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Berry Materials Corp. Quarry (North Vernon Plant; Paul Frank Quarry), North Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana, USAi
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Berry Materials Corp. Quarry (North Vernon Plant; Paul Frank Quarry)Quarry
North VernonCity
Jennings Co.County
IndianaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
39° 1' 5'' North , 85° 37' 14'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
North Vernon6,619 (2017)1.4km
Vernon311 (2017)3.8km
Country Squire Lakes3,571 (2017)7.0km
Butlerville282 (2017)9.5km
Scipio153 (2017)10.8km


A limestone quarry in North Vernon Limestone & Jeffersonville Limestone. Started early 1900's.

Known for its golden round and often complex rhombohedral calcite crystals. Scalenohedral calcite crystals are also known.

The Devonian limestone is also home to silicified corals.

One description of a section of the quarry is as follows:

A good section of the lower 40 feet of the New Albany shale is exhibited in the quarry. The Silver Creek has disappeared. The section is approximately as follows:

New Albany shale: black shale, 15ft.; green and greengray banded shale, 15ft.; black shale, 10ft.; pyritic and conglomeritic beds in green shale

Beechwood limestone: dark gray, crinoidal, phosphatic pebbles, conglomeritic, 5ft.; tan to gray, crystalline, dense limestone, 2.5ft.; dark gray, phosphatic pebbles, crinoidal, conglomeritic, 1ft

Jeffersonville limestone: dolomitic, massive, tan, cherty, very fossiliferous at top, green calcite masses, 10ft.; dolomite, tan to gray, coarsely banded and mottled, 6ft.; highly laminated dolomite, 6ft;

Geneva dolomite: exposed in floor of quarry; brown, massive, calcite masses, variegated, barren of fossils 5 plus ft.

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Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


6 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Erd, R. C. and S.S. Greenburg (1960) Minerals of Indiana. Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin 18 73pp
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Rocks & Min.:61:146; Erd(1960).; Erd, R. C. and S.S. Greenburg (1960) Minerals of Indiana. Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin 18 73pp
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson; Erd, R. C. and S.S. Greenburg (1960) Minerals of Indiana. Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin 18 73pp; Rocks & Min.:61:146; Erd(1960).
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Rocks & Min.:61:146; Erd(1960).; Erd, R. C. and S.S. Greenburg (1960) Minerals of Indiana. Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin 18 73pp
'Glauconite'
Formula: (K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Reference: Rocks & Min.:61:146; Erd(1960).; Erd, R. C. and S.S. Greenburg (1960) Minerals of Indiana. Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin 18 73pp
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Description: Was the glauconite
Reference: Erd, R. C. and S.S. Greenburg (1960) Minerals of Indiana. Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin 18 73pp
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Rocks & Min.:61:146; Erd(1960).
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Rocks & Min.:61:146; Erd(1960).; Erd, R. C. and S.S. Greenburg (1960) Minerals of Indiana. Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin 18 73pp
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Rocks & Min.:61:146; Erd(1960).; Erd, R. C. and S.S. Greenburg (1960) Minerals of Indiana. Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin 18 73pp

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite ?5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Glauconite'-(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2

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
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite ?16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
'Glauconite'71.2.2a.5(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S BaryteBaSO4
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
FeIron
Fe Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A) In-text Citation No.
Erd, R.C., Greenburg, S.S. (1960) Minerals of Indiana. Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin 18: 73 pages.
Huizing, T.E., Russell, R.E. (1986) Indiana Minerals: A Locality Index. Rocks & Minerals, 61(3), 136-152.
Esarey, R.E. (compiler) (1947) Guidebook - Indiana Geologic Field Conference: Silurian and Devonian Rocks of Southeastern Indiana. First Post-War Geologic Field Conference, Indiana University.

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