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Nahant, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USAi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
42° 25' 35'' North , 70° 55' 10'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Nahant3,410 (2017)0.0km
Swampscott13,787 (2017)5.0km
Lynn92,457 (2017)5.1km
Winthrop17,618 (2017)7.7km
Revere53,422 (2017)7.9km


Once part of Lynn, Nahant was incorporated as a town in 1853.

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21 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Alfred Lane (1890) Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, Volume 24 pp 91-95
'Asbestos'
Reference: William Prescott (1852) Journal of the Essex County Natural History Society: containing various Communications to the Society pp 78-91
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Alfred Lane (1890) Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, Volume 24 pp 91-95
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Alfred Lane (1890) Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, Volume 24 pp 91-95
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities; William Prescott (1852) Journal of the Essex County Natural History Society: containing various Communications to the Society pp 78-91
Calcite var: Calcite Satin Spar
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: William Prescott (1852) Journal of the Essex County Natural History Society: containing various Communications to the Society pp 78-91
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: William Prescott (1852) Journal of the Essex County Natural History Society: containing various Communications to the Society pp 78-91
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: William Prescott (1852) Journal of the Essex County Natural History Society: containing various Communications to the Society pp 78-91; Alfred Lane (1890) Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, Volume 24 pp 91-95
Clinozoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: William Prescott (1852) Journal of the Essex County Natural History Society: containing various Communications to the Society pp 78-91
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities; William Prescott (1852) Journal of the Essex County Natural History Society: containing various Communications to the Society pp 78-91
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: William Prescott (1852) Journal of the Essex County Natural History Society: containing various Communications to the Society pp 78-91
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: William Prescott (1852) Journal of the Essex County Natural History Society: containing various Communications to the Society pp 78-91
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
'Hornblende'
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
Lizardite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities; Alfred Lane (1890) Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, Volume 24 pp 91-95
Magnetite var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Reference: Emerson, 1917. Geology of Mass. & RI, p. 182.
Pigeonite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities; Alfred Lane (1890) Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, Volume 24 pp 91-95
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: William Prescott (1852) Journal of the Essex County Natural History Society: containing various Communications to the Society pp 78-91; Alfred Lane (1890) Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, Volume 24 pp 91-95
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities; William Prescott (1852) Journal of the Essex County Natural History Society: containing various Communications to the Society pp 78-91
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
Quartz var: Prase
Formula: SiO2
Reference: William Prescott (1852) Journal of the Essex County Natural History Society: containing various Communications to the Society pp 78-91
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Reference: William Prescott (1852) Journal of the Essex County Natural History Society: containing various Communications to the Society pp 78-91
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Alfred Lane (1890) Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, Volume 24 pp 91-95
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Colour: "ruby"
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Alfred Lane (1890) Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, Volume 24 pp 91-95

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
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
var: Titaniferous Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
var: Prase4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
var: Calcite Satin Spar5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Andalusite9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
Anorthite9.FA.35Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Clinozoisite9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Lizardite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Pigeonite9.DA.10(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Asbestos'-
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hornblende'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

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 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
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 [4] and >[4] coordination
Andalusite52.2.2b.1Al2(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)
Clinozoisite58.2.1a.4{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
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=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Pigeonite65.1.1.4(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Lizardite71.1.2b.2Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Anorthite-Ca(Al2Si2O8)
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Asbestos'-
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Calcite
var: Calcite Satin Spar
-CaCO3
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hornblende'-
Magnetite
var: Titaniferous Magnetite
-Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Quartz
var: Jasper
-SiO2
var: Prase-SiO2
var: Rock Crystal-SiO2
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C Calcite (var: Calcite Satin Spar)CaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
O QuartzSiO2
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O Calcite (var: Calcite Satin Spar)CaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Quartz (var: Prase)SiO2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si Quartz (var: Prase)SiO2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca Calcite (var: Calcite Satin Spar)CaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
TiTitanium
Ti Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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