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Spodumene from
Carmelita Mine (Big Spring mine; Blue Gem claim; Crest Gem mine; Elinor deposit; Elinor mine; Estudillo mine; French Pete mine; MS 6130; Peter Cabat mine), Chihuahua Valley, Warner Springs Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Spodumene
Formula:LiAlSi2O6
Confirmation
Validity:Unconfirmed/Questioned
References
References:McCollum, A. (1999), Personal communication to Scott L. Ritchie by Art McCollum of Sun City, California - description of Joe Laddomada's discovery of a gem-quality apatite occurrence on the Mason Ranch; gem spodumene occurrence at the "Crest Gem" mine (circa 1985): October.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Spodumene data
Locality Data:Click here to view Carmelita Mine (Big Spring mine; Blue Gem claim; Crest Gem mine; Elinor deposit; Elinor mine; Estudillo mine; French Pete mine; MS 6130; Peter Cabat mine), Chihuahua Valley, Warner Springs Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Spodumene
4.6km (2.8 miles) Cryo-Genie Mine (Cindy B-Cryogenie claim; Lost Valley Truck Trail prospect), Warner Springs, Warner Springs Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
21.0km (13.1 miles) Himalaya Mine (Himalaya dikes; Himalaya pegmatite), Gem Hill, Mesa Grande Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
21.2km (13.1 miles) San Diego Mine (K. C. Naylor mine), Gem Hill, Mesa Grande Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
22.3km (13.8 miles) Esmeralda Mine, Mesa Grande, Mesa Grande Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
26.7km (16.6 miles) Lithia Dike Mine (Lithia Dyke claim), Cahuilla Mountain, Cahuilla Mining District, Riverside Co., California, USA
28.9km (18.0 miles) Clark Mine, Rincon Mountain, Rincon, Rincon Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
29.0km (18.0 miles) Victor Mine (Big Buck mine; Big Buck prospect), Rincon Mountain, Rincon, Rincon Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
29.1km (18.1 miles) Clark Extension prospect, Ditch Mountain, Rincon, Rincon Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
31.0km (19.3 miles) Fano Mine (Big Pink claim; Fano-Simmons Mine; Little Blue claim; MS 4800; Simmons Mine), Little Cahuilla Mountain, Cahuilla Mining District, Riverside Co., California, USA
36.0km (22.4 miles) K. C. Naylor Mine (MS 5391; Naylor mine), Hiriart Mountain (Hariat Mtn; Harriot Mtn; Heriart Mtn; Heriot Mtn; Hiriat Hill), Pala, Pala Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
 
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