!!

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Actinolite

Albite

'Allanite Group'

Almandine

Alunite

Analcime

Andalusite

var: Chiastolite

Andradite

'Andradite-Grossular Series'

Anorthite

var: Labradorite

Anthophyllite

Antimony

'Apatite'

'var: Carbonate-rich Apatite'

Aragonite

var: Strontian Aragonite

Argentojarosite

Arsenic

Arseniosiderite

Arsenolite

Arsenopyrite

'Asbestos'

Augite

Aurichalcite

Autunite

'Axinite Group'

Azurite

Baryte

Barytocalcite

Beidellite

Benitoite

'Bentonite'

Berthierite

'Biotite'

Birnessite

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Blödite

Borax

Bornite

Bournonite

Bromargyrite

Brookite

Calcite

var: Travertine

Carnotite

Cassiterite

Celadonite

Cerussite

Cervantite

Chabazite-Na

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chloritoid

Chrysocolla

'Chrysoprase'

Chrysotile

Cinnabar

'Clays'

'Clinoptilolite'

Clinoptilolite-Na

Clinozoisite

Coffinite

Colemanite

Copiapite

Copper

'Copper Stain'

Corderoite

Cordierite

Covellite

Cristobalite

Cuprite

Cuprotungstite

Diopside

Dolomite

Dumortierite

'Emery'

Enstatite

var: Bronzite

Epidote

Epsomite

'Erionite'

Euxenite-(Y)

'Feldspar Group'

Ferberite

Ferrimolybdite

Fluorapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Forsterite

Galena

'Garnet'

Garrelsite

Gaylussite

Gerstleyite (TL)

Gibbsite

'Gmelinite'

Gmelinite-Na

Gold

var: Electrum

Goslarite

Graphite

Greigite

Grossular

'Gummite'

Gypsum

var: Satin Spar Gypsum

var: Selenite

Halite

Halotrichite

Hectorite

Hematite

var: Specularite

Hemimorphite

'Heulandite'

Heulandite-Na

Hisingerite

'Hornblende'

Howlite

Humboldtine

Hydroboracite

'Hypersthene'

'Iddingsite'

Ilmenite

Ilsemannite

Inderite

Inyoite

Iron

var: Kamacite

Jarosite

Jordisite

Kaolinite

Kermesite

Kernite (TL)

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Kurnakovite

Laumontite

Lazulite

Lechatelierite

Lepidocrocite

'Limonite'

Litharge

Löllingite

Ludwigite

Mackinawite

Maghemite

Magnesite

Magnetite

Malachite

'Manganese Oxides'

Manganocummingtonite

Marcasite

Massicot

Mazzite-Na (TL)

Melanterite

'Melnikovite'

Mercury

Mesolite

Meta-autunite

Metacinnabar

Metatorbernite

Metazeunerite

Meyerhofferite

Miargyrite

'Mica Group'

Microcline

Mimetite

Minium

Mirabilite

Molybdenite

'Monazite'

Montmorillonite

Mordenite

Muscovite

var: Illite

var: Mariposite

var: Sericite

Natrojarosite

Natrolite

'Nickel-iron'

Niter

Nontronite

'Olivine'

Opal

var: Fire Opal

var: Milk Opal

var: Moss Opal

var: Precious Fire Opal

var: Precious Opal

var: Resin Opal

var: Wood Opal

Orpiment

Orthoclase

Pararealgar

'Petrified Wood'

'Phillipsite'

Phillipsite-Na

Phlogopite

Phurcalite

Piemontite

Plumbojarosite

Powellite

Probertite (TL)

Proustite

Pseudobrookite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

Pyrostilpnite

Pyroxmangite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Agate-Jasper

var: Bloodstone

var: Chalcedony

var: Dendritic Agate

var: Iris Agate

var: Moss Agate

var: Myrickite

var: Rose Quartz

var: Smoky Quartz

Realgar

Rhodochrosite

Rhodonite

Roscoelite

Rutile

Saponite

var: Ferroan Saponite

Sassolite

'Scapolite'

