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Faylor-Middle Creek Quarry, Winfield, Union Co., Pennsylvania, USAi
Regional Level Types
Faylor-Middle Creek QuarryQuarry
Winfield- not defined -
Union Co.County
PennsylvaniaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 54' 22'' North , 76° 51' 43'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.90623,-76.86197
GeoHash:G#: dr32dyyb4
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Dfa : Hot-summer humid continental climate


A limestone deposit/quarry in Silurian Keyser and Tonoloway Limestones.

Alternative Label Names

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Faylor-Middle Creek Quarry

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Geyer, Smith & Barnes 1976. Mineral Collecting in Pennsylvania pg. 208-9
Cacoxenite
Formula: Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Colour: gemmy transparent to clouded colorless/white. also yellow to golden
Fluorescence: none in clear crystals, significant Fluor/Phos responce in yellow to Golden crystals.
Description: Gemmy, water clear clacite crystals abound at the locality, but also an unusual so callled Strontian calcite occurs here. yellow to golden steep Rhombohedral crystals with an orange fluorecent response and are strongly Phosphorecent. Quantitative electron microscope analysis, conducted by J. A. Speer in 1975 yielded 0.1% SrO and 55.5% CaO, confirming the calcite is not true -Strontian- Calcite. (see ref. table Min of PA 1966-75; R.Smith pg.246-247)
Reference: Ref.1) The Mineralogy of Pennsylvania 1966-1975; Robert C. Smith II; pgs 241,246. Ref.2) Rocks & Min.:60:287.
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: acquired Gerry McLoughlin, Roslyn PA
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Geyer, Smith & Barnes 1976. Mineral Collecting in Pennsylvania pg. 208-9
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Geyer, Smith & Barnes 1976. Mineral Collecting in Pennsylvania pg. 208-9
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Geyer, Smith & Barnes 1976. Mineral Collecting in Pennsylvania pg. 208-9
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Reference: Geyer, Smith & Barnes 1976. Mineral Collecting in Pennsylvania pg. 208-9
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Geyer, Smith & Barnes 1976. Mineral Collecting in Pennsylvania pg. 208-9
Halotrichite
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Reference: Geyer, Smith & Barnes 1976. Mineral Collecting in Pennsylvania pg. 208-9
'commodity:Limestone'
Reference:  
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Geyer, Smith & Barnes 1976. Mineral Collecting in Pennsylvania pg. 208-9
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Geyer, Smith & Barnes 1976. Mineral Collecting in Pennsylvania pg. 208-9
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Geyer, Smith & Barnes 1976. Mineral Collecting in Pennsylvania pg. 208-9
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Geyer, Smith & Barnes 1976. Mineral Collecting in Pennsylvania pg. 208-9
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Habit: Bundles of curved tapering pyramid crystals, with hexagonal cross section.
Colour: White to colorless at terminations (translucent)
Fluorescence: Bright cream-white (SW/LW). with pale blue-green Phosphorescent response (SW)
Description: one of the primary localities of fine Strontianite in the state of PA.
Reference: Ref.1) The Mineralogy of Pennsylvania 1966-1975; Robert C. Smith II; pgs 241,246. Ref.2) Rocks & Min.:64(5):387.
Vivianite
Formula: Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Geyer, Smith & Barnes 1976. Mineral Collecting in Pennsylvania pg. 208-9

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Greenockite'2.CB.45CdS
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
'Strontianite'5.AB.15SrCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
'Celestine'7.AD.35SrSO4
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
'Halotrichite'7.CB.85FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Cacoxenite'8.DC.40Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
'Vivianite'8.CE.40Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Greenockite2.8.7.2CdS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
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
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Halotrichite29.7.3.2FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Vivianite40.3.6.1Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Cacoxenite42.13.5.1Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C StrontianiteSrCO3
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O CelestineSrSO4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O QuartzSiO2
O StrontianiteSrCO3
O VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Al HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
P VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S CelestineSrSO4
S GalenaPbS
S GreenockiteCdS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Fe HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3
CdCadmium
Cd GreenockiteCdS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Paleozoic
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3187973
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 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]

Devonian - Silurian
358.9 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 2876256
Keyser and Tonoloway Formations, undivided

Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 443.8 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Keyser Formation; Tonoloway Formation; Coeymans Formation; Rondout Formation; Decker Formation; Wills Creek Formation

Description: In descending order: Keyser Formation--medium-gray, crystalline to nodular, fossiliferous limestone; upper part laminated and mud-cracked; not present east of Harrisburg; passes into lower Coeymans, Rondout, and Decker Formations in the east. Tonoloway Formation--medium-gray, laminated, mud-cracked limestone containing some medium-dark- or olive-gray shale interbeds; lower part passes into Wills Creek Formation east and south; passes into Bossardville and Poxono Island beds in the east.

Comments: Original map source: Pennsylvania Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Miles, C.E., and Whitfield, T.G., compilers, 2001, Bedrock Geology of Pennsylvania, edition: 1.0, digital map, scale 1:250,000.

Lithology: Major:{limestone}, Minor:{shale}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Rocks & Minerals (1983) 58: 265-266.
Rocks & Minerals (1985) 60: 287.
Rocks & Minerals (1989) 64(5): 387.


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