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Mariposa Mine (California Mountain Mine), Terlingua District, Brewster Co., Texas, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 29° 19' 5'' North , 103° 41' 39'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 29.3180555556, -103.694166667

Second largest mercury producer in district.

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24 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

  • Texas
    • Brewster Co.
      • Terlingua District
        • Mariposa Mine (California Mountain Mine)

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Yates, R.G. and Thompson, G.A. (1944) The Mariposa mine, Terlingua quicksilver district, Brewster County, Texas. USGS Open-File Report 44-75.

Tunell, G., Fahey, J.J., Daugherty, F.W., Gibbs, G.V. (1977) Gianellaite, a new mercury mineral. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 119-131.

Roberts, A.C., Ansell, H.G. and Dunn, P.J. (1981) Comancheite, a new mercury oxychloride-bromide from Terlingua, Texas. Canadian Mineralogist, 19, 393-396.

Smith, A.E. (1991) Texas Mineral Locality Index. Rocks & Minerals, 66:196.

Roberts, A.C., Gault, R.A., Paar, W.H., Cooper, M.A., Hawthorne, F.C., Burns, P.C., Cisneros, S. and Foord, E.E. (2005) Terlinguacreekite, Hg2+3O2Cl2, a new mineral species from the Perry Pit, Mariposa mine, Terlingua mining district, Brewster County, Texas, U.S.A. Canadian Mineralogist 43:1055-1060.

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