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Lovejoy Gravel pits (Lovejoy pit), Conway, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USAi
Regional Level Types
Lovejoy Gravel pits (Lovejoy pit)Group of Pits
Conway- not defined -
Carroll Co.County
New HampshireState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
43° 59' 52'' North , 71° 8' 50'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Group of Pits
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Conway1,823 (2017)3.0km
Albany697 (2017)4.8km
North Conway2,349 (2017)6.4km
Madison2,113 (2017)11.0km
Fryeburg1,631 (2017)13.5km


Miarolitic cavities associated with the Conway granite. - The "gravel" is decomposed pegmatite from in-situ ledges. It is the "rotten stone" ledges that collectors have worked.

The pit is on the Conway side of the Albany/Conway town line divisor.

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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


11 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: No reference listed
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: Morrill, Philip (1960): New Hampshire Mines and Mineral Localities, 2nd ed. (Hanover, NH: Montshire Museum.)
'Amphibole Supergroup var: Byssolite'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: Morrill, Philip (1960): New Hampshire Mines and Mineral Localities, 2nd ed. (Hanover, NH: Montshire Museum.)
Bavenite
Formula: Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Reference: No reference listed
'Biotite' ?
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: No reference listed
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Smith, Arthur E. (2005): New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index (Rocks & Minerals 80:242-261)
'Chalcodite'
Formula: K(Fe3+,Mg,Fe2+)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)27
Reference: Peter Cristophano photo
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: No reference listed
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: No reference listed
'Hornblende'
Reference: No reference listed
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 22:1104.
Microcline var: Amazonite
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: No reference listed
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: No reference listed
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: No reference listed
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Description: No specimens known or verified.
Reference: No reference listed
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: No reference listed
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: No reference listed
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 20:595; 22:1104.
Riebeckite
Formula: ◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
Reference: No reference listed
Stilpnomelane
Formula: (K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
Reference: Harvard Mineralogical Museum, no. 123545.
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: No reference listed
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: No reference listed

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Opal-AN4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Pyrolusite ?4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Bavenite9.DF.25Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
var: Amazonite9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Riebeckite9.DE.25◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
Stilpnomelane9.EG.40(K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'var: Byssolite'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Biotite' ?-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chalcodite'-K(Fe3+,Mg,Fe2+)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)27
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hornblende'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Pyrolusite ?4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 70 - INOSILICATES Column or Tube Structures
Column or Tube Structures with chains linked by Be
Bavenite70.5.3.1Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined islands
Stilpnomelane74.1.1.1(K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'var: Byssolite'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Biotite' ?-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chalcodite'-K(Fe3+,Mg,Fe2+)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)27
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hornblende'-
Microcline
var: Amazonite
-K(AlSi3O8)
Opal
var: Opal-AN
-SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz-SiO2
Riebeckite-◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H Stilpnomelane(K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
H BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
H Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H ChalcoditeK(Fe3+,Mg,Fe2+)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)27
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
BeBeryllium
Be BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
OOxygen
O Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O Stilpnomelane(K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
O BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O ChalcoditeK(Fe3+,Mg,Fe2+)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)27
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
F Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na Stilpnomelane(K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Stilpnomelane(K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
Mg ChalcoditeK(Fe3+,Mg,Fe2+)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)27
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
Al Stilpnomelane(K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Al Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al ChalcoditeK(Fe3+,Mg,Fe2+)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)27
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
SiSilicon
Si Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si Stilpnomelane(K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
Si BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Si Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si ChalcoditeK(Fe3+,Mg,Fe2+)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)27
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
KPotassium
K Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
K Stilpnomelane(K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K ChalcoditeK(Fe3+,Mg,Fe2+)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)27
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Stilpnomelane(K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
Ca BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
MnManganese
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe Stilpnomelane(K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
Fe Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
Fe ChalcoditeK(Fe3+,Mg,Fe2+)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)27
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Rocks & Minerals (1945): 20: 595
Rocks & Minerals (1947): 22: 1104.
Morrill, Philip (1960), New Hampshire Mines and Mineral Localities, 2nd edition, Hanover, New Hampshire, Montshire Museum.
Smith, Arthur E. (2005): New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index (Rocks & Minerals 80:242-261)
Dallaire, Donald, Nizamoff, James & York, Marlene (2017) Topaz in New Hampshire's White Mountains. Rocks & Minerals: 92(6). (doi:10.1080/00357529.2017.1362253)

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