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Oxford County, Maine, USAi
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Nevel Quarry. Triphylite zone on right.

Nevel Quarry, Newry, Oxford County, Maine, USA
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Nevel Quarry. Triphylite zone on right.

Nevel Quarry, Newry, Oxford County, Maine, USA
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Nevel Quarry. Triphylite zone on right.

Nevel Quarry, Newry, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Locality type:
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Paris5,073 (2017)
Rumford4,218 (2017)
Norway2,748 (2017)
Bethel2,507 (2017)
South Paris2,267 (2017)
Buckfield1,791 (2017)
Other Languages:
French:
Oxford, Maine, États-Unis
German:
Oxford County, Maine, Vereinigte Staaten
Italian:
contea di Oxford, Maine, Stati Uniti d'America
Russian:
Оксфорд, Мэн, Соединённые Штаты Америки
Simplified Chinese:
牛津縣, 缅因州, 美国
Spanish:
condado de Oxford, Maine, Estados Unidos
Albanian:
Oxford County, Maine, Shtetet e Bashkuara të Amerikës
Arabic:
مقاطعة أكسفورد, مين, الولايات المتحدة
Armenian:
Օքսֆորդ շրջան, Մեն, Ամերիկայի Միացյալ Նահանգներ
Basque:
Oxford konderria , Maine
Bavarian:
Oxford County, Maine, Vaoanigte Stootn
Belarusian:
Оксфард, Мэн, Злучаныя Штаты Амерыкі
Bishnupriya Manipuri:
ওক্সফোর্ড কাউন্টি, মেইন, তিলপারাষ্ট্র
Bulgarian:
Оксфорд, Мейн, Съединени американски щати
Cebuano:
Oxford County, Maine
Dutch:
Oxford County, Maine, Verenigde Staten
Esperanto:
Kantono Oksfordo, Majno
Farsi/Persian:
شهرستان آکسفورد، مین, مین, ایالات متحده آمریکا
Georgian:
ოქსფორდის ოლქი, მენის შტატი, ამერიკის შეერთებული შტატები
Hebrew:
מחוז אוקספורד, מיין, ארצות הברית
Hungarian:
Oxford megye, Maine, Amerikai Egyesült Államok
Irish Gaelic:
Contae Oxford, Maine, Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá
Japanese:
オックスフォード郡, メイン州, アメリカ合衆国
Low Saxon/Low German:
Oxford County, Maine, USA
Min Dong Chinese:
Oxford Gông, Maine
Minnan / Hokkien-Taiwanese:
Oxford Kūn
Norwegian:
Oxford County, Maine, USA
Polish:
Hrabstwo Oxford, Maine, Stany Zjednoczone
Portuguese:
Condado de Oxford, Maine, Estados Unidos
Romanian:
Comitatul Oxford, Maine, Statele Unite ale Americii
Sardinian:
contea de Oxford, Maine, Istados Unidos de Amèrica
Scottish Gaelic:
Oxford County, Maine, Na Stàitean Aonaichte
Serbian:
Округ Оксфорд, Мејн, Сједињене Америчке Државе
Serbo-Croatian:
Oxford County, Maine, Sjedinjene Američke Države
Swedish:
Oxford County, Maine, USA
Traditional Chinese:
牛津縣, 緬因州, 美國
Turkish:
Oxford, Maine, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri
Ukrainian:
Оксфорд, Мен, Сполучені Штати Америки
Urdu:
آکسفورڈ کاؤنٹی، میئن, میئن, ریاستہائے متحدہ امریکا
Waray:
Condado han Oxford, Maine, Estados Unidos
Western Punjabi:
آکسفورڈ کاؤنٹی, مینے, امریکہ


A region in western Maine, well-known for gem-producing granite pegmatites. Mount Mica Quarry, Paris; Dunton Gem Quarry, Newry, and Bennett Quarry, Buckfield are the most note worthy for gem production, especially elbaite and related tourmalines.

