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Scotty Quarry, Newry, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 32' 36'' North , 70° 43' 38'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.5433333333, -70.7272222222


Granite pegmatite. Plumbago Mt. - Oxford pegmatite field. (At base of summit ridge to north of Dunton Quarry on Hall's Ridge.) Opened about 1952 for beryl. Possibly the largest beryl producer in the State, probably exceeding the Bumpus Quarry although records are probably inaccurate due to the secrecy associated with beryl production in general. Land currently owned by Plumbago Timber and Quarries LLC which permitted use of new mineral discovery information to appear on mindat.

Mineral List


30 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Regional Geology

This information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This data will improve over time as more accurate maps and data sets are added.

Devonian - Silurian358.9 - 443.8 MaDevonian - Silurian Madrid Formation

Major:: {quartzite},Minor:: {calc-silicate rock}

Devonian - Silurian Madrid Formation

Probably named for Madrid, ME. Consists of calcareous quartzite with lime-silicate minerals in middle-grade metamorphic zones. Contains minor amounts of argillaceous rocks and calcareous beds. Sulfides absent or inconspicuous. Quartzite grades upward into Dyer Hill member (new). Age is younger than Parmachenee formation (new). (ME031) Unit description from USGS GEOLEX website (ME078). AA - Low rank amphibolite facies; Protolith M - Calcareous sandstone; interbedded sandstone and impure limestone To avoid digital confusion with Dsm, the map symbol for this unit (DSm) has been changed to DSmd in this file and on the digital map.

Silurian-Devonian358.9 - 443.8 MaSilurian-Devonian sedimentary rocks

Sedimentary rocks

Silurian419.2 - 443.8 MaSilurian sedimentary

Sedimentary


References for regional geology:

Data provided by Macrostrat.org

Garrity, C.P., and Soller, D.R.,. Database of the Geologic Map of North America: adapted from the map by J.C. Reed, Jr. and others (2005). U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 424 .

USGS compilers. State geologic map data. State Maps.

Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.



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References

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.

 
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