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Three Mile Creek, Ritter, Grant Co., Oregon, USAi
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Three Mile CreekCreek
Ritter- not defined -
Grant Co.County

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 55' 55'' North , 119° 13' 27'' West
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Nearest Settlements:
Monument125 (2017)20.0km
Long Creek192 (2017)26.0km
Ukiah189 (2017)32.1km

Micro-sized zeolites and the type locality for paulingite-Ca is in a shallow road cut and boulders in Miocene Columbia River Basalt Group along Long Creek Road near Threemile Creek, northwest of Ritter, Grant County, Oregon. The site was found in 1976 by Rudy Tschernich. The largest crystals are within 100 feet north of what was the Threemile School. Smaller paulingite-Ca crystals are abundant in boulders along the road a mile north of the first site.

Rudy Tschernich

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

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Formula: (Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Reference: Micro Probe Volume IX Number 3, Spring 2001 pp 20-23; American Mineralogist, Volume 67, pages 799-803, 1982
Reference: Rudy Tschernich Zeolite Collection
Reference: American Mineralogist, Volume 67, pages 799-803, 1982
Paulingite-Ca (TL)
Formula: (Ca,K,Na,Ba,◻)10 (Si, Al)42O84•34H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Micro Probe Volume IX Number 3, Spring 2001; American Mineralogist, Volume 67, pages 799-803, 1982
Formula: (Ca0.5,K,Na,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
Reference: American Mineralogist, Volume 67, pages 799-803, 1982
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: American Mineralogist, Volume 67, pages 799-803, 1982
Formula: Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Reference: Rudy Tschernich Zeolite Collection


List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
Chabazite-Ca9.GD.10(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Paulingite-Ca (TL)9.GC.35(Ca,K,Na,Ba,◻)10 (Si, Al)42O84•34H2O
Phillipsite-Ca9.GC.10(Ca0.5,K,Na,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
Stellerite9.GE.15Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Chabazite-Ca77.1.2.1(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Stellerite77.1.4.4Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Paulingite-Ca (TL)-(Ca,K,Na,Ba,◻)10 (Si, Al)42O84•34H2O
Phillipsite-Ca-(Ca0.5,K,Na,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

H Paulingite-Ca(Ca,K,Na,Ba,◻)10 (Si, Al)42O84•34H2O
H Phillipsite-Ca(Ca0.5,K,Na,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
H Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
O Paulingite-Ca(Ca,K,Na,Ba,◻)10 (Si, Al)42O84•34H2O
O Phillipsite-Ca(Ca0.5,K,Na,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
O Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Na Paulingite-Ca(Ca,K,Na,Ba,◻)10 (Si, Al)42O84•34H2O
Na Phillipsite-Ca(Ca0.5,K,Na,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
Na Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Al Paulingite-Ca(Ca,K,Na,Ba,◻)10 (Si, Al)42O84•34H2O
Al Phillipsite-Ca(Ca0.5,K,Na,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
Al Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Al StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Si Paulingite-Ca(Ca,K,Na,Ba,◻)10 (Si, Al)42O84•34H2O
Si Phillipsite-Ca(Ca0.5,K,Na,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
Si Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Si StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
K Paulingite-Ca(Ca,K,Na,Ba,◻)10 (Si, Al)42O84•34H2O
K Phillipsite-Ca(Ca0.5,K,Na,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
K Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Ca Paulingite-Ca(Ca,K,Na,Ba,◻)10 (Si, Al)42O84•34H2O
Ca Phillipsite-Ca(Ca0.5,K,Na,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
Ca Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Ca StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Ba Paulingite-Ca(Ca,K,Na,Ba,◻)10 (Si, Al)42O84•34H2O
Ba Phillipsite-Ca(Ca0.5,K,Na,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O


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Tschernich, R.W. and Wise, W.S. (1982) Paulingite: variations in composition. American Mineralogist, V 67, pp. 799-803.
Tschernich, R.W. (1992) Zeolites of the World. Geoscience Press, Phoenix, Arizona.

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