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Iron Mountain group (Minarets Iron deposit; Woods Iron Mine claims; Minarets Magnetite prospect; Iron Mountain Magnetite deposit; Iron Mountain prospects; Magnetic Iron Mine claim), Iron Mountain (3), Minarets District (Mountain District; Raymond District; Minaret District), Ritter Range, Madera Co., California, USA

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List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Unclassified Minerals

7 entries listed. 6 valid minerals.


Goldstone, L.P. (1890), Fresno County, California: California Mining Bureau. Report 10: 191.

Erwin, H.D. (1934), Geology and mineral resources of northeastern Madera County, California: California Division Mines Report 30: 63, 65, 67.

Goudey, Hatfield (1936), Minerals – Ritter Range, California: Mineralogist: 4(5): 7.

Severy, C.L. (1946) Exploration of the Minarets iron deposit, Madera County, California. US Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 3985, 12 pp.: 5.

Trask, Parker Davies & Frank S. Simons (1948), Minarets magnetite deposits of Iron Mountain, Madera County, California: California Division Mines Bulletin 129: 117-128.

Logan, Clarence August (1950), Mines and mineral resources of Madera County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology (Report 46): 46(4): 46: 476.

Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 64, 125, 176, 194, 251, 288.

USGS Bulletin 1516-D (1982): 105, 106, 134-138.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 150, 396.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10072450, 10139536 & 10163319.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060390541 & 0060390244.

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