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North Oxford, Oxford, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USAi
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North Oxford- not defined -
Oxford- not defined -
Worcester Co.County

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 9' 0'' North , 71° 52' 5'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 42.15000,-71.86806
GeoHash:G#: drkzu95m8
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
Oxford6,103 (2017)3.7km
Auburn16,724 (2017)5.6km
Charlton12,764 (2017)8.6km
Sutton9,215 (2017)8.7km
Millbury13,606 (2017)10.1km

North Oxford is a populated place (village) in the town of Oxford.

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5 valid minerals.

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Formula: PbS
Reference: Daniels, George Fisher (1892). History of the Town of Oxford, Massachusetts, p. 232 (ref. an article in Worcester Spy, Dec 28, 1890)
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Patricia Berry Barker collection, no. 1610.
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Daniels, George Fisher (1892). History of the Town of Oxford, Massachusetts, p. 232 (ref. an article in Worcester Spy, Dec 28, 1890)
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Daniels, George Fisher (1892). History of the Town of Oxford, Massachusetts, p. 232 (ref. an article in Worcester Spy, Dec 28, 1890)
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Daniels, George Fisher (1892). History of the Town of Oxford, Massachusetts, p. 232 (ref. an article in Worcester Spy, Dec 28, 1890)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
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List of minerals for each chemical element

O QuartzSiO2
O LechatelieriteSiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si LechatelieriteSiO2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyriteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Zn SphaleriteZnS
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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Devonian - Silurian
358.9 - 443.8 Ma

ID: 3186140
Paleozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 443.8 Ma)

Lithology: Mudstone-carbonate-sandstone-conglomerate

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]

Homerian - Telychian
427.4 - 438.5 Ma

ID: 3003241
Ayer Granite, Clinton facies

Age: Silurian (427.4 - 438.5 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Ayer Granite

Description: Porphyritic biotite granite with a non-porphyritic border phase; intrudes Sb. Ayer Granite is divided into the Clinton facies and the Devens-Long Pond facies (Gore, 1976). In addition, there are some masses not assigned to either facies that intrude Berwick Formation west and northwest of Lawrence, and that intrude Paxton and Oakdale Formations south of Worcester and west of probable southern continuation of Wekepeke fault. Radiometric ages obtained for facies of Ayer pose problems in assigning ages to unfossiliferous sedimentary rocks they intrude. Clinton facies has a well-defined U-Pb zircon age of 433 +/-5 Ma (Zartman and Naylor, 1984) that authors cite as Early Silurian; Devens-Long Pond facies has a similar age. This age greatly compresses the time available for deposition, burial, deformation, and metamorphism of Berwick and Paxton if these units are truly Silurian. Some of the Ayer not assigned to a facies may have been more properly correlated with Early Devonian Chelmsford Granite and muscovite-biotite granite at Millstone Hill. Bodies south of Worcester may be more properly correlated with Canterbury Gneiss of CT, which lies on strike with Ayer and has Early Devonian age of 329 +/-9 Ma (Zartman and Naylor, 1984). Zartman and Naylor (1984) believe Ayer Granite has same age range as Newburyport Complex. It is quite possible, based on textural and mineralogical differences that the two facies should be separate units, representing different magmatic events (Wones and Goldsmith, 1991).

Comments: Part of Merrimack Belt (Silurian, Devonian and Pennsylvanian Rocks). Secondary unit description per MA007. Original map source: Unpublished Digital Geologic Map of Massachusetts received from Rudi Hon of Boston College in 1998; based on the 1983 USGS paper version (MA002).

Lithology: Major:{granite}

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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