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Lang Mine (Sterling Mine; Sterling Borax Mine; Tick Canyon Borax Mine), Tick Canyon Borate deposit, Tick Canyon, Lang, Los Angeles Co., California, USAi
Regional Level Types
Lang Mine (Sterling Mine; Sterling Borax Mine; Tick Canyon Borax Mine)Mine
Tick Canyon Borate depositDeposit
Tick CanyonCanyon
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Los Angeles Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
34° 28' 53'' North , 118° 21' 53'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Agua Dulce3,342 (2011)4.0km
Acton7,596 (2014)15.4km
Green Valley1,027 (2011)16.2km
Leona Valley1,607 (2011)16.8km
Santa Clarita182,371 (2017)19.1km


A former borax mine located in Tick Canyon, off Mint Canyon, about 12 miles North of Saugus.

Mineralization is hosted in limestone and shale.

Local structures include NE-trending folds modified by cross faults and longitudinal faults: interbedded nature of volcanics and sediments (competent & incompetent) contribute to the structural complexity in the area.

Related tectonic structures include the basin and range province.

Production data are found in: Gaye and Hoffman (1954).

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Mineral List

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18 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Description: Rare as scattered crystals perched on bakerite and with pyrite in the asphaltum shale.
Reference: Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 71; Pemberton, H. Earl (1968) The minerals of the Sterling borax mine, Los Angeles County, California. Mineral Explorer 3, No. 1, 10 pp.: 9; Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, 64
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
'Asbestos'
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
'Asbestos var: Mountain Leather'
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
'Bitumen'
Reference: Pemberton, H. Earl (1968) The minerals of the Sterling borax mine, Los Angeles County, California. Mineral Explorer 3, No. 1, 10 pp.: 9;
Borax
Formula: Na2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Description: Occurs as crusts of finely crystalline coatings on bakerite in shale.
Reference: Masimer, G.E. (1966) Tick Canyon revisited. Gems and Minerals: 347: 22; Murdoch, Joseph (1962), Bakerite crystals: American Mineralogist: 47: 919-923; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 95, 122; Pemberton, H. Earl (1968) The minerals of the Sterling borax mine, Los Angeles County, California. Mineral Explorer 3, No. 1, 10 pp.: 8; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 288, 509, 510; www.mineralsocal.org.
'Chabazite'
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
Colemanite
Formula: Ca[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
Colour: Gray
Description: Occurs as thick and thin seams associated with howlite. Massive crystalline, often divergent, columnar structures. Much material is tinted by included mud.
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 348; Rocks & Minerals: 11: 156.; Kramer, H.C. & R.D. Allen (1956), A restudy of bakerite, priceite, and veatchite, American Mineralogist: 41: 689-700; Eakle, Arthur Starr (1911), Neocolemanite, a variety of colemanite, and howlite from Lang, Los Angeles County, California: University of California, Department of Geological Science Bulletin: 6: 179; Hutchinson, A. (1912), On the identity of neocolemanite with colemanite: Mineralogical Magazine: 16: 239-246; Merrill, Frederick James Hamilton (1919), Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties: California Mining Bureau Report 15: 480; Armstrong, V.L. & Edwin V. Van Anringe (1948), Tick Canyon field trip: reprinted from Grieger’s “Encyclopedia and Super-Catalog of the Lapidary and Jewelry Arts,” Pasadena; Gay, T.E. and Hoffman, S.R. (1954) Mines and mineral deposits of Los Angeles County, California. California Journal of Mines and Geology: 50: 506-508; Oakeshott, Gordon Blaisdell (1958) Geology and mineral deposits of San Fernando quadrangle, Los Angeles County, California. California Division of Mines Bulletin 172, 147 pp.: 11-12; Masimer, G.E. (1966) Tick Canyon revisited. Gems and Minerals: 347: 22; Pemberton, H. Earl (1968) The minerals of the Sterling borax mine, Los Angeles County, California. Mineral Explorer 3, No. 1, 10 pp.: 4-5; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 250.
Datolite
Formula: CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Description: Occurs as a finely crystalline crust on cavities in shale; as well-formed minute crystals of two distinct crystal habits and associated with howlite masses, and occasionally coated by celestine crystals.
Reference: Murdoch, Joseph (1962), Bakerite crystals: American Mineralogist: 47: 919-923; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 71, 95, 122; Pemberton, H. Earl (1968) The minerals of the Sterling borax mine, Los Angeles County, California. Mineral Explorer 3, No. 1, 10 pp.: 8, 9; Masimer, G.E. (1966) Tick Canyon revisited. Gems and Minerals: 347: 20-23; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 509; www.mineralsocal.org.
Datolite var: Bakerite
Formula: Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
Description: Occurs as a finely crystalline crust on cavities in shale; as well-formed minute crystals of two distinct crystal habits and associated with howlite masses, and occasionally coated by celestine crystals.
