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Purpurite from
B.B. No. 7 Quarry, Norway, Oxford County, Maine, USA

Locality type:Quarry
Comments:Parent triphylite/lithiophilite from the BB #7 Quarry has the unenviable ratio Fe:Mn = 1:1 although the analysis was infinitesimally richer in Mn than Fe.
Validity:Believed Valid
References:Moore, P. B., 2000, Analyses of Primary Phosphates from Pegmatites in Maine and Other Localities, in V. T. King (editor), Mineralogy of Maine. Mining History, Gems, and Geology, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, p. 333-336.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Purpurite data
Locality Data:Click here to view B.B. No. 7 Quarry, Norway, Oxford County, Maine, USA
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Nearest other occurrences of Purpurite
2.0km (1.2 miles) Tamminen Quarry, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine, USA
8.2km (5.1 miles) Emmons Quarry (Uncle Tom Mountain Quarry), Uncle Tom Mountain, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine, USA
12.0km (7.4 miles) Mount Mica Quarry (Mount Mica Mine), Paris, Oxford County, Maine, USA
15.9km (9.9 miles) Bennett Quarry, Buckfield, Oxford County, Maine, USA
31.5km (19.6 miles) Scotty Quarry, Newry, Oxford County, Maine, USA
33.4km (20.7 miles) Maine Feldspar Quarry, East Mount Apatite Mining District, Auburn, Androscoggin Co., Maine, USA
34.0km (21.1 miles) Berry-Havey Quarry (Havey Quarry; Berry Quarry), Poland, Androscoggin Co., Maine, USA
35.1km (21.8 miles) Black Mountain Quarry (Black Mountain pegmatite), Rumford, Oxford County, Maine, USA
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