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Beck Mine (Beck deposits; Kingston Iron deposit; Iron Gossam; Beck Mine), Kingston Range District, Kingston Range, San Bernardino Co., California, USA

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Detailed Mineral List:
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: USGS Bull1709D
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: USGS Bull1709D
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: USGS Bull1709D
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: USGS Bull1709D
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: USGS Bull1709D
'Garnet'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: USGS Bull1709D
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Hewett, Donnel Foster (1948), Iron deposits of the Kingston Range, San Bernardino County, California: California Division Mines Bulletin 129: Part M: 194-206; Wright, L.A., et al (1953), Mines and mineral resources of San Bernardino County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 49(1-2): 90-91; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 162; Calzia, J. P.; Frisken, J. G.; Jachens, R. C.; McMahon, A. B.; Rumsey, C. M. (1987), Mineral Resources of the Kingston Range Wilderness Study Area, San Bernardino County, California. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1709-D, 34 p.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Description: Some occurs.
Reference: Hewett, Donnel Foster (1948), Iron deposits of the Kingston Range, San Bernardino County, California: California Division Mines Bulletin 129: Part M: 194-206; Wright, L.A., et al (1953), Mines and mineral resources of San Bernardino County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 49(1-2): 90-91; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 162; Calzia, J. P.; Frisken, J. G.; Jachens, R. C.; McMahon, A. B.; Rumsey, C. M. (1987), Mineral Resources of the Kingston Range Wilderness Study Area, San Bernardino County, California. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1709-D, 34 p.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Description: Widespread here.
Reference: Wright, L.A., et al (1953), Mines and mineral resources of San Bernardino County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 49(1-2): 90-91; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 72; Calzia, J. P.; Frisken, J. G.; Jachens, R. C.; McMahon, A. B.; Rumsey, C. M. (1987), Mineral Resources of the Kingston Range Wilderness Study Area, San Bernardino County, California. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1709-D, 34 p., maps.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Albert Russ
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Albert Russ
Photo: © Rob Lavinsky. Amethyst from Beck Mine, Kingston Range District, Kingston Range, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: USGS Bull1709D
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Reference: USGS Bull1709D


13 entries listed. 11 valid minerals.

References

Butner, D. W. (1944) Kingston Iron Deposit, U.S. Bureau of Mines War Minerals Report, 10 pp.

Hewett, Donnel Foster (1948), Iron deposits of the Kingston Range, San Bernardino County, California: California Division Mines Bulletin 129: Part M: 194-206.

Wright, L.A., et al (1953), Mines and mineral resources of San Bernardino County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 49(1-2): 90-91.

Skillings Mining Review (1971). Standard Slag Co. Develops New Iron Ore Mine in California. Skillings Mining Review, November 1971: 14.

Skillings Mining Review (1971). Standard Slag Ships First Ore from Beck Property. Skillings Mining Review, January 8, 1972: 22.

Skillings, Jr., David N. (1973), The Standard Slag Co. Skillings Mining Review, January 20, 1973: 11-15.

Engineering and Mining Journal (1974), Beck Mine - A Small California Operation, Engineering and Mining Journal: 175(11): 154.

International Directory of Mining and Mineral Processing Operations (1977), published by Engineering and Mining Journal: 174.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 72, 162.

California Division of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 85-15 (1985): No. 14, Pl. 6B & 7.

U.S. BUR. MINES OPEN-FILE REPORT MLA 36-86, 1986, P. 16-18.

Calzia, J. P.; Frisken, J. G.; Jachens, R. C.; McMahon, A. B.; Rumsey, C. M. (1987), Mineral Resources of the Kingston Range Wilderness Study Area, San Bernardino County, California. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1709-D, 34 p., maps.

California Division of Mines and Geology (1990), Mines and mineral producers active in California (1988-89), California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, Special Publication 103.

Straam Engineers, Inc.; Capital and Operating Cost Estimating System Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Mines Contract No. JO255026.

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