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Tourmaline Queen Mine (MS 6458; Queen mine; Tourmaline Queen group; Tourmaline Queen No. 1 claim; Tourmaline Queen No. 2 claim; Tourmaline Queen No. 3 claim), Tourmaline Queen Mountain (Pala Mtn; Queen Mtn), Pala, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA

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Kunz, G. F. (1905), Gems, jeweler's materials, and ornamental stones of California. California State Mining Bureau bulletin 37: 127-129.

Waring, G. A. (1905), The pegmatyte veins of Pala, San Diego County. American Geologist 35: 356-369.

Sterrett, D. B. (1907), Precious stones. Mineral Resources U.S., 1906. Department of Interior, US Geological Survey, Government Printing Office, Washington: 1213, 1239-1241.

Merrill, F. J. H. (1914), Geology and Mineral Resources of San Diego and Imperial Counties: Gems, Lithia Minerals. California State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, Cal. California State Printing Office, December. Chapter 1: 61-110.

Schaller, W. T. (1919), Gems & Precious Stones. Mineral Resources U.S., 1916, Part II - Nonmetals. Department of Interior, US Geological Survey, Government Printing Office, Washington: 896-898.

Tucker, W. B., Reed, C. H. (1939), Los Angeles Field District - Mineral Resources of San Diego County. California Journal of Mines and Geology, quarterly chapter of State Mineralogist's Report 35; January: p. 38-42, Illus., maps.

Jahns, R. H. (1948), Gem deposits of southern California. Gems and Gemology 6(1): 6-30.

Haff, E. L. (1949), Field notes of the survey of the mining claim of Margaret S. Moore and Mildred S. Wear, known as the Tourmaline Queen and Tourmaline Queen No. 3 Lodes, in Sec 14 & 15, T9S, R2W, SBM. USDI, Office of Cadastral Engineer, Mineral Survey No. 6458: 11 p., 1 plat.

Jahns, R. H. and Wright, L. A. (1951), Gem and Lithium-bearing pegmatites of the Pala District, San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines special report 7A: 38, 40-42.

Rynerson, F. J. (1967), Exploring and mining for Gems and Gold in the West. Happy Camp, California: Naturegraph Publishers, Inc., 204 pages.

Larson, W. F. (1972), The Queen Reigns Again. Lapidary Journal Magazine, Volume 26, Number 7, 9 pages, color photographs.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California. Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 186, 312, 325-326, 435, 452.

Bancroft, P. (1984), Gem and crystal treasures. Fallbrook, California. Western Enterprises/Mineralogical Record, Inc., pages 98-110.

MacFall, R. (1984), Josephine Scripps: California collector extraordinary. Rocks & Minerals 59(2): p. 80.

Jacobson, Mark I. (1988), Collections and Displays: The Proctor Collection, Colorado Springs; Colorado. Rocks & Minerals 63(1): p. 48.

Bancroft, P. (1989), Gem Mining in San Diego County. Environment Southwest, San Diego Natural History Museum, Number 525: 14-20.

Larson, W. F. (1991), Sino-San Diego trade relations, and the role of New York's Tiffany & Co. Lecture given at the Gemological Institute of America, International Gemological Symposium, Los Angeles, California.

Sinkankas, J. (1997), Gemstones of North America. Tucson, Arizona: Geoscience Press Inc. Personal communication with William F. Larson, 1/14/94; Roland Reed, 1/30/94; pages 461-481.

McLean, J. C. (1998), Personal communication with Scott L. Ritchie, San Diego Mining Company. The Collector - Pala International, Fallbrook, San Diego County, CA.

Laurs, B. M. (2001), Gem news international. Recent gem discoveries in Pala, California. Gems & Gemology, 37 (3), 228-231. Quarterly journal of the Gemological Institute of America.

Swoboda, E. R. (2001), Tourmaline Queen case files (1968-2000); personal communication with Scott L. Ritchie, San Diego Mining Company, 2000-2001. Swoboda Inc., Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, CA.

Fisher, J. (2002), Gem and rare-element pegmatites of southern California. Mineralogical Record: 33: 378-381.

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