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229 valid minerals. 9 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc. 26 erroneous literature entries.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 174 localities in this region.
Reference: No reference listed
Albite var:
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, volume 1.
Albite var:
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 68 localities in this region.
Reference: No reference listed
Albite var:
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: Van King
Albite var:
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Bill Bunn
Albite var:
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Reference: Van King
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Encar Roda-Robles, William Simmons, Alexander Falster, Alfonso Pesquera, Pedro-Pablo Gil-Crespo (2018) Paragenetic and compositional evolution of tourmaline from the Mt. Mica pegmatite (Maine, USA). in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 498
Alluaudite ?
Formula: (Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3
Reference: Tim Blake and Scott Soucey specimens
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 162 localities in this region.
Reference: W. B. Thompson, D. L. Joyner, R. G. Woodman, and V. T. King (2005) A Collector's Guide to Maine Mineral Localities. Maine Geological Survey Bulletin 41
'Almandine-Spessartine Series'
Reference: Peter Cristofono collection, 2017
Alunogen ?
Formula: Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Description: post-mining efflorescence on pyrrhotite and not a true mineral of the locality.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E. 1994, Mineralogy of Maine
Amblygonite
Formula: LiAl(PO4)F
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Description: Identification confirmed by Michael Wise.
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998); Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:242
Amblygonite var:
Formula: LiAl(PO4)F
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V.1.; King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine.
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Andradite ?
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1., p.27
Anglesite ?
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Arthur Smith (2003) "Is there any lead at the Porter Lead Mine?", Mineral News, 19, #3, 1-2.
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine.
Annite
Formula: KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 29 localities in this region.
Reference: C. Burtic & R. Dionne collections.; Dionne, Dick & Birtic, Cal & Jacobson, Mark. (2014) The Perry petalite prospect of Peru, Maine.. Mineral News. 30. 6,8,9,11,13.
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V.1
Anorthite var:
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V.1
Anthophyllite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 1.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Cameron, Eugene N.; and others (1954) Pegmatite investigations, 1942-45, in New England. USGS Professional Paper 255.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Localities: Reported from at least 22 localities in this region.
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 62:403-404.
Augelite
Formula: Al2(PO4)(OH)3
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V.1
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 40 localities in this region.
Reference: Cameron, Eugene N.; and others (1954) Pegmatite investigations, 1942-45, in New England. USGS Professional Paper 255.
Axinite-(Fe)
Formula: Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
Baryte ?
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Arthur Smith (2003) "Is there any lead at the Porter Lead Mine?", Mineral News, 19, #3, 1-2.
Bavenite
Formula: Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1., V.2
Behoite
Formula: Be(OH)2
Reference: Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
Beidellite
Formula: (Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.; King and Foord, 2000, Addenda to Volume 1, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 2.
Beraunite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)5 · 6H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998
Bermanite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
Bertrandite
Formula: Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 29 localities in this region.
Habit: World's largest butterfly twins
Colour: Creamy white to light tan
Description: Has produced some of the world's largest bertrandite crystals and holds the world record size for "butterfly" multiple twin crystals.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 1; King, V. 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 2.
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Localities: Reported from at least 159 localities in this region.
Description: Crystals to 11 meters long found.
Reference: King, V., 2009, Maine Feldspar, families, and Feuds; "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998; Rocks & Min.: 14:272.
Beryl var:
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Localities: Reported from at least 42 localities in this region.
Colour: aquamarine, blue, emerald, green
Description: A very glassy beryl with the aquamarine color in slightly varying hues.
