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Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Actinolite
Aegirine
Alabandite
Albite
var: Cleavelandite
var: Oligoclase
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Allanite'
Allanite-(Ce)
Almandine
'Almandine-Spessartine Series'
Aluminocopiapite
Alum-(K)
Amblygonite
'Amblygonite-Montebrasite Series'
Anatase
Andalusite
Andradite
Anorthite
var: Labradorite

'Apatite'
'var: Collophane'
Aragonite
Arsenopyrite
'Asbestos'
Axinite-(Fe)
'Axinite Group'
Axinite-(Mn)
Azurite
Baryte
Bavenite
'Bentonite'
Bermanite
Bertrandite
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
var: Goshenite
var: Heliodor
var: Morganite
Beyerite
'Biotite'
Bismite
Bismuth
Bismuthinite
Bismutite
Bismutotantalite
Bornite
Boromuscovite (TL)
Calcite
var: Iceland Spar
Cassiterite
'Cathedral Quartz'
Celestine
Cerussite
var: Argentiferous Cerussite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
'Chert'
Chlorargyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Chrysocolla
Chrysotile
'Clay'
Clinobisvanite
Clinozoisite
'Clinozoisite-Epidote Series'
Clintonite
'Columbite'
Columbite-(Fe)
Columbite-(Mn)
'Columbite-Tantalite'
Cookeite
Copiapite
Corundum
'Crossite'
Danburite
Digenite
Diopside
Dravite
Dumortierite
Elbaite
'Elbaite-Schorl Series'
Eosphorite
Epidote
Erythrite
Eulytine
Fairfieldite
'Feldspar Group'
Ferberite
'Fergusonite'
Ferrimolybdite
Ferrisicklerite
Fersmite
Fluorapatite
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
Fluor-elbaite
Foitite
Frondelite
Gahnite
Galena
'Garnet'
Glauconite
Glaucophane
Goethite
Gold
Graphite
Grossular
var: Hessonite
var: Magnesian Grossular
Gypsum
'Halloysite'
Halloysite-10Å
Halotrichite
Hambergite
Helvine
Hematite
Hercynite
Herderite
'Herderite-Hydroxylherderite Series'
Heterosite
'Heulandite'
Hopeite
'Hornblende'
Hureaulite
Hydromagnesite
Hydroxylherderite
'Hypersthene'
Iron
'Jahnsite'
Jahnsite-(MnMnMn) (TL)
Kaolinite
'K Feldspar'
'var: Adularia'
Laueite
Laumontite
Lawsonite
Lazulite
Leadhillite
Lepidolite
Leucophosphite
'Limonite'
Lithiophilite
Löllingite
Ludlamite
Magnetite
var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Malachite
'Manganese Oxides'
'var: Manganese Dendrites'
Manganite
Marcasite
Melanterite
Metatorbernite
'Mica Group'
Microcline
Microlite Group
var: Stannomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
var: Uranmicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
Mitridatite
Molybdenite
'Monazite'
Montebrasite
Montmorillonite
Morenosite
Morinite
Muscovite
var: Mariposite
var: Sericite
Namibite
Nickel
Nontronite
'Olivine'
Opal
var: Opal-AN
Orthoclase
Oxy-schorl
Pääkkönenite
Pentlandite
'Perthite'
Petalite
Petzite
Phenakite
Phosphosiderite
Piemontite
Pollucite
Prehnite
Pseudolaueite
Pseudomalachite
'Psilomelane'
Pucherite
Purpurite
Pyrite
Pyrophyllite
'Pyroxene Group'
Pyrrhotite
var: Nickeloan Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Bull Quartz
var: Chalcedony
var: Citrine
var: Lithium Quartz
var: Milky Quartz
var: Rock Crystal
var: Rose Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
'Quartz-beta'
Rhodonite
Robertsite
Rozenite
Rutile
Rynersonite (TL)
'Salmonsite'
Samarskite-(Y)
Scheelite
Schorl
Scorodite
Sicklerite (TL)
Siderite
'Silica'
Sillimanite
Silver
Spessartine
Sphalerite
Spinel
var: Pleonaste
Spodumene
var: Hiddenite
var: Kunzite
Stellerite
Stewartite (TL)
Stibiocolumbite (TL)
'Stibiocolumbite-Stibiotantalite Series'
'Stibiomicrolite (of Groat et al.)'
Stibiotantalite
Stibnite
'Stilbite'
Stilbite-Ca
Stokesite
Strengite
Strontianite
Strunzite
Swinefordite
Talc
var: Steatite
'Tantalite'
Tantalite-(Mn)
Tapiolite-(Fe)
Tellurium
Tenorite
Tephroite
'Thomsonite'
'Thorogummite'
Titanite
Todorokite
Topaz
Tosudite
var: Lithium Tosudite

'Tourmalinated Quartz'
'Tourmaline'
'var: Achroite'
'var: Indicolite'
'var: Rubellite'
'var: Verdelite'
'var: Watermelon Tourmaline'
Tremolite
Tridymite
Triphylite
Triplite
Tungstite
Uranophane
Vermiculite
Vesuvianite
Violarite
Vivianite
Wardite
'Wolframite'
Wollastonite
Xenotime-(Y)
'Zinnwaldite'
Zircon
var: Cyrtolite
var: Uraniferous Zircon
Zoisite


304 entries listed. 190 valid minerals. 6 type localities (valid minerals).

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References

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Goodyear, Watson Andrews (1888), Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego, Tulare Counties: California Mining Bureau. Report 8.

Goodyear, Watson Andrews (1890), San Diego County: California Mining Bureau. Report 9: 139-154.

Fairbanks, Harold W. (1893b), Geology of San Diego County; also portion of Orange and San Bernardino Counties: California Mining Bureau. Report 11: 76-120.

Storms, William H. (1893), Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego Counties: California Mining Bureau. Report 11: 243-248, 337-369, 376-387.

Schaller, Waldemar Theodore (1903b), Spodumene from San Diego County, California: University of California, Department of Geological Sciences Bulletin: 3: 265-275.

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Calkins, F.C. (1916), An occurrence of nickel ore in San Diego County, California: USGS Bulletin 640: 77-82.

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Richard, L.M. (1930), Pyrophyllite in San Diego County, California: American Ceramic Society Bulletin: 14: 123-129.

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Arcienega, Victor M. (1954), San Diego County’s pegmatites: Mineral Notes and News: Dec 1954: 30, 32, 69.

Snyder, Doris (1962), Epidote and garnet in San Diego County: Gems & Minerals, No. 292: 22-23, Jan., 1962.

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