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Palos Verdes Hills (Palos Verdes Cliffs), Palos Verdes peninsula, Los Angeles Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 45' North , 118° 22' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 33.75000,-118.36667
GeoHash:G#: 9mgzfxbpb
Locality type:Group of Hills
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


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Alternative Label Names

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Palos Verdes Hills, Palos Verdes peninsula, Los Angeles Co., California, USA

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Rocks & Minerals (1933), Rocks and Minerals first national outing; California (southern California): Rocks & Minerals: 8(3): 120; Schwartz, Jack (1943), Southern California localities, 10, Redondo Beach and Palos Verdes Rocks & Minerals: 18: 243; Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 3-4; Carnahan, V. (1967), Minerals of Los Angeles County, part 1, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes and Soledad Basin: Los Angeles County Natural History Museum Alliance Quarterly: 6(2): 28, 29; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 97.
Braunite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Reference: American Mineralogist (1979): 64: 1199-1218.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 3-4; Carnahan, V. (1967), Minerals of Los Angeles County, part 1, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes and Soledad Basin: Los Angeles County Natural History Museum Alliance Quarterly: 6(2): 29; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 219.
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Labradorite'
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Lawsonite
Formula: CaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Natrojarosite
Formula: NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
'Saussurite'
Spadaite
Formula: MgSiO2(OH)2 · H2O (?)
Sursassite
Formula: Mn2+2Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)3
Reference: http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/sursassite.pdf.
Todorokite
Formula: (Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Reference: American Mineralogist (1979): 64: 1199-1218.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
'Todorokite'4.DK.10(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Aragonite'5.AB.15CaCO3
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
'Epsomite'7.CB.40MgSO4 · 7H2O
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
'Jarosite'7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Natrojarosite'7.BC.10NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
'Anorthite'9.FA.35Ca(Al2Si2O8)
'Braunite'9.AG.05Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
'Labradorite'9.FA.35(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
'Lawsonite'9.BE.05CaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
'Natrolite'9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
'Spadaite'9.EC.45MgSiO2(OH)2 · H2O (?)
'Sursassite'9.BG.15Mn2+2Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Saussurite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
(AB)2X3
Braunite7.5.1.3Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
AB3X7
Todorokite7.8.1.1(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Epsomite29.6.11.1MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
Lawsonite56.2.3.1CaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
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)
Sursassite58.2.3.1Mn2+2Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)3
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
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Group 78 - Unclassified Silicates
Spadaite78.7.14.1MgSiO2(OH)2 · H2O (?)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Anorthite-Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Labradorite'-(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Natrojarosite-NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Saussurite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
H NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
H SpadaiteMgSiO2(OH)2 · H2O (?)
H SursassiteMn22+Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)3
H Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
O AragoniteCaCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
O LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
O NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O SpadaiteMgSiO2(OH)2 · H2O (?)
O SursassiteMn22+Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)3
O Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
NaSodium
Na Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Na NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
Mg SpadaiteMgSiO2(OH)2 · H2O (?)
Mg Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
AlAluminium
Al AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Al Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Al LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al SursassiteMn22+Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)3
Al Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
SiSilicon
Si AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Si BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
Si Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Si LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SpadaiteMgSiO2(OH)2 · H2O (?)
Si SursassiteMn22+Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)3
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Ca LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Ca Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
MnManganese
Mn BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
Mn SursassiteMn22+Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)3
Mn Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
FeIron
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe PyriteFeS2
SrStrontium
Sr Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Holocene - Pleistocene
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2681911
Landslide deposits

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Onshore: Only selected landslide deposits shown on this map as described below. Deposits represent rock detritus from bedrock and surficial materials, broken in varying degrees from relatively coherent large blocks to disaggregated small fragments, deposited by landslide processes. Most mapped landslides include scarp area as well as slide deposit. In some areas the scarp is shown separately with pattern. Most deposits are Holocene, some dissected landslides may be as old as late Pleistocene. For this map, only landslides described as definite or probable and larger than 50,000 square meters are shown to preserve the clarity of the underlying bedrock geology. Selected historically active landslides between 10,000 and 50,000 square meters are shown, but no landslides smaller than 10,000 square meters are shown on this map. Exceptions to these rules include small or questionable landslides surrounded by larger probable or definite landslides. Offshore: Highly fragmented to largely coherent landslide deposits. Unconsolidated to moderately well-consolidated. Most mapped landslides include scarp area as well as slide deposit. In some areas the scarp is shown separately with pattern. In the offshore region preponderance of landslides found in submarine canyons.

Comments: Many Pleistocene age landslides were reactivated in part or entirely during late Holocene.

Reference: Saucedo, G.J., H.G. Greene, M.P. Kennedy, S.P. Bezore. Geologic Map of the Long Beach 30’ x 60’ Quadrangle, California. Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey. [116]

Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2996319
Quaternary large landslide deposits

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Blackhawk Slide

Description: Selected large landslides, such as Blackhawk slide on north side of San Gabriel Mountains; early to late Quaternary.

Comments: Original map source: Saucedo, G.J., Bedford, D.R., Raines, G.L., Miller, R.J., and Wentworth, C.M., 2000, GIS Data for the Geologic Map of California, California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, CD-ROM 2000-07, scale 1:750,000.

Lithology: Major:{coarse alluvium}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Rocks & Minerals (1933), Rocks and Minerals first national outing; California (southern California): Rocks & Minerals: 8(3): 120.
Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 3-4.
Schwartz, Jack (1943), Southern California localities, 10, Redondo Beach and Palos Verdes Rocks & Minerals: 18: 243.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 97.
Carnahan, V. (1967), Minerals of Los Angeles County, part 1, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes and Soledad Basin: Los Angeles County Natural History Museum Alliance Quarterly: 6(2): 28, 29.
American Mineralogist (1979): 64: 1199-1218.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 219, 292.

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