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West Roxbury Crushed Stone Quarry (West Roxbury Trap Rock Co. Quarry; Grove St. Quarry), West Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USAi
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West Roxbury Crushed Stone Quarry (West Roxbury Trap Rock Co. Quarry; Grove St. Quarry)Quarry
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Suffolk Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
42° 16' 2'' North , 71° 9' 30'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Dedham24,729 (2017)2.9km
Jamaica Plain37,468 (2017)5.7km
Needham28,886 (2017)6.4km
Brookline58,732 (2017)7.8km
Milton27,003 (2017)7.8km


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:

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
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Opal-AN4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Anthophyllite9.DD.05☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Babingtonite9.DK.05Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Chamosite9.EC.55(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Microcline9.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, Mixtures, 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 Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
H BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
H Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O QuartzSiO2
O Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O AnataseTiO2
O CupriteCu2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
O HematiteFe2O3
O BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
FFluorine
F Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
SiSilicon
Si Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Si BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca FluoriteCaF2
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mn BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
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

References

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Gleba (1978), Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities.
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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