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Forestville, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania, USAi
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Forestville- not defined -
Schuylkill Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
40° 41' 30'' North , 76° 18' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Forestville435 (2017)0.1km
Buck Run176 (2017)2.9km
Branch Dale388 (2017)3.1km
Minersville4,258 (2017)3.2km
Heckscherville220 (2017)3.5km


Occurrence in burning anthracite culm (coal mine dumps).

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12 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Alum-(K)
Formula: KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: Reed, Juliet C. (1976), Annotated Biblio. of Mins. New to the PA List 1965-1974, The Mineralogical Soc. of PA, Inc.: 19 & 23, 59, 65-66; Downey, W. F., Jr. (1974), "Geol. Conditions in Burning Anthracite-NE PA," Geol. Soc. Am. Abstracts w. Programs, Vol. 5(1):19-20;
Berndtite
Formula: SnS2
Reference: Reed, Juliet C. (1976), Annotated Biblio. of Minerals New to the Pennsylvania List 1965-1974, The Mineralogical Society of PA, Inc.: 19; Grant, R.W. (Apr 74), PA Mins. (PM)(136), Keystone Newsletter; Finkelman, et al, Geol. Soc. Am. Abstracts with Program
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Reed, Juliet C. (1976), Annotated Biblio. of Minerals New to the Pennsylvania List 1965-1974, The Mineralogical Society of PA, Inc.: 23; Finkelman, Robert B., et al (1974), "Observations on Minerals from Burning Anthracite Seams and Culm in Pennsylvania,
Downeyite (TL)
Formula: SeO2
Type Locality:
Reference: Finkelman, R.B. & Mrose, M.E. (1977) American Mineralogist: 62,316-320.
Godovikovite
Formula: (NH4)Al(SO4)2
Reference: Finkelman, R. B. & Mrose, M. E. (1977): Downeyite, the first verified natural occurrence of selenium dioxide. American Mineralogist 62, 316-320.
Herzenbergite
Formula: SnS
Reference: Reed, Juliet C. (1976), Annotated Biblio. of Minerals New to the Pennsylvania List 1965-1974, The Mineralogical Society of PA, Inc.: 19 & 23, 46; Finkelman, Robert B., et al (1974), "Observations on Minerals from Burning Anthracite Seams and Culm in Penns
Mascagnite
Formula: (NH4)2SO4
Reference: American Mineralogist (1977): 62: 316-320.
Ottemannite
Formula: Sn2S3
Description: Occurs in burning anthracite culm.
Reference: Reed, Juliet C. (1976), Annotated Biblio. of Minerals New to the PA List 1965-1974, The Mineralogical Soc. of PA, Inc.: 19 & 23, 59; Finkelman, Robert B., et al (1974), "Observations on Mins. from Burning Anthracite Seams and Culm in PA, Geol. Soc. of Ame
Selenium
Formula: Se
Reference: American Mineralogist (1977): 62: 316-320.
Steklite
Formula: KAl(SO4)2
Reference: D. M. Lapham, J. H. Barns, W. Downey Jr. and R. B. Finkelman (1980): Mineralogy associated with burning Anthracite deposits of Eastern Pennsylvania. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Resources, Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey, Mineral Resources Report 78, 82 pp. [as unnamed KAl(SO4)2]
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: American Mineralogist (1977): 62: 316-320.
Sulphur-β
Formula: S8
Reference: Finkelman, R. B. & Mrose, M. E. (1977): Downeyite, the first verified natural occurrence of selenium dioxide. American Mineralogist 62, 316-320.
'Unnamed (Ge Sulphide)'
Formula: GeS2
Reference: D. M. Lapham, J. H. Barns, W. Downey Jr. and R. B. Finkelman (1980): Mineralogy associated with burning Anthracite deposits of Eastern Pennsylvania. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Resources, Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey, Mineral Resources Report 78, 82 pp.
'Unnamed (K-Al Fluoride)'
Formula: KAlF4
Reference: - D. M. Lapham, J. H. Barns, W. Downey Jr. and R. B. Finkelman (1980): Mineralogy associated with burning Anthracite deposits of Eastern Pennsylvania. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Resources, Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey, Mineral Resources Report 78, 82 pp.

