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Blue Bell Mine (Blue Bell Corundum Mine), Baker, Soda Mts, Silver Lake District, San Bernardino Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 14' 39'' North , 116° 13' 19'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.24444,-116.22222


NOTE: Please do NOT add any additional species to this file unless they are actually from this Blue Bell Mine.

The other Blue Bell Mine, also known as the Hard Luck claims (locality 144880), is the prolific locality in this greater area. They are not the same mine.

NOTE: This locality is not listed in the USGS MRDS database.

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

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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Cretaceous - Triassic
66 - 252.17 Ma
Mesozoic volcanic rocks, unit 3 (Mojave Desert, Death Valley area, and Eastern Sierra Nevada)

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 252.17 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Inyo Mountains Volcanic Complex; Sidewinder Volcanic Series; Warm Spring Formation (part); Soda Mountain Formation (part); Ord Mountain Group

Description: Undivided Mesozoic volcanic and metavolcanic rocks. Andesite and rhyolite flow rocks, greenstone, volcanic breccia and other pyroclastic rocks; in part strongly metamorphosed. Includes volcanic rocks of Franciscan Complex: basaltic pillow lava, diabase, greenstone, and minor pyroclastic rocks.

Comments: Southeastern California and eastern Sierra Nevada. Mostly rhyolitic to dacitic ignimbrites and tuffs. Includes andesite, basalt, pyroclastic rocks, and sedimentary rocks. In part strongly metamorphosed. Continental and marine

Lithology: Major:{felsic volcanic}, Minor:{mafic volcanic,clastic}, Incidental:{limestone}

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]

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



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