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IMI Pipe Creek Jr. Quarry, Grant Co., Indiana, USAi
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IMI Pipe Creek Jr. QuarryQuarry
Grant Co.County

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
40° 27' 36'' North , 85° 47' 36'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
Swayzee952 (2017)6.0km
Herbst112 (2017)6.1km
Sims156 (2017)6.8km
Sweetser1,196 (2017)12.6km
Fairmount2,851 (2017)13.1km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Pipe Creek Jr. Pit, Pipe Creek Jr.

IMI Pipe Creek Jr. limestone Quarry. Closest major city would be Marion Indiana 9.74 miles NE of Quarry. Limestone quarry mining limestone reef. 20 feet of overburden covers this site. Once overburden is removed you can see the direction of the last glacier that moved through Indiana. It travelled in a general northeast to southwest direction. The main claim to fame for this quarry is the Pipe Creek Jr cave in complex that was discovered in 1999. Many pregalcerial animals used this cave and died and were deposited on this site. Best mineral found on this site are calcite with marcasite inclusions. This calcite shows many generations of growth. You can also find clear calcite in the hollows inside corals.

NOTE: Effective 01/01/2016 IMI is no longer allowing individuals and clubs access to any of their locations (http://www.mindat.org/mesg-105-376512.html).
Commodities (Major) - Stone - Crushed/Broken
Development Status: Producer

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Visual Identification Byron Thomas
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Visual Identification Byron Thomas

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2

List of minerals for each chemical element

C CalciteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
S MarcasiteFeS2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Fe MarcasiteFeS2


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Ault, C. and D. Carr (compilers) (1980) Directory of crushed stone, ground limestone, cement and lime producers in Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey: 34 p.
CMS and RCF lists 10/81

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