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Bell pit, Newry, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 32' 39'' North , 70° 43' 15'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.54444,-70.72111
GeoHash:G#: drvtqtn6n
Locality type:Pit
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate

Granite pegmatite. Hall's Ridge, Plumbago-Puzzle Mountain - Oxford pegmatite field. Land currently owned by Freeman Resources, LLC.

Mineral List

73 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Regional Geology

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252.17 - 541 Ma

ID: 3187973
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Ludlow - Wenlock
423 - 433.4 Ma

ID: 2887641
Silurian Smalls Falls Formation

Age: Silurian (423 - 433.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Smalls Falls Formation

Comments: Named the Penobscot formation for Penobscot Bay, central-south ME. Consists of metamorphosed shaly sediments (slates, schists, quartzites) typically developed along nearly whole length of western shore of Penobscot Bay. Color varies from light gray through steel gray and purplish gray to black, the darker grays being predominant. Locally injected and metamorphosed by granite and diorite. Weathered surfaces usually rusty. In a few places only the rock exhibits a very perfect slaty cleavage, highly inclined to bedding planes. Conformably overlies Battie quartzite. (ME025) Unit description from USGS GEOLEX website (ME078). AA - Low rank amphibolite facies; AB - Medium rank amphibolite facies; AC - High rank amphibolite facies; E - Epidote-amphibolite facies; GS - Greenschist facies; Protolith C - Sulfidic/carbonaceous pelite

Lithology: Major:{shale,sandstone}, Minor:{calc silicate rock}

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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King, V. and Foord, E. (1994) Mineralogy of Maine, Volume 1.
King, V. (ed.) (2000) Mineralogy of Maine, Volume 2.
Moore, P.B. (2000) Analyses of Primary Phosphates from Pegmatites in Maine and Other Localities, in V.T. King (editor), Mineralogy of Maine. Mining History, Gems, and Geology, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine: 333-336.
Guidebook 1 to Mineral Collecting in the Maine Pegmatite Belt: 20-21.

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