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Selenium1.CC.10Se
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Berndtite2.EA.20SnS2
Herzenbergite2.CD.05SnS
Ottemannite2.DB.10Sn2S3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Downeyite (TL)4.DE.05SeO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alum-(K)7.CC.20KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Godovikovite7.AC.20(NH4)Al(SO4)2
Mascagnite7.AD.05(NH4)2SO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Steklite-KAl(SO4)2
Sulphur-β-S8
'Unnamed (Ge Sulphide)'-GeS2
'Unnamed (K-Al Fluoride)'-KAlF4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Selenium1.3.4.1Se
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Herzenbergite2.8.24. SnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Ottemannite2.11.9.1Sn2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Berndtite2.12.14.5SnS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Downeyite (TL)4.4.3.1SeO2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2XO4
Mascagnite28.2.1.1(NH4)2SO4
AXO4
Godovikovite28.3.5.2(NH4)Al(SO4)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AB(XO4)2·xH2O
Alum-(K)29.5.5.1KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Steklite-KAl(SO4)2
Sulphur-β-S8
'Unnamed (Ge Sulphide)'-GeS2
'Unnamed (K-Al Fluoride)'-KAlF4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Alum-(K)KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
H Mascagnite(NH4)2SO4
H Godovikovite(NH4)Al(SO4)2
NNitrogen
N Mascagnite(NH4)2SO4
N Godovikovite(NH4)Al(SO4)2
OOxygen
O DowneyiteSeO2
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Alum-(K)KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
O Mascagnite(NH4)2SO4
O Godovikovite(NH4)Al(SO4)2
O StekliteKAl(SO4)2
FFluorine
F Unnamed (K-Al Fluoride)KAlF4
AlAluminium
Al Alum-(K)KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Al Unnamed (K-Al Fluoride)KAlF4
Al Godovikovite(NH4)Al(SO4)2
Al StekliteKAl(SO4)2
SSulfur
S BerndtiteSnS2
S HerzenbergiteSnS
S OttemanniteSn2S3
S Alum-(K)KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
S SulphurS8
S Mascagnite(NH4)2SO4
S Unnamed (Ge Sulphide)GeS2
S Godovikovite(NH4)Al(SO4)2
S Sulphur-βS8
S StekliteKAl(SO4)2
KPotassium
K Alum-(K)KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
K Unnamed (K-Al Fluoride)KAlF4
K StekliteKAl(SO4)2
GeGermanium
Ge Unnamed (Ge Sulphide)GeS2
SeSelenium
Se DowneyiteSeO2
Se SeleniumSe
SnTin
Sn BerndtiteSnS2
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn HerzenbergiteSnS
Sn OttemanniteSn2S3

References

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Downey, Wayne F., Jr. (1974), Geological Conditions in Burning Anthracite-Northeastern Pennsylvania, Geological Society of America Abstracts with programs: 5(1): 19-20.
Finkelman, Robert B., et al. (1974), "Observations on Minerals from Burning Anthracite Seams and Culm in Pennsylvania, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs: 5(1): 27-28.
Grant, R.W. (1974), Pennsylvania Minerals (PM)(#136), Keystone Newsletter (April, 1974).
Reed, Juliet C. (1976), Annotated Bibliography of Minerals New to the Pennsylvania List 1965-1974, The Mineralogical Society of Pennsylvania, Inc.: 19 & 23, 59, 65-66.
American Mineralogist (1977): 62: 316-320.
Lapham, D.M., J. H. Barns, W. Downey Jr. and R. B. Finkelman (1980): Mineralogy associated with burning Anthracite deposits of Eastern Pennsylvania. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Resources, Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey, Mineral Resources Report 78, 82 pp.

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