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Carbonate of Lime

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This page provides mineralogical data about Carbonate of Lime.

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References for Carbonate of Lime

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Klaproth (1788) Bergmaaennusches Journal, Freiberg (Neues Bergmannische Journal): 1: 299.

Klaproth (1788) Crell’s Chemical Journal, London: 1: 387.

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: Halides, Nitrates, Borates, Carbonates, Sulfates, Phosphates, Arsenates, Tungstates, Molybdates, Etc. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 182 (aragonite).

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Significant localities for Carbonate of Lime

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(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
  • Tucumán
    • Burruyacú Department
      • Sierra de La Ramada
[Calcite] Raúl Tauber Larry´s collection. Ruiz, D. R., Ávila, J.C. & Lazarte, J.E. : Las vetas de calcita de Farrallón Blanco, Sierra de la Ramada, Tucumán. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales e Instituo Miguel Lillo. Miguel Lillo 205. 4000. Tucumán, Argentina. doraruiz10@hotmail.com2, CONICET.
  • Tasmania
    • West Coast municipality
[Aragonite] Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey
  • Carinthia
    • Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen
      • Bleiberg District
        • Bad Bleiberg
[Calcite] G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
[Calcite] G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
        • Kreuth
[Calcite] H. Meixner: Der Karinthin 6: 108-120 (1949); H. Meixner (1950): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 2(3), 195-209
  • Salzburg
    • Lungau
      • Zederhaus valley
        • Lamm
[Aragonite var: Flos Ferri] A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
  • Hainaut Province (Henegouwen; Hennegau)
    • Charleroi
      • Mont-sur-Marchienne
[Calcite] Hubert, F. (2001): La carrière de Mont-sur-Marchienne, Hainaut, Belgique: La calcite dans tous ces états, Association des Micromonteurs de Minéraux de Montigny-le-Tilleul
    • Montigny-le-Tilleul
      • Landelies
[Calcite] Croisez, M. (2012): La cristallographie de la Calcite a la carriere des Calcaires de la Sambre a Landelies, Hainaut, Belgique. Association des Micro-Monteurs de Mineraux de Montigny-le-Tilluil (4M ASBL), 97 pp
    • Tournai (Doornik)
[Calcite] Mikael Gonzales collection
  • Luxembourg Province
    • Wellin
[Calcite] Neutkens, H. & Orinx, M. (2007): Neu und Schön: Calcit und fluorit aus Belgien. LAPIS 32 (2), 13-18
  • Namur Province
    • Namur
[Calcite] Les mineraux de Belgique and Geonieuws nr.2-1983; Blondieau, M., Hatert, F. et Defoy, M. (2012) - Minéralogie de la carrière de Beez, Province de Namur (Belgique). Le Règne Minéral, 104, 5-26.
  • Burgas Oblast (Bourgas Oblast)
    • Sozopol Obshtina
      • Rosen ore field (Rossen ore field)
[Calcite] Bonev, I. K., Garcia-Ruiz, J. M., Atanassova, R., Otalora, F., & Petrussenko, S. (2005). Genesis of filamentary pyrite associated with calcite crystals. European journal of mineralogy, 17(6), 905-913.
  • Nunavut
    • Baffin Island
      • Nanisivik
[Calcite] [MinRec 21:533]
  • Ontario
    • Hastings Co.
      • Mayo Township
[Calcite] No reference listed
  • Québec
    • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
      • La Vallée-de-l'Or RCM
        • Réservoir-Dozois
[Calcite] Age of the Cabonga nepheline syenite, Grenville Province, western Quebec Hudon, Pierre; Friedman, Richard M.; Gauthier, Gilles; Martignole, Jacques Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 43, issue 9, pp. 1237-1249 Olivier Langelier Collection
  • Hunan Province
    • Changde Prefecture
      • Shimen Co.
        • Shimen As-(Au) deposit (Huangchang As-(Au) deposit)
[Calcite] Xianxiao Xiong (1999): Geology of Chemical Minerals 21(2), 76-80
  • Boyacá Department
    • Vasquez-Yacopí Mining District
      • Mun. de San Pablo de Borbur
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Drôme
      • Beauvoisin
[Calcite] Yves Masson collection; ; Collection Yves Masson
    • Loire
      • Saint-Galmier
        • Bellegarde-en-Forez
[Calcite] Personnaly collected by M. Diot.
