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Saugus, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USAi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
42° 27' 53'' North , 71° 0' 38'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Saugus26,628 (2017)0.0km
Melrose27,997 (2017)4.6km
Lynn92,457 (2017)5.0km
Revere53,422 (2017)6.3km
Malden61,068 (2017)6.3km


The town of Saugus was incorporated in 1815.

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3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: P Cristofono collection , 2009
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: P Cristofono collection , 2009
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Description: So-called "jasper" from Saugus is actually a rock - rhyolite. Perhaps it was all mined out in the 19th Century. Peter Tarassoff, after the 2012 Rochester Symposium, wrote: "The quartz variety jasper from Saugus, Massachusetts, that you saw in my RMS presentation is in the Redpath Museum mineral collection as specimen no. H1378. Holmes cataloged it as specimen no. 468. He obtained it in exchange from C.U. Shepard in 1828. I think that this provides justification for adding quartz var. jasper to the Mindat Saugus mineral list."
Reference: William Prescott (1852) Journal of the Essex County Natural History Society: containing various Communications to the Society pp 78-91
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Sears, John Henry (1905): The Physical Geography, Geology, Mineralogy and Paleontology of Essex County
Quartz var: Jasper
Description: So-called "jasper" from Saugus is actually a rock - rhyolite. Perhaps it was all mined out in the 19th Century. Peter Tarassoff, after the 2012 Rochester Symposium, wrote: "The quartz variety jasper from Saugus, Massachusetts, that you saw in my RMS presentation is in the Redpath Museum mineral collection as specimen no. H1378. Holmes cataloged it as specimen no. 468. He obtained it in exchange from C.U. Shepard in 1828. I think that this provides justification for adding quartz var. jasper to the Mindat Saugus mineral list."
Reference: William Prescott (1852) Journal of the Essex County Natural History Society: containing various Communications to the Society pp 78-91

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
var: Jasper-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2

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