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Davis Pyrite Mine (Davis Mine; Davis Sulfur Ore Mine), Rowe, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USAi
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Davis Pyrite Mine (Davis Mine; Davis Sulfur Ore Mine)Mine
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Franklin Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
42° 40' 58'' North , 72° 51' 51'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Rowe357 (2017)3.1km
Heath819 (2017)3.6km
Charlemont1,382 (2017)6.1km
Buckland2,026 (2017)11.7km
Readsboro321 (2017)12.0km


An abandoned pyrite occurrence/mine located about 5 miles N of Charlemont near the former mining village of Davis. Started in 1882, the operation ceased in 1911 after the mine caved in. Also worked for copper (Day, 1888). Owned by Herbert J. Davis.

Hawley "Mineral Belt" stratabound massive Fe-(Zn-Cu-Pb) sulfide deposit.

A. G. Dana (1885) made an early report: "In some car loads of pyrite brought to New Haven, Connecticut, from the mines of J. M. Davis & Co, in the town of Rowe, Massachusetts, eight miles east of the Hoosac tunnel, I found some fragments of the mineral gahnite. On visiting the locality I learned that the gahnite occurred on the outer portions of a 'vein' or 'lenticular mass' of pyrite, of exceptional purity varying from seven to twenty feet in thickness. The including rock is gneiss and schist. The mine had, at the time of my first visit, reached a depth of 200 feet. The waste heaps afforded a large amount of material and some good specimens, though the hardness of the enclosing rock made it difficult to obtain the crystals unbroken. Part of them were entirely embedded in the pyrite and part seemed to have once lined cavities, most of which had since been filled in by quartz and the rest by chalcopyrite...
Besides the pyrite, which is seldom found in crystals of any size, the chalcopyrite and the quartz, the minerals associated more or less intimately with the gahnite are: thin plates of titanic iron, sometimes an inch across; steel gray rutile, occasionally in good crystals; sphalerite; garnet; calcite; a triclinic feldspar in greenish crystals; and epidote."

According to the History of Rowe Massachusetts (1921 - Percy Whiting Brown):
“The so-called Rowe serpentine enters the town from Vermont at the northeast corner and extends southwest across the town as a heavy bed, ten to twenty rods wide. A few rods northwesterly of Abbott White's house it bends a little and takes the same course as the Deerfield River to the west, forming the crest of a ridge. In the Cressy neighborhood it crosses the road and runs down to Hoosac Tunnel where it changes suddenly entirely into serpentine and steatite. At the old King place nearly one mile east of the Tunnel we find a large bed of serpentine with dolomite. It is compact, even grained and in color dark gray with traces of green on the fractured or sawed surfaces. A considerable amount has been taken out of this bed for soapstone stoves and bed-warmers. On Abbott White's farm the Massachusetts Talc Company for a number of years mined talc. The rock was carted to the company's grinding mill at Zoar which burned under peculiar circumstances a few years ago. The Foliated Talc Company was incorporated in 1905 and operates a talc mine on the old Bullard farm, a half-mile north of the old centre. The rock is carted to the grinding mill opposite the village school. Water power is supplied by a long metal flume from the pond connected with the village saw-mill, which in turn is supplied by Pelham Brook and the reservoir formerly supplying the old satinet factory.

Knowledge of the existence of pyrite containing iron and sulfur on the Brown farm east of Adams Mountain was known as early as 1840. H. J. Davis secured control and operated a mine from 1882 to 1910. Daily shipments at one time reached 150 tons; and before the mine was shut down, copper became an important byproduct. The chief mineral was a mass of almost pure, coarse-granular, shining yellow pyrite, with some chalcopyrite, blende, garnets, and galena.

About one and one-half miles west of the Davis Mine, George H. Davenport operated on a small copper vein for a few years. It was traceable for 700 feet conforming closely with the Savoy schist in which it occurs. The mine was abandoned after a few years, and the stockholders of the New England Mining Company, incorporated in 1902, have only pretty paper certificates and title to a few acres of land.”

