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Boylston quarry, Guysborough Co., Nova Scotia, Canadai
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Boylston quarryQuarry
Guysborough Co.County
Nova ScotiaProvince
CanadaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
45° 26' 47'' North , 61° 29' 34'' West
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Port Hawkesbury3,564 (2008)22.0km
Princeville5,571 (2010)38.7km


A small road-fill quarry. This location has produced large numbers of excellent quartz crystals. Many crystals are found as floaters, having been shattered from the matrix and later healed by continued growth. Tabular crystals are common and Faden crystals have also been found. Nearly all of the crystals are colored orange to red due to iron staining.

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8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Ronnie Van Dommelen
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Habit: Tabular
Colour: Beige
Fluorescence: Pale Green
Reference: Robinson, G.W., et al. (1992) What's New in Minerals. The Mineralogical Record: 23(5): 428.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Robinson, G.W., et al. (1992) What's New in Minerals. The Mineralogical Record: 23(5): 428.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Robinson, G.W., et al. (1992) What's New in Minerals. The Mineralogical Record: 23(5): 428.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Robinson, G.W., et al. (1992) What's New in Minerals. The Mineralogical Record: 23(5): 428.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Robinson, G.W., et al. (1992) What's New in Minerals. The Mineralogical Record: 23(5): 428.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Robinson, G.W., et al. (1992) What's New in Minerals. The Mineralogical Record: 23(5): 428.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Habit: Well formed prismatic and tabular crystals, often showing with Faden lines
Colour: colorless, orange, red
Reference: Robinson, G.W., et al. (1992) What's New in Minerals. The Mineralogical Record: 23(5): 428.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Robinson, G.W., et al. (1992) What's New in Minerals. The Mineralogical Record: 23(5): 428.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O SideriteFeCO3
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O BaryteBaSO4
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

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Robinson, G.W., et al., "What's New in Minerals", Mineralogical Record, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 428, Sept-Oct 1992.

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