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Groves Quarry (Hole in the Ground Quarry), West Mount Apatite Mining District, Auburn, Androscoggin Co., Maine, USAi
Regional Level Types
Groves Quarry (Hole in the Ground Quarry)Quarry
West Mount Apatite Mining DistrictMining District
Auburn- not defined -
Androscoggin Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° North , 70° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~4km
Locality type:


Granite pegmatite. Western Mount Apatite District - Oxford pegmatite field. Historically unnamed this site was developed into a larger excavation in the early 1990s by Irving "Dudy" Groves and Dick Dionne. This is not the Androscoggin Tourmaline Prospect as that locality is properly called the Wade Quarry.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


25 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: No reference listed
Albite var: Cleavelandite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: No reference listed
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Habit: trapezohedral
Colour: ruby red
Description: crystals typically 1 to 3 cm.
Reference: Harold Moritz collection
Annite
Formula: KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: No reference listed
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Reference: No reference listed
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: No reference listed
Beryl var: Aquamarine ?
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Reference: No reference listed
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: No reference listed
Columbite-(Mn)
Formula: Mn2+Nb2O6
Reference: Thompson, W, Joyner, D., Woodman, R., and King, V., 1998. Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd ed.; King and Foord, 1994, Mineralogy of Maine
Cookeite
Formula: (Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: No reference listed
Dickinsonite-(KMnNa)
Formula: {KNa}{Mn2+◻}{Ca}{Na3}{Mn2+13}{Al}(PO4)12(OH)2
Reference: No reference listed
Elbaite
Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: No reference listed
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine. Descriptive Mineralogy, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, pp. 418 + 88 plates.
Gahnite
Formula: ZnAl2O4
Habit: octahedral
Colour: dark bluish to greenish black
Description: Crystals to 15 cm known, but sharp well-formed crystals to 7 x 5 cm.
Reference: King, V., and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 1.
'Lepidolite'
Reference: No reference listed
Lithiophilite
Formula: LiMn2+PO4
Description: Moore (2000) analyzed lithiophilite from this locality and found the Mn/Mn + Fe ratio was 0.97
Reference: 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, p. 333-336.
Meta-autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Reference: No reference listed
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: No reference listed
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: No reference listed
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: No reference listed
Purpurite
Formula: Mn3+(PO4)
Reference: No reference listed
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: No reference listed
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: No reference listed
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: No reference listed
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: No reference listed
Tantalite-(Mn)
Formula: Mn2+Ta2O6
Reference: No reference listed
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: No reference listed
'Tourmaline var: Verdelite'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: No reference listed
Triplite
Formula: Mn2+2(PO4)F
Reference: No reference listed
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: No reference listed
Uraninite var: Pitchblende
Formula: UO2
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V.1, p.360.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: No reference listed

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Columbite-(Mn)4.DB.35Mn2+Nb2O6
Gahnite4.BB.05ZnAl2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Tantalite-(Mn)4.DB.35Mn2+Ta2O6
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
var: Pitchblende4.DL.05UO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Autunite8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Dickinsonite-(KMnNa)8.BF.05{KNa}{Mn2+◻}{Ca}{Na3}{Mn2+13}{Al}(PO4)12(OH)2
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Lithiophilite8.AB.10LiMn2+PO4
Meta-autunite8.EB.10Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Purpurite8.AB.10Mn3+(PO4)
Triplite8.BB.10Mn2+2(PO4)F
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Cleavelandite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Almandine9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Annite9.EC.20KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Aquamarine ?9.CJ.05Be3Al2Si6O18
Cookeite9.EC.55(Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Elbaite9.CK.05Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Lepidolite'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'var: Verdelite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Gahnite7.2.1.4ZnAl2O4
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB2O6
Columbite-(Mn)8.3.2.4Mn2+Nb2O6
Tantalite-(Mn)8.3.2.3Mn2+Ta2O6
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
ABXO4
Lithiophilite38.1.1.2LiMn2+PO4
AXO4
Purpurite38.4.1.2Mn3+(PO4)
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Meta-autunite40.2a.1.2Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq
Triplite41.6.1.2Mn2+2(PO4)F
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq
Dickinsonite-(KMnNa)41.7.2.2{KNa}{Mn2+◻}{Ca}{Na3}{Mn2+13}{Al}(PO4)12(OH)2
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
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Elbaite61.3.1.8Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Annite71.2.2b.3KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Cookeite71.4.1.2(Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
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.
Albite
var: Cleavelandite
-Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl
var: Aquamarine ?
-Be3Al2Si6O18
'Lepidolite'-
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'var: Verdelite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Uraninite
var: Pitchblende
-UO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
H Cookeite(Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H Dickinsonite-(KMnNa){KNa}{Mn2+◻}{Ca}{Na3}{Mn132+}{Al}(PO4)12(OH)2
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
LiLithium
Li ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Li Cookeite(Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Li LithiophiliteLiMn2+PO4
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
BBoron
B ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B Tourmaline (var: Verdelite)A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O GahniteZnAl2O4
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
O ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Cookeite(Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O Dickinsonite-(KMnNa){KNa}{Mn2+◻}{Ca}{Na3}{Mn132+}{Al}(PO4)12(OH)2
O LithiophiliteLiMn2+PO4
O PurpuriteMn3+(PO4)
O Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O TripliteMn22+(PO4)F
O UraniniteUO2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O Tourmaline (var: Verdelite)A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Uraninite (var: Pitchblende)UO2
O Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F TripliteMn22+(PO4)F
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Na ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na Dickinsonite-(KMnNa){KNa}{Mn2+◻}{Ca}{Na3}{Mn132+}{Al}(PO4)12(OH)2
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al GahniteZnAl2O4
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Al ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Cookeite(Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al Dickinsonite-(KMnNa){KNa}{Mn2+◻}{Ca}{Na3}{Mn132+}{Al}(PO4)12(OH)2
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Si ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Cookeite(Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
P Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
P Dickinsonite-(KMnNa){KNa}{Mn2+◻}{Ca}{Na3}{Mn132+}{Al}(PO4)12(OH)2
P LithiophiliteLiMn2+PO4
P PurpuriteMn3+(PO4)
P TripliteMn22+(PO4)F
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Dickinsonite-(KMnNa){KNa}{Mn2+◻}{Ca}{Na3}{Mn132+}{Al}(PO4)12(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Ca Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Ca Dickinsonite-(KMnNa){KNa}{Mn2+◻}{Ca}{Na3}{Mn132+}{Al}(PO4)12(OH)2
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MnManganese
Mn Dickinsonite-(KMnNa){KNa}{Mn2+◻}{Ca}{Na3}{Mn132+}{Al}(PO4)12(OH)2
Mn LithiophiliteLiMn2+PO4
Mn PurpuriteMn3+(PO4)
Mn Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
Mn TripliteMn22+(PO4)F
Mn Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
FeIron
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Fe AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn GahniteZnAl2O4
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
TaTantalum
Ta Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
UUranium
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
U Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
U UraniniteUO2
U Uraninite (var: Pitchblende)UO2

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