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U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine)

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USA / Kalifornien (California) / Kern Co. / Kramer District / Boron / Kramer Boratlagerstätte / U.S. Borax Mine / U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine)

Exposure description

Tagebau.

Geology

Riesige Borat-Mineralisation. Haupterz ist Kernit.

Entrance Restrictions

Man sollte sich vorher anmelden und kann dann (häufig bei glühender Hitze) auf dem Abraum tätig werden. (Wasserflaschen und großen Hut nicht vergessen. Sonnencreme! Großer Sonnenschirm!). Ein Fahrer der Firma bringt und holt einen nach Zeitabsprache.

GPS Coordinates

US-Borax Open Pit Mine



US-Borax Open Pit Mine

WGS 84: 
Lat.: 35.04442501° N, 
Long: 117.69127071° W
WGS 84: 
Lat.: 35° 2' 39.93" N,
   Long: 117° 41' 28.575" W
Local weather information, Macrostrat geological map

Mineralienatlas short URL

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Shortened path specification

U.S. Borax Open Pit, U.S. Borax Mine, Kramer Boratlagerstätte, Boron, Kramer, Kern Co., Kalifornien, US
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Images from localities (7 Images total)

Rio Tinto Borax Mine
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Rio Tinto Borax Mine

NASA Image ISS037-E-22990

Copyright: NASA
Contribution: Stefan 2015-09-12
Offener Tagebau
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Offener Tagebau
US-Borax Open Pit Mine, Kramer Dtsr., Kern Co., Kalifornien. 1988.
Copyright: Doc Diether; Contribution: Doc Diether
Location: USA/Kalifornien (California)/Kern Co./Kramer District/Boron/Kramer Boratlagerstätte/U.S. Borax Mine/U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine)
Image: 1238838191
License: Usage for Mineralienatlas project only
Offener Tagebau

US-Borax Open Pit Mine, Kramer Dtsr., Kern Co., Kalifornien. 1988.

Copyright: Doc Diether
Contribution: Doc Diether 2009-04-04
Abraumhalden
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Abraumhalden
US-Borax Open Pit Mine, Kramer Dstr., Kern Co., Kalifornien. 1988.
Copyright: Doc Diether; Contribution: Doc Diether
Location: USA/Kalifornien (California)/Kern Co./Kramer District/Boron/Kramer Boratlagerstätte/U.S. Borax Mine/U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine)
Image: 1238838265
License: Usage for Mineralienatlas project only
Abraumhalden

US-Borax Open Pit Mine, Kramer Dstr., Kern Co., Kalifornien. 1988.

Copyright: Doc Diether
Contribution: Doc Diether 2009-04-04

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Detailed Description

Zeolite sind im Nebengestein Basalt.

Mineral images (64 Images total)

Colemanit auf gelbem Calcit
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Colemanit auf gelbem Calcit
Größe: 91x57 mm; Fundort: U. S. Borax Open Pit, U.S. Borax Mine, Boron, Kramer District, Kern Co., Kalifornien, USA
Copyright: Rock Currier; Contribution: slugslayer
Location: USA/Kalifornien (California)/Kern Co./Kramer District/Boron/Kramer Boratlagerstätte/U.S. Borax Mine/U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine)
Mineral: Calcite, Colemanite
Image: 1284196622
License: Usage for Mineralienatlas project only
Colemanit auf gelbem Calcit

Größe: 91x57 mm; Fundort: U. S. Borax Open Pit, U.S. Borax Mine, Boron, Kramer District, Kern Co., Kalifornien, USA

Copyright: Rock Currier
Contribution: slugslayer 2010-09-11
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Orpiment auf Ulexit
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Orpiment auf Ulexit
Größe: 35x25 mm; Fundort: Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kern Co., Kalifornien, USA
Copyright: slugslayer; Contribution: slugslayer
Location: USA/Kalifornien (California)/Kern Co./Kramer District/Boron/Kramer Boratlagerstätte/U.S. Borax Mine/U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine)
Mineral: Orpiment
Image: 1259512730
Rating: 5 (votes: 1)
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Orpiment auf Ulexit

Größe: 35x25 mm; Fundort: Boron Open Pit, Boron, Kern Co., Kalifornien, USA

Copyright: slugslayer
Contribution: slugslayer 2009-11-29
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Probertit
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Probertit
Größe: 27x26 mm; Fundort: U. S. Borax Open Pit, Boron, Kern Co., Kalifornien, USA
Copyright: John Sobolewski; Contribution: slugslayer
Location: USA/Kalifornien (California)/Kern Co./Kramer District/Boron/Kramer Boratlagerstätte/U.S. Borax Mine/U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine)
Mineral: Probertite
Image: 1274558164
License: Usage for Mineralienatlas project only
Probertit

