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Unnamed Beryl occurrence [1], Haystack Mountain (Haystack; Boulder Mountain; Kern Knob), Inyo Mts (Inyo Range), Inyo Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 36' 23'' North , 117° 58' 27'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 36.60639,-117.97417
GeoHash:G#: 9qs05rvzd
Locality type:Occurrence
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


A beryl occurrence located 1.7 km (1.1 miles) ESE of Haystack Mountain (coordinates of record), SE of Lone Pine Station, .

NOTE: This may be the Clark Beryl Mine, documented as being 0.9 km (0.5 mile) NW of this reported locality.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Colour: Blue.
Description: Occurs as small crystals of opaque blue beryl in narrow veins cutting granite.
Reference: Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 103.
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Reference: Griffis, R.A. (1987)
'Biotite'
Reference: Griffis, R.A. (1987)
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Griffis, R.A. (1987), Kern knob pluton and other highly-evolved granitoids in East-central California, M.Sc. Thesis, California State University, Northridge.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 9 - Silicates
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Aquamarine9.CJ.05Be3Al2Si6O18
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Biotite-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
var: Aquamarine-Be3Al2Si6O18
'Biotite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

BeBeryllium
Be Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
OOxygen
O Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
SiSilicon
Si Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2

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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Holocene - Pliocene
0 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 2875507
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.

Comments: Original map source: Saucedo, G.J., Bedford, D.R., Raines, G.L., Miller, R.J., and Wentworth, C.M., 2000, GIS Data for the Geologic Map of California, California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, CD-ROM 2000-07, scale 1:750,000.

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]

Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 3192002
Mesozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

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

References

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Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 103.
Griffis, R.A. (1987), Kern knob pluton and other highly-evolved granitoids in East-central California, M.Sc. Thesis, California State University, Northridge.
Also probably:
Sterrett, Douglas Bovard (1916), Gems and precious stones: Mineral Resources U.S., 1914, part 2: 312.
Strong, Mary Frances Berkholz (1964), Gem valley in the Inyo Mountains: Gems & Minerals, No. 317: Feb. 1964: 20.


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