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Martin Marietta Materials Cement quarry (TXI Cement quarry), Midlothian, Ellis Co., Texas, USAi
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Martin Marietta Materials Cement quarry (TXI Cement quarry)Quarry
Midlothian- not defined -
Ellis Co.County
TexasState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
32° 27' 4'' North , 97° 1' 21'' West
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PlacePopulationDistance
Midlothian22,318 (2017)4.3km
Venus3,297 (2017)7.8km
Ovilla3,855 (2017)15.3km
Maypearl981 (2017)15.4km
Cedar Hill48,507 (2017)16.5km


Quarry and mill operated for cement materials in Cretaceous limestone about 2 miles south of Midlothian on Ward Road and US highway 67. The location is well-known for Cretaceous-age marine fossils and rather large authigenic pyrite nodules.

The quarry was owned by Texas Industries, Inc. ('TXI') until late 2013, when it was put up for sale and purchased by Martin Marietta Materials, a spin-off of the aerospace company.

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3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Michael Sommers Collection
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Read, Louis C. 1957 Geology of the Midlothian Quadrangle, Ellis County, Texas. Field & Laboratory 25(4): 105–114.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Cement Industry Technical Conference, 2002. IEEE-IAS/PCA 44th Volume , Issue , 2002 Page(s):125 - 137

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2

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Read, Louis C. (1957), Geology of the Midlothian Quadrangle, Ellis County, Texas. Field & Laboratory: 25(4): 105–114.
Cement Industry Technical Conference (2002). IEEE-IAS/PCA 44th Volume, Issue, 2002: 125-137.


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