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Buffalo Co., Wisconsin, USAi
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Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Mondovi2,654 (2017)
Buffalo City973 (2017)
Fountain City848 (2017)
Alma748 (2017)
Cochrane425 (2017)
Nelson352 (2017)
Other Languages:
French:
comté de Buffalo, Wisconsin, États-Unis
German:
Buffalo County, Wisconsin, Vereinigte Staaten
Italian:
contea di Buffalo, Wisconsin, Stati Uniti d'America
Russian:
Баффало, Висконсин, Соединённые Штаты Америки
Simplified Chinese:
水牛縣, 威斯康辛州, 美国
Spanish:
Condado de Buffalo, Wisconsin, Estados Unidos
Albanian:
Buffalo County, Wisconsin, Shtetet e Bashkuara të Amerikës
Arabic:
مقاطعة بوفالو, ويسكونسن, الولايات المتحدة
Basque:
Buffalo konderria , Wisconsin
Bavarian:
Buffalo County, Wisconsin, Vaoanigte Stootn
Bishnupriya Manipuri:
বাফেলো কাউন্টি, উইসকনসিন, তিলপারাষ্ট্র
Bulgarian:
Бъфало, Уисконсин, Съединени американски щати
Cebuano:
Buffalo County , Wisconsin
Dutch:
Buffalo County, Wisconsin, Verenigde Staten
Esperanto:
Kantono Buffalo , Viskonsino
Farsi/Persian:
شهرستان بوفالو، ویسکانسین, ویسکانسین, ایالات متحده آمریکا
Hungarian:
Buffalo megye, Wisconsin, Amerikai Egyesült Államok
Japanese:
バッファロー郡, ウィスコンシン州, アメリカ合衆国
Latin:
Buffalo Comitatus, Visconsinia, Civitates Foederatae Americae
Low Saxon/Low German:
Buffalo County, Wisconsin, USA
Min Dong Chinese:
Buffalo Gông, Wisconsin
Minnan / Hokkien-Taiwanese:
Buffalo Kūn
Norwegian:
Buffalo County, Wisconsin, USA
Polish:
Hrabstwo Buffalo, Wisconsin, Stany Zjednoczone
Portuguese:
Condado de Buffalo, Wisconsin, Estados Unidos
Romanian:
Comitatul Buffalo, Wisconsin, Statele Unite ale Americii
Sardinian:
contea de Buffalo, Wisconsin, Istados Unidos de Amèrica
Serbian:
Округ Буфало , Висконсин, Сједињене Америчке Државе
Serbo-Croatian:
Buffalo County, Wisconsin, Sjedinjene Američke Države
Swedish:
Buffalo County, Wisconsin, USA
Traditional Chinese:
水牛縣, 威斯康辛州, 美國
Turkish:
Buffalo, Wisconsin, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri
Ukrainian:
Баффало, Вісконсин, Сполучені Штати Америки
Urdu:
بفیلو کاؤنٹی، وسکونسن, وسکونسن, ریاستہائے متحدہ امریکا
Vietnamese:
Quận Buffalo, Wisconsin, Chủng Quốc Hoa Kỳ
Waray:
Condado han Buffalo, Wisconsin, Estados Unidos


Buffalo County is underlain by undisturbed Cambrian and Ordovician sedimentary rocks. The Ordovician rocks are primarily the Prairie du Chien group, which is mostly resistant dolostone and is widely quarried. All of the "limestone" localities are likely in this Group. These rocks can yield drusy quartz, calcite and goethite pseudomorphs after pyrite and marcasite. The Cambrian rocks are dominantly quartz sandstones that are currently actively sought for "frac sand". The "shale" pits listed below are generally small operations worked for slabby siltstone which is part of the St. Lawrence Formation. These yield little of mineral collector interest, but may produce trilobites and other interesting Cambrian fossils. The County was glaciated, but only by some of older Pleistocene glaciations, so glacial drift cover is sparse. Where glacial drift is found, or in deposits from rivers draining glaciated areas one may occasionally find nice "Lake Superior" agates, as well as drift copper, banded iron formation, jasper and many other rocks.

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5 valid minerals.

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Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
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
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S MarcasiteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe MarcasiteFeS2

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Dott, Robert H. & J.W. Attig, (2004) Roadside Geology of Wisconsin, Mountain Press, 345 p.

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_County,_Wisconsin
Wikidata ID:Q494943
GeoNames ID:5247108

External Links

Wisconsin Mineral index - Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey http://wgnhs.uwex.edu/wisconsin-geology/minerals-wisconsin/

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