Reference: https://www.mindat.org/min-289.html http://webmineral.com/data/Beryl.shtml; Lloyd W. Alexander Galleries, Ryerson Hill, Photo ID: 937903
Beryl var: (FRL)
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Type Locality:
Reference: S.L.Penfield (1888), Amer. J. Sci, ser.3 36, 317
Beryl var:
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Reference: No reference listed
Beryl var:
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1, King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Beryl var:
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine.; Mineralogical Record 22:382
Beryllonite (TL)
Formula: NaBePO4
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Description: Very crystallographically rich beryllonite specimens are highly prized. Most crystals from this area are usually etched and many so-called terminated crystals are actually are showing perfect cleavage.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, 2000, Mineralogy of Maine.; Bastin, Edson Sunderland (1911) Geology of the pegmatites and associated rocks of Maine, including feldspar, quartz, mica, and gem deposits. USGS Bulletin 445.
Beusite
Formula: Mn2+Mn2+2 (PO4)2
Reference: Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
Beyerite
Formula: Ca(BiO)2(CO3)2
Reference: Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Localities: Reported from at least 87 localities in this region.
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
Brazilianite
Formula: NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Description: Historically reported in 1820's. Mistake for columbite-(Fe).
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates.; -Guidebook 1 to Mineral Collecting in the Maine Pegmatite Belt pg. 8
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Description: Abundant in the contact of pegmatite with Patch Mountain member of Sangerville Formation.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 1.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Localities: Reported from at least 37 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine.
Chalcophanite
Formula: ZnMn4+3O7 · 3H2O
Locality: Rumford, Oxford County, Maine, USA - erroneously reported
Reference: Anderson, 1991. Maine Mineral Localities, 2nd ed.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Chamosite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Reference: King, V. T., 2009, Maine Feldspar, Families, and Feuds, book in press.
'Chamosite-Clinochlore Series'
Reference: Alan Plante
Childrenite
Formula: Fe2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Reference: Tim Blake, Lookout Mine Owner
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Jim Anderson
Chrysoberyl
Formula: BeAl2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 28 localities in this region.
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 62:404-405.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Description: Light blue 3 mm earthy coating in pink cookeite and quartz surrounding black tenorite stained chalcopyrite
Reference: Van King
'Cimolite'
Formula: Al4Si9O24 · 6H2O
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine.
Clarkeite
Formula: (Na,Ca,Pb)(UO2)O(OH) · 0-1H2O
Reference: Not found according to King, V. T., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, v. 1
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: King, V. T., 2006, Minerals of Halls Ridge and Plumbago-Puzzle Mountain, Newry, ... Maine, Mineral News, v. 22(6): p. 1-3.
Clinozoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2001AM/finalprogram/abstract_25905.htm.
Collinsite
Formula: Ca2Mg(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Peter Cristofono collection, 2018; ex. Ingeborg Burggraf
Columbite-(Fe)
Formula: Fe2+Nb2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 36 localities in this region.
Habit: Thick platy habit.
Colour: Black submetallic
Fluorescence: non-fluorescent
Description: Crystals well-terminated and symmetrical to 17 x 17 x ~5 cm.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Reference: No reference listed
Columbite-(Mn)
Formula: Mn2+Nb2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998
'Columbite-(Mn)-Tantalite-(Mn) Series'
Reference: If both species are here so is the series. Needed for unanalysed specimens.
Cookeite (TL)
Formula: (Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Localities: Reported from at least 21 localities in this region.
Habit: Radial clusters of tightly grown platy crystals. The clusters show the typical arrangement of chlorite group minerals.
Colour: White to clear when pure. Also found pale yellow, pale, green, or pale pink.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates.
Correianevesite
Formula: Fe2+Mn2+2(PO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: https://www.mindat.org/photo-1038084.html Id, analysis by Al. Falster MP2 Group at MMGM Lab.
Crandallite
Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998
Cryptomelane
Formula: K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Reference: C. Burtic & R. Dionne collections.; Dionne, Dick & Birtic, Cal & Jacobson, Mark. (2014) The Perry petalite prospect of Peru, Maine.. Mineral News. 30. 6,8,9,11,13.
'Cymatolite'
Reference: Dick Dionne; Dionne, Dick & Birtic, Cal & Jacobson, Mark. (2014) The Perry petalite prospect of Peru, Maine.. Mineral News. 30. 6,8,9,11,13.
