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Treasure Chest occurrence, Rattlesnake Spring, Bighorn Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California, USAi
Regional Level Types
Treasure Chest occurrenceOccurrence
Rattlesnake SpringSpring
Bighorn MountainsMountain Range
San Bernardino Co.County
CaliforniaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
34° 18' 56'' North , 116° 40' 26'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Big Bear City12,304 (2017)16.8km
Big Bear Lake5,213 (2017)23.2km
Lucerne Valley5,811 (2011)30.5km
Morongo Valley3,552 (2011)31.1km
Yucca Valley21,600 (2017)31.5km


A W occurrence located in sec. 28, T3N, R2E, SBM, 3.5 km (2.2 miles) SE of rattlesnake Spring (coordinates of record) and 4.2 km (2.6 miles) WSW of One Hole Spring (coordinates of record), S of Rattlesnake Canyon, on private land (?) within a federal reservation lands (Bighorn Mountain and Whitewater River National Recreation Lands). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 1,000 meters.

Local rocks include Mesozoic granitic rocks, unit 3 (Sierra Nevada, Death Valley area, Northern Mojave Desert and Transverse Ranges) and/or Precambrian rocks, undivided, unit 2 (Mojave Desert and Transverse Ranges).

Workings include underground openings comprised of several short adits and shallow shafts.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
CaCalcium
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)

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Wright, L.A., et al (1953), Mines and mineral resources of San Bernardino County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division of Mines (Report 49): 49(1-2): 127.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10035334 & 10116835.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file #0060711383.

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USGS MRDS Record:10035334

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North America
North America PlateTectonic Plate
USA

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