      • Saint-Symphorien-de-Lay
        • Regny
[Calcite] Gruner L. E. (1857) - Description géologique et minéralogique du département de la Loire, pp: 446-447
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
    • Corrèze
[Calcite] suspected; Van King; Michel TREILLARD Collection
      • Uzerche
[Calcite] Michel TREILLARD (visual identification)
  • Occitanie
    • Ariège
      • Foix
        • Alzen
[Calcite] Inventaire mineralogique de l'Ariege ( Edition BRGM 1984)
  • Pays de la Loire
    • Mayenne
      • Louverné
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
[Aragonite] Favreau G., Meisser N., Chiappero P.J. (2004), Saint-Maime (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence): un exemple de pyrométamorphisme en région provençale, n°3, pp: 59-92
    • Hautes-Alpes
      • Saint Crépin
[Calcite] Self collected S. MAURY 2013
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Münsterland
      • Steinfurt
        • Wettringen
  • Schleswig-Holstein
    • Helgoland Island
[Calcite] Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990 Markus Gerstmann - Collection
  • Eastern Region
    • Suður-Múlasýsla
[Calcite var: Iceland Spar] No reference listed
  • Co. Galway
    • Renville
[Calcite] O’Reilly, C., Feely, M., McArdle, P., Mc Dermot, C. Geoghegan, M. & Keary, R. (1997). Mineral localities in the Galway Bay Area. Geol. Surv. Ireland. Special Report Series. RS/97/1(Mineral Resources) ISSN0790-0279, 70p. & 1:150,000 Geological and Mineral Localities Map of the Galway Bay Area.
  • Co. Kerry
    • Castleisland
[Calcite] S. Moreton, unpublished observation.
  • Co. Sligo
    • Ballysadare
[Calcite] Dr Stephen Moreton
  • Co. Tipperary
    • Silvermines District
[Calcite] Barry Flannery (Personal Collection)
  • Emilia-Romagna
    • Parma Province
      • Berceto
        • Taro Valley
[Calcite] Ref.: Battilocchi G., (2005)- La calcite di Rio Capanne, Val di Taro, Appennino Parmense - Mineralparma, n.1, IV year, 12-14.
  • Tuscany
    • Grosseto Province
      • Montieri
[Aragonite] Bazzoni C. et al., 2003. Il "Filone di Boccheggiano": miniere e minerali. Riv. Miner. Ital., 1: 78-89
    • Lucca Province
      • Apuan Alps
        • Stazzema
          • Mulina
            • Calcaferro
        • Vergemoli
          • Fornovolasco
[Aragonite] • Biagioni, C., Orlandi, P., & Bonini, M. (2008). Fornovolasco. Storia e minerali delle miniere di ferro presso Vergemoli (Alpi Apuane). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 4/2008, 230-252
  • Honshu Island
    • Kanto Region
      • Chiba Prefecture
        • Choushi City (Choshi City)
[Aragonite] Go Ito specimens
  • Coahuila
    • Mun. de Melchor Múzquiz
[Calcite] Reiner Mielke; Schneider, S. (2004): Collecting Fluorescent Minerals. Published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Atglen, PA, 2004. 192p. [photos on p. 119]
    • Mun. de Ocampo
      • Boquillas Del Carmen
[Calcite] Schneider, S. (2004): Collecting Fluorescent Minerals. Published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Atglen, PA, 2004. 192p. [photos on p. 118]
  • Aust-Agder
    • Arendal
      • Stokken
[Calcite] Aminoff, G. (1916): Calcitgrupp från Garta (Arendal). Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar. 38, 201-206
  • Buskerud
    • Drammen
      • Konnerud
