Clear Creek (San Benito River)

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Clear Creek is a 9.9-mile-long (15.9 km)[1] tributary of the San Benito River in California, in the United States. The creek is the site of a BLM natural recreation area, and is known for its mineral abundance. The headwaters area of the creek is the only known location of gem quality benitoite, the designated California State Gem.

Coordinates: 36°21′32″N 120°47′11″W / 36.35889°N 120.78639°W / 36.35889; -120.78639[2]

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed March 15, 2011
  2. ^ "Clear Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.