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Spring Street Artinite occurrence, Staten Island (Richmond Co.), New York, USAi
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Spring Street Artinite occurrenceOccurrence
Staten Island (Richmond Co.)Island
New YorkState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
40° 36' 7'' North , 74° 5' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Emerson Hill15,412 (2017)0.8km
Concord8,857 (2017)1.5km
Dongan Hills9,529 (2017)1.5km
Grymes Hill4,985 (2017)1.9km
Grant City4,594 (2017)2.3km


"Quarry" is sometimes seen on labels, but the occurrence was exposed during the construction of a housing project at the end of Spring Street off Richmond Road. Although many specimens were recovered in trenching for sewers, a knob of serpentine about 8 meters high x 15 meters x 10 meters remained on a house lot after the project was completed. The locality was not accessible much after September, 1969. The region shows typical serpentine barrens sort of soil characteristics where very little plant life can be supported due to the nutrient-poor character of soils covering serpentine rocks.

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North America PlateTectonic Plate
New York City, New York, USACity

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Mineral List


3 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

Artinite
Formula: Mg2(CO3)(OH)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Sloan, 1975. Minerals & Gem Trails of NY, NJ, PA, CT (4th ed.); Rocks & Minerals 82:472-483
Hydromagnesite
Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: George Robinson & Steven Chamberlain (2007) Gazetteer of major New York State mineral localities. Rocks & Minerals, 82, #6, 472-483.
Lizardite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Description: Very unlikely. Probably a mistake for hydromagnesite.
Reference: Sloan, 1975. Minerals & Gem Trails of NY, NJ, PA, CT (4th ed.)
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Sloan, 1975. Minerals & Gem Trails of NY, NJ, PA, CT (4th ed.); Rocks & Minerals 82:472-483
'Soapstone'
Reference: Sloan, 1975. Minerals & Gem Trails of NY, NJ, PA, CT (4th ed.)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Artinite5.DA.10Mg2(CO3)(OH)2 · 3H2O
Hydromagnesite5.DA.05Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Magnesite ?5.AB.05MgCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Lizardite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Soapstone'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Magnesite ?14.1.1.2MgCO3
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Artinite16b.3.1.1Mg2(CO3)(OH)2 · 3H2O
Hydromagnesite16b.7.1.1Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Lizardite71.1.2b.2Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Soapstone'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H ArtiniteMg2(CO3)(OH)2 · 3H2O
H HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
H LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
CCarbon
C ArtiniteMg2(CO3)(OH)2 · 3H2O
C HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
C MagnesiteMgCO3
OOxygen
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O ArtiniteMg2(CO3)(OH)2 · 3H2O
O HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
O LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MagnesiteMgCO3
MgMagnesium
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg ArtiniteMg2(CO3)(OH)2 · 3H2O
Mg HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Mg LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
AlAluminium
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

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Minerals of New York City in Rocks & Minerals: 84(3): 204-252 (May/June 2009).


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