White Pigment Quarry (White Pigment Corp. Quarry; White Pigment Limestone Quarry), West York, York Co., Pennsylvania, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||39° 56' 15'' North , 76° 46' 59'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||39.93750,-76.78306|
|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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1 valid mineral.
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485.4 - 541 Ma
Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Ledger Formation
Description: Light-gray, locally mottled, massive, pure, coarsely crystallinedolomite; siliceous in middle part.
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.