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Knobly Mountain, Mineral Co., West Virginia, USAi
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Knobly MountainMountain
Mineral Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
39° 35' 50'' North , 78° 48' 35'' West
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Potomac Park2,530 (2011)1.6km
Cresaptown4,592 (2011)2.1km
Bowling Green1,077 (2011)3.0km
Wiley Ford1,026 (2011)3.5km
Bel Air1,258 (2011)4.3km


A one mile long cut made for the West Virginia Central Railroad on the farm of J C Brady, located on the west side of Knobly Mountain. The cut exposed limestone formations that contained exceptional crystals of celestite prior to 1890.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Zeitner, 1968. Appalachian Mineral & Gem Trails
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Description: Crystals are colorless, pale blue to deep blue, measuring in size from 1mm to more than 75mm in length and 5cm in thickness, both attached to the walls of vugs in the limestone or as "floaters" occuring in clay filled vugs. The larger crystals often contained clay inclusions. see: http://www.mindat.org/photo-196264.html for a contemporary illustration
Reference: Williams, G H Celestite from Mineral County, West Virginia American Journal of Science Third Series Vol 39 No. 231 (1890) Nicolay & Stone (1967), Rocks & Minerals: A Guide For Collectors of the Eastern US
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Zeitner, 1968. Appalachian Mineral & Gem Trails
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Zeitner, 1968. Appalachian Mineral & Gem Trails
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Zeitner, 1968. Appalachian Mineral & Gem Trails
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Zeitner, 1968. Appalachian Mineral & Gem Trails
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Zeitner, 1968. Appalachian Mineral & Gem Trails
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Reference: George H. Williams (1890) Celestite from Mineral County, West Virginia
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Zeitner, 1968. Appalachian Mineral & Gem Trails

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4

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
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Strontianite14.1.3.3SrCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Chalcedony-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C StrontianiteSrCO3
OOxygen
O CelestineSrSO4
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O StrontianiteSrCO3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
SSulfur
S CelestineSrSO4
S SphaleriteZnS
S SulphurS8
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3

References

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Williams, G H (1890), Celestite from Mineral County, West Virginia American Journal of Science, Third Series: 39(231).
Nicolay & Stone (1967), Rocks & Minerals: A Guide For Collectors of the Eastern US.
Zeitner (1968), Appalachian Mineral & Gem Trails.

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