[Calcite] Goldschmidt, V.M. (1911): Die Kontaktmetamorphose im Kristianiagebiet . Videnskapsselskapets Skrifter. 1.Mat.-Naturv. Klasse 1911. No 1. Kristiania. 483p (pp. 283-287)
    • Kongsberg
      • Kongsberg Silver Mining District
        • Overberget Mining Field
[Calcite] Münster, Ths. (1883) Bemærkninger om Kongsbergmineralerne. Nyt Mag. Naturv. 27, 309-322; Neumann, H. (1985): Norges Mineraler. Norges geologiske Undersøkelse Skrifter 68, p. 90
  • Ancash Department
    • Bolognesi Province
      • Huallanca District
        • Huallanca
[Calcite] Econ Geol (1985) 80:416-478
  • Upper Silesia (Śląskie)
[Aragonite var: Tarnowitzite] Breithaupt, August (1841) Handbuch fur Mineralogie
  • Leiria District
    • Alcobaça
      • Turquel
        • Moita do Poço
[Calcite] Rui Nunes collection
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Primorskiy Kray
      • Kavalerovo Mining District
        • Dal'negorsk (Dalnegorsk; Tetyukhe; Tjetjuche; Tetjuche)
[Calcite] [MinRec vol.32:, p 12 (20001)]; Rogulina, L.I., and Sveshnikova, O.L. (2008): Geology of Ore Deposits 50(1), 60-74.; Dobovol'skaya, M. G., Baskina, V. A., Balashova, S. P., Kenisarin, A. M., Arakelyants, M. M., Klimachev, L. A., & Muravitskaya, G. N. (1990). Order of Formation of the Ores and Mafic Dikes of the Nikolayevsk Deposit (Southern Primor'ye). International Geology Review, 32(4), 391-403.
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Banská Bystrica Co.
[Aragonite] Koděra, M., a kol.: Topografická mineralogie Slovenska. Sv. 3 Sed-Ž, Bratislava, Veda 1990, s. 1247-1256.
    • Lučenec Co.
      • Podrečany
[Aragonite] - Ďuďa R. & Slivka D., 1982: Minerály Slovenska 1. Pressfoto, Bratislava. (in Slovak)
    • Revúca Co.
      • Gemerská Ves
[Calcite] Bálintová, T. et al., 2006: Mineralogické štúdium fantómových kalcitov z Gemerskej Vsi. Miner. Slov., 38, 2, 124-130.
  • Andalusia
    • Almería
      • Huércal-Overa
        • Cuesta Alta
          • Cerro Minado Mines
[Aragonite] GRÖBNER, J. and FERNÁNDEZ PÉRIZ, M., A. (2006): Los minerales de los yacimientos de Cu y Co de Molvizar y Cerro Minado en Andalucia. Revista de Minerales, 3, 1, 48-56. (in Spanish). Versions simultaneously published in Catalan (Mineralogistes de Catalunya) and in English version (Mineral Up).
  • Castile-La Mancha
    • Cuenca
      • La Pesquera
[Aragonite] Jiménez, R., Calvo, M., Martínez, M.A. and Gorgues, R. (2005). Yacimientos de aragonito del Triásico español. Bocamina, (16), 28-93
    • Guadalajara
      • Molina de Aragón
[Aragonite] Jiménez, R., Calvo, M., Martínez, M.A. and Gorgues, R. (2005. Yacimientos de aragonito del triásico español.Bocamina,(16), 28-93 Calvo, M. (2012): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. V, Carbonatos y Nitratos. Boratos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid - Fundación Gómez Pardo. 711 pp.
  • Catalonia
    • Barcelona
      • Vallès Occidental-Baix Llobregat
        • Sant Cugat del Vallès-El Papiol
[Calcite] Fluorite: The Collector's Choice. Extra Lapis English No. 9
    • Lleida (Lérida)
      • Pallars Sobirà
        • Baix Pallars
          • Peramea
[Calcite var: Cobaltoan Calcite] Calvo, M. (2012): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. V, Carbonatos y Nitratos. Boratos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid - Fundación Gómez Pardo. 711 pp
  • Madrid
[Calcite] Garcia G., Gonzalez C., Bueno A. (2004) - Cadalso de los Vidrios (Madrid), Bocamina, n° 14, pp: 12-46.
