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Calcite from
Barrett Paving Materials Inc. Quarry (Middleboro Stone Quarry), Middleboro, Wayne Co., Indiana, USA

Locality type:Quarry
Classification
Species:Calcite
Formula:CaCO3
Comments:According to Parker (2006), the carbonate dolostones in the Barrett Paving Materials Quarry (Middleboro Stone Quarry) are identified as the Osgood Member of the Salamonie Formation. The Salamonie Formation is Silurian in age, roughly 430 ma.

Calcite is extremely abundant and occurs in vugs throughout the quarry. The calcites at this locality are crude rhombic crystals. Some calcites contain a reddish tint, possibly from iron.
Habit:Rhombohedron
Colour:Clear, White
Luminescent properties:Unknown
Quality for species:Poor for species, only of interest for locality collectors. (#)
Abundance at site:Extremely common
Special Storage/
Display Requirements:
None
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References
References:Personally collected by (Jamison K Brizendine) in 2004; Ronald Parker (2006), From The Tropics To The Tundra: Snapshots of the Lower Paleozoic and the Quarternary near Richmond, Indiana, in Professional Geologists of Indiana, November 4, 2006, Field Trip Guidebook: Richmond , Indiana, Earlham College Geosciences, 16 p.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Calcite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Barrett Paving Materials Inc. Quarry (Middleboro Stone Quarry), Middleboro, Wayne Co., Indiana, USA
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Nearest other occurrences of Calcite
31.9km (19.8 miles) Liberty, Union Co., Indiana, USA
41.1km (25.5 miles) Barrett Paving Materials Inc. Ludlow Falls Quarry, Miami Co., Ohio, USA
62.4km (38.8 miles) Miami River Stone Co. Quarry (Barrett Paving Materials Inc. Quarry; Sidney Sand and Gravel Co. Quarry), Kirkwood, Orange Township, Shelby Co., Ohio, USA
76.9km (47.8 miles) Rush County Stone Quarry, Moscow, Rush Co., Indiana, USA
77.2km (48.0 miles) Pendelton Quarry (Irving Materials Quarry), Anderson, Madison Co., Indiana, USA
77.7km (48.3 miles) Sphalerite Occurrence Z73, Madison Co., Indiana, USA
78.0km (48.5 miles) Rossburg, Salt Creek Township, Decatur Co., Indiana, USA
79.0km (49.1 miles) New Point Stone Company Quarry (New Point plant), New Point, Decatur Co., Indiana, USA
81.1km (50.4 miles) Caesar Creek Dam Emergency Spillway, Massie Township, Warren Co., Ohio, USA
89.6km (55.7 miles) Martin Marietta Quarry (Martin Marietta Aggregates Quarry), Lapel, Madison Co., Indiana, USA
 
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