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Old Van Buskirk farm, Russell, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USAi
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St. Lawrence Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 22' 7'' North , 75° 11' 18'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.36861,-75.18833
GeoHash:G#: drfs3j19b
Locality type:Farm
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Edwards439 (2017)7.0km
Hermon406 (2017)11.5km
De Kalb Junction519 (2017)16.6km
Richville320 (2017)17.0km
Hailesboro624 (2017)21.5km


Classic 19th century danburite locality, hosted in metasedimentary diopside-danburite rock. Located south of Russell, and now part of the A&B&C Hunting Club.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Allanite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Steven C. Chamberlain and David G. Bailey (2012) Rare earth minerals in fracture mineralization in northern New York. Mineral News, 28, #7, 1-5.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Lupulescu, Marian V., and Jeffrey R. Chiarenzelli. (2014) "Geochemistry of Tourmaline from Some Adirondacks Locations: Indicator of the Host Environment."Field Trip A-3 NYSGA 2014
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Edward S. Grew (2002) in: Boron, Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, pp 426-428 (Mineralogical Society of America).; Lupulescu, Marian V., and Jeffrey R. Chiarenzelli. (2014) "Geochemistry of Tourmaline from Some Adirondacks Locations: Indicator of the Host Environment."Field Trip A-3 NYSGA 2014
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Chamberlain, S.C., Lupulescu, M., Bailey, D.G., Carlin, D.M. (2010) Classic danburite locality near Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY: New collecting and new research. The 37th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, April 15-18, 2010
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Chamberlain, S.C., Lupulescu, M., Bailey, D.G., Carlin, D.M. (2010) Classic danburite locality near Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY: New collecting and new research. The 37th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, April 15-18, 2010; Lupulescu, Marian V., and Jeffrey R. Chiarenzelli. (2014) "Geochemistry of Tourmaline from Some Adirondacks Locations: Indicator of the Host Environment."Field Trip A-3 NYSGA 2014
Danburite
Formula: CaB2Si2O8
Habit: Crystals to 4cm. Square and diamond shaped prisms.
Colour: Colorless to yellow
Reference: George Robinson & Steven Chamberlain (2007) Gazetteer of major New York State mineral localities. Rocks & Minerals, 82, #6, 472-483.; Chamberlain, S.C., Lupulescu, M., Bailey, D.G., Carlin, D.M. (2010) Classic danburite locality near Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY: New collecting and new research. The 37th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, April 15-18, 2010; Lupulescu, Marian V., and Jeffrey R. Chiarenzelli. (2014) "Geochemistry of Tourmaline from Some Adirondacks Locations: Indicator of the Host Environment."Field Trip A-3 NYSGA 2014
Datolite
Formula: CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Reference: Edward S. Grew (2002) in: Boron, Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, pp 426-428 (Mineralogical Society of America).; Lupulescu, Marian V., and Jeffrey R. Chiarenzelli. (2014) "Geochemistry of Tourmaline from Some Adirondacks Locations: Indicator of the Host Environment."Field Trip A-3 NYSGA 2014
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: George Robinson & Steven Chamberlain (2007) Gazetteer of major New York State mineral localities. Rocks & Minerals, 82, #6, 472-483.; Lupulescu, Marian V., and Jeffrey R. Chiarenzelli. (2014) "Geochemistry of Tourmaline from Some Adirondacks Locations: Indicator of the Host Environment."Field Trip A-3 NYSGA 2014
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Chamberlain, S.C., Lupulescu, M., Bailey, D.G., Carlin, D.M. (2010) Classic danburite locality near Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY: New collecting and new research. The 37th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, April 15-18, 2010; Lupulescu, Marian V., and Jeffrey R. Chiarenzelli. (2014) "Geochemistry of Tourmaline from Some Adirondacks Locations: Indicator of the Host Environment."Field Trip A-3 NYSGA 2014
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Chamberlain, S.C., Lupulescu, M., Bailey, D.G., Carlin, D.M. (2010) Classic danburite locality near Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY: New collecting and new research. The 37th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, April 15-18, 2010; Lupulescu, Marian V., and Jeffrey R. Chiarenzelli. (2014) "Geochemistry of Tourmaline from Some Adirondacks Locations: Indicator of the Host Environment."Field Trip A-3 NYSGA 2014
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Chamberlain, S.C., Lupulescu, M., Bailey, D.G., Carlin, D.M. (2010) Classic danburite locality near Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY: New collecting and new research. The 37th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, April 15-18, 2010
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Steven C. Chamberlain
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Steven C. Chamberlain
Marialite
Formula: Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Reference: Lupulescu, Marian V., and Jeffrey R. Chiarenzelli. (2014) "Geochemistry of Tourmaline from Some Adirondacks Locations: Indicator of the Host Environment."Field Trip A-3 NYSGA 2014
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Chamberlain, S.C., Lupulescu, M., Bailey, D.G., Carlin, D.M. (2010) Classic danburite locality near Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY: New collecting and new research. The 37th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, April 15-18, 2010; Lupulescu, Marian V., and Jeffrey R. Chiarenzelli. (2014) "Geochemistry of Tourmaline from Some Adirondacks Locations: Indicator of the Host Environment."Field Trip A-3 NYSGA 2014
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Edward S. Grew (2002) in: Boron, Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, pp 426-428 (Mineralogical Society of America).; Lupulescu, Marian V., and Jeffrey R. Chiarenzelli. (2014) "Geochemistry of Tourmaline from Some Adirondacks Locations: Indicator of the Host Environment."Field Trip A-3 NYSGA 2014
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Edward S. Grew (2002) in: Boron, Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, pp 426-428 (Mineralogical Society of America).; Lupulescu, Marian V., and Jeffrey R. Chiarenzelli. (2014) "Geochemistry of Tourmaline from Some Adirondacks Locations: Indicator of the Host Environment."Field Trip A-3 NYSGA 2014
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: George Robinson & Steven Chamberlain (2007) Gazetteer of major New York State mineral localities. Rocks & Minerals, 82, #6, 472-483.; Lupulescu, Marian V., and Jeffrey R. Chiarenzelli. (2014) "Geochemistry of Tourmaline from Some Adirondacks Locations: Indicator of the Host Environment."Field Trip A-3 NYSGA 2014
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Chamberlain, S.C., Lupulescu, M., Bailey, D.G., Carlin, D.M. (2010) Classic danburite locality near Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY: New collecting and new research. The 37th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, April 15-18, 2010
'Scapolite'
Description: Chlorine-bearing.
Reference: Edward S. Grew (2002) in: Boron, Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, pp 426-428 (Mineralogical Society of America).; Lupulescu, Marian V., and Jeffrey R. Chiarenzelli. (2014) "Geochemistry of Tourmaline from Some Adirondacks Locations: Indicator of the Host Environment."Field Trip A-3 NYSGA 2014
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Steven C. Chamberlain
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: David Garske specimen (microcrystals on danburite); Chamberlain, S.C., Lupulescu, M., Bailey, D.G., Carlin, D.M. (2010) Classic danburite locality near Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY: New collecting and new research. The 37th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, April 15-18, 2010; Lupulescu, Marian V., and Jeffrey R. Chiarenzelli. (2014) "Geochemistry of Tourmaline from Some Adirondacks Locations: Indicator of the Host Environment."Field Trip A-3 NYSGA 2014
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Chamberlain, S.C., Lupulescu, M., Bailey, D.G., Carlin, D.M. (2010) Classic danburite locality near Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY: New collecting and new research. The 37th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, April 15-18, 2010; Lupulescu, Marian V., and Jeffrey R. Chiarenzelli. (2014) "Geochemistry of Tourmaline from Some Adirondacks Locations: Indicator of the Host Environment."Field Trip A-3 NYSGA 2014

