Mariposa Co., California, USA
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|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||37° North , 119° West (est.)|
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Localities in this Region
- Mariposa Co.
- Bass Lake Quadrangle
- Big Grizzly Mountain
- Buck Meadows
- Buena Vista
- Chowchilla Valley
- Copper Chieftain Mine
- East Belt
- Clearing House District
- Hite Cove District
- Jerseydale District
- Kinsley District
- Quartz Mountain 
- Alice L. Mine (Good Luck G. claim; Sunset F. claim; Hardluck B. claim)
- Hall Mine
- Hard Luck Mine
- Hard Luck Mine (Pyrophyllite Mine)
- Hidden View group
- Leach Mine
- Losch occurrence
- Mary Mine
- McCabe Flat Mining Company Placer Mine
- Mountain King Mine (Omparisa; Calendar; Calendonia)
- Reina De Los Mariposas Mine (Snapp; Big Bull Shoot; Back)
- Surprise claim (Surprise claims; M-Q prospect)
- Unidentified Au prospect 
- Unnamed Au-Jade occurrence 
- Unnamed Au prospects 
- Unnamed placer Au property 
- Unnamed placer Au prospects 
- Whiteman Mine
- El Portal
- Barium Queen claim
- Eagle Peak 
- El Portal Mine (El Portal Barite Mine; Barium 1 claim; Barium 2 claim; North Barium claim; South Barium claim)
- El Rico No. 1 occurrence
- Lucky Spot group
- Merced River placers
- Surprise placer (Carrie K Quartz; February E Quartz)
- Una placer (Unab Quartz; Unah Quartz)
- Unspecified Mo occurrence 
- Victory Tungsten prospect
- Fish Camp
- Flat Top Mountain
- Foothill Copper Belt
- Green Mountain District (Ben Hur District)
- Copper Hill
- Green Mountain
- Cavan Mining Company Mine
- Good View Mine (Goodview Mine; Copper King claim; Copper King and M. S. Mine; Little Giant claim; Stonewall Jackson claim; Crown Point claim; San Jose claim; Rothschild claim; S. A. claim; Sunset claim)
- Green Monster Mine (Copper Queen Mine; Copper Mountain Mine; Legioneer Mine)
- King occurrence
- Live Oak Mine
- Lone Tree Mine
- Mammoth group
- Wagner Mine
- Illinois Hill
- Mariposa Co.
- Mariposa Co.
- Hawlington area
- Hiti mine
- Indian Peak
- Mariposa Commercial and Mining Company Mine
- Martin & Walling Mine
- Merced River
- Moores Flat
- Mother Lode Belt
- Bagby-Mariposa-Mount Bullion-Whitlock District
- Buckeye District
- Cat Town District
- Coulterville District
- Mormon Bar District
- Pilot Peak
- Pinon Blanco
- Red Mountain
- Satellite Mine
- Silver Knob
- Striped Rock
- Unspecified Cr deposits 
- West Belt
- Burns Creek
- Cathey District (Cathay District)
- Granite Springs District
- Hornitos District
- Hunter Valley District
- Webb Station
- Akoz Mine (Asposozien Mine; B.A.B. Mine; Radium Mine)
- Antler claim
- Cherokee I Mine
- Cotton Creek deposit
- Exchequer Mine
- Fitch Mine
- Jones Flat placer
- Prouty Ranch deposit
- Three Tree Mine
- Unidentified Au mine workings 
- Unnamed Au mine 
- Unnamed Au property 
- Unnamed Clay deposit 
- Unnamed Cr property 
- Yosemite National Park
- Mariposa Co.
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Schmitz (1852), Goldamalgan in Caifornien, letter to V. Gerolt: Deut. Geol. Ges., Zeitschr. 4: 712-714.
Trask, John Boardman (1856), Report on the geology of northern and southern California: California Legislature, 7th. session, Ap. to Jour. S. Doc. 14, 66 pp.: 52.
Whitney, J.D. (1865), Geological survey of California, Geology, 1, Report of progress and synopsis of the field work from 1860 to 1864; […(abstract): American Journal of Science, 2nd. series: 41: 124, 231-246, 351-368]: 238.
