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Hastie's Quarry, Spar Mountain (Iron Mountain), Hardin Co., Illinois, USAi
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Hastie's QuarryQuarry
Spar Mountain (Iron Mountain)Mountain
Hardin Co.County
IllinoisState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 30' 29'' North , 88° 12' 22'' West
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Cave-in-Rock318 (2011)5.6km
Elizabethtown287 (2017)11.1km
Rosiclare1,082 (2017)15.5km
Sturgis1,912 (2017)20.1km
Old Shawneetown178 (2017)21.9km


Located in the heart of the Illinois - Kentucky fluorspar district, the Hastie family has mined the Spar Mountain area since the late 1960's. Because of the depressed price of fluorite, they sell crushed stone (Ste. Genevieve Limestone and Rosiclare Sandstone). Over the years, they have mined fluorite by removing pillars from Benzon Mining Companys operations in the 1920's and the Ozark-Mahoning Companys underground mines in the 1950's as well as small deposits missed by those companies. Today they quarry around the fluorite. As of the summer 2004, no visitors (collectors or educational groups) are permitted in the mine area.

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10 valid minerals.

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List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn SphaleriteZnS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl

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