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Uranus group (Uranus claims), Rattlesnake Spring, Bighorn Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California, USAi
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Uranus group (Uranus claims)- not defined -
Rattlesnake SpringSpring
Bighorn MountainsMountain Range
San Bernardino Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
34° 19' 47'' North , 116° 40' 23'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Big Bear City12,304 (2017)17.5km
Big Bear Lake5,213 (2017)23.9km
Lucerne Valley5,811 (2011)29.9km
Morongo Valley3,552 (2011)32.6km
Yucca Valley21,600 (2017)32.6km


A REE occurrence located in sec. 21, T3N, R3E, SBM, 2.9 km (1.8 miles) E of Rattlesnake Spring (coordinates of record), N of Rattlesnake Canyon at the W end of the Bighorn Mountains, on federal recreation lands (Bighorn Mountain and Whitewater River 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).

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'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Description: Occurs in biotite-rich portions of the Pinto Gneiss.
Reference: Walker, G.W., Lovering, T.G., and Stephens, H.G. (1956), Radioactive Deposits in California: Special Report 49 of the California Division of Mines & Geology: 25; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 271.
'Monazite' ?
Description: May be the source of the radioactivity.
Reference: Walker, G.W., Lovering, T.G., and Stephens, H.G. (1956), Radioactive Deposits in California: Special Report 49 of the California Division of Mines & Geology: 25; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 271.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Monazite' ?-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Monazite' ?-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
OOxygen
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
MgMagnesium
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
SiSilicon
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
FeIron
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2

References

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Walker, G.W., Lovering, T.G., and Stephens, H.G. (1956), Radioactive Deposits in California: Special Report 49 of the California Division of Mines & Geology: 25.
Minobras (1978), Uranium Deposits of Arizona-California-Nevada: 92.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 271.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10140927.
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS): file #0060710399.

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USGS MRDS Record:10140927

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