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Bumpus Quarry, Albany, Oxford Co., Maine, USA
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Latitude: 44°18'43"N
Longitude: 70°46'52"W
 
 
Granite pegmatite. Oxford pegmatite field. A feldspar quarry, opened in 1927. Mica, beryl, and rose quartz were byproducts.Long open pit with an upper and lower tunnel. Noted for its large volume of massive rose quartz, and giant crystals of beryl found there - up to 11 meters long by 1.5 meter in diameter. Crystal pockets were small and uncommon. Now a fee locality. (Note: On the satellite image, the Bumpus Quarry is a tiny black water-filled area immediately above a comparatively enormous road metal quarry.)

Ref.(in part): Rocks & Min. 4:78; 14:272; 43:904 (Dec. 1968); 61:89; Stevens, 1972. Gems and Minerals of Oxford County.: Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998: Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed.; King, V. T., 2009, Maine Feldspar, Families, and Feuds (History of Mining in the Bumpus District.)

Mineral List

Albite
var: Cleavelandite
Almandine
Annite
Autunite
Bertrandite
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
var: Heliodor
'Biotite'
Chalcopyrite
Chamosite
Columbite-(Fe)
Cookeite
Cryptomelane
Dumortierite
Euclase
Fluorapatite
var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite
Foitite
Goethite
Hematite
Hydroxylapatite
Hydroxylherderite
Kaolinite
'Manganese Oxides
var: Manganese Dendrites'

Meta-autunite
Metatorbernite
Microcline
Muscovite
Nontronite
'Perthite'
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Rose Quartz
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz

Rutile
Schorl
Scorzalite
Siderite
Titanite
Todorokite
Torbernite
'Turgite'
Uraninite
Vivianite
Zircon


48 entries listed. 36 valid minerals. 2 erroneous literature entries.

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References

Guidebook 1 to Mineral Collecting in the Maine Pegmatite Belt
Prepared by members of the Maine Federation Club 1973 pg. 15

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