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West Baker Mine (Suckow Mine; Suchow Mine), West Baker, Kramer Borate deposit, Boron, Kramer District (Kramer Borate District), Kern Co., California, USA

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A former borate occurrence/mine located in sec. 14, T11N, R8W, MDM, 0.3 km (0.2 mile) NE of West Baker (site) and 6.4 km (4.0 miles) NW of Boron. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 10 meters.

NOTE: This site is now covered by the dump of a nearby open pit mine.

Local rocks include Quaternary alluvium and marine deposits.

Workings include unspecified underground openings.

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3 entries listed. 2 valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

  • California
    • Kern Co.
      • Kramer District (Kramer Borate District)

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Schaller, Waldemar Theodore (1930), Borate minerals from the Kramer district, Mohave Desert, California: USGS PP 158-I: 137-170; […Mineralogical Magazine: 22: 622 (1931)]: 164.

Murdoch, Joseph (1940), The crystallography of ulexite: American Mineralogist: 25: 754-762 […(abstract): American Mineralogist: 25: 210-211 (1940)]: 754.

Baur, Gretta S. & Leonard B. Sand (1957), X-ray powder data for ulexite and halotrichite: American Mineralogist: 42: 676-678.

Baur, Gretta S., Willard N. Larsen & Leonard B. Sand (1957), Image projection by fibrous minerals: American Mineralogist: 42: 697-699.

Dietz, Ralph W. (1957), Television ulexite: Gems & Minerals, No. 232: 16-17, Jan. 1957.

Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report 1, 370 pp.: 68.

Bowser, C.J. (1965a), Geochemistry and petrology of the sodium borates in the non-marine evaporative environment: Unpublished Ph.. dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 307 pp.: 137, 267-268.

Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 109, 377.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 360.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10236383.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file #0060291050.

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