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Baringer Hill (Barringer Hill), Bluffton, Llano Co., Texas, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 46' 40'' North , 98° 25' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 30.77799,-98.43311
GeoHash:G#: 9v6p04gny
Locality type:Hill
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate

Pegmatite, 26 km west of Burnet. Now under Lake Buchanan (1938).

There is also a newly discovered nearby pegmatite (see http://www.mindat.org/mesg-17-45976.html).

Mineral List

38 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

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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ID: 2735018

Age: Anthropocene ( Ma)

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]

1000 - 1600 Ma

ID: 3191604
Mesoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Comments: Llano Uplift

Lithology: Schist; paragneiss

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]

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Hidden, W. E. and J. B. Mackintosh (1889) A description of several yttria and thoria minerals from Llano County, Texas. American Journal of Science, 3rd series: 38: 474–486.
Dana, E.S. (1892) System of Mineralogy, 6th. Edition, New York: 1082.
Emmons, Samuel Franklin and Eckel, Edwin C. (1905) Contributions to Economic Geology, 1904.
Hess, F.L. (1908) Minerals of the rare earth metals at Barringer Hill, Llano Co., Texas. in USGS Bulletin 340: Contributions to Economic Geology, Part I. Metals and nonmetals, except fuels: 286-294.
Landes, K.K. (1932) The Barringer Hill, Texas, pegmatite. American Mineralogist 17: 381-390.
Marble, John Putnam (1940) Allanite from Barringer Hill, Llano County, Texas. American Mineralogist: 25: 168-173.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 834pp.: 761.
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: 1081.
Canadian Mineralogist (1961) 6: 576.
Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan (1972) 45(8): 2476-2479.
Crook, W.W. III (1976) Yttrocrasite from central Texas. Mineralogical Record 7:4, 182-183.
Crook, W.W.III (1977) New data on yttrocrasite form the Clear Creek pegmatite, Burnet County, Texas. American Mineralogist 62 (9-10), 1009-1011.
Crook, W. B. (1978) Tveitite from the Barringer Hill District, Texas. Mineralogical Record. 9:6, 387.
Rocks & Minerals (1991) 66(3): 196-224.
Orlandi, P. & Pasero, M. (2006) Allanite-(La) from Buca della Vena mine, Apuan Alps, Italy, an epidote-group mineral. Canadian Mineralogist: 44: 63-68.
Smith, Art (2008) The Baringer Hill Pegmatite, Llano County, Texas Back Benders Gazette Volume XXXIX(9): 6-19.

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