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 9 - Silicates
Allanite-(Ce)9.BG.05b{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Danburite9.FA.65CaB2Si2O8
Datolite9.AJ.20CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Dravite9.CK.05Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Marialite9.FB.15Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with B in [4] coordination
Datolite54.2.1a.1CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with[Si2O7] with borate groups
Danburite56.3.1.1CaB2Si2O8
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Allanite-(Ce)58.2.1a.1{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
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
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(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
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Al-Si Framework with other Be/Al/Si frameworks
Marialite76.3.1.1Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
BBoron
B DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
B DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
B DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S ChalcociteCu2S
S SulphurS8
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S BorniteCu5FeS4
ClChlorine
Cl MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
CeCerium
Ce Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Stenian
1000 - 1200 Ma



ID: 3185352
Mesoproterozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Stenian (1000 - 1200 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 2852484
Dolomitic and calcitic marbles interlayered with significant amounts of calcsilicate rock

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Description: Metasedimentary amphibolite, pyroxene granulite, and various gneisses; includes interlayered diopsidic and tremolitic marble and quartzite, and talc-tremolite rock (mined in Balmat-Edwards belt, northwest Adirondacks).

Comments: Original map source: NYS Museum, NYS Geological Survey, NYS Museum Technology Center, 1999, bedrock geology of NYS data is distributed in ARC/INFOr EXPORT format (with '.e00' extension) in 5 seperate files based on 1970 printed map sheets, scale 1:250,000.

Lithology: Major:{marble}, Minor:{calc silicate rock,gneiss,granulite,amphibolite}, Incidental:{quartzite, amphibole schist}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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