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Afton Canyon deposit (Kings; Masson; Erisman; Florite Canyon; Bighorn Number 9; Afton Fluorspar; Randall), Afton Canyon, Afton, Cady Mts, San Bernardino Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 59' 53'' North , 116° 23' 5'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.99806,-116.38472
GeoHash:G#: 9qjppe5nr
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


A fluorspar prospect/deposit located in sec. 7, T10N, R6E, SBM, in the northern part of the Cady Mountains.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Description: Occurs as veins ½ inch (1.25 cm) to 8 inches (20 cm) wide and up to 1 mile (1.62 km) long.
Reference: Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1943b), Mineral resources of San Bernardino County: California Division Mines Report 39: 513-514; 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; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 190.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2

List of minerals for each chemical element

FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2

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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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Zanclean - Aquitanian
3.6 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 2940153
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; Funeral Fanglomerate; Gem Hill Formation; Greenwater Volcanics; Red Buttes Quartz Basalt; Ricardo Formation; Saddleback Basalt; Tropico Group

Description: Tertiary volcanic flow rocks; minor pyroclastic deposits.

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:{rhyolite,basalt}, Minor:{dacite}, Incidental:{trachyte, andesite, basaltic andesite}

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]

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References

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Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1943b), Mineral resources of San Bernardino County: California Division Mines Report 39: 513-514.
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.


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