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Sepiolite from
Saline Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA

Locality type:Valley
Formula:Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Comments:Occurs as micro-grains in sediments.
Validity:Believed Valid
References:Hardie, L.A. (1968) The origin of the Recent nonmarine evaporate deposit of Saline Valley, Inyo County, California. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: 32: 1287; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 441.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Sepiolite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Saline Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Sepiolite
88.9km (55.3 miles) A Ballarat Saponite deposit, Ballarat, Panamint District (Ballarat District), Panamint Mts (Panamint Range), Inyo Co., California, USA
101.7km (63.2 miles) B Eagle Borax Spring, Death Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA
123.9km (77.0 miles) C Yucca Mountain, Nye Co., Nevada, USA
126.9km (78.8 miles) D Rhyolite Ridge Li-B Deposit (North Basin Deposit; South Basin Deposit; Cave Springs Borax Prospect), Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA
130.6km (81.2 miles) E Ash Meadows District, Amargosa Desert, Nye Co., Nevada, USA
135.3km (84.1 miles) F Pine Flat Lake, Fresno Co., California, USA
197.7km (122.8 miles) G Silver Rule Mine (Chambers Mine), Kingston Peak, Kingston Range District, Kingston Range, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
216.0km (134.2 miles) H Gunn Mine, Calico, Calico District (Daggett District; Calico-Daggett area), Calico Mts (Calico Hills), San Bernardino Co., California, USA
217.7km (135.3 miles) I Blue Bell Mine (Hard Luck Mine), Zzyzx (Fort Soda; Soda; Soda Springs; Zzyzx Mineral Spring Resort), Soda Mts, Silver Lake District, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
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