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Ski Pike Quarry, West Paris, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 17' 9'' North , 70° 33' 32'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.28583,-70.55889
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Oxford pegmatite field. Located downslope from the Cobble Hill Quarry.


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10 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated 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 does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Wenlock
427.4 - 433.4 Ma



ID: 2820179
Silurian Sangerville Formation

Age: Wenlock (427.4 - 433.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Sangerville Formation

Comments: In western sequence of central Maine trough, divided into a main body, lower member near Woodstock (schist and granofels probably equivalent to member B), upper member near Woodstock (schist and granofels probably equivalent to member C), member A (in turn divided into gray shale and massive sandstone facies, massive sandstone facies, and polymict conglomerate facies), member B (in turn divided into quartz-rich, polymictic conglomerate facies and gray shale and sandstone facies), and member C (in turn divided into quartz conglomerate, sandstone, and gray shale; impure limestone and quartz conglomerate lenses; and upper gray shale and sandstone). (ME004) Unit description from USGS GEOLEX website (ME078). GS - Greenschist facies; E - Epidote-amphibolite facies; AA - Low rank amphibolite facies; AB - Medium rank amphibolite facies; Protolith Q - Interbedded pelite and sandstone

Lithology: Major:{shale,sandstone}, Incidental:{limestone, calc silicate rock, granofels, schist, metasedimentary, conglomerate}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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