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Chippewa Co., Wisconsin, USAi
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Chippewa Co.County
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Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Chippewa Falls14,047 (2017)
Lake Hallie6,535 (2017)
Stanley3,569 (2017)
Bloomer3,520 (2017)
Lake Wissota2,738 (2017)
Cornell1,440 (2017)
Other Languages:
French:
comté de Chippewa, Wisconsin, États-Unis
German:
Chippewa County, Wisconsin, Vereinigte Staaten
Italian:
contea di Chippewa, Wisconsin, Stati Uniti d'America
Russian:
Чиппева, Висконсин, Соединённые Штаты Америки
Simplified Chinese:
契皮瓦縣, 威斯康辛州, 美国
Spanish:
Condado de Chippewa, Wisconsin, Estados Unidos
Albanian:
Chippewa County, Wisconsin, Shtetet e Bashkuara të Amerikës
Arabic:
مقاطعة تشيبيوا , ويسكونسن, الولايات المتحدة
Basque:
Chippewa konderria , Wisconsin
Bavarian:
Chippewa County, Wisconsin, Vaoanigte Stootn
Bishnupriya Manipuri:
চেপেৱা কাউন্টি, উইসকনসিন, তিলপারাষ্ট্র
Bulgarian:
Чипъуа, Уисконсин, Съединени американски щати
Cebuano:
Chippewa County, Wisconsin
Dutch:
Chippewa County, Wisconsin, Verenigde Staten
Esperanto:
Kantono Chippewa, Viskonsino
Farsi/Persian:
شهرستان چیپوا، ویسکانسین, ویسکانسین, ایالات متحده آمریکا
Hungarian:
Chippewa megye, Wisconsin, Amerikai Egyesült Államok
Japanese:
チッペワ郡, ウィスコンシン州, アメリカ合衆国
Latin:
Chippewa Comitatus, Visconsinia, Civitates Foederatae Americae
Low Saxon/Low German:
Chippewa County, Wisconsin, USA
Min Dong Chinese:
Chippewa Gông, Wisconsin
Minnan / Hokkien-Taiwanese:
Chippewa Kūn
Norwegian:
Chippewa County, Wisconsin, USA
Polish:
Hrabstwo Chippewa, Wisconsin, Stany Zjednoczone
Portuguese:
Condado de Chippewa, Wisconsin, Estados Unidos
Romanian:
Comitatul Chippewa, Wisconsin, Statele Unite ale Americii
Sardinian:
contea de Chippewa, Wisconsin, Istados Unidos de Amèrica
Serbian:
Округ Чипева , Висконсин, Сједињене Америчке Државе
Serbo-Croatian:
Chippewa County, Wisconsin, Sjedinjene Američke Države
Swedish:
Chippewa County, Wisconsin, USA
Turkish:
Chippewa County, Wisconsin, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri
Ukrainian:
Чіппева, Вісконсин, Сполучені Штати Америки
Urdu:
چپیوا کاؤنٹی، وسکونسن, وسکونسن, ریاستہائے متحدہ امریکا
Vietnamese:
Quận Chippewa, Wisconsin, Chủng Quốc Hoa Kỳ
Waray:
Condado han Chippewa, Wisconsin, Estados Unidos


Chippewa County is underlain mostly by Cambrian sandstones. Complex Precambrian rocks, including gneiss, amphibolites and granites are exposed along the Chippewa River and its tributaries. These rocks show graphically the effects of the Penokean Orogeny which occurred about 1.80 billion years ago. A few Keweenawan (1.1 billion year old) intrusions cut these rocks, as are well exposed at Wissota Dam near Chippewa Falls. Flambeau Ridge, on the northern edge of the County, is a folded outlier of Proterozoic quartzite and meta-conglomerate. The northern part of the County is covered by young Wisconsinan drift of the Chippewa Moraine. A major segment of Wisconsin's Ice Age Trial passes through the County, and includes an excellent visitor center devoted to Wisconsin's glacial heritage. The southern part of the county was not glaciated as recently, hence Cambrian bedrock crops out more frequently. Glacial drift in the County can provide some interesting samples to the diligent collector, including "float" copper, banded iron formation and "Lake Superior" agates.