Browne, J.R. (1869), Report of J. Ross Browne on the mineral resources of the states and territories west of the Rocky Mountains (US Treasury Dept.), 674 pp., H.H. Bancroft and Co., San Francisco [reprint of 2]: 27.
Preston, E.B. (1890), Mariposa County: California Mining Bureau. (Report 10): 10: 300-310.
Mining and Scientific Press (1894), Mining districts of Mariposa County: Mining and Scientific Press: 69: 24-25.
Aubury, Lewis E. (1902), The copper resources of California: California Mining Bureau Bulletin 23: 204-213.
Aubury, Lewis E. (1904), Register of Mines and Minerals, Mariposa County, California, California State Mining Bureau: 12.
Eakle, Arthur Starr (1904a), Phosphorescent sphalerite (Mariposa County, California): California Journal of Technology: 3: 30-31.
Eakle, Arthur Starr & W.J. Sharwood (1904b), Luminescent zinc blende (Mariposa County, California): Engineering & Mining Journal: 77: 1000.
Liebenam,W.A. (1907), Kupfervorkommen in Kalifornien und ihre wirtschaftliche Bedeutung: Zeitschr. Berg-, Hütten- und Salinenwesen preuss. Staate, band 55: 522-546; […(abstract): Geol. Zentralbl., Band 11: 250 (1908)]: 543.
Lowell, F. L. (1916), Mines and mineral resources of the counties of Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus: California Mining Bureau. (Report 14): 14: 371-425 569-604, 627-634.
Castello, W.O. (1921), Mariposa County: California Mining Bureau. Report 17: 86-143.
Laizure, Clyde McK (1928), Mariposa, Madera Counties: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau (Report 24): 24: 72-153, 317-345.
Fitch, A.A. (1931), Barite and witherite from near El Portal, Mariposa County, California: American Mineralogist: 16(10): 461-468.
Rogers, Austin Flint (1932a), Sanbornite, a new barium disilicate mineral from Mariposa County, California: California Mining Bureau. Report 28: 84; […(abstract): American Mineralogist: 17: 117 (1932)].
Rogers, Austin Flint (1932b), Euhedral gold crystals from Mariposa County, California (abstract): American Mineralogist: 17: 115.
Logan, Clarence August (1934), Mother Lode Gold Belt of California: California Division Mines Bulletin 108, 221 pp.
Rogers, Austin Flint (1935), Unique occurrence of vein quartz in Mariposa County, California (abstract): Geological Society of America, Proceedings, 1934: 327-328.
Julihn, C.E. and F.W. Horton (1940), Mines of the Southern Mother Lode Region, Part II - Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties; in: Mineral Industried Survey of the United States, California. U.S. Bureau of Mines, Bulletin 424: 164-168.
Heyl, G.R. (1943) Report on the Brief Examination of Copper-Zinc Mines in the Vicinity of Hornitos, Mariposa County, California. U.S. Bureau of Mines File Report, October 16, 1943, 3 pp.
Cater, F.W., Jr. (1948a), Chromite deposits of Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, California: California Division Mines Bulletin 134, part 3, chapter 1: 1-32.
Eric, J.H. and M.W. Cox (1948) Zinc deposits of the American Eagle-Blue Moon area, Mariposa County, California. California Division Mines Bulletin 144: 134-150.
Wiebelt, F.J., Sanborn, W.C., Trengrove, R.R., and Ricker, A.S. (1951) Investigaton of West Belt copper-zinc mines, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, and Mariposa counties. U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 4760, 62 pp.
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): 69, 187.
Ehrreich, Albert L. (1964), Multiple metamorphism of aluminous rocks in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties, California (abstract): Geological Society of America Special Paper 76: 199.
Evans, James R. (1966b) Nephrite jade in Mariposa County. California Division Mines and Geology Mineral Information Service: 19: 135-148.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 93, 190, 260
Snetsinger, K.G. (1966) Barium-vanadium muscovite and vanadium tourmaline from Mariposa County, California. American Mineralogist: 51: 1623-1639.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 220, 425.