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Beach cliffs, San Simeon, Santa Lucia Mts (Santa Lucia Range), San Luis Obispo Co., California, USAi
Regional Level Types
Beach cliffsCliff
San Simeon- not defined -
Santa Lucia Mts (Santa Lucia Range)Mountain Range
San Luis Obispo Co.County
CaliforniaState
USACountry

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° North , 121° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~13km
Locality type:Cliff
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate


Beach cliffs near San Simeon N of mouth of Pico Creek.

Minerals found in veins in serpentine country rock.

Regions containing this locality

Pacific Plate

Plate - 0 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Bitumen'
Habit: amorphous
Colour: black
Description: as mass's of amorphous black material in and with quartz crystals in veins throughout serpentine country rock
Reference: Ron Layton collection
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Ron Layton collection
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Habit: octahedron's and grains
Colour: black
Description: found as micro octahedral crystals and grains throughout serpentine country rock
Reference: Ron Layton collection
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Habit: typical crystals as groups and clusters and vein fillings
Colour: white
Reference: Ron Layton collection
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Ron Layton collection
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Habit: free growing hexagonal tabular crystals in voids and pockets
Colour: silvery clear
Description: found as superb micro crystals associated with quartz and laumontite in pockets in serpentine
Reference: Ron Layton collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Habit: hexagonal
Colour: clear to milky
Description: found as nice single crystals (to 1 cm) and clusters in veins in serpentine
Reference: Ron Layton collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Chromite'4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Magnesite'5.AB.05MgCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
'Laumontite'9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bitumen'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(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
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bitumen'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MagnesiteMgCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
MgMagnesium
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
AlAluminium
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4

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