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Burnside, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania, USA
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Laphamite
Burnside, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania, USA

Photo: Christian Rewitzer
Latitude: 40°46'0"N
Longitude: 76°33'30"W
 
 
Locality of a burning anthracite coal waste pile, located in the Western Middle Anthracite Field, approx. 1.5 km south-southwest of Shamokin.

Mineral List

Arsenolite
Bararite
Cassiterite
'Coal
var: Anthracite'

Downeyite
Galena
Hematite
Laphamite (TL)
Millosevichite
Orpiment
Selenium
Sulphur
'Unnamed (NH4-Al Fluoride)'


13 entries listed. 11 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).

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References

Lapham, D. M., J. H. Barns, W. Downey Jr. and R. B. Finkelman (1980): Mineralogy associated with burning Anthracite deposits of Eastern Pennsylvania. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Resources, Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey, Mineral Resources Report 78, 82 pp.

Dunn, P. J., Peacor, D. R., Criddle, A. J. and Finkelman, R. B. (1986): Laphamite, an arsenic selenide analogue of orpiment, from burning anthracite deposits in Pennsylvania. Mineralogical Magazine, 50, 279-282.

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