Scheelite

Schorl

Schröckingerite

Scorodite

Searlesite

Senarmontite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Sideronatrite

'Silica'

Sillimanite

Silver

Smithsonite

Smythite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Spodumene

Stephanite

'Stibiconite'

Stibnite

'Stilbite'

Stilpnomelane

Stromeyerite

Strontianite

'Stylotypite'

Sulphur

Sylvite

Talc

Tennantite

Tenorite

Tephroite

Tetrahedrite

'Thénardite'

Thermonatrite

Thomsonite-Ca

Tincalconite

Titanite

Todorokite

Torbernite

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Tridymite

Tunellite (TL)

'Turgite'

Ulexite

Uraninite

var: Pitchblende

Uranocircite

Uranophane

Valentinite

Vanadinite

Veatchite

Vermiculite

Vesuvianite

Wairakite

Walpurgite

Wardsmithite

Witherite

'Wolframite'

Wollastonite

Wulfenite

Xanthoconite

'Zeolite Group'

Zincite

Zircon

var: Cyrtolite

Zoisite


223 valid minerals. 5 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities


Localities in this Region

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References

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.

Angel, Myron (1890), Kern, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare Counties: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau (Report 10): 10: 219-226, 345-348, 515-517, 567-585, 595-599, 728-733.

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): 11: 121-138, 179-199, 210-240, 249-258, 319-322, 334-336, 374-375, 394, 453-479, 485-492.

Fairbanks, Harold W. (1894), Red Rock, Goler, and Summit mining districts in Kern County: California Mining Bureau. (Report 12): 12: 456-458.

Von Petersdorff, F.C. (1895), The mineral resources of Kern County, California, 51 p., Bakersfield, California.

Turner, Henry Ward (1902), The Greenback copper mine, Kern County, California: Engineering & Mining Journal: 74: 547-548.

California State Mining Bureau (California Division of Mines and Geology): Register of mines and minerals with map (each county issued separately), Kern County (1904).

Hess, Frank L. (1910), Gold mining in the Randsburg quadrangle, California: USGS Bulletin 430: 23-47.

Hess, Frank L. (1910), Gypsum deposits near Cane Springs, Kern County, California: USGS Bulletin 430: 417-418.

Brown, G. Chester (1916a), Kern County: California Mining Bureau. (Report 14): 14: 471-523.

Storms, William H. (1916), New scheelite discovery (Greenhorn Mountains), Kern County, California: Mining and Scientific Press: 113: 768.

Larsen, Esper Signius (1917), Massicot and litharge, the two modifications of lead monoxide: American Mineralogist: 2: 18-19.

Behre, Charles H., Jr. (1921), Native antimony from Kern County, California: American Journal of Science, 5th. Series: 2: 330-333.

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.

Hulin, Carlton D. (1925), Geology and ore deposits of the Randsburg quadrangle, California: California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 95, 152 pp.; […(review by J.E. Spurr): Engineering & Mining Journal: 121: 463-464]: 24.

Noble, Levi Fatzinger (1926a), Borate deposits in the Kramer district, Kern County, California: USGS Bulletin 785: 45-61; […(abstract): Geol. Zentralbl., Band 37: 185 (1928)].

California Journal of Mines and Geology (1933) (Report 29): 29: 311-312 (Karma vein; Keyes Mine) (see: Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1933), Gold resources of Kern County: California Mining Bureau. Report 29: 271-339).

Tucker, W. Burling (1929), Kern County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau. (Report 25): 25: 20-81.

Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1933), Gold resources of Kern County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau. (Report 29): 29: 271-339.

Tucker, W. B., and Sampson, Reid J. (1933), Randsburg district, California Division of Mines (Report 29): 285-286.

Hulin, C. D. (1934), Geologic features of the dry placers of the northern Mojave Desert, California Division of Mines (Report 30): 417-426.

Tucker, W. Burling (1935), Mining activity at Soledad Mountain and Middle Buttes, Mohave mining district, Kern County: California Journal of Mines and Geology; California Division Mines (Report 31): 31: 465-485.

