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Burnside, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 46' 0'' North , 76° 33' 30'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.7666666667, -76.5583333333

Locality of a burning anthracite coal waste pile, located in the Western Middle Anthracite Field, approx. 1.5 km south-southwest of Shamokin.

Mineral List

11 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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Lapham, D. M., J. H. Barns, W. Downey Jr. and R. B. Finkelman (1980): Mineralogy associated with burning Anthracite deposits of Eastern Pennsylvania. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Resources, Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey, Mineral Resources Report 78, 82 pp.

Dunn, P. J., Peacor, D. R., Criddle, A. J. and Finkelman, R. B. (1986): Laphamite, an arsenic selenide analogue of orpiment, from burning anthracite deposits in Pennsylvania. Mineralogical Magazine, 50, 279-282.

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