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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

https://www.mineralatlas.eu/?l=3239
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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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Important: Before entering this or any other place of discovery you should have a permission of the operator and/or owner. Likewise it is to be respected that necessary safety precautions are kept during the visit.

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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
Abraum
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Abraum
Hintergund: Borax-Fabrik. 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)
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Abraum

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

Copyright: Doc Diether
Contribution: Doc Diether 2009-04-04
Mineral  Aufbereitung: Borax-Fabrik
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Mineral Aufbereitung: Borax-Fabrik
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)
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Mineral Aufbereitung: Borax-Fabrik

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 Calcit
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Colemanit auf Calcit
Größe: 11,0 x 4,4 cm; 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: Colemanite
Image: 1284197336
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Colemanit auf Calcit

Größe: 11,0 x 4,4 cm; Fundort: U. S. Borax Open Pit, U.S. Borax Mine, Boron, Kramer District, Kern Co., Kalifornien, USA

Copyright: Rock Currier
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Colemanit auf Calcit
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Colemanit auf Calcit
Größe: 98x88 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: Colemanite
Image: 1284584965
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Colemanit auf Calcit

Größe: 98x88 mm; Fundort: U. S. Borax Open Pit, U.S. Borax Mine, Boron, Kramer District, Kern Co., Kalifornien, USA

Copyright: Rock Currier
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Calcit
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Calcit
Größe: 97x47 mm; Fundort: U. S. Borax Open Pit, Boron, 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
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Calcit

Größe: 97x47 mm; Fundort: U. S. Borax Open Pit, Boron, Kern Co., Kalifornien, USA

Copyright: Rock Currier
Contribution: slugslayer 2010-07-23
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Minerals (Count: 38)

Rocks (Count: 3)

Subsidiary Pages

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