Reference: Murdoch, Joseph (1962), Bakerite crystals: American Mineralogist: 47: 919-923; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 71, 95, 122; Pemberton, H. Earl (1968) The minerals of the Sterling borax mine, Los Angeles County, California. Mineral Explorer 3, No. 1, 10 pp.: 8, 9; Masimer, G.E. (1966) Tick Canyon revisited. Gems and Minerals: 347: 20-23; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 509; www.mineralsocal.org.
'Heulandite subgroup'
Habit: Thin tabular
Description: Transparent crystals occur in vugs of metavolcanics of the Vasquez Formation.
Reference: Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California: 376.
Howlite
Formula: Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5
Colour: White
Description: Occurs as tabular micro-crystals, also forming rosettes; cauliflower-like masses/nodules.
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 348; Rocks & Minerals: 11: 156.; Kramer, H.C. & R.D. Allen (1956), A restudy of bakerite, priceite, and veatchite, American Mineralogist: 41: 689-700; Eakle, Arthur Starr (1911), Neocolemanite, a variety of colemanite, and howlite from Lang, Los Angeles County, California: University of California, Department of Geological Science Bulletin: 6: 187; Foshag, William Frederick (1921), The origin of the colemanite deposits of California: Economic Geology: 16: 204; Allen, Robert D. (1957): 199; Masimer, G.E. (1966) Tick Canyon revisited. Gems and Minerals: 347: 20-23; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 95, 154, 220; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 510.
Priceite
Formula: Ca2B5O7(OH)5 · H2O
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
Probertite
Formula: NaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
Description: Occurs as compacted rosettes of rather coarse needles in borax ore. Lenticular aggregates of slender, radiating prisms to 15 mm x 5 mm.
Reference: Murdoch, Joseph (1945), Probertite from Los Angeles County, California: American Mineralogist: 30: 719-721; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 258.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Description: Occurs in the asphaltum shale.
Reference: Pemberton, H. Earl (1968) The minerals of the Sterling borax mine, Los Angeles County, California. Mineral Explorer 3, No. 1, 10 pp.: 9; www.mineralsocal.org.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Description: Occurs as crystals.
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 11:156.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 11:156.
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Description: Occurs as very thin films and crystals on fracture surfaces in massive colemanite.
Reference: Masimer, G.E. (1966) Tick Canyon revisited. Gems and Minerals: 347: 20-23; Pemberton, H. Earl (1968) The minerals of the Sterling borax mine, Los Angeles County, California. Mineral Explorer 3, No. 1, 10 pp.: 8; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 132; www.mineralsocal.org.
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: Pemberton, H. Earl (1968) The minerals of the Sterling borax mine, Los Angeles County, California. Mineral Explorer 3, No. 1, 10 pp.: 8; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 130; www.mineralsocal.org.
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Description: Occurs as compact masses and slender needles in colemanite.
Reference: Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 354; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 217.
Tincalconite
Formula: Na2(B4O7) · 5H2O
Reference: Masimer, G.E. (1966) Tick Canyon revisited. Gems and Minerals: 347: 20-23; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 261; www.mineralsocal.org.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
Ulexite
Formula: NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Colour: White
Description: Satiny fibrous aggregates. An alteration product of probertite.
Reference: Foshag, William Frederick (1918), Ulexite from Lang, California: American Mineralogist: 3: 35; Foshag, William Frederick (1921), The origin of the colemanite deposits of California: Economic Geology: 16: 199-214; Masimer, G.E. (1966) Tick Canyon revisited. Gems and Minerals: 347: 20-23; Pemberton, H. Earl (1968) The minerals of the Sterling borax mine, Los Angeles County, California. Mineral Explorer 3, No. 1, 10 pp.: 5; Murdoch, Joseph (1945), Probertite from Los Angeles County, California: American Mineralogist: 30: 719; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 258.
Veatchite (TL)
Formula: Sr2B11O16(OH)5 · H2O
Type Locality:
Description: A small amount occurs with howlite and colemanite. Pearly, cross-fiber seams in howlite, colemanite, limestone or marl, and as nests of radiating pearly plates in the same matrix materials.
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 349.; Kramer, H.C. & R.D. Allen (1956), A restudy of bakerite, priceite, and veatchite, American Mineralogist: 41: 689-700; Switzer, George S. (1938), Veatchite, a new calcium borate from Lang, California: American Mineralogist: 23: 409-411; Murdoch, Joseph (1939a), Crystallography of veatchite: American Mineralogist: 24: 130-135; Switzer, George S. & W.W. Brannock (1950), Composition of veatchite: American Mineralogist: 35: 90-92; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 255.