Schaller, Waldemar Theodore (1936), The origin of kernite and borax in the Kramer borate field, California (abstract) American Mineralogist: 21: 192.

Julihn, C.E. & F.W. Horton (1937), Mineral industries survey of the United States: California, Kern County, Mojave District: The Golden Queen and other mines of the Mojave District, California: US Bureau Mines Information Circular 6931, 42 pp.

Lemmon, Dwight Moulton & John Van Nostrand Dorr (1940), Tungsten deposits of the Atolia district, San Bernardino and Kern Counties, California: USGS Bulletin 922-H: 205-245.

Nelson, A.G. (1940), Geology of the northwest part of Soledad Mountain, Kern County, California: Unpublished M.S. thesis, University of Southern California.

Gale, Hoyt Stoddard (1946), Geology of the Kramer borate district, Kern County, California: California Division Mines (Report 42): 42: 325-378.

Wiese, J.H. & L.R. Page (1946), Tin deposits of the Gorman district, Kern County, California: California Division Mines Report 42: 42(1): 31-52.

Bailey, Edgar H. & Chauncey M. Swinney (1947), Walibu quicksilver mine, Kern County, California: California Journal of Mines & Geology, California Division Mines (Report 43): 43: 9-14.

Henry, D.J. (1947), Collecting Kern County, California: The Mineralogist: 15: 3-7.

Bedford, R.H. & Ricker, S.R. (1949) Investigation of the Hogan Tin Kern County, California: U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 4609: 1-10.

Jermain, G.D. & S. Ricker (1949), Investigation of Antimony Peak, Kern County, California: US Bureau Mines Report of Investigation 4505, 5 pp.

Tucker, W. Burling, Reid J. Sampson, & Gordon Blaisdell Oakeshott (1949), Mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology; California Division of Mines (Report 45): 45(2): 297-302.

Anonymous (1950), History and geology of Horse Canyon in the heart of Kern County: Mineral Notes & News No. 151 (Apr 50): 4-6.

Pecora, William Thomas & Joseph John Fahey (1950), The lazulite-scorzalite isomorphous series: American Mineralogist: 35: 14.

Heikkila, Henry Herman & George Marshall MacLeod (1951), Geology of Bitterwater Creek area, Kern County, California: California Division Mines Special Report 6, 21 pp.

Dibblee, T.W., Jr., and T.E. Gay (1952) Mineral deposits of Saltdale quadrangle. California Division Mines and Geology Bulletin 160.

Walker, G.W. (1953), Rosamond uranium prospect, Kern County, California: California Division Mines Special Report 37.

Frondel, Clifford & V. Morgen (1956), Inderite and gerstleyite from the Kramer borate district, Kern County, California: American Mineralogist: 41: 839-843.

Dibblee, T.W., Jr. (1958), Geologic map of the Boron quadrangle, Kern and San Bernardino Counties, California: USGS Mineral Investigations Field Studies Map MF-204.

Engel, René Laurent Henri (1962), Granitization and contact metamorphism in the Kern River Basin, California (abstract): Geological Society of America Special Paper 68: 24.

Obert, L. and Long, A.E. (1962) Underground borate mining, Kern County, California. US Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 6110, 67 pp.

Samsell, H.S. (1962) Geology of the southeast quarter of Cross Mountain quadrangle, Kern County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology, Map Sheet 2.

Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report 1, 370 pp.

Carman, M.F., Jr. (1964), Geology of the Lockwood Valley area, Kern and Ventura Counties, California California Division Mines & Geology, Special Report 81.

Sheppard, R.A. and Gude, A.J. (1965) Zeolitic authigenesis of tuffs in the Ricardo formation, Kern County, southern California. USGS Professional Paper 525-D: 44-47.

Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 64, 240, 245.

Blaske, A.R. (1990), Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: A Volcanic Come-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M. S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University.

Leszcykowski, A.M., et al (1994), Mineral Resources of the West Mojave Desert Tortoise Habitat (Category one and two lands): U.S. Bureau of Mines Special Publication.

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