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Borate (Borate Camp), Pacific Mine (Pacific Coast Borax Company properties; Borate; Borate Colemanite Mines; Calico; Old Borate; Pacific Coast Borax Co. workings), Calico, Calico District (Daggett District; Calico-Daggett area), Calico Mts (Calico Hills), San Bernardino Co., California, USAi
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Borate (Borate Camp)- not defined -
Pacific Mine (Pacific Coast Borax Company properties; Borate; Borate Colemanite Mines; Calico; Old Borate; Pacific Coast Borax Co. workings)Mine
Calico- not defined -
Calico District (Daggett District; Calico-Daggett area)Mining District
Calico Mts (Calico Hills)Mountain Range
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Latitude & Longitude:
34° North , 116° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~199km


A former borate deposit and historical mining town about 6 miles NW of Yermo. The deposits here were discovered in the spring of 1883.

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5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Borax
Formula: Na2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Reference: Bailey, Gilbert E. (1902), The saline deposits of California: California Mining Bureau Bulletin 24: 56; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 109.
Datolite
Formula: CaB(SiO4)(OH)
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: 363.
Datolite var: Bakerite
Formula: Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
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: 363.
Fibroferrite
Formula: Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Reference: Forrest Cureton specimens
Howlite
Formula: Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5
Reference: Giles, W.B. (1903), Bakerite (a new borosilicate of calcium) and howlite from California: Mineralogical Magazine: 13: 353-355; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 95.
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Colour: Yellow-brown
Description: Occurs lining geodes in colemanite ore and as drusy coatings in limestone.
Reference: Eakle, Arthur Starr (1908), Notes on some California minerals: University of California, Department of Geological Science Bulletin: 5: 230; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 122; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 217, 290.
'Wad'
Description: Occurs massive with gypsum in clay.
Reference: Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 298.
'Wad var: Cobaltian Wad'
Description: Occurs massive with gypsum in clay.
Reference: Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 298.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Group 6 - Borates
Borax6.DA.10Na2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Howlite6.CB.20Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Fibroferrite7.DC.15Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Datolite9.AJ.20CaB(SiO4)(OH)
var: Bakerite9.AJ.20Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Wad'-
'var: Cobaltian Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

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
Group 26 - HYDRATED BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Tetraborates
Borax26.4.1.1Na2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Fibroferrite31.9.12.1Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
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)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Wad'-
'var: Cobaltian Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Datolite (var: Bakerite)Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
H BoraxNa2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
H HowliteCa2B5SiO9(OH)5
H FibroferriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
H DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
BBoron
B Datolite (var: Bakerite)Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
B BoraxNa2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
B HowliteCa2B5SiO9(OH)5
B DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C StrontianiteSrCO3
OOxygen
O Datolite (var: Bakerite)Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
O BoraxNa2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
O StrontianiteSrCO3
O HowliteCa2B5SiO9(OH)5
O FibroferriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
O DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
NaSodium
Na BoraxNa2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
SiSilicon
Si Datolite (var: Bakerite)Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
Si HowliteCa2B5SiO9(OH)5
Si DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
SSulfur
S FibroferriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
CaCalcium
Ca Datolite (var: Bakerite)Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
Ca HowliteCa2B5SiO9(OH)5
Ca DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
FeIron
Fe FibroferriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
SrStrontium
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3

References

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Jackson, Abraham Wendell, Jr. (1884), On colemanite, a new borate of lime: American Journal of Science, 3rd. series: 28: 447-448.
Jackson, Abraham Wendell, Jr. (1885), On the morphology of colemanite: Calif. Acad. Sci., 1st. series, Bulletin 2: 3-36.
Jackson, Abraham Wendell, Jr. (1886), Mineralogical contributions: California Academy of Science, 1st. series, Bulletin 4: 358-374; […(abstract): Neues Jahrb., 1888: 179-181]: 358.
Bailey, Gilbert E. (1902), The saline deposits of California: California Mining Bureau Bulletin 24: 56.
Eakle, Arthur Starr (1902), Colemanite from southern California: University of California, Department of Geological Science Bulletin: 3: 31.
Giles, W.B. (1903), Bakerite (a new borosilicate of calcium) and howlite from California: Mineralogical Magazine: 13: 353-355.
Eakle, Arthur Starr (1908), Notes on some California minerals: University of California, Department of Geological Science Bulletin: 5: 230.
Foshag, William Frederick (1922), Calico Hills, San Bernardino County, California: American Mineralogist: 7: 208-209.
Foshag, William Frederick (1931c), Krausite, a new sulphate from California: American Mineralogist: 16: 352.
Henry, D.J. (1946), The California Calico Mountains: The Mineralogist: 14: 231.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 109, 122, 154, 160, 220, 298, 354, 377, 382.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 217, 290.
Data received from an Internet site or email other than USGenWeb (Reference code US-T146). The website title or email originator follows (if known): 0201/mineralsocal.org (alternate name)

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    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Calico Mts (Calico Hills)
        • Calico District (Daggett District; Calico-Daggett area)

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