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San Diego Co., California, USA

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US Navy in San Diego Bay circa 1905

San Diego Co., California, USA
Panoramic view of San Diego Bay ~1905

San Diego Co., California, USA
San Diego Public Library circa 1905

San Diego Co., California, USA
US Navy in San Diego Bay circa 1905

San Diego Co., California, USA
Panoramic view of San Diego Bay ~1905

San Diego Co., California, USA
San Diego Public Library circa 1905

San Diego Co., California, USA
US Navy in San Diego Bay circa 1905

San Diego Co., California, USA
Panoramic view of San Diego Bay ~1905

San Diego Co., California, USA
 
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 23' 15'' North , 117° 3' 5'' West (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km


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Where Nature Stores Her Jewels by Edna R. Schley 1905 by Scott L. Ritchie


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-(Ce)

'Allanite Group'

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

Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chrysocolla

Chrysotile

'Clays'

Clinobisvanite

Clinozoisite

'Clinozoisite-Epidote Series'

Clintonite

'Columbite'

Columbite-(Fe)

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

Columbite-(Mn)

'Columbite-Tantalite'

Cookeite

Copiapite

Corundum

'Crossite'

'Cyrtolite'

Danburite

Digenite

Diopside

Dravite

Dumortierite

Elbaite

'Elbaite-Schorl Series'

Eosphorite

Epidote

Erythrite

Eulytine

Fairfieldite

'Feldspar Group'

'var: Perthite'

Ferberite

'Fergusonite'

Ferrimolybdite

Ferrisicklerite

Fersmite

Fluorapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

Fluor-elbaite

Fluornatromicrolite

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

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: Uraniferous Zircon

Zoisite


192 valid minerals. 6 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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Localities in this Region

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References

Blake, Wm. P. (1856), Observations on the physical geography and geology of the coast of California, from Bodega Bay to San Diego: US Coast Survey, Report 1855.

Orcutt, Charles Russell (1887), Minerals and mines of San Diego County, California: West Am. Sci.: 3: 69-72.

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.

Sterrett, Douglas Bovard (1904), Tourmaline from San Diego County, California: American Journal of Science, 4th. series: 17: 459-465; […(abstract): Geol. Zentralbl., Band 9: 677 (1907)]:.

Waring, G.A. (1905), Quartz from San Diego County, California American Journal of Science, 4th. Series: 20: 125-127; [(abstract): Geol. Zentralbl., Band 8: 642].

Schaller, Waldemar Theodore (1911g), Bismuth ochers from San Diego County, California: American Chemical Society Journal: 33: 162-166; […Zeitschr. Kristallography, Band 49: 229-232 (1911); (abstract): Washington Academy of Sciences Journal: 1: 37 (1911)]: .

Rogers, Austin Flint (1912), Notes on rare minerals from California: Columbia University, School of Mines Quarterly: 33: 375.

Merrill, Frederick James Hamilton (1914) Geology and mineral resources of San Diego and Imperial counties. California Sate Mining Bureau.

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

Merrill, Frederick James Hamilton (1916), San Diego, Imperial Counties: California Mining Bureau. Report 14: 635-743; […(abstract): Geol. Zentralbl., Band 27: 395 (1922)]: .

Schaller, Waldemar Theodore (1916d), Cassiterite in San Diego County, California: USGS Bulletin 620: 351-354; […Geol. Zentralbl., Band 28: 101 (1922)].

Davis, H.E. (1918), Molybdenum in San Diego: Engineering & Mining Journal: 20: 28-29.

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

Tucker, W. Burling (1925), San Diego County: California Mining Bureau. Report 21: 223-245.

Woodford, A.O. (1925), The San Onofre breccia; its nature and origin: University of California, Department of Geological Sciences Bulletin 15: 159-280; [… (abstract): Geol. Zentralbl., Band 33: 109 (1926)]: 186, 192, 193.

Reed, Ralph Daniel (1928), A siliceous shale formation from southern California: Journal of Geology: 36: 342-361; […(abstract): Geol. Zentralbl., Band 38: 171 (1928), …39: 497 (1929); …Neues Jahrb., 1931, Referate 3: 571-572]: 347.

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

Van Amringe, E.V. (1933), The gem minerals of San Diego County, California: Mineralogical Society of Southern California Bulletin 2(7): 1-4.

Grieger, J.M. (1934), San Diego County, California gem mines not exhausted: Mineralogist: 2(10): 7-8, 20.

Ware, J.W. (1935), Gem Mining In San Diego County, California. Gems & Gemology, Vol. I, No. 8, March-April, 240pp. The American Gem Society, Los Angeles, California.

Tucker, W. Burling & Charles H. Reed (1939), Mineral resources of San Diego County: California Division Mines Report 35: 8-55.

Hertlein, Leo George & Ulysses S. Grant, IV (1944), The geology and paleontology of the marine Pliocene of San Diego, California, part I, geology: San Diego Society of Natural History Memorandum, vol. 2, 72 pp.

Creasey, S.C. (1946), Geology and nickel mineralization of the Julian-Cuyamaca area, San Diego County, California: California Division Mines Report 42: 15-30.

Merriam, Richard Holmes (1946), Igneous and metamorphic rocks of the southwestern part of the Ramona quadrangle, San Diego County, California: Geological Society of America Bulletin: 57: 223-260.

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Hoppin, Richard Arthur & L.A. Norman (1950), Commercial “black granite” of San Diego County, California Calif. Iv. Mines Special Report 3, 19 pp.

Jahns, Richard Henry & John F. Lance (1950), Geology of the San Dieguito Pyrophyllite area, San Diego County, California: California Division Mines Special Report 4, 32 pp.

Larsen, Esper Signius, Donald L. Everhart & Richard H. Merriam (1951), Crystalline rocks of southwestern California: California Division Mines Bulletin 159, 136 pp.

Berkholz, Mary Frances (1953), Magic gems, a San Diego County field trip, Mineral Notes & News, Jun 1953: 12.

Dawson, N.E. (1953), Gem minerals of San Diego County: Mineral Notes ad News p. 6, June 1953.

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.

Bushee, J. (1963), Lead alpha ages for zircons from bathlitic and prebatholitic rocks, San Diego and Orange Counties, California: (abstract) Geological Society of America Special Paper 73: 29-30.

Weber, F.H., Jr. (1963a) Mines and mineral resources of San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology County Report No. 3, 309 pp.

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Horensky, M. (1969) Blue topaz from San Diego County. Gems and Minerals: 381: 37.

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