Lytle Creek Endoskarn and Exoskarn (California)


457947 mE 3785690 mN (UTM11N NAD83) (Google Maps)

Land Status:

Angeles National Forest


This site offers a very nice, easily accessible calc-silicate skarn. This locality is particularly spectacular because both the exoskarn and the endoskarn are well developed and offer excellent mineral assemblages. The exoskarn is composed of recrystallized calcite, wollastonite, grossular, and andradite. The endoskarn is composed of plagioclase, diopside, and large sphene crystals.


Geologic Map of the Devore 7.5' Quadrangle, San Bernardino County, California (USGS OFR 01-173)

Grossular garnets

Skarn samples

Site visited on 10/24/2011Page created on 11/16/2014