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U-Thor claims (Unnamed U deposit; U-Thor deposit), Music Valley deposit (Music Valley Rare Earth deposit), Music Valley, Dale District (Virginia Dale District), Pinto Mountains, Riverside Co., California, USAi
Regional Level Types
U-Thor claims (Unnamed U deposit; U-Thor deposit)Group of Claims
Music Valley deposit (Music Valley Rare Earth deposit)Deposit
Music ValleyValley
Dale District (Virginia Dale District)Mining District
Pinto MountainsMountain Range
Riverside Co.County
CaliforniaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 59' 19'' North , 115° 49' 22'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Group of Claims
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Twentynine Palms26,025 (2017)26.8km
Indio Hills972 (2011)41.5km
Indio87,533 (2017)47.0km
Coachella44,635 (2017)47.2km
Joshua Tree7,414 (2011)48.0km


A REE-Th-U occurrence/prospect located in sec. 21, T2S, R10E, SBM, in the Music Valley. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 10,000 meters (sic).

NOTE: The USGS MRDS database file presents coordinateS placing this locality in sec. 21, T2S, R11E which are in error. The locality is in sec. 21, R10E.

Local rocks include pre-Cenozoic metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks undivided.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: CDMG OFR 94-11 " Mineral Land Classification of the Eastern Half of Riverside Co. CA"
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: CDMG OFR 94-11 " Mineral Land Classification of the Eastern Half of Riverside Co. CA"
'Allanite Group' ?
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Evans, James R. (1964) Xenotime mineralization in the southern Music Valley area, Riverside County, California. California Division Mines and Geol. Special Report 79, 24 pp.: 10-15; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 389.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: CDMG OFR 94-11 " Mineral Land Classification of the Eastern Half of Riverside Co. CA"
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: CDMG OFR 94-11 " Mineral Land Classification of the Eastern Half of Riverside Co. CA"
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: CDMG OFR 94-11 " Mineral Land Classification of the Eastern Half of Riverside Co. CA"
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: CDMG OFR 94-11 " Mineral Land Classification of the Eastern Half of Riverside Co. CA"
'Monazite'
Description: Occurs in small amounts.
Reference: CDMG OFR 94-11 " Mineral Land Classification of the Eastern Half of Riverside Co. CA"; Evans, James R. (1964) Xenotime mineralization in the southern Music Valley area, Riverside County, California. California Division Mines and Geol. Special Report 79, 24 pp.: 10-15; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 271; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 318.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: CDMG OFR 94-11 " Mineral Land Classification of the Eastern Half of Riverside Co. CA"
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: CDMG OFR 94-11 " Mineral Land Classification of the Eastern Half of Riverside Co. CA"
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: CDMG OFR 94-11 " Mineral Land Classification of the Eastern Half of Riverside Co. CA"
Xenotime-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4)
Reference: CDMG OFR 94-11 " Mineral Land Classification of the Eastern Half of Riverside Co. CA"; Evans, James R. (1964) Xenotime mineralization in the southern Music Valley area, Riverside County, California. California Division Mines and Geol. Special Report 79, 24 pp.: 10-15; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 389; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 319.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: CDMG OFR 94-11 " Mineral Land Classification of the Eastern Half of Riverside Co. CA"

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Xenotime-(Y)8.AD.35Y(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Allanite Group' ?-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Monazite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Allanite Group' ?-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Monazite'-
Xenotime-(Y)-Y(PO4)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
OOxygen
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
P Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
YYttrium
Y Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)

References

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U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Yearbook (1959): 3: 191.
Evans, James R. (1964) Xenotime mineralization in the southern Music Valley area, Riverside County, California. California Division Mines and Geol. Special Report 79, 24 pp. [abstract …Geological Society of America Special Paper 73, pp. 38-39 (1963)]: 10-15.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 271, 389.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 318, 319.
Kohler-Antablin, S. (1994), Mineral Land Classification of the Eastern Half of Riverside County, California, California Division of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 94-11.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10115562.
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS): file #0060650959.

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USGS MRDS Record:10115562

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