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Unnamed Beryl occurrence [1], Haystack Mountain (Haystack; Boulder Mountain; Kern Knob), Inyo Mts (Inyo Range), Inyo Co., California, USAi
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Unnamed Beryl occurrence [1]Occurrence
Haystack Mountain (Haystack; Boulder Mountain; Kern Knob)Mountain
Inyo Mts (Inyo Range)Mountain Range
Inyo Co.County
CaliforniaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 36' 23'' North , 117° 58' 27'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lone Pine2,035 (2015)8.1km
Independence669 (2011)29.7km
Olancha192 (2015)36.2km


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

Mineral List


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'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
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'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2

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, Mixtures, etc.
var: Aquamarine-Be3Al2Si6O18
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
OOxygen
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
SiSilicon
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
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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