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Cheapside Quarry (East Deerfield Quarry; Trew Corp. Quarry), Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 34' 5'' North , 72° 34' 44'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 42.5680555556, -72.5788888889

Active quarry in Deerfield basalt.

Mineral List

Regional Geology

Jurassic145 - 201.3 MaJurassic volcanic: mafic rocks

Volcanic: mafic rocks

Early Jurassic174.1 - 201.3 MaTurner Falls Sandstone

Major:: {sandstone},Minor:: {siltstone},Incidental:: {black shale}

Turner Falls Sandstone - Reddish-brown to pale red arkosic sandstone, and gray sandstone, gray siltstone, and black shale interpreted as lake beds.

Part of Mesozoic Basins (Jurassic and Triassic Rocks); Sedimentary and Volcanic Rocks of Deerfield and Northfield Basins.

Triassic201.3 - 252.17 MaTriassic sedimentary rocks

Sedimentary rocks

References for regional geology:

Data provided by

Garrity, C.P., and Soller, D.R.,. Database of the Geologic Map of North America: adapted from the map by J.C. Reed, Jr. and others (2005). U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 424 .

USGS compilers. State geologic map data. State Maps.

Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.

29 valid minerals.

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Emerson, B. K (1882) The Deerfield Dyke and its minerals. American Journal of Science 3rd series XXIV:270-278,349-359.

White, John S. and Cook, Robert B. (1990). Amethyst Occurrences of the Eastern United States. Mineralogical Record 21:203-213.

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