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Red Mountain Mine, Red Mountain, Black Wonder Mining District, Stanislaus Co., California, USAi
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Red MountainMountain
Black Wonder Mining DistrictMining District
Stanislaus Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 25' 1'' North , 121° 27' 16'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Diablo Grande826 (2017)15.6km
Westley603 (2011)26.9km
Grayson952 (2011)29.2km
Patterson21,498 (2017)29.3km
East Foothills8,269 (2011)32.3km


A magnesite mine located in sec. 17, T6S, R5E, MDM, 1.1 km (3,600 feet) E of Red Mountain (coordinates of record), on the NE slope of the mountain, W of Hideout Canyon. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 500 meters.

Local rocks include ultramafic rocks, chiefly Mesozoic, unit 3 (Coast Ranges and Western Klamath Mountains).

Workings include unspecified underground openings.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Description: Occurs in veins as massive layers and large single crystals radiating into open centers of the veins.
Reference: O’Neil, J.R. and Barnes, I. (1971) C13 and O18 compositions in some fresh-water carbonates associated with ultramafic rocks and serpentinites; western United States. Geochimica et Cosmochmica Acta: 35: 693; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 216.
Hydromagnesite
Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Description: Occurs in considerable quantities.
Reference: Dolbear, S.H. (1917), The origin and geochemistry of magnesite: Mining and Scientific Press: 114: 237-238; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 223; O’Neil, J.R. and Barnes, I. (1971) C13 and O18 compositions in some fresh-water carbonates associated with ultramafic rocks and serpentinites; western United States. Geochimica et Cosmochmica Acta: 35: 693, 694; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 202.
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Description: Occurs as lenses in serpentine.
Reference: Bradley, W.W. (1925), Magnesite in California: California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 79: 98; Bodenlos, A.J. (1950), Geology of the Red Mountain magnesite district, Santa Clara and Stanislaus Counties, California: California Journal of Mines & Geology: 46: 271-273; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 250; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 205.
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Bradley, W.W. (1925), Magnesite in California: California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 79: 98; Bodenlos, A.J. (1950), Geology of the Red Mountain magnesite district, Santa Clara and Stanislaus Counties, California: California Journal of Mines & Geology: 46: 271-273; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 250; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 205.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Hydromagnesite5.DA.05Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hydromagnesite16b.7.1.1Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CCarbon
C HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
C AragoniteCaCO3
C MagnesiteMgCO3
OOxygen
O HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
O AragoniteCaCO3
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
MgMagnesium
Mg HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AlAluminium
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Dolbear, S.H. (1917), The origin and geochemistry of magnesite: Mining and Scientific Press: 114: 237-238.
Bradley, W.W. (1925), Magnesite in California: California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 79: 98.
Laizure, Clyde McK (1925), San Francisco field division: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau (Report 21): 21(3): 208-210.
Charles, Abbott (1947), Mines and minerals of Stanislaus County: California Division Mines Report 43: 43(2) (April): 94 & Pl. 15.
Bodenlos, A.J. (1950), Geology of the Red Mountain magnesite district, Santa Clara and Stanislaus Counties, California: California Journal of Mines & Geology (Report 46): 46(2): 271-273, Pl.__.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 223, 250.
O’Neil, J.R. and Barnes, I. (1971) C13 and O18 compositions in some fresh-water carbonates associated with ultramafic rocks and serpentinites; western United States. Geochimica et Cosmochmica Acta: 35: 693, 694.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 202, 205, 216.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10214369.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060990054.

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