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Baird Creek Quarry, Wolf Point, Cowlitz Co., Washington, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 12' 42'' North , 122° 34' 45'' West (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate


Zeolites are found in Eocene basalt in the Baird Creek Quarry, near Wolf Point, Cowlitz County, Washington only a few kilometers from the 200/237 Road Quarry. The site was first in 2000 found by Warren Sorenson, area engineer for Weyerhaeuser Corporation. The best specimens were found in boulders placed along the road near the quarry. The site is best known for an abundance of white scolecite needles capped by mesolite and the rare zeolite yugawaralite. Later in 2003 the area was clear cut and the productive zeolite boulders removed. The area is now closed to collecting.

Rudy Tschernich

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: Micro Probe; Volume 1X, Number 1, pgs 2-6
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Micro Probe; Volume 1X, Number 1, pgs 2-6
'Chabazite'
Reference: Micro Probe; Volume 1X, Number 1, pgs 2-6
Epistilbite
Formula: CaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Reference: Micro Probe; Volume 1X, Number 1, pgs 2-6
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: Micro Probe; Volume 1X, Number 1, pgs 2-6
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: Micro Probe; Volume 1X, Number 1, pgs 2-6
'Lévyne'
Reference: Micro Probe; Volume 1X, Number 1, pgs 2-6
Mesolite
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Reference: Micro Probe; Volume 1X, Number 1, pgs 2-6
Mordenite
Formula: (Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Reference: Micro Probe; Volume 1X, Number 1, pgs 2-6
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Micro Probe; Volume 1X, Number 1, pgs 2-6
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Micro Probe; Volume 1X, Number 1, pgs 2-6
Scolecite
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Reference: Micro Probe; Volume 1X, Number 1, pgs 2-6
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: Rudy Tschernich Zeolite Collection
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Micro Probe; Volume 1X, Number 1, pgs 2-6
Yugawaralite
Formula: CaAl2Si6O16 · 4H2O
Reference: Micro Probe; Volume 1X, Number 1, pgs 2-6

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
'Analcime'9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
'Epistilbite'9.GD.45CaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
'Laumontite'9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
'Mesolite'9.GA.05Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
'Mordenite'9.GD.35(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
'Scolecite'9.GA.05CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
'Yugawaralite'9.GB.15CaAl2Si6O16 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Lévyne'-
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Epistilbite77.1.6.2CaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
'Lévyne'77.1.2.8
Mesolite77.1.5.4Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Mordenite77.1.6.1(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Scolecite77.1.5.5CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Yugawaralite77.1.7.2CaAl2Si6O16 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
H Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
H ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H YugawaraliteCaAl2Si6O16 · 4H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
O Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O YugawaraliteCaAl2Si6O16 · 4H2O
NaSodium
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Na Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
AlAluminium
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Al Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Al ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Al YugawaraliteCaAl2Si6O16 · 4H2O
SiSilicon
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Si Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Si YugawaraliteCaAl2Si6O16 · 4H2O
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Ca Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Ca ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Ca YugawaraliteCaAl2Si6O16 · 4H2O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2

References

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Tschernich, R.W. (2000) Intergrowth of Scolecite and Mesolite at the Baird Creek Quarry, Wolf Point, Cowlitz County, Washington. Micro Probe, Volume 9, Number 1, pp. 2-6.


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