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Laie Concrete Quarry, Lᾱ'ie (Laie), Oahu, Honolulu Co., Hawaii, USAi
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Laie Concrete QuarryQuarry
Lᾱ'ie (Laie)- not defined -
OahuIsland
Honolulu Co.County
HawaiiState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
21° 38' 20'' North , 157° 55' 52'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lā‘ie6,138 (2013)1.2km
Hau‘ula4,148 (2017)4.2km
Kahuku2,614 (2017)5.1km
Punaluu1,164 (2011)9.1km
Punalu‘u1,164 (2013)9.6km


The Laie Concrete Quarry was an operation located in the town of Laie, northeast Oahu Island, Hawaii. The location of a quarry was considered to be a fossil dune located off a dirt road from Hawaii Highway 83, near the Polynesian Cultural Center. The quarry is now reclaimed and is a closed locality.

De Carlo and Swaboda reported that the quarry was noted for producing calcite and aragonite specimens as a result of crystals lining karst cavities. The Hawaii Rock and Mineral Society, Hui Pohaku o Hawaii, made several trips to the site during the late 1990s and early 2000s and recovered many calcite specimens.

Ed Sawada reported that the locality closed in the summer of 2001

Specimens labeled as coming from the Polynesian Cultural Center are likely from here.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: De Carlo, E.H. and Swaboda, B. (2017) Mineral localities in Hawaii. Rocks and Minerals: 92(3): p. 233-234.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: De Carlo, E.H. and Swaboda, B. (2017) Mineral localities in Hawaii. Rocks and Minerals: 92(3): p. 233-234.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O AragoniteCaCO3
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AragoniteCaCO3

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De Carlo, E.H. and Sawada, E. (2001) Karst calcite deposits in fossil back reef and aerolian dune environments, Laie, Oahu, Hawaii. Mineral News: 17: 1-8.
Sawada, Ed (2001) Laie Quarry, January 2001.
De Carlo, E.H. and Swaboda, B. (2017) Mineral localities in Hawaii. Rocks and Minerals: 92(3): 233-234.

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