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West Roxbury Crushed Stone Quarry (West Roxbury Trap Rock Co. Quarry; Grove St. Quarry), West Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 16' 2'' North , 71° 9' 30'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 42.26722,-71.15833
GeoHash:G#: drt2ky806
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Dfa : Hot-summer humid continental climate


A large open-pit crushed stone quarry, over 300 feet (91 meters) deep, primarily in coarse-grained Dedham granite. The quarry was opened in 1889 by Thomas F. Welch (b. 1855 West Roxbury, MA). The business was incorporated as West Roxbury Trap Rock Company in 1903.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


20 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'commodity:Aggregates'
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Thompson, M. D., et al. (2010): High precision U-Pb zircon dates for Ediacaran granitoid rocks in SE New England; in Tollo, Richard P. et al., ed., From Rodinia to Pangea: The Lithotectonic Record of the Appalachian Region (GSA Memoir 206).
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: P. Cristofono collection
'Amphibole Supergroup var: Byssolite'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: P. Cristofono collection
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: P Cristofono collection
Anthophyllite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
Babingtonite
Formula: Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Reference: P Cristofono collection
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
Chamosite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Reference: P Cristofono collection
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: S. Pavadore collection
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Colour: purple
Reference: P. Cristofono collection
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Colour: black
Description: Occurs as pseudomorphs after pyrite crystals.
Reference: P. Cristofono collection
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: P. Cristofono collection
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: P Cristofono collection
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: S. Pavadore collection
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Colour: pinkish; salmon-colored
Reference: P. Cristofono collection, 2012
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Harvard Museum of Natural History, no.99813
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: P Cristofono collection
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Thompson, M. D., et al. (2010): High precision U-Pb zircon dates for Ediacaran granitoid rocks in SE New England; in Tollo, Richard P. et al., ed., From Rodinia to Pangea: The Lithotectonic Record of the Appalachian Region (GSA Memoir 206).
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Thompson, M. D., et al. (2010): High precision U-Pb zircon dates for Ediacaran granitoid rocks in SE New England; in Tollo, Richard P. et al., ed., From Rodinia to Pangea: The Lithotectonic Record of the Appalachian Region (GSA Memoir 206).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Anatase'4.DD.05TiO2
'Cuprite'4.AA.10Cu2O
'Goethite'4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Opal'4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Opal-AN4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
'Anthophyllite'9.DE.05☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Babingtonite'9.DK.05Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
'Chamosite'9.EC.55(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
'Epidote'9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Microcline'9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'var: Byssolite'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Heulandite subgroup'-
Serpentine Subgroup-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Stilbite subgroup-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
Babingtonite65.4.1.2Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Anthophyllite66.1.2.1☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Chamosite71.4.1.7(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'var: Byssolite'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Heulandite subgroup'-
Opal
var: Opal-AN
-SiO2 · nH2O
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
H Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O AnataseTiO2
O Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
O Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
O CupriteCu2O
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
O QuartzSiO2
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
FFluorine
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
F Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Si Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Cl Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
MnManganese
Mn BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Pennsylvanian
298.9 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 3184341
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Pennsylvanian (298.9 - 323.2 Ma)

Comments: Narragansett And Boston Basins

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]

Ediacaran - Cryogenian
541 - 720 Ma



ID: 2954814
Dedham Granite

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 720 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Dedham Granite

Description: Light grayish-pink to greenish-gray, equigranular to slightly porphyritic, variably altered, granite south and west of Boston. Includes dioritic rock near Scituate and Cohasset and Barefoot Hills Quartz Monzonite of Lyons (1969) and Lyons and Wolfe (1971). Intrudes Zdi, Zgb, Zb, Zv. Extensive calc-alkaline plutons separated by Boston basin have long been mapped as Dedham. Those to the north of Boston and studied in this report, are referred to as Dedham North. Crystallization ages for the Dedham North suite (based on titanites and zircons) have been determined at 607+/-4 Ma, while ages for the Lynn are slightly younger at 596+/-3 Ma. Both are clearly part of the Late Proterozoic magmatic event. Dates on two samples from Sheffield Heights indicate that the diorite and granite are part of the Dedham North suite. The Dedham south and west of Boston has been dated at 630+/15 Ma (Zartman and Naylor, 1984). Dedham North Granite has a compositionally highly variable suite ranging from leucogranites to granodiorites, tonalites, and quartz diorite. The granites originated by partial melting of a sedimentary protolith, while the intermediate members show a mixing of granitic magma and mafic magma (Hepburn and others, 1993).

Comments: Part of Milford-Dedham Zone (Tertiary and Older Rocks). Secondary unit description per MA018. Proterozoic Z age of Dedham is based on the following isotopic dates: . 1. 630 +/-15 Ma by U/Pb methods on zircon (Zartman and Naylor, 1984) from Dedham Granite. 2. 595 +/-17 Ma by Rb/Sr whole rock methods (Kovach and others, 1977) from Dedham Granite north of Boston. 3. 640 +/-14 Ma by K/Ar methods on hornblende (Zartman and Naylor, 1984) per MA007.

Lithology: Major:{granite}, Minor:{dioritic,quartz monzonite}

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]

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References

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Thompson, M. D., et al. (2010): High precision U-Pb zircon dates for Ediacaran granitoid rocks in SE New England; in Tollo, Richard P. et al., ed., From Rodinia to Pangea: The Lithotectonic Record of the Appalachian Region (GSA Memoir 206).


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