Kern Co., California, USA
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|Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||34° 59' 57'' North , 117° 38' 56'' West (est.)|
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Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.
Mineral ListMineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
222 valid minerals. 5 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
- Igneous rock
- Sedimentary rock and sediment
- Metamorphic rock
- Lunar, meteorite and other extra-terrestrial rock and sediment
Localities in this Region
- Kern Co.
- Amalie District (Paris District)
- Area between Havilah and Jawbone Canyon
- Atolia District
- Bakersfield (Alkali City)
- Blackwells Corner
- Blue Point
- Breckenridge Mountain
- Butterbredt Peak (Butterbread Peak)
- Buttonwillow (Buena Vista)
- California City
- Cane Spring
- China Lake [town]
- Chuckwalla Mountain
- Amalia Mine (Cowboy No. 1)
- Aquaduct Road area occurrence
- Carbonate prospect
- Mammouth prospect (Mammoth prospect)
- Martin Beck occurrence (Beck; Beck Mercury Mine)
- Miles prospect
- Pine Canyon (Pine Tree Canyon ?)
- Pine Tree Canyon (Lone Tree Canyon)
- Red Hill deposit
- Tardy prospect (Tardy claims)
- Undetermined Hg occurrence 
- Unnamed Hg occurrence 
- Unnamed Hg occurrence 
- Unnamed Quartz occurrence 
- Unspecified Hg-Pb-Mo occurrences 
- White Rock deposit (American Mineral Company; Williams deposit; White Point claims; White Rock Quarry; Jawbone Canyon deposit; Cornwall claims)
- You-Name-It deposit
- Clear Creek District
- Cody Switch
- Cottonwood Canyon
- Cottonwood Creek
- Cove District
- Cross Mountain
- Democrat Hot Springs (Democrat Springs)
- Derby Acres
- Desert Lake
- Devils Den
- Di Giorgio
- East Kramer District
- El Paso Mts
- Erskine Creek District
- Fort Tejon (Old Fort Tejon)
- Fremont Valley
- Galileo Hill
- Gold Peak
- Greenhorn Mts
- Halfway House
- Indian Wells Canyon District
- Indian Wells Valley
- Kecks Corner
- Kern City
- Kern Co.
- Kern Co.
- Kern Lake
- Kern River Uranium District
- Keyesville District (Keysville District)
- Kramer District (Kramer Borate District)
- Long Tom District
- Loraine District
- Lost Hills (Lost Hill)
- Fannin deposit
- H. N. Holloway; Inc. property
- Handel deposit
- Lazard area 
- Lazard area 
- Lost Hills Quarry A (Holloway deposit; H. M. Holloway; Inc.)
- Lost Hills Quarry B (Holloway deposit; H. M. Holloway; Inc.)
- Lost Hills Quarry D (Holloway deposit; H.M. Holloway; Inc.)
- Lost Hills Quarry E (Holloway deposit; H.M. Holloway; Inc.)
- Roberts Farms Gypsum Mines
- Midway Oil Field
- Mojave-Rosamond District (Mojave District)
- Mojave Cove
- Mojave Mine (Mohave Antimony Mine)
- Mount Adelaide
- Northeast Kern County
- Pajuela Peak
- Peerless Valley
- Pine Mountain District
- Pinyon Mountain
- Piute Mts
- Rademacher District
- Rand Mts
- San Emigdio Mts
- San Joaquin Valley
- Scodie Mts (Kiavah Mts)
- Shale Hills
- Spicer City
- Stringer District
- Summit Range
- Tehachapi Mts
- Temblor Range
- Toms Hill
- Valley View District
- Walker Basin Creek
- Weldon District
- Wheeler Ridge
- White Mountain
- White River District
- Woody District
- Kern Co.
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Goodyear, Watson Andrews (1888), Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego, Tulare Counties: California Mining Bureau. (Report 8): 8: 224-324, 335-342, 504-512, 516-528, 643-652.
Angel, Myron (1890), Kern, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare Counties: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau (Report 10): 10: 219-226, 345-348, 515-517, 567-585, 595-599, 728-733.
Watts, Wm. L. (1893), Alameda, Colusa, Del Norte, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Marin, Mendocino, Merced, Placer, Sacramento, Santa Clara, San Joaquin, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Kern, Lake, Contra Costa, Tehama, Tulare Counties California Mining Bureau. (Report 11): 11: 121-138, 179-199, 210-240, 249-258, 319-322, 334-336, 374-375, 394, 453-479, 485-492.
Fairbanks, Harold W. (1894), Red Rock, Goler, and Summit mining districts in Kern County: California Mining Bureau. (Report 12): 12: 456-458.
Von Petersdorff, F.C. (1895), The mineral resources of Kern County, California, 51 p., Bakersfield, California.
Turner, Henry Ward (1902), The Greenback copper mine, Kern County, California: Engineering & Mining Journal: 74: 547-548.
California State Mining Bureau (California Division of Mines and Geology): Register of mines and minerals with map (each county issued separately), Kern County (1904).
Hess, Frank L. (1910), Gold mining in the Randsburg quadrangle, California: USGS Bulletin 430: 23-47.
Hess, Frank L. (1910), Gypsum deposits near Cane Springs, Kern County, California: USGS Bulletin 430: 417-418.
Brown, G. Chester (1916a), Kern County: California Mining Bureau. (Report 14): 14: 471-523.
Storms, William H. (1916), New scheelite discovery (Greenhorn Mountains), Kern County, California: Mining and Scientific Press: 113: 768.
Larsen, Esper Signius (1917), Massicot and litharge, the two modifications of lead monoxide: American Mineralogist: 2: 18-19.
