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Blue Light Mine (Harvey; Silverado; Dunlap Light Blue Mine), Silverado, Santa Ana Mts, Orange Co., California, USAi
Regional Level Types
Blue Light Mine (Harvey; Silverado; Dunlap Light Blue Mine)Mine
Silverado- not defined -
Santa Ana MtsMountain Range
Orange Co.County
CaliforniaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 44' 52'' North , 117° 34' 54'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Portola Hills9,083 (2018)8.9km
Trabuco Canyon3,000 (2014)9.5km
Foothill Ranch11,698 (2018)10.0km
El Cerrito Corona5,100 (2018)11.7km
Rancho Santa Margarita49,324 (2017)12.0km


A former Ag mine located in secs. 11 & 14, T5S, R7W, SBM.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Robert Housely
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Robert Housely
Fizélyite ?
Formula: Ag5Pb14Sb21S48
Description: Qualitative chemistry is consistent, but XRD is pending.
Reference: Robert Housely
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Robert Housely; Emmons and Becker (1885) Statistics and Technology of the precious Metals. Census reports Tenth census. June 1, 1880, Volume 13 By United States. Census office. 10th census, 1880, United States. Census Office
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Robert Housely
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Robert Housely; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; Emmons and Becker (1885) Statistics and Technology of the precious Metals. Census reports Tenth census. June 1, 1880, Volume 13 By United States. Census office. 10th census, 1880, United States. Census Office
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Robert Housely; Emmons and Becker (1885) Statistics and Technology of the precious Metals. Census reports Tenth census. June 1, 1880, Volume 13 By United States. Census office. 10th census, 1880, United States. Census Office
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Description: Plentiful here.
Reference: Fairbanks, Harold W. (1893b), Geology of San Diego County; also portion of Orange and San Bernardino Counties: California Mining Bureau. Report 11: 115; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 343.; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
'Tetrahedrite'
Formula: Cu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
Reference: Robert Housely

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Fizélyite ?2.JB.40aAg5Pb14Sb21S48
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
'Tetrahedrite'3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
ø = 3
Fizélyite ?3.4.15.8Ag5Pb14Sb21S48
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
S FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AgSilver
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48
SbAntimony
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
Sb FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Fairbanks, Harold W. (1893b), Geology of San Diego County; also portion of Orange and San Bernardino Counties: California Mining Bureau. Report 11: 115.
Crawford, James John (1896), Del Norte County, Thirteenth report of the State Mineralogist: California Mining Bureau. (Report 13): 13: 33.
California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau. (Report 21): 21: 63-64.
Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1943c), Current mining activity in southern California, California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division Mines (Report 39): 39: 122-123.
Goodwin, Joseph Grant (1957) Lead and zinc in California. California Journal of Mines and Geology, Division of Mines (Report 53): 53(3&4): No. 162, p. 586.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 343.

USGS MRDS Record:10285860

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Fizelyite recently discovered at the Blue Light Mine, Silverado Canyon, Orange C by Robert Housley


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