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Calavera Quarry (G. M. Kelly Quarry), Carlsbad, San Diego County, California, USAi
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Calavera Quarry (G. M. Kelly Quarry)Quarry
Carlsbad- not defined -
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 10' 8'' North , 117° 16' 60'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Vista100,890 (2017)5.1km
Carlsbad113,453 (2017)6.4km
Lake San Marcos4,437 (2018)8.4km
Oceanside175,691 (2017)9.4km
Camp Pendleton South10,616 (2011)11.1km


A former crushed stone quarry located on the boundary between the SE¼ sec. 34, T11S, and the NE¼ sec. 3, T12S, R4W, SBM, 6 miles SE of downtown Oceanside.

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3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Habit: Slender prismatic
Description: A cluster of crystals was found in a cavity of volcanic rock.
Reference: Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 82.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Description: Occurs in a cavity of volcanic rock.
Reference: Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 82.
Stellerite
Formula: Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Reference: Larsen, Esper Signius & George S. Switzer (1939), An obsidian-like rock formed from the melting of a granodiorite: American Journal of Science, 5th. series: 237: 567; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 352; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 380; Hines, F. (2007), Stellerite from the Calavera Quarry, Carlsbad, CA.
'Stilbite subgroup'
Description: Occurs in a cavity of volcanic rock.
Reference: Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 82.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Stellerite9.GE.15Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Stellerite77.1.4.4Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
O AragoniteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
AlAluminium
Al StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
SiSilicon
Si StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
CaCalcium
Ca StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3

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Larsen, Esper Signius & George S. Switzer (1939), An obsidian-like rock formed from the melting of a granodiorite: American Journal of Science, 5th. series: 237: 567.
Weber, F.H., Jr. (1963a) Mines and mineral resources of San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology County Report 3, 309 pp.: No. 364: 234.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 82, 352.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 380.
Hines, F. (2007), Stellerite from the Calavera Quarry, Carlsbad, California.

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