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Rhode Island, USA

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° North , 71° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~45km


The state with the longest name! The formal name of this state is: "The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations". Part of the Appalachians (Boston platform). Western part of state is granitic and metamorphic rocks. Eastern portion contains Narragansett basin. State has been glaciated.

There are 5 counties in the state. The counties are further divided into 31 towns, 8 cities, and 1 undefined area (consisting of water). [Source: US Census Bureau]

There were changes to the boundary between Rhode Island and Massachusetts in 1862, and the boundary was adjusted again in 1897.

Mindat Articles

Mineralogy of Rhode Island - A Literature Review by Michael Kieron


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Actinolite

Aegirine

Albite

var: Andesine

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Allanite-(Ce)

'Allanite Group'

Almandine

'Amber'

'Amphibole Supergroup'

'var: Uralite'

Analcime

Anatase

Andradite

Anglesite

Ankerite

Anorthite

var: Labradorite

Anthophyllite

Antigorite

var: Bowenite

'Apatite'

Aragonite

Arfvedsonite

Arsenopyrite

'Asbestos'

'var: Mountain Leather'

Astrophyllite

Augite

Aurichalcite

Autunite

Axinite-(Fe)

Azurite

Babingtonite

Baryte

Bastnäsite-(Ce)

Bertrandite

Beryl

var: Aquamarine

'Biotite'

'Bitumen'

'var: Elaterite'

Bornite

Braunite

Brookite

Calcite

var: Ferroan Calcite

'Cat's Eye'

Cerussite

'Chabazite'

Chabazite-Ca

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

var: Auriferous Chalcopyrite

Chamosite

Chevkinite-(Ce)

'Chlorite Group'

Chloritoid

var: Masonite

Chrysocolla

'Chrysoprase'

Chrysotile

Clinochlore

var: Pennine

var: Ripidolite

Clinochrysotile

Clinozoisite

'Columbite'

Columbite-(Fe)

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

Copper

Cordierite

Covellite

Cryptomelane

'Cyrtolite'

Danalite

'Danalite-Genthelvite Series'

Datolite

Diopside

Dolomite

Dravite

Enstatite

Epidote

'Fayalite-Tephroite Series'

'var: Knebelite'

'Feldspar Group'

'var: Perthite'

Ferrimolybdite

Ferro-actinolite

Ferro-hornblende

Fluorapatite

Fluorapophyllite-(K)

Fluorite

var: Chlorophane

Forsterite

Galena

'Garnet'

Genthelvite

'Gmelinite'

Goethite

Gold

Graphite

Greenockite

Grossular

var: Hessonite

Gypsum

Halite

Harmotome

Hematite

var: Specularite

Hemimorphite

'Heulandite'

Heulandite-Ca

'Hornblende'

Hydrocerussite

Hydromagnesite

Ilmenite

var: Washingtonite

Ilvaite

Jamesonite

Jarosite

Kaersutite

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Kyanite

Laumontite

Lepidocrocite

'Lepidolite'

Leucoxene

'Limonite'

Magnesio-hornblende

Magnesite

Magnetite

var: Titaniferous Magnetite

Malachite

'Manganese Oxides'

'var: Manganese Dendrites'

Manganite

Marcasite

Meionite

Melanterite

Microcline

var: Amazonite

Molybdenite

Molybdite

Monazite-(Ce)

Montmorillonite

'Moonstone'

Muscovite

var: Damourite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Nacrite

Natrolite

Nontronite

'Olivine'

Opal

var: Opal-AN

Orthoclase

Ottrélite

Paragonite

Pargasite

Parisite-(Ce)

Phlogopite

Phosgenite

Piemontite

Powellite

Prehnite

Pyrite

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Agate-Jasper

var: Amethyst

var: Bloodstone

var: Carnelian

var: Chalcedony

var: Citrine

var: Milky Quartz

var: Onyx

var: Prase

var: Rock Crystal

var: Rutilated Quartz

var: Sardonyx

var: Smoky Quartz

Rhodochrosite

Rhodonite

Riebeckite

'Riebeckite Root Name'

'var: Crocidolite'

Rutile

'Scapolite'

Scheelite

Schorl

Scolecite

Sepiolite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Siderite

var: Sphärosiderite

Sillimanite

Silver

Smithsonite

'Soapstone'

Sphalerite

Spinel

Staurolite

'Stilbite'

Stilbite-Ca

Stolzite

Sulphur

Talc

var: Steatite

Thorianite

var: Uranothorianite

Titanite

var: Keilhauite

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

'Turgite'

Uraninite

Vesuvianite

'Wad'

Wavellite

'Wolframite'

Wulfenite

Xenotime-(Y)

'Zinnwaldite'

Zircon

Zoisite

var: Thulite


150 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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References

Miller, C. E. (1971) "Rhode Island Minerals and Their Locations," University of Rhode Island, Kingston.

Rocks & Minerals (1986): 61: 252-253, 264, 268.

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