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Commodity List

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


Mineral List


55 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Akaganeite
Formula: (Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
Alunogen
Formula: Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
Ankerite ?
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Cerato, Amy (2003): Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques.
Bassanite
Formula: Ca(SO4) · 0.5H2O
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
Boothite ?
Formula: CuSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: No reference listed
Calcite ?
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
Copiapite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
Cristobalite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
Ferrihydrite
Formula: Fe3+10O14(OH)2
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
Ferrohexahydrite
Formula: FeSO4 · 6H2O
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
Ferro-hornblende
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Fe2+4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Reference: Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
Gahnite
Formula: ZnAl2O4
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 16:215.; Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
Goslarite
Formula: ZnSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
Hexahydrite
Formula: MgSO4 · 6H2O
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
'Hornblende'
Habit: elongated prismatic
Colour: black
Description: Generic root name for unanalyzed black amphibole common at this locality, which may likely be the common magnesio-hornblende. Old specimens are typically labeled "ferro-hornblende". After Leake's original amphibole nomenclature report, ferro-hornblende was used as a synonym for all previous hornblende samples.
Reference: Former Alfred Patrie collection
Hydrobasaluminite
Formula: Al4(SO4)(OH)10 · 12-36H2O
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques ; Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
Lepidocrocite
Formula: γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
Maghemite
Formula: (Fe3+0.670.33)Fe3+2O4
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques; Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques; Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Plante, Alan (1992): Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities (Valley Geology Press)
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Cerato, Amy (2003): Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 16:215.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: "Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities" by Plante, A.R., Valley Geology Press, 1992
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: "Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities" by Plante, A.R., Valley Geology Press, 1992
Rozenite
Formula: FeSO4 · 4H2O
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: "Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities" by Plante, A.R., Valley Geology Press, 1992
Schwertmannite
Formula: Fe3+16(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2O
Reference: Cerato, Amy (2003): Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques.
Siderotil
Formula: FeSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: "Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities" by Plante, A.R., Valley Geology Press, 1992
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: "Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities" by Plante, A.R., Valley Geology Press, 1992
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
Tellurobismuthite
Formula: Bi2Te3
Reference: "Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities" by Plante, A.R., Valley Geology Press, 1992
Tetradymite
Formula: Bi2Te2S
Reference: "Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities" by Plante, A.R., Valley Geology Press, 1992
Vermiculite
Formula: Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Reference: Cerato, A.. 2003: Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
Volynskite ?
Formula: AgBiTe2
Reference: "Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities" by Plante, A.R., Valley Geology Press, 1992
Zoisite
Formula: Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Reference: Dana 6:1059.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Cubanite2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tellurobismuthite2.DC.05Bi2Te3
Tetradymite2.DC.05Bi2Te2S
Volynskite ?2.JA.20AgBiTe2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Akaganeite4.DK.05(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Cristobalite4.DA.15SiO2
Ferrihydrite4.FE.35Fe3+10O14(OH)2
Gahnite4.BB.05ZnAl2O4
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Lepidocrocite4.FE.15γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Maghemite4.BB.15(Fe3+0.670.33)Fe3+2O4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite ?5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite ?5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunogen7.CB.45Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Bassanite7.CD.45Ca(SO4) · 0.5H2O
Boothite ?7.CB.35CuSO4 · 7H2O
Copiapite7.DB.35Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Epsomite7.CB.40MgSO4 · 7H2O
Ferrohexahydrite7.CB.25FeSO4 · 6H2O
Goslarite7.CB.40ZnSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hexahydrite7.CB.25MgSO4 · 6H2O
Hydrobasaluminite7.DE.60Al4(SO4)(OH)10 · 12-36H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Rozenite7.CB.15FeSO4 · 4H2O
Schwertmannite7.DE.15Fe3+16(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2O
Siderotil7.CB.20FeSO4 · 5H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Oligoclase9.FA.35(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Almandine9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ferro-hornblende9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Fe2+4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Vermiculite9.EC.50Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Zoisite9.BG.10Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hornblende'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Cubanite2.9.13.1CuFe2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Tellurobismuthite2.11.7.2Bi2Te3
Tetradymite2.11.7.1Bi2Te2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 2
Volynskite ?3.7.1.3AgBiTe2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ferrihydrite4.3.2.2Fe3+10O14(OH)2
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Maghemite4.3.7.1(Fe3+0.670.33)Fe3+2O4
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Akaganeite6.1.6.1(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Lepidocrocite6.1.2.2γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Miscellaneous
Schwertmannite6.4.10.1Fe3+16(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2O
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Gahnite7.2.1.4ZnAl2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite ?14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite ?14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Bassanite29.6.1.1Ca(SO4) · 0.5H2O
Boothite ?29.6.10.2CuSO4 · 7H2O
Epsomite29.6.11.1MgSO4 · 7H2O
Ferrohexahydrite29.6.8.3FeSO4 · 6H2O
Goslarite29.6.11.2ZnSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hexahydrite29.6.8.1MgSO4 · 6H2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Rozenite29.6.6.1FeSO4 · 4H2O
Siderotil29.6.7.2FeSO4 · 5H2O
A2(XO4)3·H2O
Alunogen29.8.6.1Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Hydrobasaluminite31.4.6.1Al4(SO4)(OH)10 · 12-36H2O
Miscellaneous
Copiapite31.10.5.1Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Almandine51.4.3a.2Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Zoisite58.2.1b.1Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Vermiculite71.2.2d.3Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Cristobalite75.1.1.1SiO2
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Oligoclase-(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
Ferro-hornblende-☐{Ca2}{Fe2+4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
'Hornblende'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Ferro-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Fe42+Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
H FerrihydriteFe103+O14(OH)2
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H BassaniteCa(SO4) · 0.5H2O
H HydrobasaluminiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 12-36H2O
H GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
H FerrohexahydriteFeSO4 · 6H2O
H EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
H HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
H SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
H RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
H AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
H CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Akaganeite(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H SchwertmanniteFe163+(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2O
H BoothiteCuSO4 · 7H2O
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Ferro-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Fe42+Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O GahniteZnAl2O4
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
O ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
O Maghemite(Fe3+0.670.33)Fe23+O4
O FerrihydriteFe103+O14(OH)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O BassaniteCa(SO4) · 0.5H2O
O HydrobasaluminiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 12-36H2O
O GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
O FerrohexahydriteFeSO4 · 6H2O
O EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
O HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
O SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
O RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
O AnglesitePbSO4
O AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
O CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O CristobaliteSiO2
O Akaganeite(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O SchwertmanniteFe163+(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2O
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O BoothiteCuSO4 · 7H2O
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
Mg HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
Mg VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Ferro-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Fe42+Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Al GahniteZnAl2O4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Al HydrobasaluminiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 12-36H2O
Al AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Al VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Ferro-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Fe42+Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Si VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si CristobaliteSiO2
Si Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CubaniteCuFe2S3
S GalenaPbS
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S MarcasiteFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetradymiteBi2Te2S
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S BassaniteCa(SO4) · 0.5H2O
S HydrobasaluminiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 12-36H2O
S GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
S FerrohexahydriteFeSO4 · 6H2O
S EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
S HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
S SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
S RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
S AnglesitePbSO4
S AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
S CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S CovelliteCuS
S SulphurS8
S BaryteBaSO4
S SchwertmanniteFe163+(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2O
S BoothiteCuSO4 · 7H2O
ClChlorine
Cl Akaganeite(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Ferro-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Fe42+Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca BassaniteCa(SO4) · 0.5H2O
Ca Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe CubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Ferro-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Fe42+Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Maghemite(Fe3+0.670.33)Fe23+O4
Fe FerrihydriteFe103+O14(OH)2
Fe FerrohexahydriteFeSO4 · 6H2O
Fe SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
Fe RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
Fe CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Fe Akaganeite(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe SchwertmanniteFe163+(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2O
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
NiNickel
Ni Akaganeite(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CubaniteCuFe2S3
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu BoothiteCuSO4 · 7H2O
ZnZinc
Zn GahniteZnAl2O4
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
Ag VolynskiteAgBiTe2
TeTellurium
Te TellurobismuthiteBi2Te3
Te TetradymiteBi2Te2S
Te VolynskiteAgBiTe2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
BiBismuth
Bi TellurobismuthiteBi2Te3
Bi TetradymiteBi2Te2S
Bi VolynskiteAgBiTe2

