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Emma Mine, Parker Mountain, Acton, Acton District, Los Angeles Co., California, USAi
Regional Level Types
Emma MineMine
Parker MountainMountain
Acton- not defined -
Acton DistrictMining District
Los Angeles Co.County
CaliforniaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 26' 43'' North , 118° 12' 58'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.44534,-118.21638
GeoHash:G#: 9q5gvyt6w
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Acton7,596 (2014)3.3km
Vincent15,922 (2011)11.0km
Agua Dulce3,342 (2011)11.5km
Desert View Highlands2,360 (2011)17.2km
Palmdale158,351 (2017)17.5km


A former Cu mine located in central W½ sec. 11, T4N, R13W, SBM, on the S slope of Parker Mountain, N of Soledad Canyon Road.

Regions containing this locality

Pacific OceanOcean
Pacific PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Gay, T.E. and Hoffman, S.R. (1954) Mines and mineral deposits of Los Angeles County, California. California Journal of Mines and Geology: 50: 613; Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 46; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 225.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 46; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 94.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 46; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 97.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 46; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 89.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Gay, T.E. and Hoffman, S.R. (1954) Mines and mineral deposits of Los Angeles County, California. California Journal of Mines and Geology: 50: 613; Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 46; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 225.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Description: Abundant crystals to 5mm.
Reference: Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 46; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 475.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
CaCalcium
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2

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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Tertiary - Lopingian
2.588 - 259.1 Ma



ID: 2928512
Mesozoic granitic rocks, unit 3 (Sierra Nevada, Death Valley area, Northern Mojave Desert and Transverse Ranges)

Age: Phanerozoic (2.588 - 259.1 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Atolia Quartz Monzonite; Coxcomb Granodiorite; Holcomb Quartz Monzonite; Lar Quartz Diorite; Liebre Quartz Monzonite; Mount Pinos Granite; Palms Granite; Sands Granite; Teutonia Quartz Monzonite; White Tank Quartz Monzonite; Vermont Quartz Diorite; Cadiz Valley Batholith; Barcroft Granodiorite; Bass Lake Tonalite; Big Baldy Granite; Boundary Peak Granite; Bridalveil Granite; Burnside Lake Adamellite; Cabin Granodiorite; Cactus Point Granite; Carson Pass Tonalite; Cathedral Peak Granite; Clover Creek Granodiorite; Cottonwood Adamellite; Cow Creek Granodiorite; Dinkey Creek Granodiorite; Ebbetts Pass Granodiorite; El Capitan Granite; Evolution Basin Alaskite; Giant Forest Granodiorite; Half Dome Quartz Monzonite; Hunter Mountain Quartz Monzonite; Inconsolable Granodiorite; Isabella Granodiorite; Johnson Granite Porphyry; Knowles Granodiorite; Lake Edison Granodiorite; Lamarck Granodiorite; Leaning Tower Quartz Monzonite; Lebec Quartz Monzonite; Leidy Adamellite; Lodgepole Granite; Lookout Peak Tonalite; McAfee Adamellite; Mitchell Peak Granodiorite; Mono Creek Granite; Mount Clark Granite; Mount Givens Granodiorite; Pear Lake Quartz Monzonite; Paradise Granodiorite; Pellesier Granite; Pohono Granodiorite; Potwisha Quartz Diorite; Round Valley Peak Granodiorite; Sacatar Quartz Diorite; Sage Hen Adamellite; Sentinel Granodiorite; Stanislaus Meadow Adamellite; Taft Granite; Tamarack Leuco-Adamellite; Tejon Lookout Granite; Tinemaha Granodiorite; Tungsten Hills Quartz Monzonite; Ward Mountain Trondhjemite; Weaver Lake Quartz Monzonite; Wheeler Crest Quartz Monzonite; Whitney Granodiorite. Hunter Mountain Batholith; Inyo Batholith; Sierra Nevada Batholith. Bald Rock Pluton; Bucks Lake Pluton; Bullfrog Pluton; Cartridge Pass Pluton; Cascade Pluton; Dragon Pluton; Grizzly Pluton; Independence Pluton; Merrimac Pluton; Paiute Monument Pluton; Papoose Flat Pluton; Pat Keyes Pluton; Sage Hen Flat Pluton; Santa Rita Flat Pluton; Swedes Flat Pluton; Tuolumne Intrusive Suite; John Muir Intrusive Suite; Shaver Intrusive Suite; Palisade Crest Intrusive Suite; Scheelite Intrusive Suite; Fine Gold Intrusive Suite; Soldier Pass Intrusive Suite; Mount Whitney Intrusive Suite

Description: Mesozoic granite, quartz monzonite, granodiorite, and quartz diorite

Comments: Sierra Nevada, Death Valley area, Transverse Ranges and Mojave Desert. Primarily granodiorite, tonalite, quartz monzonite, and granite ranging in age from Late Triassic to Late Cretaceous. Includes some rocks as old as Permian and possibly a few as young as Tertiary. Three main periods of emplacement (Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous); wide variety of rock types 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:{granodiorite}, Minor:{granite,tonalite,quartz diorite,quartz monzonite}, Incidental:{diorite, quartz syenite, quartz monzodiorite, gabbro, trondhjemite, monzonite, monzodiorite, pegmatite, alaskite, aplite}

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]

Triassic
201.3 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 2665038
Mount Lowe intrusive suite, orthoclase-hornblende facies

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Mount Lowe intrusive suite

Description: Hornblende phenocrysts are larger and less abundant than in hornblende-dominant facies subunit. Hornblende and scattered orthoclase phenocrysts in a matrix of plagioclase and minor quartz. About 700 m thick (Ehlig, 1981, p. 263)

Reference: Alvarez, R.M. and K.R. Bovard. Preliminary Geologic Map of the Los Angeles 30' x 60' Quadrangle, Southern California. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1019. [112]

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

References

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Gay, T.E. and Hoffman, S.R. (1954) Mines and mineral deposits of Los Angeles County, California. California Journal of Mines and Geology: 50: 613.
Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 46.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 89, 94, 97, 225, 475.

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