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Franklin, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USAi
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Franklin- not defined -
Norfolk Co.County
MassachusettsState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
42° 5' North , 71° 24' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Franklin30,636 (2017)0.3km
Bellingham4,854 (2017)6.2km
Wrentham11,251 (2017)6.2km
Medway13,042 (2017)6.5km
Norfolk10,386 (2017)7.4km


Franklin was formed as a town from the western part of the town of Wrentham in 1778. It is now a city.

A 1890 town directory stated that "traces of limestone have been found, and a deposit of amethysts, now exhausted".

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Commodity List

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


Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Dana, 1854. A System of Mineralogy, 4th ed.
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Dana, 1854. A System of Mineralogy, 4th ed.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Amethyst-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2

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Dana (1854), A System of Mineralogy, 4th edition.


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