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Noyes Mountain Quarry (Harvard Quarry), Greenwood, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 17' 24'' North , 70° 38' 33'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.29000,-70.64250
GeoHash:G#: drvgbqxxy
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Granite pegmatite - Oxford pegmatite field. Originally opened by George "Shavey" Noyes and Tim Heath, about 1894. Locality was obtained from Shavey's sixth cousin, Isaac Patch Noyes. Worked briefly by Loren Merrill and Arthur Valley in 1921-1922 for the benefit of Kenneth K. Landes, then a Harvard University student. Landes' dissertation, Paragenesis of the Granitic Pegmatites of Central Maine (American Mineralogist, 1925, v. 10, p. 355-411) was based on this quarry and the Bennett Quarry in Buckfield and his thesis revolutionized ideas about how pegmatites crystallize. (Note: The non-pegmatite species reported occur in the metamorphic rock (Patch Mountain member of Sangerville Formation) hosting the pegmatite.)


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Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Devonian - Silurian
358.9 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 3185212
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 443.8 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Wenlock
427.4 - 433.4 Ma



ID: 2820179
Silurian Sangerville Formation

Age: Wenlock (427.4 - 433.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Sangerville Formation

Comments: In western sequence of central Maine trough, divided into a main body, lower member near Woodstock (schist and granofels probably equivalent to member B), upper member near Woodstock (schist and granofels probably equivalent to member C), member A (in turn divided into gray shale and massive sandstone facies, massive sandstone facies, and polymict conglomerate facies), member B (in turn divided into quartz-rich, polymictic conglomerate facies and gray shale and sandstone facies), and member C (in turn divided into quartz conglomerate, sandstone, and gray shale; impure limestone and quartz conglomerate lenses; and upper gray shale and sandstone). (ME004) Unit description from USGS GEOLEX website (ME078). GS - Greenschist facies; E - Epidote-amphibolite facies; AA - Low rank amphibolite facies; AB - Medium rank amphibolite facies; Protolith Q - Interbedded pelite and sandstone

Lithology: Major:{shale,sandstone}, Incidental:{limestone, calc silicate rock, granofels, schist, metasedimentary, conglomerate}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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References

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Cameron, Eugene N.; and others (1954) Pegmatite investigations, 1942-45, in New England. USGS Professional Paper 255.
Guidebook 1 to Mineral Collecting in the Maine Pegmatite Belt
Prepared by members of the Maine Federation Club 1973 Pg. 11-12.
King, Vandall T. and Foord, Eugene, E. (1994) Mineralogy of Maine. Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, pp. 418 + 88 plates.

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