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Old quarries, Tiffin, Seneca Co., Ohio, USAi
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Old quarriesGroup of Quarries
Tiffin- not defined -
Seneca Co.County
OhioState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 6' 3'' North , 83° 11' 9'' West (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Locality type:Group of Quarries
Köppen climate type:Dfa : Hot-summer humid continental climate


Three quarries around Tiffin were described and observed by N. Winchell in 1873. This locality will refer to "Quarry No. 1" and "Quarry No. 2" as described by Winchell (1873). In Carlson (1983, 1991) he also lists the "Big Four Quarry" in Tiffin as part of this general locality, but since it was not observed by Winchell (1873) it should remain a separate sub-locality.

Quarry No. 1 was located on the corner of Washington Street and Water Street. Leeson (1886) stated that Jerry Sullivan, an early settler of Tiffin, opened the quarry at North Washington Sheet. Since this was the first quarry described by Winchell (1873) it will be referred to as Quarry No. 1.

Quarry No. 2 was located a quarter mile away from the first quarry on the east bank of the Sandusky River. Winchell (1873) stated that this quarry was also known as the City Quarry.

On March 25, 1913 a catastrophic flood destroyed a large portion of Tiffin and was the most likely cause of abandonment of these two quarries. There is little evidence of these quarries today.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

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
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Minerals of Ohio Bull. 69 ODNR
Galena
Formula: PbS
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
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Minerals of Ohio Bull. 69 ODNR

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
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
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 DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O StrontianiteSrCO3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SSulfur
S CelestineSrSO4
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S SulphurS8
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Winchell, N.H. (1873) Reports on the geology of Sandusky, Seneca, Wyandot and Marion Counties. Ohio Division of Geological Survey: 1(1): 591-645
Lang, W. (1880) History of Seneca County, from the close of the Revolutionary War to July, 1880. Transcript Printing Company, Springfield, Ohio: 691.
Leeson, M.A. (1886) History of Seneca County, Ohio, containing a history of the county, its townships, towns, villages, schools, churches, industries, etc; portraits of early settlers and prominent men; biographies; history of the Northwest territory; history of Ohio; statistical and miscellaneous matter, etc., etc. Warner, Beers & Company, Chicago, Illinois: 1074.
Schrader, F.C, Stone, R.W., and Sanford, S. (1917), Useful minerals of the United States. United States Geological Survey, Bulletin 624: p. 491
Carlson, E.H. (1983) The occurrence of Mississippi Valley-type mineralization in northwestern Ohio, in Kisvarsanyi, G., Grant, S.K., Pratt, W.P., and Koenig, J.W., eds, Proceedings. International Conference on Mississippi Valley Type Lead-Zinc Deposits: University of Missouri-Rolla: 424-435.
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.
Vasichko, J.W. (2018) Fluorite of the Findlay Arch Mineral District, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. Rocks and Minerals: 93(2): 110-119, 122-123.


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