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Palos Verdes Hills (Palos Verdes Cliffs), Palos Verdes peninsula, Los Angeles Co., California, USAi
Regional Level Types
Palos Verdes Hills (Palos Verdes Cliffs)Group of Hills
Palos Verdes peninsulaPeninsula
Los Angeles Co.County
CaliforniaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 45' North , 118° 22' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Group of Hills
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Rolling Hills1,893 (2017)1.2km
Rancho Palos Verdes42,732 (2017)2.0km
Rolling Hills Estates8,258 (2017)4.3km
Palos Verdes Estates13,682 (2017)6.2km
Lomita20,785 (2017)6.7km


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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Description: Euhedral crystals altering to Saussurite.
Reference: Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 4; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 360.
Anorthite var: Labradorite
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Description: Euhedral crystals altering to Saussurite.
Reference: Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 4; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 360.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Description: Occurs as crystals along contact between basalt and shale.
Reference: Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 3-4; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 215.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Description: Occurs as extensive veins containing many crystals and aggregates.
Reference: Rocks & Minerals (1933), Rocks and Minerals first national outing; California (southern California): Rocks & Minerals: 8(3): 120; Schwartz, Jack (1943), Southern California localities, 10, Redondo Beach and Palos Verdes Rocks & Minerals: 18: 243; Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 3-4; Carnahan, V. (1967), Minerals of Los Angeles County, part 1, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes and Soledad Basin: Los Angeles County Natural History Museum Alliance Quarterly: 6(2): 28, 29; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 97.
Braunite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Reference: American Mineralogist (1979): 64: 1199-1218.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 3-4; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 215.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Description: Occurs as fine curved crystals.
Reference: Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 3; Carnahan, V. (1967), Minerals of Los Angeles County, part 1, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes and Soledad Basin: Los Angeles County Natural History Museum Alliance Quarterly: 6(2): 28; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 286.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 3-4; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 277.
Lawsonite
Formula: CaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Description: Occurs in saussurtized basic igneous rock of the basement complex.
Reference: Woodring, W.P., Bramlette, M.N., and Kew, W.S.W. (1946), Geology and paleontology of Palos Verdes Hills California: USGS Professional Paper 207: 12; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 487.
Natrojarosite
Formula: NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Description: Occurs in cavities in basalt.
Reference: Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 3-4; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 371.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 3-4; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 215.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
'Saussurite'
Colour: Green
Description: Altering from labradorite crystals.
Reference: Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 4; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 360.
Spadaite
Formula: MgSiO2(OH)2 · H2O (?)
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Sursassite
Formula: Mn2+2Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)3
Description: May be a mistake for "saussurite," an alteration product of plagioclase feldspar and a mixture of species, which occurs in an unnamed quarry in the Palos Verdes Hills.
Reference: http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/sursassite.pdf.
Todorokite
Formula: (Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Reference: American Mineralogist (1979): 64: 1199-1218.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Todorokite4.DK.10(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Epsomite7.CB.40MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Natrojarosite7.BC.10NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Anorthite9.FA.35Ca(Al2Si2O8)
var: Labradorite9.FA.35(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Braunite9.AG.05Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Lawsonite9.BE.05CaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Spadaite9.EC.45MgSiO2(OH)2 · H2O (?)
Sursassite9.BG.15Mn2+2Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Saussurite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
(AB)2X3
Braunite7.5.1.3Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
AB3X7
Todorokite7.8.1.1(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Epsomite29.6.11.1MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
Lawsonite56.2.3.1CaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Sursassite58.2.3.1Mn2+2Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Group 78 - Unclassified Silicates
Spadaite78.7.14.1MgSiO2(OH)2 · H2O (?)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Anorthite-Ca(Al2Si2O8)
var: Labradorite-(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Aragonite-CaCO3
Natrojarosite-NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Saussurite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
H NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
H SursassiteMn22+Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)3
H EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
H SpadaiteMgSiO2(OH)2 · H2O (?)
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
O BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
O NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
O SursassiteMn22+Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)3
O EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O AragoniteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
O Anorthite (var: Labradorite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
O SpadaiteMgSiO2(OH)2 · H2O (?)
O AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
NaSodium
Na Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Na NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na Anorthite (var: Labradorite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
MgMagnesium
Mg Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Mg EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg SpadaiteMgSiO2(OH)2 · H2O (?)
AlAluminium
Al Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Al SursassiteMn22+Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)3
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Al Anorthite (var: Labradorite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Al AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
SiSilicon
Si BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
Si SursassiteMn22+Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)3
Si QuartzSiO2
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Si Anorthite (var: Labradorite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Si SpadaiteMgSiO2(OH)2 · H2O (?)
Si AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
S EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
KPotassium
K Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Ca Anorthite (var: Labradorite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Ca AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
MnManganese
Mn Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Mn BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
Mn SursassiteMn22+Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)3
FeIron
Fe NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
SrStrontium
Sr Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O

References

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Rocks & Minerals (1933), Rocks and Minerals first national outing; California (southern California): Rocks & Minerals: 8(3): 120.
Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 3-4.
Schwartz, Jack (1943), Southern California localities, 10, Redondo Beach and Palos Verdes Rocks & Minerals: 18: 243.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 97.
Carnahan, V. (1967), Minerals of Los Angeles County, part 1, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes and Soledad Basin: Los Angeles County Natural History Museum Alliance Quarterly: 6(2): 28, 29.
American Mineralogist (1979): 64: 1199-1218.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 219, 292.

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