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Field & Wild Quarry, Quincy, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 14' 51'' North , 71° 0' 39'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 42.24750,-71.01083
GeoHash:G#: drt824gmx
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Dfa : Hot-summer humid continental climate


Granite quarry, opened ca. 1840.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Reference: Dale, 1908. The Commercial Granites of MA, NH, and RI
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Dale, T.N. (1908) The Chief Commercial Granites of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. United States Geological Survey, Bulletin 354, 228 pages.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Dale, T.N. (1908) The Chief Commercial Granites of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. United States Geological Survey, Bulletin 354, 228 pages.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Dale, T.N. (1908) The Chief Commercial Granites of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. United States Geological Survey, Bulletin 354, 228 pages.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Dale, T.N. (1908) The Chief Commercial Granites of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. United States Geological Survey, Bulletin 354, 228 pages.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Dale, T.N. (1908) The Chief Commercial Granites of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. United States Geological Survey, Bulletin 354, 228 pages.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Dale, T.N. (1908) The Chief Commercial Granites of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. United States Geological Survey, Bulletin 354, 228 pages.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Dale, T.N. (1908) The Chief Commercial Granites of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. United States Geological Survey, Bulletin 354, 228 pages.
Riebeckite
Formula: ◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
Reference: Dale, T.N. (1908) The Chief Commercial Granites of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. United States Geological Survey, Bulletin 354, 228 pages.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Ilmenite'4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Aegirine'9.DA.25NaFe3+Si2O6
'Epidote'9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Kaolinite'9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Riebeckite'9.DE.25◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Aegirine65.1.3c.2NaFe3+Si2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Riebeckite-◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
OOxygen
O AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Na Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2

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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Pennsylvanian
298.9 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 3184341
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Pennsylvanian (298.9 - 323.2 Ma)

Comments: Narragansett And Boston Basins

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]

Wenlock - Late Ordovician
427.4 - 458.4 Ma



ID: 2743387
Quincy Granite

Age: Paleozoic (427.4 - 458.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Quincy Granite

Description: Alkalic granite containing riebeckite and aegirine. Intrudes CAbw and PZZc (?). Quincy Granite intrudes Middle Cambrian Braintree Argillite. Southern contact is with chemically and mineralogically similar Blue Hills Granite Porphyry. Fresh rock is dark gray to dark green, weathering to buff brown or salmon. Bounded on the northwest by Blue Hills thrust and on the west by Neponset fault. No clasts of Quincy observed in Early Pennsylvanian Pondville Conglomerate, but clasts of overlying and probably related Blue Hills Granite Porphyry are common in Pondville. Combined area of Quincy and Blue Hills rocks is 55 sq km. Small mass of "Quincy Granite" east of Woonsocket, RI, near RI-MA border is similar in texture to Quincy Granite at Quincy, MA, but is more peralkaline. The mass near Woonsocket was thought at the time of compilation of the MA State geologic map (Zen and others, 1983) to be same general age as granite at Quincy. Age of mass at Woonsocket has been more recently determined to be Devonian or possibly Carboniferous, rather than Late Ordovician and Silurian (Hermes and Zartman (1985) (Wones and Goldsmith, 1991).

Comments: Part of Milford-Dedham Zone (Tertiary and Older Rocks). Secondary unit description per MA007. Original map source: Unpublished Digital Geologic Map of Massachusetts received from Rudi Hon of Boston College in 1998; based on the 1983 USGS paper version (MA002).

Lithology: Major:{alkali granite}

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]

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