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Pyrite from
Blue Ball Stone Co. Quarry (Showalter Quarry), Blue Ball, Earl Township, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA

Locality type:Quarry
Classification
Species:Pyrite
Formula:FeS2
Comments:large cubic crystals in phyllite rock, scattered micro-crystals present in dolomitic veins/cavities within limestone.
Habit:Cubic crystals, somewhat elongated. larger crystals frequently complex
Colour:Silver, metalic luster
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Mineral collecting in Pennsylvania - 1965, Lapham, Geyer Pgs. 88-89
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcite1 photo of Pyrite associated with Calcite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Pyrite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Blue Ball Stone Co. Quarry (Showalter Quarry), Blue Ball, Earl Township, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA
Photo GalleryView Gallery (11 photos)
Nearest other occurrences of Pyrite
9.4km (5.9 miles) H&K Silver Hill Quarry, Narvon, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA
12.9km (8.0 miles) Martin Limestone Quarry (Kurtz Quarry), Denver, East Cocalico Township, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA
17.9km (11.1 miles) Jones Mine, Morgantown, Caernarvon Township, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA
18.4km (11.5 miles) Gap Mine (Gap Nickel Mine), Gap, Bart Township, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA
22.9km (14.3 miles) Dyer Quarry, Gickerville (Gibralter), Birdsboro, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA
23.1km (14.3 miles) Fritz Island Mines, Cumru Township, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA
26.0km (16.2 miles) Keystone Trap Rock Quarry, Cornog, Wallace Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
26.6km (16.6 miles) Binkley-Ober Quarry, Manheim Township, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA
26.9km (16.7 miles) Quarryville Lime and Stone Company Quarry (Orchard Quarry), Quarryville Borough (Quarryville), Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA
29.0km (18.0 miles) Keim's Mine, French Creek Mines, St. Peters, Warwick Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
 
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