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Lone Hill Quarry (Mirasson Brothers Quarry), Lone Hill, San Jose, Santa Clara Co., California, USAi
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Lone Hill Quarry (Mirasson Brothers Quarry)Quarry
Lone HillHill
San Jose- not defined -
Santa Clara Co.County
CaliforniaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 14' 36'' North , 121° 54' 37'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Cambrian Park3,282 (2018)2.3km
Campbell41,117 (2017)6.0km
Los Gatos30,705 (2017)6.0km
Monte Sereno3,556 (2017)7.3km
Fruitdale935 (2018)7.7km


A former stone deposit/quarry and thunder egg bed located in the S½SW¼SW¼ sec. 7, T8S, R1E, MDM, in the Cambrian neighborhood of San Jose, W of Camden Avenue and S of highway 85, on private land. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 100 meters.

Local rocks include Quaternary alluvium and marine deposits.

Workings include unspecified surface openings.

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North America PlateTectonic Plate

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1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Description: Occurs as paramorphs after Tridymite in rhyolite.
Reference: Rogers, Austin Flint (1928), Natural history of the silica minerals: American Mineralogist: 13: 73-92; Rogers, Austin Flint (1931a), Geological history of Lone Hill, Santa Clara County, California …(abstract): Geological Society of America Bulletin: 42: 316; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 316; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California: 350.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Eugene Cisneros
'Thunder Egg'
Reference: Cisneros, Eugene (2013), Mineralogical Research Company, private communication to Mindat/org.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Thunder Egg'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
'Thunder Egg'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2

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Rogers, Austin Flint (1928), Natural history of the silica minerals: American Mineralogist: 13: 73-92.
Rogers, Austin Flint (1931a), Geological history of Lone Hill, Santa Clara County, California …(abstract): Geological Society of America Bulletin: 42: 316.
Davis, Fenelon Francis & C.W. Jennings (1954), Mines and mineral resources of Santa Clara County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology (Report 50): 50(2): 372-379, in tabulations p. 424.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 316.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California: 350.
Cisneros, Eugene (2013), Mineralogical Research Company, private communication to Mindat/org.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10077477 & 10286339.
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS): file #0060850119.

USGS MRDS Record:10077477
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