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Fallon Brothers Quarry (Quincy Quarry; Ballou Quarry; Old Colony Crushed Stone Company Quarry), Quincy, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USAi
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Fallon Brothers Quarry (Quincy Quarry; Ballou Quarry; Old Colony Crushed Stone Company Quarry)Quarry
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Norfolk Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 14' 50'' North , 71° 1' 18'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 42.24722,-71.02167
GeoHash:G#: drt2rfgeg
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Dfa : Hot-summer humid continental climate


Granite quarry opened before 1856. Pegmatite pipes in a riebeckite-aegirine granite. Built over.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


22 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 284.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Harvard Museum spec. #98298
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(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.
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 284; Rocks & Minerals (Nov.-Dec. 2002).
Britholite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OH
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 19:244; Januzzi, R.E. and Seaman, David M. (1976) Mineral Localities Of Connecticut and Southern New York State and Pegmatite Minerals of the World.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Warren, C. H. and Palache, Charles (1911): The pegmatites of the riebeckite aegirite granite of Quincy Mass USA: their structure minerals and origin. (Am Acad Arts and Sci Proc 47:125.)
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Description: Dale (1908) reported epidote but the more complete study by Warren and Palache (1911) found no epidote, and noted the similar appearance of aegirine at the locality.
Reference: Warren, C. H. and Palache, Charles (1911): The pegmatites of the riebeckite aegirite granite of Quincy Mass USA: their structure minerals and origin. (Am Acad Arts and Sci Proc 47:125.)
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 284.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Emerson, B.K. Geology of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 1917. (USGS Bulletin 597), p.190
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
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: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 284.
'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.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Dale, T.N. (1908) The Chief Commercial Granites of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. United States Geological Survey, Bulletin 354, 228 pages.
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 284.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Januzzi, R.E. and Seaman, David M. (1976) Mineral Localities Of Connecticut and Southern New York State and Pegmatite Minerals of the World.
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Dale, T.N. (1908) The Chief Commercial Granites of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. United States Geological Survey, Bulletin 354, 228 pages.
Parisite-(Ce)
Formula: CaCe2(CO3)3F2
Description: Occurs in pegmatite pipes in a riebeckite-aegirine-granite.
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 284.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Description: Occurs as crystals.
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 19:244.
Riebeckite
Formula: ⃞[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 284.
'Riebeckite Root Name'
Formula: ⃞[Na2][Z2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 19:244; Januzzi, R.E. and Seaman, David M. (1976) Mineral Localities Of Connecticut and Southern New York State and Pegmatite Minerals of the World.
'Riebeckite Root Name var: Crocidolite'
Formula: ⃞[Na2][Z2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 19:244; Januzzi, R.E. and Seaman, David M. (1976) Mineral Localities Of Connecticut and Southern New York State and Pegmatite Minerals of the World.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Personally collected by Kevin Czaja.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Emerson, B.K. Geology of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 1917. (USGS Bulletin 597), p.190.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Dale, T.N. (1908) The Chief Commercial Granites of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. United States Geological Survey, Bulletin 354, 228 pages.
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Januzzi, R.E. and Seaman, David M. (1976) Mineral Localities Of Connecticut and Southern New York State and Pegmatite Minerals of the World.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Emerson, B.K. Geology of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 1917. (USGS Bulletin 597), p.190.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Molybdenite'2.EA.30MoS2
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Anatase'4.DD.05TiO2
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Ilmenite'4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Parisite-(Ce)'5.BD.20bCaCe2(CO3)3F2
'Siderite'5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Wulfenite'7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Aegirine'9.DA.25NaFe3+Si2O6
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
'Britholite-(Ce)'9.AH.25(Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OH
'Epidote' ?9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Microcline'9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
'Orthoclase'9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
'Riebeckite'9.DE.25⃞[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
'Titanite'9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
'Zircon'9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Riebeckite Root Name'-⃞[Na2][Z2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
'var: Crocidolite'-⃞[Na2][Z2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Parisite-(Ce)16a.1.5.1CaCe2(CO3)3F2
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
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] and/or >[6] coordination
Britholite-(Ce)52.4.9.1(Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OH
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
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)
Epidote ?58.2.1a.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 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)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Riebeckite-⃞[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
'Riebeckite Root Name'-⃞[Na2][Z2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
'var: Crocidolite'-⃞[Na2][Z2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Britholite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OH
H Riebeckite Root Name (var: Crocidolite)⃞[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Riebeckite⃞[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
H Riebeckite Root Name⃞[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O AnataseTiO2
O Britholite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OH
O CalciteCaCO3
O Riebeckite Root Name (var: Crocidolite)⃞[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
O QuartzSiO2
O Riebeckite⃞[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
O Riebeckite Root Name⃞[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
O SideriteFeCO3
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
FFluorine
F Riebeckite Root Name (var: Crocidolite)⃞[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
F FluoriteCaF2
F Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
F Riebeckite Root Name⃞[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
NaSodium
Na AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Riebeckite Root Name (var: Crocidolite)⃞[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Na Riebeckite⃞[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
Na Riebeckite Root Name⃞[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Britholite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OH
Si Riebeckite Root Name (var: Crocidolite)⃞[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Riebeckite⃞[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
Si Riebeckite Root Name⃞[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S SphaleriteZnS
ClChlorine
Cl Riebeckite Root Name (var: Crocidolite)⃞[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Cl Riebeckite Root Name⃞[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca Britholite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OH
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Riebeckite Root Name (var: Crocidolite)⃞[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Riebeckite⃞[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
Fe Riebeckite Root Name⃞[Na2][Z32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
CeCerium
Ce Britholite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OH
Ce Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)

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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References

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Palache, C. and Warren, C. H. (1911): The Chemical Composition and Crystallization of Parisite and a New Occurrence of It in the Granite-Pegmatites at Quincy, Mass., U. S. A.; with Notes on Microcline, Riebeckite, Aegirite, Ilmenite, Octahedrite, Fluorite, and Wulfenite from the Same Locality. (Amer. Jour. Sci. 4th Series, 31:533-557)
Warren, C. H. and Palache, Charles (1911): The pegmatites of the riebeckite aegirite granite of Quincy Mass USA: their structure minerals and origin. (Am Acad Arts and Sci Proc 47:125.)
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 284.
Bartsch, Rudolf C. B. (1944): New England Notes (Rocks & Minerals 19:244)


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