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Val Verde tunnel, Mead Valley, Riverside Co., California, USAi
Regional Level Types
Val Verde tunnelTunnel
Mead ValleyValley
Riverside Co.County
CaliforniaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 50' 4'' North , 117° 17' 29'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Mead Valley18,510 (2011)0.5km
March Air Force Base1,159 (2011)6.9km
Woodcrest14,347 (2011)8.1km
Good Hope9,192 (2011)8.1km
Perris74,971 (2017)8.2km


A water tunnel located under the town of Mead Valley and 3.8 km (2.3 miles) WSW of Val Verde. NOTE: Murdoch & Webb refer to this occurrence simply as an unspecified tunnel S of Val Verde.

One of a series of tunnels built to carry water, for the Metropolitan Water District, to Los Angeles, from the Colorado River.

Mineralization is hosted in the Val Verde Tonalite.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Description: A minor constituent of tonalite.
Reference: Wilson, R.W. (1937), Heavy accessory minerals of the Val Verde tonalite: American Mineralogist: 22: 124; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 72, 271.
'Monazite'
Description: A minor constituent of tonalite.
Reference: Wilson, R.W. (1937), Heavy accessory minerals of the Val Verde tonalite: American Mineralogist: 22: 124; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 72.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Wilson, R.W. (1937), Heavy accessory minerals of the Val Verde tonalite: American Mineralogist: 22: 124; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 72.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Monazite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Monazite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O AnataseTiO2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
SiSilicon
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)

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Wilson, R.W. (1937), Heavy accessory minerals of the Val Verde tonalite: American Mineralogist: 22: 122-132.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 72, 271.

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