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Green Monster Mine, Kearsarge, Kearsarge Mining District [2], Inyo Mts (Inyo Range), Inyo Co., California, USAi
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Green Monster MineMine
Kearsarge- not defined -
Kearsarge Mining District [2]Mining District
Inyo Mts (Inyo Range)Mountain Range
Inyo Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 49' 47'' North , 118° 7' 13'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Independence669 (2011)7.7km
Lone Pine2,035 (2015)25.3km
Big Pine1,756 (2014)40.2km


A former Cu mine located 2.6 km (1.6 miles) N of Kearsarge (7 miles E of Independence), on the western margin of the Inyo Range. MRDS database accuracy for this location is not stated.

Green Monster--continuation of Silver Hill prospect, with 300-foot tunnel and two crosscuts. Owned by D. C. Riddell of Gilroy, Ca.Greene, 1981

NOTE: Greene, 1981, infers that this occurrence is located in the Ubehebe Diostrict. It is clearly located in the Inyo Mountains.

Local rocks include Carboniferous marine rocks, unit 3 (SE California Clastic Assemblage).

Workings include underground openings with a length of 131.06 meters and comprised of a 300 foot tunnel, 2 crosscuts (one at 50 feet and one at 80 feet).

No production reported.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Paul M. Adams (2003) Unusual vanadium minerals from the Green Monster Mine, Inyo County, California. Mineral News, 19, #8.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Paul M. Adams (2003) Unusual vanadium minerals from the Green Monster Mine, Inyo County, California. Mineral News, 19, #8.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Paul M. Adams (2003) Unusual vanadium minerals from the Green Monster Mine, Inyo County, California. Mineral News, 19, #8.
Dioptase
Formula: CuSiO3 · H2O
Reference: Paul M. Adams (2003) Unusual vanadium minerals from the Green Monster Mine, Inyo County, California. Mineral News, 19, #8.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Paul M. Adams (2003) Unusual vanadium minerals from the Green Monster Mine, Inyo County, California. Mineral News, 19, #8.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Paul M. Adams (2003) Unusual vanadium minerals from the Green Monster Mine, Inyo County, California. Mineral News, 19, #8.
Nontronite ?
Formula: Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Paul M. Adams (2003) Unusual vanadium minerals from the Green Monster Mine, Inyo County, California. Mineral News, 19, #8.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Paul M. Adams (2003) Unusual vanadium minerals from the Green Monster Mine, Inyo County, California. Mineral News, 19, #8.
Tangeite
Formula: CaCu(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Paul M. Adams (2003) Unusual vanadium minerals from the Green Monster Mine, Inyo County, California. Mineral News, 19, #8.
Vésigniéite
Formula: BaCu3(VO4)2(OH)2
Reference: Paul M. Adams (2003) Unusual vanadium minerals from the Green Monster Mine, Inyo County, California. Mineral News, 19, #8.
Volborthite
Formula: Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Paul M. Adams (2003) Unusual vanadium minerals from the Green Monster Mine, Inyo County, California. Mineral News, 19, #8.
'Wad' ?
Reference: Paul M. Adams (2003) Unusual vanadium minerals from the Green Monster Mine, Inyo County, California. Mineral News, 19, #8.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Tangeite8.BH.35CaCu(VO4)(OH)
Volborthite8.FD.05Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Vésigniéite8.BH.45BaCu3(VO4)2(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Dioptase9.CJ.30CuSiO3 · H2O
Nontronite ?9.EC.40Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Wad' ?-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Volborthite40.3.10.1Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Tangeite41.5.1.6CaCu(VO4)(OH)
Vésigniéite41.5.13.1BaCu3(VO4)2(OH)2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Dioptase61.1.3.1CuSiO3 · H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Nontronite ?71.3.1a.3Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Wad' ?-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TangeiteCaCu(VO4)(OH)
H VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
H VésigniéiteBaCu3(VO4)2(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
OOxygen
O TangeiteCaCu(VO4)(OH)
O VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
O VésigniéiteBaCu3(VO4)2(OH)2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O QuartzSiO2
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
NaSodium
Na NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SSulfur
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca TangeiteCaCu(VO4)(OH)
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
VVanadium
V TangeiteCaCu(VO4)(OH)
V VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
V VésigniéiteBaCu3(VO4)2(OH)2
FeIron
Fe NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
CuCopper
Cu TangeiteCaCu(VO4)(OH)
Cu VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Cu VésigniéiteBaCu3(VO4)2(OH)2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
BaBarium
Ba VésigniéiteBaCu3(VO4)2(OH)2

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A) In-text Citation No.
Aubury, Lewis E. (1908), The copper resources of California: California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 50: 306.
Knopf, Adolf (1914b), Mineral resources of the Inyo and White Mountains, California: USGS Bulletin 540: 120.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 280.
Greene, Linda I. (1981), U.S. National Park Service, Historic Preservation Branch, Pacific Northwest/Western Team, Denver Service Center, Death Valley – Historic Resource Study – A History of Mining, Volume I (Parts 1 and 2): part 2: III.C.2.g).
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10076606.

USGS MRDS Record:10076606

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