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Buddingtonite in Menlo Park, California

Open-File Report 2010-1053

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Abstract

The mineral buddingtonite, named after A.F. Buddington, long-time professor of petrology at Princeton University, was first identified at the Sulfur Bank mine in Lake County, California (Erd and others, 1964). The ammonium feldspar was recognized in Menlo Park, California, in 1964 by the author, with Erd's help, shortly before publication of the original description of the new mineral. Subsequently, buddingtonite has been widely recognized in hydrothermal mineral deposits and has been used in remote-sensing applications by the mineral industry. Buddingtonite also has been identified in the Phosphoria Formation and in oil shales of the Green River Formation. This paper briefly describes the geologic setting and mineralogy of the occurrences of buddingtonite and other ammonium-bearing minerals in the vicinity of Menlo Park.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Buddingtonite in Menlo Park, California
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2010-1053
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2010
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Western Region Geology and Geophysics Science Center
Description:
ii, 4 p.; Tables; Figures
Online Only (Y/N):
Y