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Blue Chihuahua Mine (Blue Dog), Cooper Canyon District, Riverside Co., California, USA
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The Blue Chihuahua mine is a pegmatite deposit prospected for gemstones and mineral specimens. The main workings are located approximately 800 feet north of the Riverside/San Diego County line in Riverside County. In the past, the mine has been erroneously reported as being in Chihuahua Valley, San Diego County, but is actually three miles north of the area.

The pegmatite was first located by a Mr. Staley in the late 1960's. Josie Scripps became partners with Staley and named the deposit the Blue Chihuahua. Staley and Scripps removed overburden and developed several productive work areas along a thin dike with the assistance of Bob Bartsch and Al Ordway.

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The Blue Chihuahua Mine (Where art thou?) by Al Ordway 2003 by Scott L. Ritchie

Mineral List

var: Cleavelandite
'var: Indicolite'

14 entries listed. 10 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 304.

Rocks & Minerals (1984): 59: 82.

Ordway, A. (2003), The Blue Chihuahua Mine. Where art thou? Bulletin of the Mineralogical Society of Southern California, January.

Jesse Fisher (2011) Mines and Minerals of the Southern California Pegmatite Province. Rocks & Minerals 86:14-34.

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