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May Stone and Sand Quarry (Ardmore Stone Plant No. 2; France Stone Co. Fort Wayne Quarry; Ardmore Quarry; Ardmore Stone Plant), Allen Co., Indiana, USAi
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May Stone and Sand Quarry (Ardmore Stone Plant No. 2; France Stone Co. Fort Wayne Quarry; Ardmore Quarry; Ardmore Stone Plant)Quarry
Allen Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
41° 0' 29'' North , 85° 14' 8'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Zanesville610 (2017)10.8km
Roanoke1,701 (2017)12.6km
Ossian3,341 (2017)15.3km
Fort Wayne260,326 (2017)16.3km
Uniondale311 (2017)19.8km


The Hanson Aggregates Ardmore Avenue Quarry is one of several quarries that have produced aggregate in the Fort Wayne area of Allen County during the past 150 years. Mining at the current site on the southwest edge of town was begun in the early 1950s by the France Stone Company. For many years thereafter, the site was operated by the May Sand and Stone Company until the quarry was recently purchased by Hanson Aggregates. Today, the quarry is expansive and mines limestone from multiple formation on multiple levels.

Rock is Wabash formation, Salina formation & Louisville Limestone.
Commodities (Major) - Stone - Crushed/Broken
Development Status: Producer

Commodities (Major) - Stone - Crushed/Broken
Development Status: Producer

Mill is located on site.
The Hanson Aggregates Ardmore Avenue Quarry is one of several quarries that have produced aggregate in the Fort Wayne area of Allen County during the past 150 years. Mining at the current site on the southwest edge of town was begun in the early 1950s by the France Stone Company. For many years thereafter, the site was operated by the May Sand and Stone Company until the quarry was recently purchased by Hanson Aggregates. Today, the quarry is expansive and mines limestone from multiple formation on multiple levels.

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3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 61:138 & 64:7.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Habit: Cubic
Colour: Champagne
Fluorescence: Creamy-yellow (LW & SW UV).
Description: Famous glass-clear, sharp cubes of champagne-colored fluorite.
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 61:138 & 64:7.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 61:138 & 64:7.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2

References

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Lorman, W. S. (1973) Fabulous Fort Wayne fluorite: Gems and Minerals: #430: 26-28.
MESA Health and Safety Inspection Report November 16-18, 1975.
Ault, C. and D. Carr (compilers) (1980) Directory of crushed stone, ground limestone, cement and lime producers in Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey: 34 p.
Vasichko, J.W. (2018) Fluorite of the Findlay Arch Mineral District, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. Rocks and Minerals: 93(2): 110-119, 127-128.
CMS and RCF lists 10/81
Huizing, T. & R. Russell (1986) Indiana Minerals: A locality index: Rocks and Minerals:61 (3): p. 138.
MSHA.DBF 02/95
MESA Health and Safety Report July 21-23, 1971
Ault, C. and D. Carr (compilers) (1980) Directory of crushed stone, ground limestone, cement and lime producers in Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey: 34 p.
MSHA inspection report February 26-27, 1980

USGS MRDS Record:10241698
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