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Owens Lake, Olancha, Owens Valley, Inyo Co., California, USAi
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Owens LakeLake
Olancha- not defined -
Owens ValleyValley
Inyo Co.County
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USACountry

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36° 20' North , 117° 57' West
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PlacePopulationDistance
Olancha192 (2015)7.7km
Lone Pine2,035 (2015)32.0km


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10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Description: Occurs in lake beds. Formed by post-depositional reactions.
Reference: Hay, Richard Le Roy & Richard J. Moiola (1963), Authigenic silicate minerals in three desert lakes of eastern California (abstract): Program New York Meeting, Geological Society of America: 67, 76; Hay, Richard Le Roy (1964), Phillipsite of saline lakes and soils American Mineralogist: 49: 1369; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 71; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 368.
Burkeite
Formula: Na6(CO3)(SO4)2
Reference: Brown, N., Lamos, P. & Scarr, I. (2003): Present-day features related to the deposition of trona at Owens Lake, California, and a comparison of the trona deposits of the Green River Basin, 36-40.
'Clinoptilolite'
Formula: M3-6(Si30Al6)O72 · 20H2O
Reference: Hay, Richard Le Roy & Richard J. Moiola (1963), Authigenic silicate minerals in three desert lakes of eastern California (abstract): Program New York Meeting, Geological Society of America: 76; Hay, Richard Le Roy (1964), Phillipsite of saline lakes and soils American Mineralogist: 49: 1369; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 151; , 197, 277-278, 287, 293, 374; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 374.
'Erionite'
Formula: M2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Reference: Smith, George Irving & W.P. Pratt (1957), Core logs from Owens, China, Searles and Panamint Basins, California: USGS Bulletin 1045-A: 5; Hay, Richard Le Roy & Richard J. Moiola (1963), Authigenic silicate minerals in three desert lakes of eastern California (abstract): Program New York Meeting, Geological Society of America: 15-25; Hay, Richard Le Roy (1964), Phillipsite of saline lakes and soils American Mineralogist: 49: 1369; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 381.
Gaylussite
Formula: Na2Ca(CO3)2 · 5H2O
Description: Occurs in lake bed deposits.
Reference: Smith, George Irving & W.P. Pratt (1957), Core logs from Owens, China, Searles and Panamint Basins, California: USGS Bulletin 1045-A: 5; Hay, Richard Le Roy & Richard J. Moiola (1963), Authigenic silicate minerals in three desert lakes of eastern California (abstract): Program New York Meeting, Geological Society of America: 76A; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 151, 197; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 207, 374.
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: Brown, N., Lamos, P. & Scarr, I. (2003): Present-day features related to the deposition of trona at Owens Lake, California, and a comparison of the trona deposits of the Green River Basin, 36-40.
Kalinite
Formula: KAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
Description: Occurs on the lake shores.
Reference: Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 293.
Mirabilite
Formula: Na2SO4 · 10H2O
Description: Dissolved in large quantities in the lake water.
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: 441.
Natron
Formula: Na2CO3 · 10H2O
Description: Occurs dissolved in lake waters.
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: 231; Chatard, T.M. (1890b), Natural soda; Its occurrence and utilization: USGS Bulletin 60: 75; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 277-278.
'Phillipsite subgroup'
Reference: Smith, George Irving & W.P. Pratt (1957), Core logs from Owens, China, Searles and Panamint Basins, California: USGS Bulletin 1045-A: 5l; Hay, Richard Le Roy & Richard J. Moiola (1963), Authigenic silicate minerals in three desert lakes of eastern California (abstract): Program New York Meeting, Geological Society of America: 15-25, 76A; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 287; Hay, Richard Le Roy (1964), Phillipsite of saline lakes and soils American Mineralogist: 49: 1369; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 381.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Loew, Oscar (1875), Investigation of mineralogical and agricultural conditions: US Geographic Surveys W 100th. Meridian Report 1875, part 3: 652; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 355.
Thermonatrite
Formula: Na2CO3 · H2O
Reference: Brown, N., Lamos, P. & Scarr, I. (2003): Present-day features related to the deposition of trona at Owens Lake, California, and a comparison of the trona deposits of the Green River Basin, 36-40.
Trona
Formula: Na3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
Colour: White
Description: LAyers of nearly pure material along shores.
