Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat Articles
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Massachusetts, USAi
Regional Level Types
MassachusettsState
USACountry

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Key
Locality type:
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Boston667,137 (2017)
South Boston571,281 (2017)
Worcester184,815 (2017)
Springfield154,341 (2017)
Lowell110,699 (2017)
Cambridge110,402 (2017)
Other Languages:
French:
Massachusetts, États-Unis
German:
Massachusetts, Vereinigte Staaten
Italian:
Massachusetts, Stati Uniti d'America
Russian:
Массачусетс, Соединённые Штаты Америки
Simplified Chinese:
麻薩諸塞州, 美国
Spanish:
Massachusetts, Estados Unidos
Afrikaans:
Massachusetts, Verenigde State van Amerika
Albanian:
Massachusetts, Shtetet e Bashkuara të Amerikës
Amharic:
ማሣቹሰትስ, አሜሪካ
Anglo-Saxon:
Massachusetts, Geānedu Rīcu American
Arabic:
ماساتشوستس, الولايات المتحدة
Aragonese:
Massachusetts
Armenian:
Մասսաչուսեթս, Ամերիկայի Միացյալ Նահանգներ
Asturian:
Massachusetts, Estaos Xuníos d'América
Aymara:
Massachusetts suyu, Istadus Unidus
Azeri:
Massaçusets, Amerika Birləşmiş Ştatları
Bashkir:
Массачусетс, Америка Ҡушма Штаттары
Basque:
Massachusetts
Bavarian:
Massachusetts, Vaoanigte Stootn
Belarusian:
Масачусетс, Злучаныя Штаты Амерыкі
Belarusian (Tarashkevitsa):
Масачусэтс, Злучаныя Штаты Амэрыкі
Bengali:
ম্যাসাচুসেট্‌স, মার্কিন যুক্তরাষ্ট্র
Bishnupriya Manipuri:
ম্যাসাচুসেট্‌স, তিলপারাষ্ট্র
Bislama:
Massachusetts, Yunaeted Stet blong Amerika
Bosnian:
Massachusetts, Sjedinjene Američke Države
Breton:
Massachusetts, Stadoù-Unanet Amerika
Bulgarian:
Масачузетс, Съединени американски щати
Burmese:
မက်ဆာချူးဆက်ပြည်နယ်, အမေရိကန်ပြည်ထောင်စု
Catalan:
Massachusetts, Estats Units d’Amèrica
Cebuano:
Massachusetts
Central Bikol:
Massachusetts, Estados Unidos
Chechen:
Массачусетс, Америкин Цхьаьнатоьхна Штаташ
Cherokee:
ᎺᏌᏧᏎᏗ, ᏌᏊᎢᏳᎾᎵᏍᏔᏅᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᎾᎿ ᎠᎺᏰᏟ
Church Slavic:
Масачоусєтсъ, Амєрїканьскꙑ Ѥдьнѥнꙑ Дрьжавꙑ
Chuvash:
Массачусетс, Пĕрлешнĕ Штатсем
Cornish:
Massachusetts, Statys Unys
Corsican:
Massachusetts, Stati Uniti d'America
Croatian:
Massachusetts, Sjedinjene Američke Države
Czech:
Massachusetts, Spojené státy americké
Danish:
Massachusetts, USA
Dutch:
Massachusetts, Verenigde Staten
Dutch Low Saxon:
Massachusetts, Verienigde Staoten van Amerika
Egyptian Arabic:
ماساتشوستس, امريكا
Emilian-Romagnol:
Massachusetts, Stat Unî
Esperanto:
Masaĉuseco
Estonian:
Massachusetts, Ameerika Ühendriigid
Faroese:
Massachusetts
Farsi/Persian:
ماساچوست, ایالات متحده آمریکا
Fiji Hindi:
Massachusetts, United States
Finnish:
Massachusetts, Yhdysvallat
Franco-Provençal:
Massachusetts, Ètats-Unis
Gagauz:
Massachusetts, Amerika Birleşik Devletläri
Galician:
Massachusetts, Estados Unidos de América
Georgian:
მასაჩუსეტსი, ამერიკის შეერთებული შტატები
Greek:
Μασαχουσέτη, Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες Αμερικής
Guarani:
Massachusetts, Tetãvore Joapykuéra
Haitian:
Masachosèt, Etazini
Hakka:
Massachusetts
Hausa:
Massachusetts, Tarayyar Amurka
Hawaiian:
Makakukeka, ‘Amelika Hui Pū ‘ia
Hebrew:
מסצ'וסטס, ארצות הברית
Hill Mari:
Массачусетс, Америкын Ушымы Штатвлӓжӹ
Hindi:
मैसाचुसेट्स, संयुक्त राज्य
Hungarian:
Massachusetts, Amerikai Egyesült Államok
Icelandic:
Massachusetts, Bandaríkin
Ido:
Massachusetts, Usa
Igbo:
Másáchusẹts, Njikọ̀taọ̀hà
Iloko:
Massachusetts, Estados Unidos iti Amerika
Indonesian:
Massachusetts, Amerika Serikat
Interlingua:
Massachusetts, Statos Unite de America
Inuktitut:
ᒫᓵᓲᓰᑦᔅ, ᐊᒥᐊᓕᑲ
Irish Gaelic:
Massachusetts, Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá
Japanese:
マサチューセッツ州, アメリカ合衆国
Javanese:
Massachusetts, Amérika Sarékat
Judaeo-Spanish:
Massachusetts, Estados Unidos de Amerika
Kabiye:
Masacusɛtɩsɩ, Etaazuunii
Kalmyk:
Масачуусиц, Америкин Ниицәтә Орн Нутугуд
Kapampangan:
Massachusetts, Estados Unidos
Kazakh (Cyrillic Script):
Массачусетс, Америка Құрама Штаттары
Korean:
매사추세츠주, 미국
