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Animikie Red Ace pegmatite, Fern, Florence Co., Wisconsin, USA

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The most complex and largest pegmatite in the Hoskins Lake pegmatite field. These are undated, but probably are related to the intrusion of 1,760 million year old Bush Lake Granite.Location is in Sec 22, T39N R17E. The coordinates mark a prominent outcrop. This locality is now part of the "Pine River Wild Rivers Area", and collecting is no longer permitted.

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Falster, A. , W.B. Simmons & P.B. Moore (1988) Fillowite, Lithiophilite, Heterosite/Purpurite and Allvaudite--Varulite Group Minerals from a Pegmatite in Florence County, WI, Abst. 15th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, Rocks and Minerals: 63(6) p. 455.

Falster, A. U., W.B. Simmons & K. L. Webber (1995) Niobium-Tantalum minerals from the Animikie Red Ace Pegmatite, Florence County, Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 70(2): 126-127.

Falster, A. , W.B. Simmons & P.B. Moore (1996) The mineralogy and geochemistry of the Animikie Red Ace pegmatite in Florence County, Wisconsin: Rec. Res. Dev. Mineral: 1: 7-67.

Sirbescu, M. L. C., E. E. Hartwick, E.E., & J. J. Student (2008): Rapid crystallization of the Animikie Red Ace Pegmatite, Florence county, northeastern Wisconsin: inclusion microthermometry and conductive-cooling modeling. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology: 156: 289-305.

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