Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat Articles
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Chromite from
Wood's Chrome Mine (Wood's Mine), Texas, Little Britain Township, State Line Chromite District, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Chromite
Formula:Fe2+Cr23+O4
Comments:Chromite, the Major ore at Wood's Mine. By 1874 report, Chromite production in PA was already waining, however the production to date at Wood's Mine of 120,000 tons, exceeded 20 times the production of all other PA chomite mining localities combined.
Habit:massive, fine grained. frequent admixture with Serpentine
Colour:Blackish grey
Luminescent properties:none
Abundance at site:Extremely common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Dana 6: 1069. ref2) 2nd Geological Survey of Pennsylvania, Preliminary report 1874; F. A. Genth, Pgs. 39-43
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Antigorite7 photos of Chromite associated with Antigorite at this locality.
Pimelite4 photos of Chromite associated with Pimelite at this locality.
Calcite4 photos of Chromite associated with Calcite at this locality.
Picrolite2 photos of Chromite associated with Picrolite at this locality.
Serpentine Subgroup2 photos of Chromite associated with Serpentine Subgroup at this locality.
Zaratite2 photos of Chromite associated with Zaratite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Chromite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Wood's Chrome Mine (Wood's Mine), Texas, Little Britain Township, State Line Chromite District, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Chromite
0.1km (0.0 miles) A Carter's Chrome Mine (Texas mine), Little Britain Township, State Line Chromite District, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA
2.7km (1.7 miles) B Cedar Hill Quarry (Stoltzfuss Quarry), Fulton Township, State Line Chromite District, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA
3.1km (1.9 miles) C Louis Mine, Wrightsdale, Fulton Township, State Line Chromite District, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA
3.6km (2.2 miles) D Haines & Kibblehouse Penn-Maryland Materials Quarry, Fulton Township, State Line Chromite District, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA
4.3km (2.7 miles) E Riley Sand Chrome Property (Riley Quarry), State Line District, Cecil Co., Maryland, USA
4.3km (2.7 miles) F Jenkins Mine (Jenkins Corner; North Rock Springs), Fulton Township, State Line Chromite District, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA
4.5km (2.8 miles) G Tweed Property (Tweed Placer), State Line District, Cecil Co., Maryland, USA
4.7km (2.9 miles) H Lincoln Farm Placer, State Line District, Cecil Co., Maryland, USA
4.8km (3.0 miles) I Wet Pit Slaymaker Property, Fulton Township, State Line Chromite District, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA
5.2km (3.2 miles) J Stevenson Farm Placer, State Line District, Cecil Co., Maryland, USA
5.6km (3.5 miles) K Scott Mine, Nottingham, West Nottingham Township, State Line Chromite District, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
5.6km (3.5 miles) L Southwest Rock Springs Pits (Prospects Near Rock Springs), State Line District, Cecil Co., Maryland, USA
5.7km (3.5 miles) M Line pit (Lowe's Chromite Mine), Fulton Township, State Line Chromite District, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA
5.7km (3.5 miles) N Line pit (Lowe's Mine), State Line District, Cecil Co., Maryland, USA
6.2km (3.9 miles) O West Placer Area (Preston Placer; Sweigarts Run; Swaggarts Run; West Placer; Thornbottom Run), State Line District, Cecil Co., Maryland, USA
6.7km (4.2 miles) P Preston Farm Pits, State Line District, Cecil Co., Maryland, USA
8.0km (4.9 miles) Q Moro Phillips's Mine, Nottingham, West Nottingham Township, State Line Chromite District, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
9.0km (5.6 miles) R Geiger Quarry (Octoraro Stone Company Quarry), Kirkwood, Colerain Township, State Line Chromite District, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA
11.4km (7.1 miles) S Browns Farm Placer (Cox Chromite Placer), State Line District, Cecil Co., Maryland, USA
12.4km (7.7 miles) T Oxford, East Nottingham Township, State Line Chromite District, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
23.6km (14.7 miles) U Cherry Hill Chrome Sand Placer (Yinger Farm Prospect; Road Pit), Jarretsville-Dublin district, Harford Co., Maryland, USA
23.9km (14.8 miles) V Cherry Hill Mine, Jarretsville-Dublin district, Harford Co., Maryland, USA
29.1km (18.1 miles) W Ayres Mine, Jarretsville-Dublin district, Harford Co., Maryland, USA
32.4km (20.1 miles) X Birdseye Mine (Birdseye Pit), Jarretsville-Dublin district, Harford Co., Maryland, USA
32.8km (20.4 miles) Y Wilkins Mine (Wilkens Mine; John W. Carman Property), Jarretsville-Dublin district, Harford Co., Maryland, USA
32.8km (20.4 miles) Z Reed Mine, Jarretsville-Dublin district, Harford Co., Maryland, USA
36.1km (22.4 miles) 0 Corundum Hill, Unionville, Newlin Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
42.1km (26.2 miles) 1 Norris Ore Bank, Woodensburg-Cardiff district, Baltimore Co., Maryland, USA
43.8km (27.2 miles) 2 Greenville, New Castle Co., Delaware, USA
45.4km (28.2 miles) 3 McComas Ore Banks, Woodensburg-Cardiff district, Baltimore Co., Maryland, USA
60.9km (37.8 miles) 4 Bare Hills Serpentine Quarry East, Bare Hills, Baltimore Co., Maryland, USA
61.0km (37.9 miles) 5 Bare Hills, Baltimore Co., Maryland, USA
61.0km (37.9 miles) 6 Unnamed Chromite prospects, Bare Hills, Baltimore Co., Maryland, USA
61.3km (38.1 miles) 7 Discovery workings (Main workings), Bare Hills, Baltimore Co., Maryland, USA
61.5km (38.2 miles) 8 Williamson Trade School, Middletown Township, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania, USA
67.2km (41.8 miles) 9 Glyndon Occurrence, Baltimore Co., Maryland, USA
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2019, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: March 23, 2019 16:44:22
Go to top of page