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Aggregate Industries Quarry (Wrentham Quarry; Simeone Quarry), Wrentham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USAi
Regional Level Types
Aggregate Industries Quarry (Wrentham Quarry; Simeone Quarry)Quarry
Wrentham- not defined -
Norfolk Co.County
MassachusettsState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
42° 1' 48'' North , 71° 21' 36'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Plainville7,817 (2017)3.6km
Wrentham11,251 (2017)4.9km
Franklin30,636 (2017)6.7km
North Attleborough Center16,796 (2017)7.0km
Cumberland34,843 (2017)9.3km


Crushed stone quarry in Wrentham near the Plainville line. Massachusetts' most prolific location for amethyst.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


11 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: P. Cristofono collection, 2014
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Description: At least some of what was formerly thought to be dolomite, is revealed by SEM-EDS analysis to be ankerite: Ca>Fe>Mg>Mn.
Reference: P. Cristofono collection
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: No reference listed
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Fluorescence: Red (SW UV).
Reference: Michael W. Kieron collection
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: P. Cristofono collection, 2014
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Michael W. Kieron collection
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: P. Cristofono collection, 2014
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: P. Cristofono collection, 2014
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: P. Cristofono collection, 2014
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: P. Cristofono collection, 2014
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: No reference listed
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Michael W. Kieron collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Michael W. Kieron collection
Quartz var. Agate
Reference: P. Cristofono collection, 2014
Quartz var. Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Michael W. Kieron collection; Mineralogical Record (1990) 21:203-213
Quartz var. Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: P. Cristofono collection, 2014
Quartz var. Sceptre Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: P Cristofono collection, 2004

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List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var. Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var. Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var. Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var. Sceptre Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Chlorite Group'-

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
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Chlorite Group'-
Quartz
var. Agate
-SiO2
var. Amethyst-SiO2
var. Chalcedony-SiO2
var. Sceptre Quartz-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
OOxygen
O Quartz var. AmethystSiO2
O QuartzSiO2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O AragoniteCaCO3
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O Quartz var. Sceptre QuartzSiO2
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O Quartz var. ChalcedonySiO2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si Quartz var. AmethystSiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si Quartz var. Sceptre QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz var. ChalcedonySiO2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3

References

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White, John S. and Cook, Robert B. (1990). Amethyst Occurrences of the Eastern United States. Mineralogical Record 21:203-213.

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