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Petrified Forest, Ricardo, El Paso Mountains District, El Paso Mts, Kern Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 24' 42'' North , 117° 58' 44'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.4118, -117.979
An opalized wood occurrence in the E½ sec. 14 & in the NW¼ sec. 13, T29S, R37E, MDM, 4.3 km (2.7 miles) NNE of Ricardo, along the W margin of the El Paso Mountains, E of highway 14 and WNW of Cudahy Camp.

NOTE: This locality is not listed in the USGS MRDS database. Geoghraphic coordinates presented are approximate and based on the common boundary between the E½ section 14 and the NW¼ section 13.

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Dibblee, T.W., Jr. and T.E. Gay (1952) Mineral deposits of Saltdale quadrangle. California Division Mines and Geology Bulletin 160: 49-50.

Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 282, 317.

Sinkankas, J. (1976) Gemstones of North America II. Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York: 58-59.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 355.

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