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Greg Slak's Photo Gallery

FT5-41EAlmandine Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3 , Muscovite KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

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Acton Mining District, Los Angeles Co., California, USA

This is a field of view of approximately 35mm. showing a scattering of Almandine garnets (the largest approximately 5mm.) on a layer of silvery Muscovite mica, itself layered upon salmon colored Feldspar. I have mechanically removed some of the mica which when found mostly covered the garnets.
This sample is from an unidentified simple pegnatite which outcrops in the hills just southwest of Acton, California. Also present is Quartz though it is mostly milky colored and massive.
Copyright: © g.slak 2011      Photo ID: 363239     Uploaded by: Greg Slak   View Count: 549   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 800 x 596 pixels (0.5 Mpix)

View of mine interior

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Emma group, Acton, Acton District, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles Co., California, USA

This is a shot of the interior of the Emma Conover Mine lit by the flash of my camera. The roof of the tunnel is only about 5 feet and without a helmet was a bit tough on the head. It was only after examining my photos that I noticed the glasses left on the tunnel floor by a previous visitor.
Copyright: © g.slak 2011      Photo ID: 363227     Uploaded by: Greg Slak   View Count: 460   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 800 x 600 pixels (0.5 Mpix)

Close view of a small spring in San Antonio Canyon

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Spring Calcite occurrence, San Antonio Canyon, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles Co., California, USA

This is a closer view of the rock surface below a small spring in San Antonio Canyon near Mt. Baldy Village in San Bernardino County, California. Looking south along the rock face.
Copyright: © g.slak 2011      Photo ID: 359828     Uploaded by: Greg Slak   View Count: 384   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 800 x 600 pixels (0.5 Mpix)

Natural spring in San Antonio Canyon

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Spring Calcite occurrence, San Antonio Canyon, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles Co., California, USA

This opening in the vegetation, seen in early 2010, reveals a small natural spring from which a continual trickle of water drips over the surface of hillside rock, occasionally depositing nicely formed tan Calcite crystals.
Copyright: © g.slak 2011      Photo ID: 359826     Uploaded by: Greg Slak   View Count: 448   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 800 x 600 pixels (0.5 Mpix)

R0W-WAHCalcite CaCO3

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Spring Calcite occurrence, San Antonio Canyon, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles Co., California, USA

This is a palm sized specimen (approximately 12cm. by 8cm.) of an attractive golden tan carpeting of calcite taken while at the locality, a small natural spring in San Antonio Canyon north east of Mt. Baldy Village in San Bernardino County, California. I was made aware of the existence of the small spring by my friend, Sam, who was at one time a resident of this area. A constant trickle of spring water through the limestone bearing matrix, common to this area, allows the calcite to crystallize on surface rock. The individual crystals appear trigonal with a hardness of approximately 3. The crystals effervesce vigorously in dilute hydrochloric acid.
Copyright: © g.slak 2011      Photo ID: 359824     Uploaded by: Greg Slak   View Count: 456   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 800 x 600 pixels (0.5 Mpix)

Corundum bearing matrix in Cascade Canyon

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Cascade Canyon, San Gabriel Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California, USA

This is a minor outcropping of Corundum bearing matrix in the lower end of Cascade Canyon as seen in October of 2009.
Copyright: © g.slak 2011      Photo ID: 359602     Uploaded by: Greg Slak   View Count: 1251   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 800 x 600 pixels (0.5 Mpix)

Distant view of brickwork at Ware Mine

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Mountain Lily Mine, Aguanga Mountain, Oak Grove, Aguanga Mountain Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA

This is a view of the old brickwork bunkhouse of the Ware Mine (at the top of the ridge), seen from downhill on the south side of the ridge.
Copyright: © g.slak 2011      Photo ID: 359601     Uploaded by: Greg Slak   View Count: 377   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 800 x 600 pixels (0.5 Mpix)

North view downhill, summer 2008

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Mountain Lily Mine, Aguanga Mountain, Oak Grove, Aguanga Mountain Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA

This is a view downhill and to the north from above the remaining adit of the Ware mine, taken on a beautiful summer's day in 2008 in northern San Diego County, California.
Copyright: © g.slak 2011      Photo ID: 359600     Uploaded by: Greg Slak   View Count: 346   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 899 x 674 pixels (0.6 Mpix)

Close view of the mine adit

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Mountain Lily Mine, Aguanga Mountain, Oak Grove, Aguanga Mountain Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA

This is a close view of the partially collapsed remaining adit at the Ware Mine taken on a beautiful summer day in 2008 high on a ridge in San Diego County, California.
Copyright: © g.slak 2011      Photo ID: 359599     Uploaded by: Greg Slak   View Count: 368   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 800 x 600 pixels (0.5 Mpix)

View from the entrance to Brush Canyon Quarry

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Brush Canyon Quarry, Brush Canyon, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles Co., California, USA

This is a vaguely familiar view from the entrance into the old Pacific Electric Quarry. In L.A. there is graffiti everywhere!
Copyright: © g.slak 2010      Photo ID: 348979     Uploaded by: Greg Slak   View Count: 602   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 800 x 574 pixels (0.5 Mpix)
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