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Veatchite from
Lang Mine (Sterling Mine; Sterling Borax Mine; Tick Canyon Borax Mine), Tick Canyon Borate deposit, Tick Canyon, Lang, Los Angeles Co., California, USA

Locality type:Mine
Formula:Sr2B11O16(OH)5 · H2O
Comments:A small amount occurs with howlite and colemanite. Pearly, cross-fiber seams in howlite, colemanite, limestone or marl, and as nests of radiating pearly plates in the same matrix materials.
Validity:Valid - Type Locality
References:Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 349.; Kramer, H.C. & R.D. Allen (1956), A restudy of bakerite, priceite, and veatchite, American Mineralogist: 41: 689-700; Switzer, George S. (1938), Veatchite, a new calcium borate from Lang, California: American Mineralogist: 23: 409-411; Murdoch, Joseph (1939a), Crystallography of veatchite: American Mineralogist: 24: 130-135; Switzer, George S. & W.W. Brannock (1950), Composition of veatchite: American Mineralogist: 35: 90-92; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 255.
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Mineral Data:Click here to view Veatchite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Lang Mine (Sterling Mine; Sterling Borax Mine; Tick Canyon Borax Mine), Tick Canyon Borate deposit, Tick Canyon, Lang, Los Angeles Co., California, USA
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Nearest other occurrences of Veatchite
87.6km (54.4 miles) U.S. Borax Mine (Pacific West Coast Borax; Kramer Mine; Baker Mine), Kramer Borate deposit, Boron, Kern Co., California, USA
94.9km (59.0 miles) Test Hole No. 5, Kramer Junction (Beecher's Corners; Beechers Corners; Four Corners), East Kramer Borate area (East Kramer Colemanite area), East Kramer Mining District, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
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