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: 139.; Mineralogical Record (2001) 32: 245; Clarke, F.W. (1910), Analyses of rocks and minerals from the laboratory of the United States Geological Survey, 1880-1908; USGS Bulletin 419: 256; Chatard, T.M. (1890a), On urao: American Journal of Science, 3rd. series: 38: 59; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 374; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 205.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 3 - Halides
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Gaylussite5.CB.35Na2Ca(CO3)2 · 5H2O
Natron5.CB.10Na2CO3 · 10H2O
Thermonatrite5.CB.05Na2CO3 · H2O
Trona5.CB.15Na3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Burkeite7.BD.25Na6(CO3)(SO4)2
Kalinite7.CC.15KAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
Mirabilite7.CD.10Na2SO4 · 10H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Clinoptilolite'-M3-6(Si30Al6)O72 · 20H2O
'Erionite'-M2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
'Phillipsite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Group 13 - ACID CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Trona13.1.4.1Na3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
Group 15 - HYDRATED NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)·xH2O
Natron15.1.2.1Na2CO3 · 10H2O
Thermonatrite15.1.1.1Na2CO3 · H2O
AmBn(XO3)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p > 1:1
Gaylussite15.2.2.1Na2Ca(CO3)2 · 5H2O
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2XO4·xH2O
Mirabilite29.2.2.1Na2SO4 · 10H2O
AB(XO4)2·xH2O
Kalinite29.5.4.2KAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
Group 32 - COMPOUND SULFATES
Anhydrous Compound Sulfates
Burkeite32.1.1.1Na6(CO3)(SO4)2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Clinoptilolite'-M3-6(Si30Al6)O72 · 20H2O
'Erionite'-M2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
'Phillipsite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H NatronNa2CO3 · 10H2O
H TronaNa3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
H MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
H KaliniteKAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
H ErioniteM2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H ClinoptiloliteM3-6(Si30Al6)O72 · 20H2O
H GaylussiteNa2Ca(CO3)2 · 5H2O
H ThermonatriteNa2CO3 · H2O
CCarbon
C NatronNa2CO3 · 10H2O
C TronaNa3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
C GaylussiteNa2Ca(CO3)2 · 5H2O
C BurkeiteNa6(CO3)(SO4)2
C ThermonatriteNa2CO3 · H2O
OOxygen
O NatronNa2CO3 · 10H2O
O TronaNa3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
O MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
O KaliniteKAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
O ErioniteM2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O ClinoptiloliteM3-6(Si30Al6)O72 · 20H2O
O GaylussiteNa2Ca(CO3)2 · 5H2O
O BurkeiteNa6(CO3)(SO4)2
O ThermonatriteNa2CO3 · H2O
NaSodium
Na NatronNa2CO3 · 10H2O
Na TronaNa3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
Na MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na GaylussiteNa2Ca(CO3)2 · 5H2O
Na BurkeiteNa6(CO3)(SO4)2
Na HaliteNaCl
Na ThermonatriteNa2CO3 · H2O
AlAluminium
Al KaliniteKAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
Al ErioniteM2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al ClinoptiloliteM3-6(Si30Al6)O72 · 20H2O
SiSilicon
Si ErioniteM2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si ClinoptiloliteM3-6(Si30Al6)O72 · 20H2O
SSulfur
S MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
S KaliniteKAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
S SulphurS8
S BurkeiteNa6(CO3)(SO4)2
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl
KPotassium
K KaliniteKAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
CaCalcium
Ca GaylussiteNa2Ca(CO3)2 · 5H2O

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Chatard, T.M. (1890a), On urao: American Journal of Science, 3rd. series: 38: 59-64; […USGS Bulletin 60: 75-78 (1890)]: 59.
Chatard, T.M. (1890b), Natural soda; Its occurrence and utilization: USGS Bulletin 60: 27-101.
Clarke, F.W. (1910), Analyses of rocks and minerals from the laboratory of the United States Geological Survey, 1880-1908; USGS Bulletin 419: 256.
Smith, George Irving & W.P. Pratt (1957), Core logs from Owens, China, Searles and Panamint Basins, California: USGS Bulletin 1045-A: 5.
Hay, Richard Le Roy & Richard J. Moiola (1963), Authigenic silicate minerals in three desert lakes of eastern California (abstract): Program New York Meeting, Geological Society of America: 15-25, 67, 76A.
Hay, Richard Le Roy (1964), Phillipsite of saline lakes and soils American Mineralogist: 49: 1369.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 71, 151, 197, 277-278, 287, 293, 374.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 205, 207, 368, 374, 381.
Brown, N., Lamos, P. & Scarr, I. (2003): Present-day features related to the deposition of trona at Owens Lake, California, and a comparison of the trona deposits of the Green River Basin: 36-40.

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