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Massachusetts Broken Stone Co. quarries (Weston Quarry; Stony Brook Quarry), Weston, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USAi
Regional Level Types
Massachusetts Broken Stone Co. quarries (Weston Quarry; Stony Brook Quarry)Group of Quarries (Flooded)
Weston- not defined -
Middlesex Co.County
MassachusettsState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
42° 22' 9'' North , 71° 16' 22'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Group of Quarries (Flooded) - last checked 2019
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Weston11,682 (2017)2.5km
Waltham63,378 (2017)3.2km
Newton88,817 (2017)6.3km
Lincoln8,197 (2017)6.8km
Wayland13,155 (2017)7.3km


This was a 74 acre site that supplied crushed rock, gravel, and bituminous concrete for many large New England road projects. There were two main quarry pits and also an asphalt plant.

The location was active from 1902 to 2001. It was operated by the Robinson family from 1929 onward. Today two pits, 385 and 425 feet deep, are now flooded.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Gleba, P.P. (1978) Massachusetts Mineral and Fossil Localities. Krueger Enterprises, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 117 pages plus maps.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Gleba, P.P. (1978) Massachusetts Mineral and Fossil Localities. Krueger Enterprises, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 117 pages plus maps.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Gleba, P.P. (1978) Massachusetts Mineral and Fossil Localities. Krueger Enterprises, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 117 pages plus maps.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Gleba, P.P. (1978) Massachusetts Mineral and Fossil Localities. Krueger Enterprises, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 117 pages plus maps.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Gleba, P.P. (1978) Massachusetts Mineral and Fossil Localities. Krueger Enterprises, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 117 pages plus maps.
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Gleba, P.P. (1978) Massachusetts Mineral and Fossil Localities. Krueger Enterprises, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 117 pages plus maps.
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Gleba, P.P. (1978) Massachusetts Mineral and Fossil Localities. Krueger Enterprises, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 117 pages plus maps.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Gleba, P.P. (1978) Massachusetts Mineral and Fossil Localities. Krueger Enterprises, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 117 pages plus maps.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Gleba, P.P. (1978) Massachusetts Mineral and Fossil Localities. Krueger Enterprises, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 117 pages plus maps.
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Gleba, P.P. (1978) Massachusetts Mineral and Fossil Localities. Krueger Enterprises, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 117 pages plus maps.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Gleba, P.P. (1978) Massachusetts Mineral and Fossil Localities. Krueger Enterprises, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 117 pages plus maps.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Opal-AN4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
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 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Opal-AN-SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe PyriteFeS2

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