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Eagle Borax Spring, Death Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 12' 2'' North , 116° 51' 54'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 36.20056,-116.86500
GeoHash:G#: 9qkvuwje8
Locality type:Spring
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


A spring located on the floor of Death Valley, to the immediate SW of Badwater Basin, on National Park Service land (Death Valley National Park).

Alternative Label Names

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Eagle Borax Spring, Death Valley, Death Valley National Park, Inyo Co., California, USA

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Death Valley National Park, California/Nevada, USA

National Park - 269 mineral species & varietal names listed

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25 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Aristarainite
Formula: Na2MgB12O20 · 8H2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Bassanite
Formula: CaSO4 · 0.5H2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Blödite
Formula: Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Eugsterite
Formula: Na4Ca(SO4)3 · 2H2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Hexahydrite
Formula: MgSO4 · 6H2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Hydroboracite
Formula: CaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Kaliborite
Formula: KMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Konyaite
Formula: Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 5H2O
Reference: Gunnar Färber
Mcallisterite
Formula: Mg2[B6O7(OH)6]2 · 9H2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Pinnoite
Formula: Mg[B2O(OH)6]
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Probertite
Formula: NaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Rivadavite
Formula: Na6Mg[B6O7(OH)6]4 · 10H2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Santite
Formula: K[B5O6(OH)4] · 2H2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Sepiolite
Formula: Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
'Thénardite'
Formula: Na2SO4
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Tincalconite
Formula: Na2(B4O7) · 5H2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635
Ulexite
Formula: NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1996) 91:622-635

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
'Halite'3.AA.20NaCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 6 - Borates
'Aristarainite'6.FB.05Na2MgB12O20 · 8H2O
'Hydroboracite'6.CB.15CaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
'Kaliborite'6.FB.10KMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
'Mcallisterite'6.FA.10Mg2[B6O7(OH)6]2 · 9H2O
'Pinnoite'6.BB.05Mg[B2O(OH)6]
'Probertite'6.EB.15NaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
'Rivadavite'6.FA.20Na6Mg[B6O7(OH)6]4 · 10H2O
'Santite'6.EA.10K[B5O6(OH)4] · 2H2O
'Tincalconite'6.DA.15Na2(B4O7) · 5H2O
'Ulexite'6.EA.25NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anhydrite'7.AD.30CaSO4
'Bassanite'7.CD.45CaSO4 · 0.5H2O
'Blödite'7.CC.50Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
'Celestine'7.AD.35SrSO4
'Eugsterite'7.CD.25Na4Ca(SO4)3 · 2H2O
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
'Hexahydrite'7.CB.25MgSO4 · 6H2O
'Konyaite'7.CC.80Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 5H2O
'Thénardite'7.AC.25Na2SO4
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Sepiolite'9.EE.25Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 25 - ANHYDROUS BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Diborates
Pinnoite25.2.3.1Mg[B2O(OH)6]
Group 26 - HYDRATED BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Triborates
Hydroboracite26.3.6.1CaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
Tetraborates
Tincalconite26.4.2.1Na2(B4O7) · 5H2O
Pentaborates
Kaliborite26.5.13.1KMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
Probertite26.5.12.1NaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
Santite26.5.2.1K[B5O6(OH)4] · 2H2O
Ulexite26.5.11.1NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Hexaborates
Aristarainite26.6.5.1Na2MgB12O20 · 8H2O
Mcallisterite26.6.2.1Mg2[B6O7(OH)6]2 · 9H2O
Rivadavite26.6.1.1Na6Mg[B6O7(OH)6]4 · 10H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2XO4
'Thénardite'28.2.3.1Na2SO4
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2B(XO4)2·xH2O
Blödite29.3.3.1Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Konyaite29.3.5.1Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 5H2O
AmBn(XO4)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p < 3:2 and > 1:1
Eugsterite29.4.2.1Na4Ca(SO4)3 · 2H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Bassanite29.6.1.1CaSO4 · 0.5H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hexahydrite29.6.8.1MgSO4 · 6H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Sepiolite74.3.1b.1Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AristarainiteNa2MgB12O20 · 8H2O
H BassaniteCaSO4 · 0.5H2O
H BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
H EugsteriteNa4Ca(SO4)3 · 2H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
H HydroboraciteCaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
H KaliboriteKMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
H KonyaiteNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 5H2O
H McallisteriteMg2[B6O7(OH)6]2 · 9H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PinnoiteMg[B2O(OH)6]
H ProbertiteNaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
H RivadaviteNa6Mg[B6O7(OH)6]4 · 10H2O
H SantiteK[B5O6(OH)4] · 2H2O
H SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
H TincalconiteNa2(B4O7) · 5H2O
H UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
BBoron
B AristarainiteNa2MgB12O20 · 8H2O
B HydroboraciteCaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
B KaliboriteKMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
B McallisteriteMg2[B6O7(OH)6]2 · 9H2O
B PinnoiteMg[B2O(OH)6]
B ProbertiteNaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
B RivadaviteNa6Mg[B6O7(OH)6]4 · 10H2O
B SantiteK[B5O6(OH)4] · 2H2O
B TincalconiteNa2(B4O7) · 5H2O
B UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O AristarainiteNa2MgB12O20 · 8H2O
O BassaniteCaSO4 · 0.5H2O
O BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O CelestineSrSO4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O EugsteriteNa4Ca(SO4)3 · 2H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
O HydroboraciteCaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
O KaliboriteKMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
O KonyaiteNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 5H2O
O McallisteriteMg2[B6O7(OH)6]2 · 9H2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PinnoiteMg[B2O(OH)6]
O ProbertiteNaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O RivadaviteNa6Mg[B6O7(OH)6]4 · 10H2O
O SantiteK[B5O6(OH)4] · 2H2O
O SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
O ThénarditeNa2SO4
O TincalconiteNa2(B4O7) · 5H2O
O UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na AristarainiteNa2MgB12O20 · 8H2O
Na BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Na EugsteriteNa4Ca(SO4)3 · 2H2O
Na HaliteNaCl
Na KonyaiteNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 5H2O
Na ProbertiteNaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
Na RivadaviteNa6Mg[B6O7(OH)6]4 · 10H2O
Na ThénarditeNa2SO4
Na TincalconiteNa2(B4O7) · 5H2O
Na UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg AristarainiteNa2MgB12O20 · 8H2O
Mg BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
Mg HydroboraciteCaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
Mg KaliboriteKMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
Mg KonyaiteNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 5H2O
Mg McallisteriteMg2[B6O7(OH)6]2 · 9H2O
Mg PinnoiteMg[B2O(OH)6]
Mg RivadaviteNa6Mg[B6O7(OH)6]4 · 10H2O
Mg SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
SSulfur
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S BassaniteCaSO4 · 0.5H2O
S BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
S CelestineSrSO4
S EugsteriteNa4Ca(SO4)3 · 2H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
S KonyaiteNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 5H2O
S ThénarditeNa2SO4
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl
KPotassium
K KaliboriteKMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K SantiteK[B5O6(OH)4] · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca BassaniteCaSO4 · 0.5H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca EugsteriteNa4Ca(SO4)3 · 2H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca HydroboraciteCaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
Ca ProbertiteNaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
Ca UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Holocene - Pliocene
0 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 2885167
Quaternary alluvium and marine deposits