Größe: 27x26 mm; Fundort: U. S. Borax Open Pit, Boron, Kern Co., Kalifornien, USA

Copyright: John Sobolewski
Contribution: slugslayer 2010-05-22
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Minerals (Count: 38)

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Arsenicr
Slg. Doc Diether
(Kalifornien (California)/Kern Co./Kramer District/Boron/Kramer Boratlagerstätte/U.S. Borax Mine/U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine))
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Boraxr
Slg. Doc Diether
(Kalifornien (California)/Kern Co./Kramer District/Boron/Kramer Boratlagerstätte/U.S. Borax Mine/U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine))
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Calciter
Slg. Doc Diether
(Kalifornien (California)/Kern Co./Kramer District/Boron/Kramer Boratlagerstätte/U.S. Borax Mine/U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine))
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Colemaniter
Slg. Doc Diether
(Kalifornien (California)/Kern Co./Kramer District/Boron/Kramer Boratlagerstätte/U.S. Borax Mine/U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine))
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Inderiter
Slg. Doc Diether
(Kalifornien (California)/Kern Co./Kramer District/Boron/Kramer Boratlagerstätte/U.S. Borax Mine/U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine))
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Kerniter
Slg. Doc Diether
(Kalifornien (California)/Kern Co./Kramer District/Boron/Kramer Boratlagerstätte/U.S. Borax Mine/U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine))
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Kurnakoviter
Slg. Doc Diether
(Kalifornien (California)/Kern Co./Kramer District/Boron/Kramer Boratlagerstätte/U.S. Borax Mine/U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine))
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Leuciter
Slg. Doc Diether
(Kalifornien (California)/Kern Co./Kramer District/Boron/Kramer Boratlagerstätte/U.S. Borax Mine/U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine))
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Montmorilloniter
Slg. Doc Diether
(Kalifornien (California)/Kern Co./Kramer District/Boron/Kramer Boratlagerstätte/U.S. Borax Mine/U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine))
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Pararealgarr
Slg. Doc Diether
(Kalifornien (California)/Kern Co./Kramer District/Boron/Kramer Boratlagerstätte/U.S. Borax Mine/U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine))
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'Phillipsite series'r
Slg. Doc Diether
(Kalifornien (California)/Kern Co./Kramer District/Boron/Kramer Boratlagerstätte/U.S. Borax Mine/U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine))
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Probertiter
Slg. Doc Diether
(Kalifornien (California)/Kern Co./Kramer District/Boron/Kramer Boratlagerstätte/U.S. Borax Mine/U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine))
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Quartzr
Slg. Doc Diether
(Kalifornien (California)/Kern Co./Kramer District/Boron/Kramer Boratlagerstätte/U.S. Borax Mine/U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine))
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Tincalconiter
Slg. Doc Diether
(Kalifornien (California)/Kern Co./Kramer District/Boron/Kramer Boratlagerstätte/U.S. Borax Mine/U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine))
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Tunelliter
Slg. Doc Diether
(Kalifornien (California)/Kern Co./Kramer District/Boron/Kramer Boratlagerstätte/U.S. Borax Mine/U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine))
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Ulexiter
Slg. Doc Diether
(Kalifornien (California)/Kern Co./Kramer District/Boron/Kramer Boratlagerstätte/U.S. Borax Mine/U.S. Borax Open Pit (Boron Pit, Rio Tinto Borax Mine))
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Rocks (Count: 3)

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Reference- and Source indication, Literature

Literatur:

  • Arletti, R., Galli, E., Vezzalini, G. & Wise, W.S. (2005). Mazzite-Na, a new zeolite from Boron, California: Its description and crystal structure. Am. Min., Vol.90, S.1186-91. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Weiß, S. (2005). Neue Mineralien: Mazzit-Na. Lapis, Jg.30, Nr.9, S.61-64.
  • Baumgärtl, U. & Mücke, A. (2006). Neue von der IMA anerkannte Mineralien: Mazzite-Na (33). Aufschluss, Jg.57, Nr.1, S.43-50.

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IDs

GUSID (Global unique identifier short form) Cm0f3ttAxUGqaIsWTNd_XA
GUID (Global unique identifier) DE1F6D0A-40DB-41C5-AA68-8B164CD77F5C
Database ID 3239