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Diamond Hill, Cumberland, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA

Latitude: 41°59'N
Longitude: 71°24'W
A prominent hill covering about one-third of a square mile, at least one-third of which is either quartz or highly silicified felsite. The quartz was formerly quarried, crushed and powdered for use as road metal, poultry grit, roofing gravels, fireproof brick and fire sand. It was also used as crushed stone for concrete (Warren and Powers, 1914).

Felsite is mostly light green to gray ignimbrites and ash flow tuffs of the Late Proterozoic Esmond Igneous Suite.

Epimorphs of quartz after barite (and fluorite) are frequently found.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Arsenopyrite
Baryte
'Chrysoprase'
'Feldspar Group'
Fluorapatite
Fluorite
Galena
Goethite
Hematite
Ilmenite
'K Feldspar
var: Adularia'

Lepidocrocite
'Limonite'
Magnesio-hornblende
'Olivine'
Orthoclase
Pyrite
Quartz
Quartz
var: Agate

var: Agate-Jasper
var: Amethyst
var: Bloodstone
var: Chalcedony
var: Citrine
var: Jasper
var: Milky Quartz
var: Onyx
Quartz
var: Prase

var: Rock Crystal
var: Sardonyx
var: Smoky Quartz
'Turgite'
Zoisite


38 entries listed. 14 valid minerals.

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References

Polehampton, Edward T. W. (1815): The Gallery of Nature and Art, Vol. II (London: R. Wilks), p. 317.

Robinson, Samuel (1825): A Catalogue of American Minerals, with Their Localities, p. 80.

Barber, Raymond J. and Mears, Henry S. (1906): An investigation of the quartz deposit at Diamond Hill, R.I. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mining Engineering and Metallurgy).

Warren, C. H. and Powers, Sidney (1914). Geology of the Diamond Hill - Cumberland District in Rhode Island - Massachusetts. (Bulletin of the Geological Society of America 25:435-476).

Fisher, Lloyd W. and Gedney,Edwin K. (1926): Notes on the mineral localities of Rhode Island; I. Providence County (American Mineralogist 11:334-340)

Miller, C.E.(1971): Rhode Island Minerals and Their Locations, O. D. Hermes, Ed. (University of Rhode Island, Kingston)

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