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Purple Heart Mine, Kingston Peak, Kingston Range District, Kingston Range, San Bernardino Co., California, USAi
Regional Level Types
Purple Heart MineMine
Kingston PeakPeak
Kingston Range DistrictMining District
Kingston RangeMountain Range
San Bernardino Co.County
CaliforniaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 45' 41'' North , 115° 54' 28'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Sandy Valley2,051 (2011)25.6km
Tecopa150 (2011)30.3km
Goodsprings229 (2011)43.4km


A gemstone (amethyst) occurrence/mine located in the northern-most tier of sections in T19N, R10E, SBM, 3.9 km (2.4 miles) NNE of Kingston Peak (coordinates of record), SW of Horse Thief Springs, at an elevation of approximately 5,348 feet AMSL.

NOTE: This locality is not listed in the USGS MRDS database.

Mineralization is porous quartz veins with amethyst crystals in granite porphyry. Euhedral terminated crystals are up to 0.25 in. in diameter and 0.25 to 0.5 in. long.

Production and grade: Gem quality material collected by rockhounds.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Calzia, J. P. et al. 1987. Mineral Resources of the Kingston Range Wilderness Study Area, San Bernardino County, California. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1709-D, 34 p., maps.
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Calzia, J. P. et al. 1987. Mineral Resources of the Kingston Range Wilderness Study Area, San Bernardino County, California. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1709-D, 34 p., maps.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Amethyst-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2

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Henry, D.J. (1952), Gem trails journal. Lowell R. Gordon Publishing Co., Long Beach. 93 p.
Calzia, J. P.; Frisken, J. G.; Jachens, R. C.; McMahon, A. B.; Rumsey, C. M. (1987), Mineral Resources of the Kingston Range Wilderness Study Area, San Bernardino County, California. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1709-D, 34 p., maps.


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