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 5.333 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Temescal Formation; Modesto Formation; Victor Formation; Alameda Formation; Aromas Red Sands; Bautista Beds; Brawley Formation; Borrego Formation; Burnt Canyon Breccia; Cabezon Fanglomerate; Campus Formation; Casitas Formation; Chemehuevi Formation; Corcoran Clay; Cushenbury Springs Formation; Dos Picachos Gravels; Dripping Springs Formation; Frazier Mountain Formation; Friant Formation; Harold Formation; Heights Fanglomerate; Hookton Formation; Huichica Formation; La Habra Formation; Manix Lake Beds; Mohawk Lake Beds; Montezuma Formation; Nadeau Gravel; Ocotillo Conglomerate; Orcutt Formation; Pacoima Formation; Pauba Formation; Peckham Formation; Pinto Formation; Resting Springs Formation; Riverbank Formation; Rohnerville Formation; San Dimas Formation; Shoemaker Gravel; Temecula Arkose; Battery Formation; Bay Point Formation; Colma Formation; Lindavista Formation; Lomita Marl; Merritt Sand; Millerton Formation; Palos Verdes Sand; San Pedro Formation; Sweitzer Formation; Timms Point Silt

Description: Alluvium, lake, playa, and terrace deposits; unconsolidated and semi-consolidated. Mostly nonmarine, but includes marine deposits near the coast.

Lithology: Major:{coarse alluvium}, Minor:{fine alluvium}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Crowley, J. K. (1996). Mg-and K-bearing borates and associated evaporites at Eagle Borax Spring, Death Valley, California; a spectroscopic exploration. Economic Geology, 91(3), 622-635.

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