References

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Dana, Arnold Guyot (1885) On the Gahnite of Rowe, Massachusetts. American Journal of Science, 3rd series, Art. LVIII, p. 455-456.
Crosby, W.O. and Brown, Charles L. (1888) Gahnite, or Zinc-Spinel, from Rowe, Mass. Technology Quarterly, Boston, MA: MIT, May 1888, p. 408.
Day, David T. (1888) Mineral Resources of the United States, Calendar Year 1887. USGS, Washington, DC.
Rutledge, J.J. (1906) The Davis Pyrites Mine, Massachusetts. Engineering & Mining Journal, Oct. 13, 1906.
Weed, Walter H. (1911) Copper Deposits of the Appalachian States. USGS Bulletin 455: pp. 33-34.
Perry, Elwyn L. (1934) The Hawley Mineral Belt, Massachusetts. Rocks & Minerals: 9(7): 93-99.
Brown, X. (1960) History of Rowe, Massachusetts: 1882-1911. The Rowe Historical Society Publication. 3rd Edition. White Eagle Printing, Adams, MA.
McCarthy, Helen (1967) The Story of Davis Mine: Rowe, Massachusetts. Rowe Historical Society.
Ackerman, Jerry (1982) Mineral hunters put town on edge. Boston Globe, August 15, 1982.
Field, S.W. (1985) Mineralogy and Petrology of the Davis Mine, Rowe, Massachusetts. M.S. Thesis, Dept. of Geology and Geography, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Gál, N.E. (2000) The impact of acid-mine drainage on groundwater quality, Davis Pyrite Mine, Massachusetts. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Geology and Geography, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Cerato, Amy (2003) Mineralogical Study of Davis Mine, Rowe, MA, Using X-Ray Diffraction Techniques.
Yuretich, Richard F., Bloom, Jessica E., and Cerato, Amy B. (2004) Environmental Consequences of Acidic Drainage from Davis Pyrite Mine, Rowe, Massachusetts. Northeastern Section (39th Annual) and Southeastern Section (53rd Annual) Joint Meeting Geological Society of America.
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Miller, Karen S. (2011) Jarosite Formation at the Davis Mine, Rowe, Massachusetts. Masters Thesis. U Mass. Paper 700.
Dana 6: 1059.

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