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05M-AE4Calcite, Galena, Sphalerite

Picher Field, Tri-State District, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA

Dimensions: 14 cm x 8.4 cm x 5 cm

A matrix group of calcite, lustrous galena and minor black sphalerite on chert. A very fine combination specimen from Picher Field.
Photo ID: 920055     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 20   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3264 x 2448 pixels (8.0 Mpix)

M3E-7PNCalcite, Hematite

Pilot Knob Mine, Pilot Knob, Iron Co., Missouri, USA

Dimensions: 7.5 cm x 6 cm x 1.5 cm

Hematite included calcite with marcasite from Pilot Knob Mine. This specimen was in the Charles Noll collection (CN3002) and includes a Northstar Minerals label suggesting that it was likely mined between 1960s-1980s.
Photo ID: 920028     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 100   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2103 x 2471 pixels (5.2 Mpix)


Pennsy Supply Quarry, North Londonderry Township, Lebanon Co., Pennsylvania, USA

Dimensions: 15 cm x 14 cm x 11 cm

I have seen two varieties of calcite specimens from Millard Quarry. The most common are clusters and plates of smaller amber to yellow calcites, all of similar size. The second is the type pictured here where the crystals are larger, variable in size, and partially coated in what might be marcasite. There is crystallization on either side of these specimens. I have not come across many Millard specimens, but became interested in the locality when a very fine specimen made its way into the Mineral Museum in Penny Hall at the University of Delaware. I was surprised to see the locality had not been added to mindat yet when I went to post this specimen!

Label locality: Pennsy Supply (Millard Quarry), Annville, Lebanon Co., PA, USA

Photo ID: 918491     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 18   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2427 x 2416 pixels (5.9 Mpix)


York Building Supply quarry, York, York Co., Pennsylvania, USA

Dimensions: 17 cm x 10 cm x 9.5 cm

This specimen was collected in 2001 from the "Orange Pocket" described in Rocks & Minerals. It displays the typical iron-oxide coating and extrusion growth of un-coated faces from re-entrant angles. You can see that the center crystal has this "extrusion growth" making it look like a cheeseburger. This specimen is featured in the Mineralogical Record's July/Aug 2016 Vol 74 Supplement "Mineral Collections in the American Northeast."

James J. Colflesh (2002) Collector's Note: A Remarkable Calcite Pocket at the York Building Supply Company Quarry, Rocks & Minerals, 77:5, 348-349

Photo ID: 918439     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 14   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2240 x 3264 pixels (7.3 Mpix)


Thomasville Crushed Stone Quarry, Thomasville, Jackson Township, York Co., Pennsylvania, USA

Dimensions: 9.5 cm x 7 cm x 5 cm

A classic calcite twin from Oldcastle #3 Quarry, collected from the 300ft level where the limestone has a very pure white color.
Photo ID: 918432     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 2   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1652 x 2135 pixels (3.5 Mpix)


York Building Supply quarry, York, York Co., Pennsylvania, USA

Dimensions: 11.5 cm x 9.5 cm x 8 cm

This specimen was collected from the "Big Wall" of the YBS quarry in 2004. This is the typical habit for specimens collected from that zone at that time, some with re-entrant faces along the edge indicating twinning. Some of the crystals had phantoms as seen here, often more visible from one side like a Mercedes emblem.
Photo ID: 918430     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 12   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2875 x 2410 pixels (6.9 Mpix)


Oley Valley Quarry, Oley Township, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA

Dimensions: 7 cm x 6.8 cm x 5 cm

Collected in 2010 from the Eastern Industries Quarry, Oley, Berks Co., PA. This specimen is from a very small precariously-situated pocket from which a few specimens of calcite-quartz combinations were collected. Some of the quartz was actually pale amethyst. An uncommon an underrepresented locality.
Photo ID: 918417     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 8   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2104 x 2727 pixels (5.7 Mpix)


York Building Supply quarry, York, York Co., Pennsylvania, USA

Dimensions: 13.5 cm x 7 cm x 7 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 8 cm

A superb large cabinet calcite collected from the YBS Quarry in 1993, known at the time as the Delta Carbonate Quarry. The main crystal has no damage and features the iridescent iron-oxide coating that is classic for the locality. May fine specimens have been collected over the years, making the quarry arguably one of the North East's best calcite localities.
Photo ID: 918413     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 9   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2225 x 3264 pixels (7.3 Mpix)


Faylor-Middle Creek Quarry, Winfield, Union Co., Pennsylvania, USA

Dimensions: 4.5 cm x 4.5 cm x 4.6 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 3.8 cm

A large-for-the-locality double-terminated calcite collected from Winfield, PA in 1970. Faylor-Middlecreek Quarry has produced many similar specimens, often twinned, and with varying degrees of transparency and color, sometimes in association with strontianite.
Photo ID: 918408     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 8   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2014 x 2305 pixels (4.6 Mpix)


Valley Quarry, Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, USA

Dimensions: 8 cm x 8 cm x 6.5 cm

For the locality, this is a very interesting specimen. Sharply terminated scalenohedrons are more typical for the locality, but this specimen displays two double-terminated twins with shallow terminations sitting atop a scalenohedron with a single termination.
Photo ID: 918402     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 9   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2255 x 2739 pixels (6.2 Mpix)
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