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

Locality type:Deposit
Classification
Species:Smythite
Comments:Occurs as scales of rosettes of highly magnetic material on hisingerite in joint cracks of a dense black basalt underlying a portion of the deposit; also as shining black hexagonal platelets in vesicles of a vuggy basalt. Also occurs infrequently as inclusions in kernite and as disseminated grains or coatings on shear surfaces in claystone of the lower shale member.
Colour:Silvery-white to brassy-black, black
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References: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): 168; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 66; Cal Div of Mines & Geology "Mineral Information Service: 22(10) (Oct 1969).
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Kernite
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Smythite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Kramer Borate deposit, Boron, Kramer District (Kramer Borate District), Kern Co., California, USA
Localities for Smythite in this Region
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
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