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Ives Quarry (Department 383 Quarry; Racine Yard 383; Vulcan Materials Company; Midwest Division), Racine, Racine Co., Wisconsin, USAi
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Ives Quarry (Department 383 Quarry; Racine Yard 383; Vulcan Materials Company; Midwest Division)Quarry
Racine- not defined -
Racine Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
42° 46' 22'' North , 87° 48' 15'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
North Bay240 (2017)2.2km
Wind Point1,710 (2017)3.4km
Racine77,742 (2017)5.5km
Franksville1,846 (2017)9.0km
Elmwood Park496 (2017)9.1km


A large urban quarry on the north edge of Racine. Workings are on both sides of Hwy 32, with a tunnel beneath the highway and bike path connecting the two parts. The quarry exposes a good section of 4 distinct Silurian formations. All are dolostones and some contain vuggy areas and brecciated structures possibly related to paleokarst development.In the 1990's this breccia zone provided excellent "smoky" calcite crystals and sulfides, notably marcasite. The quarry is also a good place to find a host of Silurian fossils.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]; Rolf Luetcke
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Cordua, W. (1998) Minerals of Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 73 (6): 378 - 399
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Cordua, W. (1998) Minerals of Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 73 (6): 378 - 399
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Cordua, W. (1998) Minerals of Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 73 (6): 378 - 399
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Cordua, W. (1998) Minerals of Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 73 (6): 378 - 399
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Cordua, W. (1998) Minerals of Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 73 (6): 378 - 399
Sphalerite var: Schalenblende
Reference: http://www.uwgb.edu/luczajj/reprints/Luczaj2001TMB.pdf
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Reference: Cordua, W. (1998) Minerals of Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 73 (6): 378 - 399
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Reference: Cordua, W. (1998) Minerals of Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 73 (6): 378 - 399

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
var: Schalenblende2.CB.05aZnS
Wurtzite2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O

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
Wurtzite2.8.7.1(Zn,Fe)S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Strontianite14.1.3.3SrCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Sphalerite
var: Schalenblende
-ZnS

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C StrontianiteSrCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O StrontianiteSrCO3
SSulfur
S MarcasiteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
SrStrontium
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Paleozoic
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3187973
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Silurian
419.2 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 2659973
Racine Formation

Age: Silurian (419.2 - 443.8 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Racine Formation

Description: Dolomite, medium to coarse grained, thin- to thick-bedded, very light to light gray; fossiliferous.

Reference: Evans, T.J., K.M. Massie-Ferch, R.M. Peters. Preliminary Bedrock Geologic Map of Walworth, Racine, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington Counties. Wisconsin Geologic and Natural History Survey. [104]

Silurian
419.2 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 2965293
Silurian, undivided

Age: Silurian (419.2 - 443.8 Ma)

Description: Dolomite, undivided; includes Cayugan, Niagaran, and Alexandrian series

Comments: Original map source: Cannon, W.F., Kress, T.H., Sutphin, D.M., Morey, G.B., Meints, Joyce, and Barber-Delach, Robert, 1997, Digital Geologic Map and mineral deposits of the Lake Superior Region, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan: USGS Open-File Report 97-455 (version 3, Nov. 19

Lithology: Major:{dolostone}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Rocks & Minerals (1949), "World News on Mineral Locations" column: 24: 363.
Cordua, W. (1998) Minerals of Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 73(6): 378-399.

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