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Perovskite Peak (Perovskite Hill), San Benito Peak (San Benito Mountain), New Idria Mining District, Diablo Range, San Benito Co., California, USAi
Regional Level Types
Perovskite Peak (Perovskite Hill)Peak
San Benito Peak (San Benito Mountain)Peak
New Idria Mining DistrictMining District
Diablo RangeMountain Range
San Benito Co.County
CaliforniaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 21' 20'' North , 120° 37' 40'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Three Rocks246 (2011)26.7km
Cantua Creek466 (2011)32.2km
Coalinga16,564 (2017)33.9km
San Lucas269 (2015)43.3km
San Ardo517 (2015)44.8km


A perovskite occurrence located in the NE¼ sec. 35, T18S, R12E, MDM, 2.1 km (1.3 miles) SE of San Benito Peak (coordinates of record), 2.5 km (8,300 feet) WNW of Santa Rita Peak (coordinates of record) and 3.0 km (9,700 feet) NW of the famous California (Dallas) gem mine.

NOTE: This locality is not listed in the USGS MRDS database.

Top of the hill, including all the perovskite-bearing rock, has now been bulldozed away, but loose pieces can be found in downslope scree among the bushes.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Agardite-(La)
Formula: LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
Andradite var: Melanite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
Baddeleyite
Formula: ZrO2
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
Beidellite
Formula: (Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Perovskite
Formula: CaTiO3
Reference: Pabst, Adolf (1951), Minerals of the serpentine area in San Benito County, California Rocks & Minerals: 26: 482; Moller, W.P. (1965) Minerals of southern San Benito County, California. Gems and Minerals: 331: 28; Murdoch, Joseph and Ingram, B.L. (1966) A cerian vesuvianite from California. American Mineralogist: 51: 381; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 174; www.mineralsocal.org
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
Vesuvianite var: Cerian Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Reference: J. Murdoch and Ingram (1966) Am. Mineral., 51, 381-387

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Baddeleyite4.DE.35ZrO2
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Perovskite4.CC.30CaTiO3
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Agardite-(La)8.DL.15LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Pseudomalachite8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Group 9 - Silicates
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
var: Melanite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Beidellite9.EC.40(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Vesuvianite9.BG.35(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
var: Cerian Vesuvianite9.BG.35(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Perovskite4.3.3.1CaTiO3
AX2
Baddeleyite4.4.14.1ZrO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Beidellite71.3.1a.1(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Agardite-(La)-LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Andradite
var: Melanite
-Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Vesuvianite
var: Cerian Vesuvianite
-(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
H Beidellite(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
H Vesuvianite (var: Cerian Vesuvianite)(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
BBoron
B Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
B Vesuvianite (var: Cerian Vesuvianite)(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
OOxygen
O Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O Andradite (var: Melanite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O BaddeleyiteZrO2
O Beidellite(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O PerovskiteCaTiO3
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O RutileTiO2
O Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Vesuvianite (var: Cerian Vesuvianite)(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
F Vesuvianite (var: Cerian Vesuvianite)(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
NaSodium
Na Beidellite(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Na Vesuvianite (var: Cerian Vesuvianite)(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
MgMagnesium
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Mg Vesuvianite (var: Cerian Vesuvianite)(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
AlAluminium
Al Beidellite(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Al Vesuvianite (var: Cerian Vesuvianite)(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
SiSilicon
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si Andradite (var: Melanite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si Beidellite(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Si Vesuvianite (var: Cerian Vesuvianite)(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
CaCalcium
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca Andradite (var: Melanite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca Beidellite(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca PerovskiteCaTiO3
Ca Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Ca Vesuvianite (var: Cerian Vesuvianite)(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti PerovskiteCaTiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe Andradite (var: Melanite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Vesuvianite (var: Cerian Vesuvianite)(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
CuCopper
Cu Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
AsArsenic
As Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
ZrZirconium
Zr BaddeleyiteZrO2
LaLanthanum
La Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Pabst, Adolf (1951), Minerals of the serpentine area in San Benito County, California Rocks & Minerals: 26: 482.
Moller, W.P. (1965) Minerals of southern San Benito County, California. Gems and Minerals: 331: 28.
Murdoch, Joseph and Ingram, B.L. (1966) A cerian vesuvianite from California. American Mineralogist: 51: 381.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 174.

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