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France Stone Co. "North" Quarry (Medusa Portland Cement Co. "North" Quarry), Silica, Sylvania Township, Lucas Co., Ohio, USAi
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France Stone Co. "North" Quarry (Medusa Portland Cement Co. "North" Quarry)Quarry
Silica- not defined -
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Lucas Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
41° 42' 14'' North , 83° 44' 50'' West
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Sylvania18,965 (2017)3.3km
Berkey237 (2017)7.7km
Holland1,699 (2017)9.6km
Ottawa Hills4,443 (2017)9.7km
Lambertville9,953 (2017)12.1km


The France Stone Co. “North Quarry” is abandoned quarry located in SE ¼, section 7, Silica, Sylvania Township, Ohio. The rocks exposed in the quarry belong to the Devonian Dundee Limestone Formation, the Silica Formation and the Ten Mile Creek Dolomite, the latter two formations belonging to the Traverse Group. The quarry is now flooded and the property now belongs to Hanson Aggregates Inc.

The quarry was initially developed by the Medusa Portland Cement Company in the late 1940's after they abandoned their “south” quarry, south of Brint Road. In the 1970's, the property was then transferred to the France Stone Co. and was later abandoned. The tailings of the abandoned quarry were accessible for many years to fossil collectors until collecting was no longer permitted in the 1990's. Species of trilobites and pyritized Spirifer fossils were found at this location.

Although the names are extremely similar and very close to each other, this quarry should not be confused with the France Stone Company “East Quarry” in section 17 and the France Stone Company “West Quarry” in section 18. Furthermore, Fossil Park, north of this locality was referred to as the Medusa “North-north” Quarry by Kesling.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Minerals of Ohio Bull. 69 ODNR
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Minerals of Ohio Bull. 69 ODNR
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: Minerals of Ohio Bull. 69 ODNR
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Minerals of Ohio Bull. 69 ODNR
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Minerals of Ohio Bull. 69 ODNR
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Minerals of Ohio Bull. 69 ODNR
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Reference: Minerals of Ohio Bull. 69 ODNR

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4

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
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Strontianite14.1.3.3SrCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C StrontianiteSrCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O CelestineSrSO4
O BaryteBaSO4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O StrontianiteSrCO3
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SSulfur
S CelestineSrSO4
S BaryteBaSO4
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

References

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Kesling, R.V. and Chilman, R.B. (1975) Strata and megafossils of the Middle Devonian Silica Formation. Papers on Paleontology, University of Michigan: 8: p. 141.
Kesling, R.V. (1978) Strata of the Middle Devonian Silica Formation. Field Excursions, University of Michigan: p. 4.
Carlson, E.H. (1991) Minerals of Ohio. Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Bulletin 69: 155.
Carlson, E.H. (2015) Minerals of Ohio. Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Bulletin 69: 290.

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