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Santa Ana Mine, Trabuco Canyon, Trabuco Canyon [town], Santa Ana Mts, Orange Co., California, USAi
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Santa Ana MineMine
Trabuco CanyonCanyon
Trabuco Canyon [town]Town
Santa Ana MtsMountain Range
Orange Co.County

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 40' 29'' North , 117° 32' 48'' West (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate

The type location of arcanite is not the Santa Ana Tin Mining Co.'s mine, but a waste pile of discarded railroad track ties. An exudate from the wood was analyzed and named.

Additional research is needed on whether any tin mineralization was actually found at this location.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

1 valid mineral. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arcanite (TL)
Formula: K2SO4
Type Locality:
Habit: Pseudo-hexagonal due to twinning.
Description: Found as yellow crystals in a pine railroad tie in Tunnel #1.
Reference: Eakle (1908) Bull. Dept. of Geology, Univ. of California: 5: 232. Frondel, C. (1950) Amer. Min.: 35: 596. Palache et al (1951) Dana's Sys. Min., 7th. ed.: 400.
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Colour: Black
Reference: Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 370.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Arcanite (TL)7.AD.05K2SO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Arcanite (TL)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.

List of minerals for each chemical element

B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O ArcaniteK2SO4
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
S ArcaniteK2SO4
K ArcaniteK2SO4


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Eakle, Arthur Starr (1908), Notes on some California minerals: University of California, Department of Geological Science Bulletin: 5: 232-233.
Frondel, Clifford (1950) American Mineralogist: 35: 596.
Palache et al (1951) Dana's System of Mineralogy, 7th. edition: Volume II: 400.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 83, 370.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 279.

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