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Queen Hill Quarry, Plattsmouth, Cass Co., Nebraska, USAi
Regional Level Types
Queen Hill QuarryQuarry
Plattsmouth- not defined -
Cass Co.County
NebraskaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
40° 56' 0'' North , 95° 50' 41'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Murray472 (2017)7.5km
Plattsmouth6,462 (2017)9.2km
Pacific Junction457 (2017)10.2km
Union232 (2017)14.9km
Thurman214 (2017)15.0km


An inactive aggregate (riprap) deposit/quarry located in the NE¼SW¼ & NW¼SE¼ sec. 9, T11N, R14E, 6th Principal Meridian, S of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, in Ervine Creek & Plattsmouth Limestone Formations.

Some exceptional cubic and octahedral crystals of pyrite were found in the Queen Hill Shale Formation exposed at the quarry (Pabian, 1993).

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Zeitner, 1956. Midwest Gem Trails
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Zeitner, 1956. Midwest Gem Trails
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Zeitner, 1956. Midwest Gem Trails
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
S SphaleriteZnS
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

References

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Burchett, R. R. (1971) Directory of Nebraska Quarries, Pits and Mines; Nebraska Conservation and Survey Division Resource Report No. 5.
Pabian, Roger K. (1993) The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska, Nebraska Conservation & Survey Division Educational Circular No. 2.

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