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Sepiolite from
Santa Cruz offshore basin, Los Angeles Co., California, USA

Locality type:Basin
Classification
Species:Sepiolite
Formula:Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Comments:Occurs in veinlets of diatomite dredged from the ocean bottom.
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Fleischer, P. (1972) Sepiolite associated with Miocene diatomite, Santa Cruz basin, California. American Mineralogist: 57: 903-913; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 441.
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Diatomite
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Sepiolite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Santa Cruz offshore basin, Los Angeles Co., California, USA
 
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