  • Närke
    • Örebro
      • Glanshammar
[Calcite] Torbjörn Lorin Collection
  • England
    • Cumbria
      • Alston Moor District
        • Nenthead
[Calcite] Collected by many collectors over many years .
    • Devon
      • East Devon
        • Sidmouth
[Calcite] Martin Allen collection
  • Northern Ireland
    • Co. Antrim
      • Giant's Causeway
[Calcite] Trevor Boyd Collection
  • Wales
    • Ceredigion
      • Cwmrheidol
        • Ponterwyd
[Aragonite] BMS Database
  • Colorado
    • Moffat Co.
[Calcite] Maneotis: 2009
[Calcite] Mathew Maneotis data. Colorado School of Mines.
    • Saguache Co.
[Calcite] Jim Hall 2009
    • San Miguel Co.
      • Ouray District (Uncompahgre District)
        • Telluride
[Calcite] Rocks & Min 70:5 pp 298-310
  • Connecticut
    • Fairfield Co.
      • Danbury
[Calcite] Januzzi, Ronald E. (1959): The Minerals of Western Connecticut and Southeastern New York. The Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut.; Januzzi, Ronald E. (1994), Mineral Data Book - Western Connecticut and Environs. The Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut.
      • Trumbull
        • Long Hill
[Calcite] J. Zolan Collection; Harold Moritz collection
    • Hartford Co.
      • East Granby
[Calcite] Wolfe, C. W. and Vilks, I. (1960): Pseudomorphs after Datolite, Prehnite and Apophyllite from East Granby, Connecticut. Am. Mineral. 45, 443-447.; Rocks & Minerals (1995) 70:396-409
      • Farmington
[Calcite] Bartsch, Rudolf C. B. (1940): New England Notes. Rocks & Minerals, vol. 15, no. 8, p. 274.
      • New Britain
[Aragonite] Collection of Harold Moritz
[Aragonite] Januzzi, Ronald E. (1976), Mineral Localities of Connecticut and Southeastern New York State. The Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut.
      • Newington
[Calcite] Harold Moritz collection
[Aragonite] Harold Moritz collection
    • Litchfield Co.
      • Thomaston
[Calcite] Harold Moritz collection
        • Thomaston Dam
[Calcite] Zodac, Peter. (1959), Minerals at Thomaston Dam, Connecticut; Rocks & Minerals: 34: 3.; Myer, George H. (1962), Hydrothermal Wurtzite at Thomaston Dam, Connecticut. American Mineralogist: 47(7-8): 977-979.; Segeler, Curt and Molon, Joseph. (1985), The Thomaston Dam Site, Thomaston, Connecticut; Rocks & Minerals: 60(3): 119-124.; Vogt, Wolfgang. (1991), Rediscovering Thomaston Dam. Lapidary Journal: April.
    • New Haven Co.
      • Cheshire
[Calcite] Harold Moritz collection
      • East Haven
[Calcite] Powell, Richard C. and Wolfgang Vogt. (1987), Cinque Quarry, A Suburban Site in Connecticut Makes Collecting a Cinch. Rock and Gem: (6): 36-39.
      • Southbury
[Calcite] Bill Barrett collection
[Calcite] Weber, Marcelle H. and Earle C. Sullivan. (1995): Connecticut Mineral Locality Index. Rocks & Minerals (Connecticut Issue): 70(6): 407.; P. Cristofono collection.
    • Tolland Co.
      • Willington
        • West Willington
[Calcite] Ague, J. J. (1995): Deep Crustal Growth of Quartz, Kyanite and Garnet into Large-Aperature, fluid-filled fractures, northeastern Connecticut, USA. Journal of Metamorphic Geology: 13: 299-314.
  • Florida
    • Citrus Co.
      • Lecanto
    • Okeechobee Co.
      • Fort Drum
[Calcite] Min Rec 36:3 pp 289-290
  • Georgia
    • Floyd Co.
      • Rome
[Calcite] Rocks & Min.:64:195.
    • Pickens Co.
      • Marble Hill
[Calcite] Rocks & Min.: 64:203.
  • Kentucky
[Calcite] T. Kennedy collection
    • Hart Co.
