Borax solution at Kramer, California

Economic Geology



Material of obscure structure that forms part of the hanging wall of the great sodium borate ore body at Kramer, Kern County, Calif., is interpreted herein as collapsed insoluble claystone layers left where interbedded borax has been dissolved. Nodular ulexite in such collapsed material is secondary; relationships between primary borax and contemporaneous ulexite or other syngenetic borate minerals remain unestablished. The effects of solution also leave unestablished the original limits of borax deposition. It is suggested that collapsed claystone layers containing ulexite might be used as an indicator of proximity to borax elsewhere in the district.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Borax solution at Kramer, California
Series title Economic Geology
DOI 10.2113/gsecongeo.63.8.877
Volume 63
Issue 8
Year Published 1968
Language English
Publisher Society of Economic Geologist
Description 7 p.
First page 877
Last page 883
Country United States
State California
City Kramer
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