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White Pigment Quarry (White Pigment Corp. Quarry; White Pigment Limestone Quarry), West York, York Co., Pennsylvania, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 56' 15'' North , 76° 46' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.93750,-76.78306
GeoHash:G#: dr17hy2kc
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


The White Pigment Corporation limestone quarry is located off Hokes Mill Road in West York, Pennsylvania. It dates back to at least 1947. The corporation produced “inert pigments and whiting.” The quarry exposed the Cambrian carbonates of the middle (York) member of the Kinzers Formation. The pit produced high quality white marble and limestone.

The pit is currently flooded (and has been for decades). No collecting is possible.

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Commodity List

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Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Description: Report includes minerals found at the site, including calcite: Mineral Resource Report 83. 1983. "RECONNAISSANCE SURVEY OF POTENTIAL CARBONATE WHITING SOURCES IN PENNSYLVANIA." Samuel W. Berkheiser, Jr.
Reference: Berkheiser, Jr. Samuel W. (1983), Reconnaissance Survey of Potential Carbonate Whiting Sources in Pennsylvania, Mineral Resource Report 83.
'Limestone'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'commodity:Limestone'
Reference: From USGS MRDS database

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limestone'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limestone'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3

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: 2990660
Ledger Formation

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Ledger Formation

Description: Light-gray, locally mottled, massive, pure, coarsely crystalline dolomite; siliceous in middle part.

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:{dolostone}

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]

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]

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References

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The Gazette and Daily (1947), York, Pennsylvania (June 10th, 1947): 17.
Berkheiser, Jr. Samuel W. (1983), Reconnaissance Survey of Potential Carbonate Whiting Sources in Pennsylvania, Mineral Resource Report 83.

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