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Tom Moore Mine (Erskine Creek Mine), Erskine Creek deposits (Tom Moore-Erskine Creek), Lake Isabella (Isabella) [town], Erskine Creek District, Kern Co., California, USAi
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Tom Moore Mine (Erskine Creek Mine)Mine
Erskine Creek deposits (Tom Moore-Erskine Creek)Group of Deposits
Lake Isabella (Isabella) [town]Town
Erskine Creek DistrictMining District
Kern Co.County
CaliforniaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 33' 43'' North , 118° 23' 19'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.56195,-118.38865
GeoHash:G#: 9q7f61b52
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Squirrel Mountain Valley547 (2011)7.1km
Mountain Mesa777 (2011)8.7km
Bodfish1,956 (2011)9.8km
Lake Isabella3,466 (2011)9.9km
Weldon2,642 (2011)14.6km


A former Sb mine located in the SW¼SW¼ sec. 24, T27S, R33E, MDM, about 9.3 km SE of Lake Isabella (town) and about 9.6 km ESE of Bodfish, along the N canyon wall of Erskine Creek (SW slope of Laura Peak), on private (patented) land. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 100 meters.

Local rocks include pre-Cenozoic metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks undivided and/or Mesozoic granitic rocks, unit 3 (Sierra Nevada, Death Valley area, Northern Mojave Desert and Transverse Ranges).

Workings include surface and underground openings.

Regions containing this locality

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Antimony
Formula: Sb
Description: Occurs as nodular masses to 300 pounds (140 kg).
Reference: Watts, Wm. L. (1893), Kern County, California Mining Bureau. Report 11: 237; Behre, Charles H., Jr. (1921), Native antimony from Kern County, California: American Journal of Science, 5th. Series: 2: 331; Bradley, W.W. (1929a), Twenty-fifth report of the State Mineralogist: California Mining Bureau. Report 25: 21-22; Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 31; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 77, 350, 379.
Cervantite
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+O4
'Stibiconite'
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Description: Occurs as an alteration product of stibnite.
Reference: Behre, Charles H., Jr. (1921), Native antimony from Kern County, California: American Journal of Science, 5th. Series: 2: 331, 332; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 348, 379.
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Description: Aggregated blades and masses.
Reference: Bradley, W.W. (1929a), Twenty-fifth report of the State Mineralogist: California Mining Bureau. Report 25: 21-22; Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 31, 57; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 350; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 127.
Valentinite
Formula: Sb2O3
Reference: Behre, Charles H., Jr. (1921), Native antimony from Kern County, California: American Journal of Science, 5th. Series: 2: 331; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 379.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Antimony1.CA.05Sb
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cervantite4.DE.30Sb3+Sb5+O4
'Stibiconite'4.DH.20Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Valentinite4.CB.55Sb2O3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Antimony1.3.1.2Sb
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Valentinite4.3.11.1Sb2O3
AX2
Cervantite4.4.16.1Sb3+Sb5+O4
Group 44 - ANTIMONATES
A2X2O6(O,OH,F)
'Stibiconite'44.1.1.1Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
OOxygen
O StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
O ValentiniteSb2O3
O CervantiteSb3+Sb5+O4
SSulfur
S StibniteSb2S3
SbAntimony
Sb AntimonySb
Sb StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb ValentiniteSb2O3
Sb CervantiteSb3+Sb5+O4

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
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 3192002
Mesozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

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]

Cretaceous - Paleoproterozoic
66 - 2500 Ma



ID: 2717087
pre-Cenozoic metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks undivided

Age: to Cretaceous (66 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Kings Sequence; McCoy Mountains Formation; Palm Canyon Complex; Placerita Formation

Description: Undivided pre-Cenozoic metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks of great variety. Mostly slate, quartzite, hornfels, chert, phyllite, mylonite, schist, gneiss, and minor marble.

Comments: Original map source: Saucedo, G.J., Bedford, D.R., Raines, G.L., Miller, R.J., and Wentworth, C.M., 2000, GIS Data for the Geologic Map of California, California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, CD-ROM 2000-07, scale 1:750,000.

Lithology: Major:{schist,gneiss}, Minor:{quartzite,argillite}, Incidental:{phyllite, metavolcanic, slate, hornfels, marble, chert, sandstone, mudstone, conglomerate}

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

References

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Watts, W.L. (1893) Kern County. California Mining Bureau (Report 11): 11: 237.
Behre, Charles H., Jr. (1921) Native antimony from Kern County, California. American Journal of Science, 5th. Series: 2: 330-333.
Bradley, W.W. (1929) Twenty-fifth report of the State Mineralogist. California Mining Bureau. (Report 25): 25: 21-22.
Troxel, Bennie Wyatt and Morton, P.K. (1962) Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California. California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 31, 57, No. 14, p. 58.
Murdoch, Joseph and Webb, Robert W. (1966) Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 77, 348, 350, 379.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983) Minerals of California. Van Nostrand Reinhold Press: 51, 127, 185.
USGS (2005) Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS). U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10110701 & 10284949.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file #0060290014.


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