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Andalusite from
Champion Mine (White Mountain Mine; Jeffrey Mine; Diaspore; Vulcanus; Black Eagle; Champion Sillimanite Mine; Champion Andalusite Mine; Vulcanite Mine; Vulcanite & Vulcanus No. 156; Black Eagle & Vulcanus Nos. 8 and 9 No. 157), White Mountain Peak, White Mts, Mono Co., California, USA

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Andalusite
Formula:Al2(SiO4)O
Comments:Crystals form columnar masses; prismatic crystals to 10 cm long.
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
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: 1007; Wise, W. S. (1977): Mineralogy of the Champion mine White Mountains, California. Mineralogical Record 8, 478-486; Knopf, Adolf (1917b), An andalusite mass in the Precambrian of the Inyo Range, California: Washington Academy of Science Journal: 7: 549-552; Peck, Albert B. (1924), Note on andalusite from California: a new use and some thermal properties: American Mineralogist: 9: 123-129; […California Mining Bureau. Report 20: 149-154 (1924)]; Jeffery, Joseph Arthur & Charles D. Woodhouse (1931), Note on a deposit of andalusite in Mono County, California: its occurrence and technical importance: California Mining Bureau. Report 27: 459-464; Kerr, Paul Francis (1932), Occurrence of andalusite and related minerals at White Mountain, California: Economic Geology: 27: 621; Woodhouse, C.D. (1951), The Mono County andalusite mine: Rocks & Minerals: 34: 486-493; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 450.
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Corundum
Diaspore
Fluorite
Pyrophyllite
Rutile
Sulphur
Titanite
Topaz
Woodhouseite
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Pyrophyllite1 photo of Andalusite associated with Pyrophyllite at this locality.
Quartz1 photo of Andalusite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Andalusite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Champion Mine (White Mountain Mine; Jeffrey Mine; Diaspore; Vulcanus; Black Eagle; Champion Sillimanite Mine; Champion Andalusite Mine; Vulcanite Mine; Vulcanite & Vulcanus No. 156; Black Eagle & Vulcanus Nos. 8 and 9 No. 157), White Mountain Peak, White Mts, Mono Co., California, USA
Photo GalleryView Gallery (6 photos)
Nearest other occurrences of Andalusite
1.6km (1.0 miles) Taylor Andalusite deposit (Taylor deposit), White Mountain Peak, White Mts, Mono Co., California, USA
81.1km (50.4 miles) Unnamed Mica-Andalusite occurrence (1), Bench Creek (Bench Canyon) - North Fork San Joaquin River confluence area, Ritter Range, Madera Co., California, USA
90.7km (56.4 miles) Farrington and Gilbert Mine (Bataan Mine; Mabel and Mollie claims), Garfield Mining District, Mineral Co., Nevada, USA
92.6km (57.5 miles) Unnamed Andalusite occurrence [1], Spanish Mountain (Spanish Peak), Fresno Co., California, USA
 
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