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Searlesite from
Kramer Borate deposit, Boron, Kramer District (Kramer Borate District), Kern Co., California, USA

Mineral Species
Species:Searlesite
Formula:Na(H2BSi2O7)
Description
Comments:Occurs throughout the deposit as compact material; as discrete glassy, tabular crystals in vugs of altered tuff and as nearly pure material associated with chert below the orebody.
Colour:Beige to dark gray
Quality of samples:not specified / average specimens
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Smith, George Irving, Hy Almond, & D.L. Sawyer, Jr. (1958), Sassolite from the Kramer borate district, California: American Mineralogist: 43: 1070; Pemberton, H. Earl, Wm. Moller, Jack Schwartz & George Masimer (1960), The minerals of Boron, California, 40 pp. (Published by the Mineral Research Society of California, Montebello, CA): 31; Morgan, V. and Erd, R.C. (1969) Minerals of the Kramer borate district, California California Division of Mines and Geology Mineral Information Service: 22(9&10): 166; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 512.
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Chert
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Searlesite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Kramer Borate deposit, Boron, Kramer District (Kramer Borate District), Kern Co., California, USA
Localities for Searlesite in this Region
California Borate Company property (Western Borax Mine; Western Mine), Kramer Borate deposit, Boron, Kramer District (Kramer Borate District), Kern Co., California, USA
U.S. Borax Mine (Pacific West Coast Borax; Pacific Coast Borax Co.; Boron Mine; Boron open pit; U.S. Borax and Chemical Corporation Mine; Kramer Mine; Kramer pit; Baker Mine), Kramer Borate deposit, Boron, Kramer District (Kramer Borate District), Kern Co., California, USA
U.S. Borax open pit (Boron pit), U.S. Borax Mine (Pacific West Coast Borax; Pacific Coast Borax Co.; Boron Mine; Boron open pit; U.S. Borax and Chemical Corporation Mine; Kramer Mine; Kramer pit; Baker Mine), Kramer Borate deposit, Boron, Kramer District (Kramer Borate District), Kern Co., California, USA
Mudd Mine (Western Mine; Western shaft), West Baker, Kramer Borate deposit, Boron, Kramer District (Kramer Borate District), Kern Co., California, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Searlesite
5.8km (3.6 miles) A Boron, Kramer District (Kramer Borate District), Kern Co., California, USA
75.7km (47.0 miles) B China Lake Mine (China Lake deposit), China Lake, China Lake [town], Kern Co., California, USA
82.6km (51.3 miles) C Searles Lake, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
155.4km (96.6 miles) D Death Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA
163.5km (101.6 miles) E Lake Tecopa Zeolite deposit, Lake Tecopa Basin, Inyo Co., California, USA
164.7km (102.4 miles) F Ash Meadows Zeolite deposit, Shoshone, Dublin Hills, Saratoga District (Tecopa Mountain District; Shoshone District ?), Inyo Co., California, USA
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