'Veatchite-A'
Formula: Sr2B11O16(OH)5 · H2O
Reference: Bernard J.H. and Hyrsl J. (2004) Minerals and their Localities.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Realgar2.FA.15aAs4S4
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Group 6 - Borates
Borax6.DA.10Na2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Colemanite6.CB.10Ca[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
Howlite6.CB.20Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5
Priceite6.EB.25Ca2B5O7(OH)5 · H2O
Probertite6.EB.15NaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
Tincalconite6.DA.15Na2(B4O7) · 5H2O
Ulexite6.EA.25NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Veatchite (TL)6.EC.15Sr2B11O16(OH)5 · H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Datolite9.AJ.20CaB(SiO4)(OH)
var: Bakerite9.AJ.20Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Asbestos'-
'var: Mountain Leather'-
'Bitumen'-
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Veatchite-A'-Sr2B11O16(OH)5 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Realgar2.8.21.1As4S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Strontianite14.1.3.3SrCO3
Group 25 - ANHYDROUS BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Triborates
Howlite25.3.5.1Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5
Pentaborates
Priceite25.5.1.1Ca2B5O7(OH)5 · H2O
Group 26 - HYDRATED BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Triborates
Colemanite26.3.5.1Ca[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
Tetraborates
Borax26.4.1.1Na2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Tincalconite26.4.2.1Na2(B4O7) · 5H2O
Pentaborates
Probertite26.5.12.1NaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
Ulexite26.5.11.1NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Veatchite (TL)26.5.9.1Sr2B11O16(OH)5 · H2O
'Veatchite-A'26.5.10.1Sr2B11O16(OH)5 · H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with B in [4] coordination
Datolite54.2.1a.1CaB(SiO4)(OH)
var: Bakerite54.2.1b.1Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Asbestos'-
'var: Mountain Leather'-
'Bitumen'-
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H VeatchiteSr2B11O16(OH)5 · H2O
H Datolite (var: Bakerite)Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
H DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
H HowliteCa2B5SiO9(OH)5
H ColemaniteCa[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
H UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
H PriceiteCa2B5O7(OH)5 · H2O
H ProbertiteNaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H BoraxNa2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
H TincalconiteNa2(B4O7) · 5H2O
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H Veatchite-ASr2B11O16(OH)5 · H2O
BBoron
B VeatchiteSr2B11O16(OH)5 · H2O
B Datolite (var: Bakerite)Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
B DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
B HowliteCa2B5SiO9(OH)5
B ColemaniteCa[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
B UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
B PriceiteCa2B5O7(OH)5 · H2O
B ProbertiteNaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
B BoraxNa2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
B TincalconiteNa2(B4O7) · 5H2O
B Veatchite-ASr2B11O16(OH)5 · H2O
CCarbon
C StrontianiteSrCO3
OOxygen
O VeatchiteSr2B11O16(OH)5 · H2O
O Datolite (var: Bakerite)Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
O DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
O HowliteCa2B5SiO9(OH)5
O ColemaniteCa[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
O UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O QuartzSiO2
O CelestineSrSO4
O PriceiteCa2B5O7(OH)5 · H2O
O ProbertiteNaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O BoraxNa2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
O TincalconiteNa2(B4O7) · 5H2O
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O Veatchite-ASr2B11O16(OH)5 · H2O
O StrontianiteSrCO3
NaSodium
Na UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Na ProbertiteNaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
Na BoraxNa2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Na TincalconiteNa2(B4O7) · 5H2O
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
SiSilicon
Si Datolite (var: Bakerite)Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
Si DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Si HowliteCa2B5SiO9(OH)5
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
SSulfur
S CelestineSrSO4
S RealgarAs4S4
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S StibniteSb2S3
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca Datolite (var: Bakerite)Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
Ca DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Ca HowliteCa2B5SiO9(OH)5
Ca ColemaniteCa[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
Ca UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Ca PriceiteCa2B5O7(OH)5 · H2O
Ca ProbertiteNaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
AsArsenic
As RealgarAs4S4
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
SrStrontium
Sr VeatchiteSr2B11O16(OH)5 · H2O
Sr CelestineSrSO4
Sr Veatchite-ASr2B11O16(OH)5 · H2O
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3
SbAntimony
Sb StibniteSb2S3

