The Pala District is a niobium (columbium), gemstone, tantalum, beryllium, and lithium mine located in San Diego county, California.
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Primary Mineral: Niobium (Columbium), Gemstone, Tantalum, Beryllium, Lithium
Lat, Long: 33.3667, -117.08330
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Pala District MRDS details
Site NamePrimary: Pala District
CommodityPrimary: Niobium (Columbium)
County: San Diego
District: PALA DISTRICT
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: PEGMATITE
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference Category: Deposit
Reference: JAHNS, R.H., AND WRIGHT, L.A., 1951, GEM AND LITHIUMBEARING PEGMATITES OF THE PALA DISTRICT, SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, CALIF. DIV. MINES SPECIAL REPORT 7-A