      • Horse Cave
[Calcite] Visual Identification by Mike Polletta
    • Henry Co.
      • Lockport
[Calcite] Barite Deposits of Kentucky, Ky. Geo. Survey, Ser. XI, Bulletin 1 and T. Kennedy collection
  • Massachusetts
    • Bristol Co.
      • Acushnet
[Calcite] No reference listed
    • Middlesex Co.
[Calcite] Harvard Museum of Natural History, no. 125172
  • Michigan
    • Houghton Co.
      • Hancock
[Calcite] U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
      • Pewabic
[Calcite] Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson
  • Missouri
    • Jasper Co.
      • Tri-State District
        • Joplin Field
[Calcite] Publications of the Field Columbian Museum Geological Series Vol 1 1895-1902 pp 232-241
    • Reynolds Co.
      • Viburnum Trend District
        • Ellington
[Calcite] []; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Econ.Geol.: 83; 355-376; Econ Geol (1993) 88:957-960
  • Nevada
    • Elko Co.
      • Bootstrap District
[Calcite] NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
  • New Jersey
    • Essex Co.
      • Livingston Township
        • Livingston
[Calcite] Gary Moldovany; communications with collector;
    • Passaic Co.
      • Little Falls Township
[Calcite] Specimens in numerous collections including Mark Bianchi, Frank A. Imbriacco III
      • Woodland Park (West Paterson)
[Calcite] Specimens from Frank Imbriacco III pictured on Mindat.
    • Sussex Co.
      • Franklin Mining District
        • Ogdensburg
          • Sterling Hill
[Aragonite] Jenkins & Misiur: Mineralogical Record:25:95-102; erratum: Ibid., 25:386; Dunn(1995):Pt4:618.
      • Sparta Township
[Calcite] A Quest for New Jersey Minerals, Robert Speiser (1978):9.
  • New York
    • Monroe Co.
      • Penfield
[Calcite] Jensen, David E. (1942), Minerals of the Lockport dolomite in the vicinity of Rochester, N.Y. Rocks & Minerals: 17(6): 199-203.
    • St. Lawrence Co.
      • Rossie
[Calcite] Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 155; Mineralogical Record: 32: 273.
  • Pennsylvania
    • Snyder Co.
      • Middleburg Township
        • Paxtonville
[Calcite] Collection of Jeff Wilson (Field Trips, The North Jersey Mineralogical Society)
[Calcite] Lapham & Geyer, 1965. Mineral Collecting in Pennsylvania
      • West York
[Calcite] Berkheiser, Jr. Samuel W. (1983), Reconnaissance Survey of Potential Carbonate Whiting Sources in Pennsylvania, Mineral Resource Report 83.
[Calcite] Lapham & Geyer, 1965. Mineral Collecting in Pennsylvania
[Calcite] Lapham & Geyer, 1965. Mineral Collecting in Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
    • Providence Co.
      • Lincoln
        • Lime Rock
[Calcite] Rocks & Minerals (1986): 61: 266; Rocks & Minerals (1986): 61: 286-289
[Calcite] Miller, C. E. (1971) Rhode Island Minerals and Their Locations, O. D. Hermes, Ed., University of Rhode Island, Kingston; Rocks & Min.: 17:51; 20:463-464.; Rocks & Minerals (1986) 61:264-275; Rocks & Minerals (1986): 61: 286-289
  • South Dakota
    • Jackson Co.
[Calcite] SDSMT Bull 18 Roberts and Rapp "Mineralogy of the Black Hills"
  • Tennessee
    • Smith Co.
      • Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District
        • Carthage
[Calcite] Kearns, L.E. and F.H. Campbell (1978), Famous Min. Locs: the Elmwood and Gordonsville zinc mines near Catrhage, TN, Min.Rec.: 9:213-218; Econ Geol (1976) 71:892-903
  • Wisconsin
    • Lafayette Co.
      • Upper Mississippi Valley District
        • Shullsburg area
[Calcite] Rocks & Min.: 59:68 & 64:14.; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
  • Wyoming
    • Park Co.
[Calcite] C. Tucker collection
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