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Searles Lake, San Bernardino Co., California, USA

Latitude: 35°44'18"N
Longitude: 117°22'26"W

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Analcime
Anhydrite
Aphthitalite
Aragonite
Borax
Burkeite (TL)
Calcite
Celestine
Chlorargyrite
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
Dolomite
Galeite (TL)
Gaylussite
Glauberite
Gypsum
var: Selenite
Halite
Hanksite (TL)
'Heulandite'
'K Feldspar'
'var: Adularia'
Merlinoite
Mirabilite
Nahcolite
Natron
Northupite (TL)
Opal
Orthoclase
'Phillipsite'
Pirssonite (TL)
Quartz
Realgar
Schairerite (TL)
Searlesite (TL)
Sulphohalite (TL)
Sulphur
Teepleite (TL)
Thenardite
Tincalconite (TL)
Trona
Tychite (TL)
Ulexite


50 entries listed. 36 valid minerals. 11 type localities (valid minerals).

Localities in this Region

USA

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References

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

Hidden, William Earl (1885), On hanksite, a new anhydrous sulphate-carbonate of sodium from San Bernardino County, California: New York Academy of Science Annals: 3: 238-241; […American Journal of Science, 3rd. series: 30: 133-135 (1885); …Mining & Scientific Press: 50: 1 (1885)]: 230-241.

Rath, Gerhart vom (1887),Ueber Glauberit und Hanksit von San Bernardino County: Niederrheinische Gesell. Sitzungsber., Band 44: 233.

Hidden, William Earl & James B. MacKintosh (1888), Sulphohalite a new sodium sulphato-chloride: American Journal of Science, 3rd. series: 36: 463; […Zeitschr. Kristallographie, Band 15: 294 (1889)]: 464.

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

De Groot, Henry (1890), The Searles borax marsh: California Mining Bureau. Report 10: 534-539.

Hanks, Henry Garber (1892), Gaylussite (new variety), San Bernardino County, California): Mining & Science Press: 64: 222.

Pratt, Joseph Hyde (1896), On northupite; pirssonite, a new mineral; Gaylussite and hanksite from Borax Lake, San Bernardino County, California: American Journal of Science, 4th. series: 2: 123-135; […Zeitschr. Kristallographie, Band 27: 416-429 (1896); …(abstract): Neues Jahrb., Band 2: 451-455 (1897)]: 124, 126.

Ayers, Edward F. (1889a), Mineralogical notes (thenardite, pyrite): American Journal of Science, 3rd. series: 37: 235-236.

Ayers, Edward F. (1889b), Notes on the crystallization of trona (urao): American Journal of Science, 3rd. series: 38: 65-66.

Foote, Warren M. (1895), Preliminary note on a new alkali mineral: American Journal of Science, 3rd. series: 50: 480-481.

Penfield, Samuel Lewis (1900), On the chemical composition of sulphohalite: American Journal of Science, 4th. series: 9: 425-428.

Bailey, Gilbert E. (1902), The saline deposits of California: California Mining Bureau Bulletin 24: 102.

Penfield, Samuel Lewis & George S. Jamieson (1905), On tychite, a new mineral from Borax Lake, California, and on its artificial production and its relations to northupite: American Journal of Science, 4th. series: 20: 217-224; […Zeitschr. Kristallographie, Band 41: 235-242 (1905)]: 217.

Gale, Hoyt Stoddard & W.B. Hicks (1914), Octahedral crystals of sulphohalite: American Journal of Science, 4th. series: 38: 273-274.

Gale, Hoyt Stoddard (1915), Salines in the Owens, Searles, and Panamint basins, southeastern California: USGS Bulletin 580: 251-323; […(abstract): Geol. Zentralbl., Band 27: 172 (1921)]: 285, 292, 294, 297, 298, 303, 306, 307, 308.

Foshag, William Frederick (1920b), Sulphohalite from Searles Lake, California: American Journal of Science, 4th. Series: 49: 76-77.

Foshag, William Frederick (1931a), Schairerite, a new mineral from Searles Lake, California: American Mineralogist: 16: 133-139.

Foshag, William Frederick (1935), Burkeite, a new mineral species from Searles Lake, California: American Mineralogist: 20: 50-56.

Frondel, Clifford (1935), Catalogue of mineral pseudomorphs in the American Museum, Museum of Natural History Bulletin 67, art. IX: 389-426.

Foshag, William Frederick (1940), Sodium bicarbonate (nahcolite) from Searles Lake, California: American Mineralogist: 25: 769-778.

Pabst, Adolf & Dwight L. Sawyer, Jr. (1948), Tincalconite crystals from Searles Lake, San Bernardino County, California: American Mineralogist: 33: 472-481.

American Mineralogist (1950): 35: 1014.

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 235, 279, 294, 402, 406, 633.

Pabst, Adolf, Dwight L. Sawyer, Jr. & George S. Switzer (1955), Galeite, a new mineral from Searles Lake, California (abstract): Geological Society of America: 66: 1658.

Smith, George Irving & W.P. Pratt (1957), Core logs from Owens, China, Searles and Panamint Basins, California: USGS Bulletin 1045-A: 27, 31, 38, 40.

Hay, Richard Le Roy & Richard J. Moiola (1962), Authigenic silicate minerals in Pleistocene sediments of Searles Lake, California (abstract): Geological Society of America Special Paper 73: 168; …Sedimentology: 2: 312-332 (1962): 323, 324.

Pabst, Adolf, Dwight L. Sawyer, Jr. & George S. Switzer (1963), Galeite and related phases in the system Na2SO4.NaF.NaCl: American Mineralogist: 48: 485-510.

Bowser, C.J. (1964), The origin of tincalconite at Searles Lake, California: (title) American Mineralogist: 49: 1507.

Smith, George Irving & D.V. Haines (1964), Character and distribution of nonclastic minerals in the Searles Lake evaporite deposit, California: USGS Bulletin 1181-P: 8-9, 10, 16-18, 19, 20, 21, 25-26, 27, 30, 31, 32, 50, 172.

Eugster, H.P. and G.I. Smith (1965) Mineral equilibria in the Searles Lake evaporates, California. Journal of Petrology: 6: 473-522.

Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 71, 76, 82, 109, 118, 125, 172, 174, 185, 189, 197, 200, 211, 212, 214, 267, 276, 278, 280-281, 287, 315, 319, 328, 333, 355, 356, 360, 365, 367, 374, 376.

American Mineralogist (1969): 54: 302.

Pemberton, H.E. (1975): The crystal habits and forms of the minerals of Searles Lake, San Bernardino County, California. Mineralogical Record 6 (2): 75-83.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 192, 207, 208, 211, 216, 221, 261, 279, 280, 281, 281-283, 283, 284, 348, 362, 370, 382.

Tschernich (1992), Zeolites of the World: 315.

Korbel & Novak (1999) Mineral Encylopaedia: 133.

Mineralogical Record (2007): 38: 213.

John K. Warren, (2010) Evaporites through time: Tectonic, climatic and eustatic controls in marine and nonmarine deposits, Earth-Science Reviews, Volume 98, Issues 3–4, February 2010, Pages 217-268

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