Behre, Charles H., Jr. (1921), Native antimony from Kern County, California: American Journal of Science, 5th. Series: 2: 330-333.
Tucker, W. Burling (1924a), Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura Counties: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau. (Report 20): 20: 33-50, 87-97, 185-200, 367-374.
Hulin, Carlton D. (1925), Geology and ore deposits of the Randsburg quadrangle, California: California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 95, 152 pp.; […(review by J.E. Spurr): Engineering & Mining Journal: 121: 463-464]: 24.
Noble, Levi Fatzinger (1926a), Borate deposits in the Kramer district, Kern County, California: USGS Bulletin 785: 45-61; […(abstract): Geol. Zentralbl., Band 37: 185 (1928)].
California Journal of Mines and Geology (1933) (Report 29): 29: 311-312 (Karma vein; Keyes Mine) (see: Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1933), Gold resources of Kern County: California Mining Bureau. Report 29: 271-339).
Tucker, W. Burling (1929), Kern County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau. (Report 25): 25: 20-81.
Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1933), Gold resources of Kern County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau. (Report 29): 29: 271-339.
Tucker, W. B., and Sampson, Reid J. (1933), Randsburg district, California Division of Mines (Report 29): 285-286.
Hulin, C. D. (1934), Geologic features of the dry placers of the northern Mojave Desert, California Division of Mines (Report 30): 417-426.
Tucker, W. Burling (1935), Mining activity at Soledad Mountain and Middle Buttes, Mohave mining district, Kern County: California Journal of Mines and Geology; California Division Mines (Report 31): 31: 465-485.
Schaller, Waldemar Theodore (1936), The origin of kernite and borax in the Kramer borate field, California (abstract) American Mineralogist: 21: 192.
Julihn, C.E. & F.W. Horton (1937), Mineral industries survey of the United States: California, Kern County, Mojave District: The Golden Queen and other mines of the Mojave District, California: US Bureau Mines Information Circular 6931, 42 pp.
Lemmon, Dwight Moulton & John Van Nostrand Dorr (1940), Tungsten deposits of the Atolia district, San Bernardino and Kern Counties, California: USGS Bulletin 922-H: 205-245.
Nelson, A.G. (1940), Geology of the northwest part of Soledad Mountain, Kern County, California: Unpublished M.S. thesis, University of Southern California.
Gale, Hoyt Stoddard (1946), Geology of the Kramer borate district, Kern County, California: California Division Mines (Report 42): 42: 325-378.
Wiese, J.H. & L.R. Page (1946), Tin deposits of the Gorman district, Kern County, California: California Division Mines Report 42: 42(1): 31-52.
Bailey, Edgar H. & Chauncey M. Swinney (1947), Walibu quicksilver mine, Kern County, California: California Journal of Mines & Geology, California Division Mines (Report 43): 43: 9-14.
Henry, D.J. (1947), Collecting Kern County, California: The Mineralogist: 15: 3-7.
Bedford, R.H. & Ricker, S.R. (1949) Investigation of the Hogan Tin Kern County, California: U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 4609: 1-10.
Jermain, G.D. & S. Ricker (1949), Investigation of Antimony Peak, Kern County, California: US Bureau Mines Report of Investigation 4505, 5 pp.
Tucker, W. Burling, Reid J. Sampson, & Gordon Blaisdell Oakeshott (1949), Mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology; California Division of Mines (Report 45): 45(2): 297-302.
Anonymous (1950), History and geology of Horse Canyon in the heart of Kern County: Mineral Notes & News No. 151 (Apr 50): 4-6.
Pecora, William Thomas & Joseph John Fahey (1950), The lazulite-scorzalite isomorphous series: American Mineralogist: 35: 14.
Heikkila, Henry Herman & George Marshall MacLeod (1951), Geology of Bitterwater Creek area, Kern County, California: California Division Mines Special Report 6, 21 pp.
Dibblee, T.W., Jr., and T.E. Gay (1952) Mineral deposits of Saltdale quadrangle. California Division Mines and Geology Bulletin 160.
Walker, G.W. (1953), Rosamond uranium prospect, Kern County, California: California Division Mines Special Report 37.
Frondel, Clifford & V. Morgen (1956), Inderite and gerstleyite from the Kramer borate district, Kern County, California: American Mineralogist: 41: 839-843.
Dibblee, T.W., Jr. (1958), Geologic map of the Boron quadrangle, Kern and San Bernardino Counties, California: USGS Mineral Investigations Field Studies Map MF-204.
Engel, René Laurent Henri (1962), Granitization and contact metamorphism in the Kern River Basin, California (abstract): Geological Society of America Special Paper 68: 24.
Obert, L. and Long, A.E. (1962) Underground borate mining, Kern County, California. US Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 6110, 67 pp.
Samsell, H.S. (1962) Geology of the southeast quarter of Cross Mountain quadrangle, Kern County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology, Map Sheet 2.
Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report 1, 370 pp.
Carman, M.F., Jr. (1964), Geology of the Lockwood Valley area, Kern and Ventura Counties, California California Division Mines & Geology, Special Report 81.
Sheppard, R.A. and Gude, A.J. (1965) Zeolitic authigenesis of tuffs in the Ricardo formation, Kern County, southern California. USGS Professional Paper 525-D: 44-47.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 64, 240, 245.
Blaske, A.R. (1990), Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: A Volcanic Come-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M. S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University.
Leszcykowski, A.M., et al (1994), Mineral Resources of the West Mojave Desert Tortoise Habitat (Category one and two lands): U.S. Bureau of Mines Special Publication.