Kurdish (Latin Script):
Massachusetts, Dewletên Yekbûyî yên Amerîkayê
Kyrgyz:
Массачусетс, Америка Кошмо Штаттары
Latin:
Massachusetta, Civitates Foederatae Americae
Latvian:
Masačūsetsa, Amerikas Savienotās Valstis
Ligurian:
Massachusetts, Stati Unïi d'America
Limburgian:
Massachusetts, Vereinegde Staote vaan Amerika
Lithuanian:
Masačusetsas, Jungtinės Amerikos Valstijos
Lombard:
Massachusetts, Stat Ünì d'America
Low Saxon/Low German:
Massachusetts, USA
Luri:
ماساچوسئت, ڤولاتچٱیا یٱکاگرتٱ آمریکا
Luxembourgish:
Massachusetts, Vereenegt Staate vun Amerika
Macedonian:
Масачусетс, Соединети Американски Држави
Maithili:
म्यासेचुसेट्स, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका
Malagasy:
Massachusetts, Etazonia
Malay:
Massachusetts, Amerika Syarikat
Malayalam:
മസാച്യുസെറ്റ്സ്
Manx:
Massachusetts, Steatyn Unnaneysit America
Maori:
Massachusetts, Hononga-o-Amerika
Marathi:
मॅसेच्युसेट्स, अमेरिकेची संयुक्त संस्थाने
Mazanderani:
ماساچوست
Meadow Mari:
Массачусетс, Ушымо Американ Штат-влак
Min Dong Chinese:
Massachusetts
Mingrelian:
მასაჩუსეტსი, ამერიკაშ აკოართაფილი შტატეფი
Mongolian:
Массачусеттс, Америкийн Нэгдсэн Улс
Nauruan:
Massachusetts, Eben Merika
Nepali:
म्यासेचुसेट्स, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका
Newar / Nepal Bhasa:
म्यासेच्युसेत्स, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका
Northern Frisian:
Massachusetts, Feriind Stoote foon Ameerika
Northern Sami:
Massachusetts, Amerihká ovttastuvvan stáhtat
Norwegian:
Massachusetts, USA
Norwegian (Nynorsk):
Massachusetts, USA
Occitan:
Massachusetts, Estats Units d'America
Ossetian:
Массачусетс, Америкæйы Иугонд Штаттæ
Pali:
म्यासेच्युसेट्स, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका
Papiamento:
Massachusetts, Estadonan Uni di Merka
Piedmontese:
Massachusetts, Stat Unì d'América
Polish:
Massachusetts, Stany Zjednoczone
Portuguese:
Massachusetts, Estados Unidos
Punjabi:
ਮੈਸਾਚੂਸਟਸ, ਸੰਯੁਕਤ ਰਾਜ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ
Quechua:
Massachusetts suyu, Hukllachasqa Amirika Suyukuna
Romanian:
Massachusetts, Statele Unite ale Americii
Romansh:
Massachusetts, Stadis Unids
Russia Buriat:
Массачусетс
Samogitian:
Masačusetsos, JAV
Sanskrit:
मासचुसेट्‍स, अमेरिकासंयुक्तराज्यम्
Sardinian:
Massachusetts, Istados Unidos de Amèrica
Saterland Frisian:
Massachusetts, Fereende Stoaten fon Amerikoa
Scots:
Massachusetts
Scottish Gaelic:
Massachusetts, Na Stàitean Aonaichte
Serbian:
Масачусетс, Сједињене Америчке Државе
Serbo-Croatian:
Massachusetts, Sjedinjene Američke Države
Sicilian:
Massachusetts, Stati Uniti
Silesian:
Massachusetts, Zjednoczůne Sztaty
Sindhi:
مئسچوسٽس, آمريڪا جون گڏيل رياستون
Slovak:
Massachusetts, Spojené štáty
Slovenian:
Massachusetts, Združene države Amerike
South Azerbaijani:
ماساچوست ایالتی, آمریکا بیرلشمیش ایالتلری
Swahili:
Massachusetts, Marekani
Swedish:
Massachusetts, USA
Tagalog:
Massachusetts, Estados Unidos
Tamil:
மாசச்சூசெட்ஸ், அமெரிக்க ஐக்கிய நாடு
Tatar:
Массачусетс, Америка Кушма Штатлары
Telugu:
మాసెచూసెట్స్, అమెరికా సంయుక్త రాష్ట్రాలు
Thai:
รัฐแมสซาชูเซตส์, ประเทศสหรัฐอเมริกา
Traditional Chinese:
麻省, 美國
Turkish:
Massachusetts, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri
Ukrainian:
Массачусетс, Сполучені Штати Америки
Urdu:
میساچوسٹس, ریاستہائے متحدہ امریکا
Uyghur:
Massachuséts Shitati, ئامېرىكا قوشما شىتاتلىرى
Uzbek (Latin Script):
Massachusetts, Amerika Qoʻshma Shtatlari
Venetian:
Massachusetts, Stati Unii de ła Mèrica
Vietnamese:
Massachusetts, Chủng Quốc Hoa Kỳ
Volapük:
Massachusetts, Lamerikän
Waray:
Massachusetts, Estados Unidos
Welsh:
Massachusetts, Unol Daleithiau America
West Frisian:
Massachusetts, Feriene Steaten
Western Punjabi:
میساچیوسٹس, امریکہ
Wu Chinese:
马萨诸塞, 美国
Xhosa:
IMasetshusethi, IYunayithedi Steyitsi
Yakut:
Массачусеттс, Америка Холбоһуктаах Штааттара
Yiddish:
מאסאטשוסעטס, פאראייניקטע שטאטן פון אמעריקע
Yoruba:
Massachusetts
Zazaki:
Massachusetts, Dewletê Amerikayê Yewbiyayey
Zhuang:
Massachusetts, Meijgoz
Zulu:
Massachusetts, IMelika


