Afton Canyon deposit (Kings; Masson; Erisman; Florite Canyon; Bighorn Number 9; Afton Fluorspar; Randall), Afton Canyon, Afton, Cady Mts, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||34° 59' 53'' North , 116° 23' 5'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||34.9980555556, -116.384722222|
A fluorspar prospect/deposit located in sec. 7, T10N, R6E, SBM, in the northern part of the Cady Mountains.
1 valid mineral.
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|Zanclean - Aquitanian|
3.6 - 23.03 Ma
|Tertiary volcanic flow rocks, unit 16 (Northern Mojave Desert)|
Age: Neogene (3.6 - 23.03 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Alvord Peak Basalt; Artist Drive Formation; Barstow Formation (part); Funeral Fanglomerate (part); Gem Hill Formation (part); Greenwater Volcanics; Red Buttes Quartz Basalt; Ricardo Formation (part); Saddleback Basalt; Tropico Group
Description: Tertiary volcanic flow rocks; minor pyroclastic deposits.
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. 
Crosby, James W. III & S.R. Hoffman (1951), Fluorspar in California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 47: 633-636.
Wright, L.A., et al (1953), Mines and mineral resources of San Bernardino County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 49(1-2): tabulated list: No. 465: 159, 424.
Southern Pacific Co. (1964b), Minerals for Industry, Vol. III - Southern California: 173.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 190.