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Vanartsdalen's Quarry (Vanarsdale Quarry; G. Vanarsdale Quarry), Southampton Township, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USAi
Regional Level Types
Vanartsdalen's Quarry (Vanarsdale Quarry; G. Vanarsdale Quarry)Quarry
Southampton TownshipTownship
Bucks Co.County
PennsylvaniaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
40° 10' 10'' North , 74° 58' 3'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Trevose3,550 (2017)3.5km
Village Shires3,949 (2017)3.8km
Langhorne1,599 (2017)3.8km
Langhorne Manor1,431 (2017)4.2km
Feasterville3,074 (2017)4.3km


There was an error dating way back to an early edition of Dana which placed this location in Berks County.

Host rocks are metagabbro and scapolite metagabbro (Precambrian).

The quarry is now preserved as part of Playwicki Farm Park, "there is an interpretive sign about the quarry and its unique Franklin Marble along the paved walking path"

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Gordon, Samuel G. (1922), Mineralogy of PA
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Gordon, Samuel G. (1922), Mineralogy of PA
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Gordon, Samuel G. (1922), Mineralogy of PA
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Gordon, Samuel G. (1922), Mineralogy of PA
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Gordon, Samuel G. (1922), Mineralogy of PA
Marialite
Formula: Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Reference: Reed, Juliet C., Annotated Bibliography of Minerals New to the Pennsylvania List - 1965-1974,Min. Soc. of PA, Inc. (1976): 53; Gordon, Samuel G. (1922), Mineralogy of PA:89.
'Mica Group'
Reference: Gordon, Samuel G. (1922), Mineralogy of PA
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Gordon - Min. of Penn, 1922 p. 164
Nepheline
Formula: Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Reference: Reed, Juliet C., Annotated Bibliography of Mins. New to the PA List - 1965-1974,Min. Soc. of PA, Inc. (1976): 58-59; Weiss, Judith J. (1947), "Origin of a Scapolite Metagabbro in Bucks Co., PA," Geol. Soc. Am. Bull., Vol. 58:821-832;
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Gordon, Samuel G. (1922), Mineralogy of PA
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Gordon, Samuel G. (1922), Mineralogy of PA
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Gordon, Samuel G. (1922), Mineralogy of PA
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Gordon, Samuel G. (1922), Mineralogy of PA
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Gordon, Samuel G. (1922), Mineralogy of PA
'Scapolite'
Reference: Gordon, Samuel G. (1922), Mineralogy of PA
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Gordon, Samuel G. (1922), Mineralogy of PA
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Reference: Gordon, Samuel G. (1922), Mineralogy of PA
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Gordon, Samuel G. (1922), Mineralogy of PA

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Marialite9.FB.15Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Nepheline9.FA.05Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Wollastonite9.DG.05CaSiO3
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Mica Group'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
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 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Wollastonite65.2.1.1cCaSiO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Nepheline76.2.1.2Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Al-Si Framework with other Be/Al/Si frameworks
Marialite76.3.1.1Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Mica Group'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
O NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O CalciteCaCO3
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O WollastoniteCaSiO3
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
NaSodium
Na MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Na NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Al NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Si NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si WollastoniteCaSiO3
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
ClChlorine
Cl MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
KPotassium
K NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca WollastoniteCaSiO3
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)

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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Cambrian
485.4 - 541 Ma



ID: 3192822
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

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]

Precambrian
541 - 4000 Ma



ID: 2848314
Franklin Marble

Age: Precambrian (541 - 4000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Franklin Marble

Description: White, coarsely crystalline; disseminated graphite flakes.

Comments: Original map source: Pennsylvania Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Miles, C.E., and Whitfield, T.G., compilers, 2001, Bedrock Geology of Pennsylvania, edition: 1.0, digital map, scale 1:250,000.

Lithology: Major:{marble}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Gordon, Samuel G. (1922), Mineralogy of Pennsylvania: 89.
Weiss, Judith J. (1947), "Origin of a Scapolite Metagabbro in Bucks County, Pennsylvania," Geological Society of America Bulletin: 58: 821-832.
Reed, Juliet C. (1976), Annotated Bibliography of Minerals New to the Pennsylvania List - 1965-1974, Mineralogical Society of Pennsylvania, Inc.: 53, 58-59.


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