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Government Pit (Government Gravel Pits), Albany, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USA
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Smoky Quartz
Government Pit, Albany, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USA

Photo: 2001 John H. Betts
Latitude: 44°0'15"N
Longitude: 71°9'43"W
 
 
Granite pegmatite associated with the Conway granite. - The "gravel" is decomposed granite pegmatite from in-situ ledges. It is the "rotten stone" ledges which collectors have worked. (Note: This site is often erroneously cited as being in either Conway or North Conway.)



Mineral List

Albite
var: Cleavelandite
Allanite-(Ce)
Annite
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Bavenite
Bazzite
Bertrandite
'Biotite'
Calcite
Cassiterite
'Chlorite Group'
'Clay'
Columbite-(Mn)
Danalite
Epidote
Fersmite ?
Fluorite
Hematite
Kaolinite
Löllingite
Magnetite
Microcline
var: Amazonite
Microlite Group
Milarite
Molybdenite
'Monazite'
Muscovite
Opal
Opal
var: Opal-AN

Orthoclase
Phenakite
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
Riebeckite
Titanite
Topaz
Zircon


39 entries listed. 30 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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References

Henderson, B. (1983): Microminerals (Mineralogical Record 14(1):47).

Bearss, Gene and Janules, Bob (1992): Miarolitic Cavity Minerals of the Govemment Pit, Albany, New Hampshire (Rocks & Minerals 67:158-169).

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