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Berry-Havey Quarry (Havey Quarry; Berry Quarry), Poland, Androscoggin Co., Maine, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 4' 18'' North , 70° 17' 54'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.07167,-70.29861
GeoHash:G#: dry48r405
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate

Granite pegmatite. Oxford Field. The Berry Quarry (south side) and Havey Quarry (north side) are in the same pegmatite and excavations have overlapped. The name of the united excavation is the Berry-Havey Quarry. The southern part of the pegmatite was operated by Forrest Havey, at least by 1909, while the northern portion was operated by A. R. Berry, beginning in 1900, who owned the farm.

This locality is the "type" location for the variety "watermelon tourmaline" and that name first appeared in print by George Howe in August, 1910. The name first received international circulation in 1911.

As of 2014 was being operated commercially by Jeff Morrison for gemstone and mineral specimen production.

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61 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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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252.17 - 541 Ma

ID: 3187973
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)

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 - Llandovery
427.4 - 443.8 Ma

ID: 2856436
Silurian Sangerville Formation, Patch Mountain member

Age: Silurian (427.4 - 443.8 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Patch Mountain Member

Description: Silurian Sangerville Formation Patch Mountain member

Comments: In central Maine trough, Sangerville Formation is mapped as principal sandstone and shale facies, and subdivided into (ascending) Patch Mountain Limestone Member (name revised from Patch Mountain Member to emphasize lithology), consisting of thinly interbedded impure marble, coarsely crystallized calc-silicate rocks, granofels, and pelitic schist (high metamorphic grade), or thinly interbedded, gray micritic metalimestone, limy metasandstone, metasiltstone, and slate or pelitic schist (low metamorphic grade); a conglomerate member; euxinic shale lenses; Taylor Pond Member of Hussey (1983), consisting of feldspathic biotite- and hornblende-biotite granofels, thinly bedded calc-silicate rocks, and sparse garnet-rich laminations (coticule); an unnamed limestone member similar to Patch Mountain Limestone Member but at a higher stratigraphic level; and Thorncrag Hill Member of Hussey (1983), consisting of migmatitic pelitic gneiss and some calc-silicate rocks. Anasagunticook Member of Pankiwskyj and others (1976) and Moench and Pankiwskyj (1988) is tentatively reassigned to Waterville Formation, following usage of Osberg (1988). (ME004) Unit description from USGS GEOLEX website (ME078). AA - Low rank amphibolite facies; AB - Medium rank amphibolite facies; AC - High rank amphibolite facies; GS - Greenschist facies; E - Epidote-amphibolite facies; Protolith R - Interbedded pelite and limestone and/or dolostone.

Lithology: Major:{marble}, Minor:{calc silicate rock,granofels,schist}

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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Sterrett, Douglas Bouvard (1911), Gems and Precious Stones, Mineral Resources of the United States, Calender Year 1909, Part II Nonmetals, USGS: 778
Rocks & Minerals (1939): 14: 273.
King, V. T. and Foord, E. E. (1994), Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates.
King, V. T. (1995), Berry-Havey Pegmatite, Poland, Maine, USA,in Arthur M. Hussey II and Robert A. Johnston (editors) Guidebook to Field Trips in Southern Maine and Adjacent New Hampshire, New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, Brunswick, Maine, p. 123-124.
Moore, P. B. (2000), Analyses of Primary Phosphates from Pegmatites in Maine and Other Localities, in V. T. King (editor), Mineralogy of Maine. Mining History, Gems, and Geology, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine: 333-336.
Pedro-Pablo Gil-Crespo, Uxue Ostaikoetxea, Encarnación Roda-Robles, William Simmons, James Nizamoff (2012), Caracterización por XRD y Espectroscopía NIR de Turmalinas de la Serie Chorlo-Elbaita-Rossmanita de la Pegmatita de Berry-Havey (Maine, USA). Macla 16: 222-223.
Roda-Robles, E., Simmons, W., Pesquera, A., Gil-Crespo, P., Nizamoff, J. and Torres-Ruiz, J. (2015). Tourmaline as a petrogenetic monitor of the origin and evolution of the Berry-Havey pegmatite (Maine, U.S.A.) American Mineralogist: 100(1): 95-109.

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