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Rose Quartz crystal locality (Pegmatite 24), Newry, Oxford Co., Maine, USA
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Granite pegmatite. Plumbago-Puzzle Mt., summit ridge. - Oxford pegmatite field.

The first Rose Quartz crystals known in the world were found at Mount Mica Quarry about 1913-1915. The second locality for genuine rose quartz crystals in the world, the Dunton Gem Quarry, Newry, produced its first crystals in 1927. A third world locality was discovered in 1942, at the Rose Quartz Crystal locality, by George Crooker. Rose Quartz crystals were found at the Nevel Quarry, Newry and in the Red Hill Quarry Group, Rumford, Maine in 1949. Rose Quartz crystals were not known in Brazil until 1958.

(Note: This site is located near the Broome and Whitehall #1 and #2 prospects.) Pegmatite 24 is exposed over a vast area of southern Plumbago-Puzzle Mountain and many prospects have been dug into it. The species list includes all of those tiny, closely spaced exposures, although most of the reported species come from the Rose Quartz Crystal Locality.

Mineral List

Albite
var: Cleavelandite
var: Zygadite
Almandine
Autunite
Beryl
Beryllonite
Cassiterite
Columbite-(Fe)
Crandallite
Elbaite
Eosphorite
Fairfieldite
Fluorapatite
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
Galena
Goethite
Goyazite
Greifensteinite
Hematite
Heterosite
Hydroxylapatite
Hydroxylherderite
Meta-autunite
Microcline
Microlite Group
Montebrasite
Moraesite
Muscovite
Opal
var: Opal-AN

Phosphosiderite
Phosphuranylite
Pyrite
Quartz
var: Rose Quartz
Roscherite ?
Schorl
Siderite
Sphalerite
Spodumene
Tantalite-(Mn)
'Tapiolite'
Todorokite
Triphylite
Uraninite
Wodginite
Xanthoxenite
Zircon


48 entries listed. 42 valid minerals.

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References

Moore, P. B. (2000), Analyses of Primary Phosphates from Pegmatites in Maine and Other Localities, in V. T. King (editor), Mineralogy of Maine. Mining History, Gems, and Geology, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, p. 333-336.

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