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Quartz from
Calaveras River Canyon, Valley Springs area, Calaveras Co., California, USA

Locality type:Canyon
Comments:Quartz crystals from the Valley Springs area are most sought after for their beautiful lanscape-like inclusions of Epidote, Chlorite and altered matrixes in various combinations. Pockets are located in Lateritic soils derived from the decomposition of greenstones and are almost always completely collapsed - their contents sometimes scattered for several feet. It is unfortunate that this unique locality is closed to collecting due to large sub-divisions devouring productive areas.
Habit:Short to long prismatic crystals common. Luster ranges from dull to glassy. Doubly terminated crystals, Tabular crystals and parallel growth aggregates occur frequently.
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Common
Validity:Believed Valid
References:Jake Harper: Field work, 1990 - 2110.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Chlorite Groupβ“˜7 photos of Quartz associated with Chlorite Group at this locality.
Epidoteβ“˜7 photos of Quartz associated with Epidote at this locality.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Quartz data
Locality Data:Click here to view Calaveras River Canyon, Valley Springs area, Calaveras Co., California, USA
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