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Mariposite from
Mariposa Co., California, USA

Mineral Species
Species:Muscovite var: Mariposite
Formula:K(Al,Cr)2(Al,Si)4O10(OH)2
Description
Type Locality:Mariposa Co., California, USA is the type locality for Mariposite
Comments:Commonly occurs in schists and ankerite-quartz rock of gold veins.
Quality of samples:not specified / average specimens
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Bowen, O.E., Jr. & C.H. Gray, Jr. (1957), Mines and mineral deposits of Mariposa County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 53(1&2): 34-343;
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 425.

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Pyrite2 photos of Mariposite associated with Pyrite at this locality.
Milky Quartz1 photo of Mariposite associated with Milky Quartz at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Mariposite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Mariposa Co., California, USA
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Localities for Mariposite in this region
Josephine Mine (Pine Tree Mine; Pine Tree Josephine Mine; Pine Tree and Josephine Mine), Pacific Mining Co. group, Bagby, Bagby-Mariposa-Mount Bullion-Whitlock District, Mother Lode Belt, Mariposa Co., California, USA
Mariposa Estate, Mariposa, Bagby-Mariposa-Mount Bullion-Whitlock District, Mother Lode Belt, Mariposa Co., California, USA
Hayseed Mine, Whitlock (Farmer's Hope; Whitlock Creek; Whitlock Gulch), Whitlock District, Bagby-Mariposa-Mount Bullion-Whitlock District, Mother Lode Belt, Mariposa Co., California, USA
Louisa Mine (Louise Mine; Louise Point Mine), Mary Harrison group, Coulterville, Coulterville District, Mother Lode Belt, Mariposa Co., California, USA
Mary Harrison Mine, Mary Harrison group, Coulterville, Coulterville District, Mother Lode Belt, Mariposa Co., California, USA
Oro Rico Mine (Penon Blanco Mine), Peñon Blanco Peak, Coulterville, Coulterville District, Mother Lode Belt, Mariposa Co., California, USA
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