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Paxton Quarry, Paxton, Alpena Co., Michigan, USAi
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Paxton QuarryQuarry
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Alpena Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 3' 39'' North , 83° 36' 51'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.06111,-83.61417
GeoHash:G#: f0h83745b
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Alpena10,175 (2017)14.2km
Ossineke938 (2017)22.2km
Hillman669 (2017)22.5km
Posen225 (2017)23.3km
Hubbard Lake1,002 (2017)33.9km


A former stone deposit/quarry previously owned by National Gypsum Company, it was purchased by Lafarge in 1987. Lafarge operated the quarry through 1994 mining Antrim shale. Reclamation started in the late 1990's. Since 2003, the quarry has been further reclaimed, and is now in a "semi-native" state. It is now a Wildlife Habitat Council "Certified Site", and has quickly become a popular park for fishing and grade school field trips. However, Lafarge still owns the land, so this is hardly a public park.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 58:108.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 58:108.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 58:108.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 58:108.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 58:108.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 58:108.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 58:108.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
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
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
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

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O QuartzSiO2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS

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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Paleozoic
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3187973
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Late Devonian
358.9 - 382.7 Ma



ID: 2980827
Antrim Shale

Age: Late Devonian (358.9 - 382.7 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Antrim Shale

Description: Secondary unit description from USGS Geologic Names lexicon (ref. MI016): The Antrim is dark gray or brown to largely black, highly carbonaceous, thinly laminated shale with meager fossil content except for profuse algal spores. Large dark brown, bituminous and pyritic limestone concretions occur in the lower Antrim and are typically from 9.6 to 1.5 m in diameter.

Comments: Original map source: Cannon, W.F., Kress, T.H., Sutphin, D.M., Morey, G.B., Meints, Joyce, and Barber-Delach, Robert, 1997, Digital Geologic Map and mineral deposits of the Lake Superior Region, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan: USGS Open-File Report 97-455 (version 3, Nov. 19

Lithology: Major:{black shale}, Incidental:{limestone}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Rocks & Minerals (1983): 58: 108-109.
Robinson, G.W. (2004) Mineralogy of Michigan by E.W. Heinrich (2nd edition). A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, 252 pages.


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