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11 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: R&M 73:11-12 pp 378-399 Wisconsin Mineral Locality Index
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Mahoney, J. B., K. Havholm, A. Runkel & R. Hooper (1997) Late Cambrian shelf sedimentation, Upper Mississippi Valley, Wisconsin and Minnesota: in Mudrey, M. edited, Guidebook to field trips in Wisconsin and adjacent areas of Minnesota, 31st Annual Meeting of the North-Central Section, Geological Society of America, Madison, Wisconsin, p. 51-65.
'Apatite var: Carbonate-rich Apatite'
Reference: Mahoney, J. B., K. Havholm, A. Runkel & R. Hooper (1997) Late Cambrian shelf sedimentation, Upper Mississippi Valley, Wisconsin and Minnesota: in Mudrey, M. edited, Guidebook to field trips in Wisconsin and adjacent areas of Minnesota, 31st Annual Meeting of the North-Central Section, Geological Society of America, Madison, Wisconsin, p. 51-65.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Myers, P.E. , M. Cummings & S. Wurdinger, (1980) Precambrian Geology of the Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin: field guide: Guidebook 26th annual meeting, Institute on Lake Superior Geology, 123 p.
'Chlorite Group'
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Gems and Minerals of America - Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
'Hornblende'
Reference: R&M 73:11-12 pp 378-399 Wisconsin Mineral Locality Index
'K Feldspar'
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Gems and Minerals of America - Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Myers, P.E. , M. Cummings & S. Wurdinger, (1980) Precambrian Geology of the Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin: field guide: Guidebook 26th annual meeting, Institute on Lake Superior Geology, 123 p.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Mahoney, J. B., K. Havholm, A. Runkel & R. Hooper (1997) Late Cambrian shelf sedimentation, Upper Mississippi Valley, Wisconsin and Minnesota: in Mudrey, M. edited, Guidebook to field trips in Wisconsin and adjacent areas of Minnesota, 31st Annual Meeting of the North-Central Section, Geological Society of America, Madison, Wisconsin, p. 51-65.
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Myers, P.E. , M. Cummings & S. Wurdinger, (1980) Precambrian Geology of the Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin: field guide: Guidebook 26th annual meeting, Institute on Lake Superior Geology, 123 p.
Pigeonite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Myers, P.E. , M. Cummings & S. Wurdinger, (1980) Precambrian Geology of the Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin: field guide: Guidebook 26th annual meeting, Institute on Lake Superior Geology, 123 p.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Agate
Reference: Gems and Minerals of America - Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Gems and Minerals of America - Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
Quartz var: Lake Superior Agate
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Gems and Minerals of America - Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Myers, P.E. , M. Cummings & S. Wurdinger, (1980) Precambrian Geology of the Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin: field guide: Guidebook 26th annual meeting, Institute on Lake Superior Geology, 123 p.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Van Schmus,W.R.,(1980) Chronology of Igneous Rocks Associated with the Penokeon Orogeny In Wisconsin:Geological Society of America Special Paper 182,p.159-168

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Lake Superior Agate4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Almandine9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Pigeonite9.DA.10(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'var: Carbonate-rich Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hornblende'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Almandine51.4.3a.2Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
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
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)
Epidote58.2.1a.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
Pigeonite65.1.1.4(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
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
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'var: Carbonate-rich Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hornblende'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
Quartz
var: Agate
-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
var: Lake Superior Agate-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Quartz (var: Lake Superior Agate)SiO2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
AlAluminium
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Quartz (var: Lake Superior Agate)SiO2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)

References

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Myers, P.E. , M. Cummings & S. Wurdinger, (1980) Precambrian Geology of the Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin: field guide: Guidebook 26th annual meeting, Institute on Lake Superior Geology, 123 p.
Laberge, G. L. & P. Myers (1984) Two early Proterozoic successions in central Wisconsin and their tectonic significance: Geological Society of America Bulletin: 95: 246-253.
Dott, R. H. & J. W. Attig (2004) Roadside Geology of Wisconsin: Mountain Press Publishing Company, 346 p.

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chippewa_County,_Wisconsin
Wikidata ID:Q127184
GeoNames ID:5248507

External Links

Wisconsin Mineral index - Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey http://wgnhs.uwex.edu/wisconsin-geology/minerals-wisconsin/

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