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William Wise Mine, Westmoreland, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, USAi
Regional Level Types
William Wise MineMine
Westmoreland- not defined -
Cheshire Co.County
New HampshireState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 57' 1'' North , 72° 29' 11'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 42.95031,-72.48643
GeoHash:G#: drskqdbgx
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Westmoreland1,861 (2017)3.8km
Putney523 (2017)4.0km
Chesterfield3,773 (2017)7.1km
Brattleboro7,414 (2017)12.5km
Westminster282 (2017)13.3km


Fluorite mine started ca. 1890's and closed about 1919. Worked intermittently since for specimens until present. Formerly owned by the American Tube and Stamping Co., Bridgeport, CT (1918-1919). Mineralized area is termed the William Wise vein.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


16 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Ian Merkel; Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
Ferrimolybdite
Formula: Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Reference: Robinson, G. et. al. (1995): World review of mineral discoveries: 1993-1994 (Mineralogical Record 26:475-499); Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 65: 329-335.; Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 65: 329-335.; Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Robinson, G. et. al. (1995): World review of mineral discoveries: 1993-1994 (Mineralogical Record 26:475-499); Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 65: 329-335.; Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index; Mineralogical Record (1990) 21:203-213
Quartz var: Sceptre Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Sceptre Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Ferrimolybdite7.GB.30Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)

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
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 49 - HYDRATED MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
Hydrated Normal Molybdates and Tungstates
Ferrimolybdite49.2.1.1Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Amethyst-SiO2
var: Sceptre Quartz-SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O CerussitePbCO3
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Sceptre Quartz)SiO2
O FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O RutileTiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Sceptre Quartz)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn SphaleriteZnS
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Mo FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Devonian - Silurian
358.9 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 3186140
Paleozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 443.8 Ma)

Lithology: Mudstone-carbonate-sandstone-conglomerate

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]

Late Ordovician
443.8 - 458.4 Ma



ID: 2802048
Oliverian Plutonic Suite - granodioritic to quartz dioritic gneissic

Age: Late Ordovician (443.8 - 458.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Oliverian Plutonic Suite

Description: Granodioritic to quartz dioritic gneissic border phase of Oobg, perhaps in part metasomatic. Part of the Bronson Hill arch intrusive rocks.

Comments: Original map source: Ratcliffe, N.M., Stanley, R.S., Gale., M.H., Thompson, P.J., and Walsh, G.J., 2011, Bedrock geologic map of Vermont: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3184, 3 sheets, scale 1:100,000.

Lithology: Major:{orthogneiss}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Marshall, John (1969). Bonanza at the Wise. Rocks & Minerals: 44: 163-171.
Rocks & Minerals (1990): 65: 329-335.
White, John S. and Cook, Robert B. (1990). Amethyst Occurrences of the Eastern United States. Mineralogical Record: 21: 203-213.
Robinson, G. et. al. (1995): World review of mineral discoveries: 1993-1994. Mineralogical Record: 26: 475-499.
Greene, Eric (1997). Recent Developments at the William Wise Mine, Mineral News: 13(4): 1, 8-9.
Rocks & Minerals (2005), New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index: 80: 242-261.

External Links

http://www.toveco.com/wise_mine_info.php - Wise Mine operations 2001-2003


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