Sources and Resources for Tick Canyon and the Sterling Borax Mine


Bartlett, W.P., 1927, Happenings - A Series of Sketches of the Great California Out-Of-Doors: Porterville, California, pp. 22-28.

Dibblee, T.W., Jr., 1996, Geologic map of the Agua Dulce Quadrangle, Los Angeles County, California: Santa Barbara, California, Dibblee Geological Foundation, Map DF-58, scale 1:24,000. Dibblee geologic maps can be purchased online here.

Dibblee, T.W., Jr., 1996, Geologic map of the Mint Canyon Quadrangle, Los Angeles County, California: Santa Barbara, California, Dibblee Geological Foundation, Map DF-57, scale 1:24,000.

Eakle, A.S., 1911, Neocolemanite, a variety of colemanite, and howlite from Lang, Los Angeles County, Ca., University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geology, Vol. 6, No. 9, pp. 179-189.

Ehlert, K.W., 2003, Tectonic significance of the middle Miocene Mint Canyon and Caliente Formations, southern California, in Crowell, J.C., ed., Evolution of Ridge Basin, Southern California: An interplay of sedimentation and tectonics: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Special Paper 367, p. 117.

Ehlig, P.L. and Ehlert, K.W., 1975, Offset of the Upper Miocene Caliente and Mint Canyon Formations along the San Gabriel and San Andreas Faults, in Crowell, J.C., ed., San Andreas Fault in Southern California, A guide to San Andreas Fault from Mexico to Carrizo Plain: California Division of Mines and Geology Special Report 118, pp. 83-92.

Foshag, W. F., 1921, The Origin of the Colemanite Deposits of California: Economic Geology, Vol. 16., No. 3, pp. 199-214.

Gale, C.G., 1907, "Borax" in Mineral Resources of the United States for the Calendar Year 1906, United States Geological Survey, Washington, Government Printing Office.

Gale, C.G., 1908, "Borax" in Mineral Resources of the United States for the Calendar Year 1907, United States Geological Survey, Washington, Government Printing Office.

Gale, H.S., 1913, The Origin of Colemanite Deposites: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 85-A, Washington, Government Printing Office.

Garrett, D.E., 1998, Borates: Handbook of Deposits, Processing, Properties, and Use: San Diego, Academic Press, 483 pp.

Gay T.E., Jr. and Hoffman, S.R., 1954, Mines and mineral deposits of Los Angeles County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology, Volume 50, Numbers 3-4, pp. 506-508.

Guinn, J.A., 1915, A History of California and an Extended History of Los Angeles and Environs, Biographical, Volume II: Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, Cal.

Hall, C.A., Jr., 2007, Introduction to the Geology of Southern California and its Native Plants: Los Angeles, California, University of California Press, pp. 249-252.

Higgins, Edwin, 1908, "Borax" in The Mineral Industry Its Statistics, Technology and Trade during 1907, Hill Publishing Company, New York.

Kew, W.S.W., 1924, Geology and oil resources of part of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, California: U.S. Geological Survey, Bulletin 753, 197 pp.

Keyes, Charles R., 1909, Borax Deposits of the United States, Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, Spokane Meeting, September 1909.

Oakeshott, G.B., 1958, Geology and mineral deposits of the San Fernando Quadrangle, Los Angeles County, California: California Division of Mines Bulletin 172, pp. 111-112.

Perkins, A.B., The Story of the Sterling Borax Company, Part 1 and Part 2: Newhall Signal, October 5 and October 12, 1961.

Scorza, Philip, Explores the Sterling Borax Mine, SCVTV video, 2007.

Scorza, Philip, Points of Interest, Sterling Borax Mine with Don Woelke, SCVTV video, 1995.

Sharp, W.E., 1959, Minerals of Los Angeles County, Published by the author.

Travis, N.J. and Cocks, E.J., 1984, The Tincal Trail - A History of Borax: London, Harrap Limited.

Ver Planck, W.E, 1956, History of Borax Production in the United States, California Journal of Mines and Geology, Vol. 52, No. 3, July 1956, pp. 273-291.

Wilkins, A. and Housley, B., 2000, Tick Canyon, Website.