References

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Eakle, Arthur Starr (1911), Neocolemanite, a variety of colemanite, and howlite from Lang, Los Angeles County, California: University of California, Department of Geological Science Bulletin: 6: 179-189; […(abstract): Geological Society of America Bulletin: 23: 70 (1912)]: 179, 187.
Hutchinson, A. (1912), On the identity of neocolemanite with colemanite: Mineralogical Magazine: 16: 239-246.
Foshag, William Frederick (1918), Ulexite from Lang, California: American Mineralogist: 3: 35.
Merrill, Frederick James Hamilton (1919), Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties: California Mining Bureau Report 15: 480.
Foshag, William Frederick (1921), The origin of the colemanite deposits of California: Economic Geology: 16: 199-214.
Rocks & Minerals (1936): 11: 156.
Switzer, George S. (1938), Veatchite, a new calcium borate from Lang, California: American Mineralogist: 23: 409-411.
Murdoch, Joseph (1939a), Crystallography of veatchite: American Mineralogist: 24: 130-135.
Murdoch, Joseph (1945), Probertite from Los Angeles County, California: American Mineralogist: 30: 719-721.
Armstrong, V.L. & Edwin V. Van Anringe (1948), Tick Canyon field trip: reprinted from Grieger’s “Encyclopedia and Super-Catalog of the Lapidary and Jewelry Arts,” Pasadena.
Switzer, George S. & W.W. Brannock (1950), Composition of veatchite: American Mineralogist: 35: 90-92.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 349.
Gay, T.E. and Hoffman, S.R. (1954) Mines and mineral deposits of Los Angeles County, California. California Journal of Mines and Geology: 50: 506-508.
Kramer, H.C. & R.D. Allen (1956), A restudy of bakerite, priceite, and veatchite, American Mineralogist: 41: 689-700.
Allen, Robert D. (1957): 199.
Oakeshott, Gordon Blaisdell (1958) Geology and mineral deposits of San Fernando quadrangle, Los Angeles County, California. California Division of Mines Bulletin 172, 147 pp.: 11-12.
Clark, Joan R. & M.E. Mrose (1960), Veatchite and p-veatchite: American Mineralogist: 45: 1221-1229.
Murdoch, Joseph (1962), Bakerite crystals: American Mineralogist: 47: 919-923.
Masimer, G.E. (1966) Tick Canyon revisited. Gems and Minerals: 347: 20-23.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 71, 95, 122, 154, 220, 284, 295, 319, 354, 380.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1968) The minerals of the Sterling borax mine, Los Angeles County, California. Mineral Explorer 3, No. 1, 10 pp.
Finney, J.J., Kumbasar, I., Konnert, J.A., and Clark, J.R. (1970) Crystal structure of the calcium silicoborate howlite. American Mineralogist: 55: 716-728.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 132, 217, 250, 255, 258, 288, 509, 510.
Smith, George Irving (1985) Borate deposits in the United States: Dissimilar in form, similar in geologic setting, in Barker, J.M., and LeFond, S.J., 1985, Borates: Economic Geology and Production; Proceedings of a symposium held on October 24, 1984, at the fall meeting of SME-AIME in Denver, Colorado: New York, Society of Mining Engineers of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Inc: 38-51.
Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, 64.
Bernard J.H. and Hyrsl J. (2004) Minerals and their Localities.

USGS MRDS Record:10163254

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Localities in this Region

  • California
    • Los Angeles Co.
      • Lang
        • Tick Canyon
          • Tick Canyon Borate deposit

Other Regions, Features and Areas containg this locality

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