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Melrose, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USAi
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MelroseCity
Middlesex Co.County
MassachusettsState
USACountry

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42° 27' 23'' North , 71° 3' 51'' West
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The land that comprises Melrose was first settled in 1628 and was once part of Charlestown, then Malden. It became the Town of Melrose in 1850, then the City of Melrose in 1900.

In the Melrose Journal, of date March 25, 1893, George F. Perry gave a list of the rocks and minerals to be found on our territory, describing them quite fully; giving their component parts and characteristics. The names only are here given:

Minerals: Quartz; limonite; hematite; magnetite; iron pyrite; hornblende; actirolite; asbestos; calcite; epidote; pyrolusite; garnets.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Asbestos'
Reference: Goss, Elbridge H. (1902): The History of Melrose (pgs 469-470)
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Goss, Elbridge H. (1902): The History of Melrose (pgs 469-470)
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Goss, Elbridge H. (1902): The History of Melrose (pgs 469-470)
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Goss, Elbridge H. (1902): The History of Melrose (pgs 469-470)
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Goss, Elbridge H. (1902): The History of Melrose (pgs 469-470)
'Hornblende'
Reference: Goss, Elbridge H. (1902): The History of Melrose (pgs 469-470)
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Goss, Elbridge H. (1902): The History of Melrose (pgs 469-470)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Goss, Elbridge H. (1902): The History of Melrose (pgs 469-470)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Goss, Elbridge H. (1902): The History of Melrose (pgs 469-470)
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Goss, Elbridge H. (1902): The History of Melrose (pgs 469-470)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Goss, Elbridge H. (1902): The History of Melrose (pgs 469-470)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Asbestos'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
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 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Asbestos'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O HematiteFe2O3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O CalciteCaCO3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
MnManganese
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

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Goss, Elbridge H. (1902): The History of Melrose: 469-470.

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