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Dyer Quarry, Gickerville (Gibralter), Birdsboro, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USAi
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Dyer QuarryQuarry
Gickerville (Gibralter)- not defined -
Birdsboro- not defined -
Berks Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
40° 16' 5'' North , 75° 51' 29'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Gibraltar680 (2017)2.1km
Lorane4,236 (2017)2.3km
Birdsboro5,159 (2017)4.6km
Baumstown422 (2017)4.7km
Flying Hills2,568 (2017)4.8km


A crushed stone quarry in Jurassic York Haven Diabase.
Located about 2½ miles West of the center of Birdsboro.



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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


22 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 21:278.
Babingtonite
Formula: Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Colour: Black
Fluorescence: None
Description: Occurs associated with cobaltite & prehnite in diabase.
Reference: Reed, Juliet C. (1976), Annotated Biblio. of Minerals New to the Pennsylvania List 1965-1974, The Mineralogical Society of PA, Inc.: 17-18; Montgomery, A. (Nov 1970) PA Minerals (PM) (95), Keystone Newsletter & PM (Aug 1972) PM(116); Grant, R.W. (Feb & Ma
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 21:278; 23:914-915.; Rocks & Minerals (1955) 30:502
'Chabazite'
Reference: Rocks & Minerals (1955) 30:502
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Rocks & Minerals (1955) 30:502
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 23:914-915.
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: Reed, Juliet C. (1976), Annotated Biblio. of Minerals New to the Pennsylvania List 1965-1974, The Mineralogical Society of PA, Inc.: 17-18, 26; Montgomery, A. (Nov 1970) PA Minerals (PM) (95), Keystone Newsletter & PM (Aug 1972) PM(116); Grant, R.W. (Feb
Datolite
Formula: CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 23:914-915.
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 21:278.
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Formula: KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 21:278; 23:914-915.
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 21:278.
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 21:278; 23:914-915.
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 23:914-915.
Okenite
Formula: Ca10Si18O46 · 18H2O
Reference: Colflesh, S. (2010) Mineral News, 26, #5, 2. EDS and XRD confirmation by Lance Kearns.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: The Mineralogy of Pennsylvania 1966-1975; Robert C. Smith II ; pg. 53
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: The Mineralogy of Pennsylvania 1966-1975; Robert C. Smith II ; pg. 53
Pectolite
Formula: NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Grant (Apr 1974), PA Minerals (PM) (136), Keystone Newsletter; Rocks & Min.: 21:278; 23:914-915.; Rocks & Minerals (1955) 30:502
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 23:914-915.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Description: Occurs as crystals.
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 23:914-915.
Riebeckite
Formula: ◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
Safflorite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Reference: Smith, II, R. C. (1978) Cobaltite chapter in The Mineralogy of Pennsylvania, p. 96.
Skutterudite
Formula: CoAs3
Reference: Smith, II, R. C. (1978) Cobaltite chapter in The Mineralogy of Pennsylvania, p. 96.
Stellerite
Formula: Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Reference: XRD and EDS analysis by Lance Kearns of James Madison University
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 21:278; 23:914-915.; Rocks & Minerals (1955) 30:502
Thomsonite-Ca
Formula: NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 21:278.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 23:914-915.; Rocks & Minerals (1955) 30:502

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cobaltite2.EB.25CoAsS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Safflorite2.EB.15a(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Skutterudite2.EC.05CoAs3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Opal-AN4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Erythrite8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Babingtonite9.DK.05Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Datolite9.AJ.20CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Fluorapophyllite-(K)9.EA.15KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Okenite9.EA.40Ca10Si18O46 · 18H2O
Pectolite9.DG.05NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Riebeckite9.DE.25◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
Stellerite9.GE.15Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Thomsonite-Ca9.GA.10NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

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
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Safflorite2.12.2.11(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Skutterudite2.12.17.1CoAs3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with B in [4] coordination
Datolite54.2.1a.1CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Pectolite65.2.1.4aNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
Babingtonite65.4.1.2Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
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
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 3-, 4-, or 5-membered rings and 8-membered rings
Fluorapophyllite-(K)72.3.1.1KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Okenite72.3.2.5Ca10Si18O46 · 18H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Stellerite77.1.4.4Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
Opal
var: Opal-AN
-SiO2 · nH2O
Riebeckite-◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
'Stilbite subgroup'-
Thomsonite-Ca-NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
H Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
H DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
H Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
H Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
H OkeniteCa10Si18O46 · 18H2O
H StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
BBoron
B DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
O Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
O DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
O Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
O OkeniteCa10Si18O46 · 18H2O
O StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
FFluorine
F Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
NaSodium
Na Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Na PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
AlAluminium
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Al StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
SiSilicon
Si BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Si Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Si DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Si PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Si Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
Si OkeniteCa10Si18O46 · 18H2O
Si StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
SSulfur
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
KPotassium
K Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
CaCalcium
Ca BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Ca DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Ca PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Ca OkeniteCa10Si18O46 · 18H2O
Ca StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
MnManganese
Mn BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
FeIron
Fe BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Fe Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CoCobalt
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Co Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Co SkutteruditeCoAs3
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
AsArsenic
As CobaltiteCoAsS
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
As SkutteruditeCoAs3

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Montgomery, A. (1970) Pennsylvania Minerals (PM)(August): 95.
Keystone Newsletter & Pennsylvania Minerals (1972) (August): 116.
Grant, R.W. (1973), Pennsylvania Minerals (Feb & Mar): 122 & 123.
Grant, R.W. (1974) Pennsylvania Minerals (136), Keystone Newsletter (April).
Reed, Juliet C. (1976), Annotated Bibliography of Minerals New to the Pennsylvania List 1965-1974, The Mineralogical Society of Pennsylvania, Inc.: 17-18, 26.
Rocks & Minerals (1946): 21: 278.
Rocks & Minerals (1948): 23: 914-915.
Smith, II, R. C. (1978) Cobaltite chapter in The Mineralogy of Pennsylvania 1966 - 1978, Special Publicatrion No. 1, Friends of Mineralogy, Pennsylvania Chapter, p. 90 - 99.
Smith, II, R. C. , Berkheiser,Jr., S. W. and D. T. (1988), Locations and analyses of selected Early Mesozoic copper occurrences in Pennsylvania, in Studies of the Early Mesozoic Basins of the Eastern United States, U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1776, p. 320 - 332.


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