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Waisanen Quarry (Tamminen-Waisanen Quarry), Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine, USAi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 17' 0'' North , 70° 38' 21'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Greenwood834 (2017)4.0km
West Paris1,790 (2017)6.9km
Woodstock1,263 (2017)10.5km
Norway2,748 (2017)10.8km
Paris5,073 (2017)11.3km


Oxford pegmatite field. First opened in 1931.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


25 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
Albite var: Cleavelandite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998; Cameron, Eugene N.; and others (1954) Pegmatite investigations, 1942-45, in New England. USGS Professional Paper 255.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
Bertrandite
Formula: Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine.
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998; Cameron, Eugene N.; and others (1954) Pegmatite investigations, 1942-45, in New England. USGS Professional Paper 255.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998; Cameron, Eugene N.; and others (1954) Pegmatite investigations, 1942-45, in New England. USGS Professional Paper 255.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Description: Found in the Patch Mountain Member of the Sangerville Formation. Not found in the pegmatite.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, v.1.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
Cookeite
Formula: (Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
Elbaite
Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: P Cristofono collection; Cameron, Eugene N.; and others (1954) Pegmatite investigations, 1942-45, in New England. USGS Professional Paper 255.
'Feldspar Group var: Perthite'
Reference: P Cristofono collection; Cameron, Eugene N.; and others (1954) Pegmatite investigations, 1942-45, in New England. USGS Professional Paper 255.
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Colour: Purple
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998; Rocks & Min.: 62:427.; Cameron, Eugene N.; and others (1954) Pegmatite investigations, 1942-45, in New England. USGS Professional Paper 255.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
Graftonite
Formula: Fe2+Fe2+2(PO4)2
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
Heterosite
Formula: (Fe3+,Mn3+)PO4
Reference: Van King; W. B. Thompson, D. L. Joyner, R. G. Woodman, and V. T. King (2005) A Collector's Guide to Maine Mineral Localities. Maine Geological Survey Bulletin 41
Hydroxylherderite
Formula: CaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine.
'Manganese Oxides'
Reference: P. Cristofono collection
'Manganese Oxides var: Manganese Dendrites'
Reference: P. Cristofono collection
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 62:443.
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: W. B. Thompson, D. L. Joyner, R. G. Woodman, and V. T. King (2005) A Collector's Guide to Maine Mineral Localities. Maine Geological Survey Bulletin 41
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 62:443.; Cameron, Eugene N.; and others (1954) Pegmatite investigations, 1942-45, in New England. USGS Professional Paper 255.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: W. B. Thompson, D. L. Joyner, R. G. Woodman, and V. T. King (2005) A Collector's Guide to Maine Mineral Localities. Maine Geological Survey Bulletin 41
Tantalite-(Mn)
Formula: Mn2+Ta2O6
Reference: Van King
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, Vol. 1, p.350
Triphylite
Formula: LiFe2+PO4
Reference: No reference listed
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: P Cristofono collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Tantalite-(Mn)4.DB.35Mn2+Ta2O6
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Graftonite8.AB.20Fe2+Fe2+2(PO4)2
Heterosite8.AB.10(Fe3+,Mn3+)PO4
Hydroxylherderite8.BA.10CaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
Triphylite8.AB.10LiFe2+PO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Cleavelandite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Almandine9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Bertrandite9.BD.05Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Cookeite9.EC.55(Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Elbaite9.CK.05Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Feldspar Group'-
'var: Perthite'-
'Manganese Oxides'-
'var: Manganese Dendrites'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB2O6
Tantalite-(Mn)8.3.2.3Mn2+Ta2O6
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
ABXO4
Triphylite38.1.1.1LiFe2+PO4
(AB)3(XO4)2
Graftonite38.3.3.1Fe2+Fe2+2(PO4)2
AXO4
Heterosite38.4.1.1(Fe3+,Mn3+)PO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Hydroxylherderite41.5.4.2CaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Almandine51.4.3a.2Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Bertrandite56.1.1.1Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Elbaite61.3.1.8Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Cookeite71.4.1.2(Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Albite
var: Cleavelandite
-Na(AlSi3O8)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Feldspar Group'-
'var: Perthite'-
'Manganese Oxides'-
'var: Manganese Dendrites'-
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
H BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H Cookeite(Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
LiLithium
Li Cookeite(Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Li ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Li TriphyliteLiFe2+PO4
BeBeryllium
Be HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
Be BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
O BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Cookeite(Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O GraftoniteFe2+Fe22+(PO4)2
O Heterosite(Fe3+,Mn3+)PO4
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O TriphyliteLiFe2+PO4
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
O CalciteCaCO3
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Na ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al Cookeite(Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
SiSilicon
Si BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si Cookeite(Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
PPhosphorus
P HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P GraftoniteFe2+Fe22+(PO4)2
P Heterosite(Fe3+,Mn3+)PO4
P TriphyliteLiFe2+PO4
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
MnManganese
Mn Heterosite(Fe3+,Mn3+)PO4
Mn Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
FeIron
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe GraftoniteFe2+Fe22+(PO4)2
Fe Heterosite(Fe3+,Mn3+)PO4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe TriphyliteLiFe2+PO4
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
TaTantalum
Ta Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6

References

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Cameron, Eugene N.; and others (1954) Pegmatite investigations, 1942-45, in New England. USGS Professional Paper 255.
Perham, F. C., (1964). Waisanen Mine operation-summer, 1963: Rocks and Minerals: 39(7-8): 341-347.
Rocks and Minerals: 62:427,443
Thompson, W.B., et al. (1998). Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed.
Nizamoff, J., C.A. Francis, F.C. Perham & R.A. Sprague (2014), Fluorapatite and other species from the Waisanen Quarry, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine, presentation before the 41st. Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, 25-27 April, 2014.

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