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Bessemer City Quarry, Bessemer City, Gaston Co., North Carolina, USAi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 20' 44'' North , 81° 18' 53'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Tryon1,721 (2017)0.9km
Cherryville5,974 (2017)6.9km
Bessemer City5,548 (2017)7.3km
Waco318 (2017)10.5km
Kings Mountain10,760 (2017)11.4km


A former granite deposit/quarry.

QUARRY IS OPERATED BY MARTIN MARIETTA AGGREGATES, SOUTHEAST DIV. OPERATION INCLUDES A PERMANENT MILL.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Mike Dennis specimen
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Magma Field Trip Reports
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Magma Field Trip Reports
Bertrandite
Formula: Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Reference: Magma Field Trip Reports
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Magma Field Trip Reports
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Magma Field Trip Reports
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Magma Field Trip Reports
Eosphorite
Formula: Mn2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Magma Field Trip Reports
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Jesse Crawford and Mike Dennis specimens
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Forsyth Gem and Mineral Club
Holmquistite
Formula: ☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: J.T Kloprogge,M.H Case and R.L Frost.,2001,Raman microscopic study of the Li amphibole Holmquistite from the Martin Marietta Quarry,Bessemer City,N.C,U.S.A,Mineralogical Magazine,Dec 2001,V.65,pp 775-785
Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Reference: Magma Field Trip Reports
Hydroxylapatite var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
Reference: Magma Field Trip Reports
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Forsyth Gem and Mineral Club
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Forsyth Gem and Mineral Club
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Mike Dennis specimen
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Forsyth Gem and Mineral Club
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Forsyth Gem and Mineral Club
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Forsyth Gem and Mineral Club
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Magma Field Trip Reports
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Magma Field Trip Reports
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Reference: Forsyth Gem and Mineral Club
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Forsyth Gem and Mineral Club
Vivianite
Formula: Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Forsyth Gem and Mineral Club

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Eosphorite8.DD.20Mn2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Hydroxylapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
Vivianite8.CE.40Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Almandine9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Bertrandite9.BD.05Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Dravite9.CK.05Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Holmquistite9.DD.05☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Kyanite9.AF.15Al2(SiO4)O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Spodumene9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Vivianite40.3.6.1Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Hydroxylapatite41.8.1.3Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Eosphorite42.7.1.2Mn2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Almandine51.4.3a.2Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Kyanite52.2.2c.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Bertrandite56.1.1.1Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Dravite61.3.1.9Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Spodumene65.1.4.1LiAlSi2O6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Holmquistite66.1.2.9☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Hydroxylapatite
var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite
-Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H Holmquistite☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H EosphoriteMn2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
H DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
H HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
LiLithium
Li SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Li Holmquistite☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
C Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
OOxygen
O SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O QuartzSiO2
O Holmquistite☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O SideriteFeCO3
O BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O CassiteriteSnO2
O EosphoriteMn2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
O DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O RutileTiO2
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
O Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
O HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg Holmquistite☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Al KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al Holmquistite☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al EosphoriteMn2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Al DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Holmquistite☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
PPhosphorus
P VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P EosphoriteMn2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
P Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
P HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
Ca HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
MnManganese
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
Mn EosphoriteMn2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2

References

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MESA Health and Safety Inspection Report (1973) (February 6-7, 1973).
Raúl Jorge Tauber Larry (1996). Informe personal de la visita a la Cantera y Planta de Procesamineto de Bessemer City, NC, U.S.A. FMC Lithium Division.
North Carolina Geological Survey.

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