The official name of the state is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The state is divided into 14 counties. The counties, in turn, are subdivided into 50 cities and 301 towns. There are no unincorporated areas in the state.

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

282 valid minerals. 6 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc. 6 erroneous literature entries.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Select Rock List Type

Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

'Albertite'
Reference: Sam Pavadore collection
Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Palache, Charles (1950): Chipman Lead-Silver mine in Newbury, Mass. (Rocks & Minerals 25:247)
Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 64 localities in this region.
'Actinolite-Tremolite Series'
Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 30 localities in this region.
Aegirine-augite
Formula: (NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(Fe3+eAlfFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Reference: Washington H., 1898. The Journal of Geology, v. VI
Aenigmatite
Formula: Na4[Fe2+10Ti2]O4[Si12O36]
Akaganeite
Formula: (Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
Alabandite
Formula: MnS
Reference: "Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities" by Alan Plante, Valley Geology Press, 1992.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 89 localities in this region.
Albite var: Andesine
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Albite var: Cleavelandite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Albite var: Oligoclase-Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Albite var: Pericline
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 28 localities in this region.
Allanite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 36 localities in this region.
Alleghanyite
Formula: Mn2+5(SiO4)2(OH)2
Allophane
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 48 localities in this region.
'Almandine-Pyrope Series'
Reference: Wilson, Jeff (2014). "Garnet from Red Embers Mine, Erving MA" article posted at http://www.minerals.net/news/ September 11, 2014.
'Almandine-Spessartine Series'
'Alum Group'
Formula: XAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Description: Clay used for making alum (digested with sulfuric acid).
Reference: Report upon the condition and progress of the U.S. National Museum during the year ending June 30, 1899. p346
Alunogen
Formula: Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
'Amber'
Amblygonite ?
Formula: LiAl(PO4)F
Amesite (TL)
Formula: Mg2Al(AlSiO5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: Min Rec (1978) 9:235-242
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
'Amphibole Supergroup var: Byssolite'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Amphibole Supergroup var: Uralite'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Andalusite var: Chiastolite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
'Andradite-Grossular Series'
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4