Diadochite
Formula: Fe3+2(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. 1998; Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
Dickinsonite-(KMnNa)
Formula: {KNa}{Mn2+◻}{Ca}{Na3}{Mn2+13}{Al}(PO4)12(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998)
Dumortierite
Formula: (Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Localities: Reported from at least 21 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V., 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, volume 2.
Earlshannonite
Formula: Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Elbaite
Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 30 localities in this region.
Habit: Prismatic crystals showing a variety of terminations: pedion, trigonal pyramidid, and occasionally a ditrigonal pyramid.
Colour: Green, Red, Colorless, Blue, may be concentrically zoned in "watermelon" style or longitudinally color zoned.
Fluorescence: Pink crystals sometimes fluoresce weakly to moderately in SW
Description: In 1904, the world's largest elbaite crystal record was held by Mount Mica Quarry and the specimen was illustrated by Bastin (1911).
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates.; Encar Roda-Robles, William Simmons, Alexander Falster, Alfonso Pesquera, Pedro-Pablo Gil-Crespo (2018) Paragenetic and compositional evolution of tourmaline from the Mt. Mica pegmatite (Maine, USA). in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 498
Eleonorite
Formula: Fe3+6(PO4)4O(OH)4 · 6H2O
Reference: Van King
Eosphorite
Formula: Mn2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Description: Former world record crystal sizes of double terminated crystals (37 mm)
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, volume 1.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: No reference listed
Euclase
Formula: BeAl(SiO4)(OH)
Locality: Bumpus Quarry, Albany, Oxford County, Maine, USA - erroneously reported
Description: Euclase has escaped all efforts of rediscovery. Original specimen unknown and originally reported in a non-authoritative source. Believed misidentified, possibly confused with albite which it can resemble.
Reference: King, V., 2009, Maine Feldspar, Families, and Feuds.
Eucryptite
Formula: LiAlSiO4
Description: There is no eucryptite present at this locality, either as true eucryptite or as a mixture of quartz plus albite. The spodumene from this locality does have a pale red fluorescence, but this test is inadequate to verify eucryptite.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 1.
Evansite ?
Formula: Al3(PO4)(OH)6 · 6H2O
Description: Reported in thin section by Sid Williams.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates.
Fairfieldite
Formula: Ca2Mn2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.; King and Foord, 2000, Addenda to Volume 1, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 2.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V.1
'Feldspar Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Reference: No reference listed
'Feldspar Group var: '
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Reference: P Cristofono collection; Cameron, Eugene N.; and others (1954) Pegmatite investigations, 1942-45, in New England. USGS Professional Paper 255.
Ferberite
Formula: FeWO4
Description: Specimen was a hoax sold as another mineral. Not a specimen from this locality.
Reference: M.Felch et al, Rochester Mineralogical Symposium 2013
Ferrisicklerite
Formula: Li1-x(Fe3+xFe2+1-x)PO4
Reference: GUIDEBOOK 1 Mineral Collecting in the Maine Pegmatite Belt Prepared by members of Maine Federation Club 1972 pg 20-21
Ferrostrunzite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 6H2O
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Localities: Reported from at least 82 localities in this region.
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
Fluorapatite var:
Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998
Fluorapatite var:
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E. (1994) Mineralogy of Maine. Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geogoical Survey, Augusta, Maine, pp 418 + 88 plates.
Fluorapatite var:
Formula: (Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Reference: Bastin, Edson Sunderland (1911) Geology of the pegmatites and associated rocks of Maine, including feldspar, quartz, mica, and gem deposits. USGS Bulletin 445.
Fluornatromicrolite
Formula: (Na1.5Bi0.5)Ta2O6F
Reference: King, V., and Foord, E., 2000, Mineralogy of Maine
Foitite
Formula: (□,Na)(Fe2+2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Reference: http://minerals.gps.caltech.edu/rossmanite/USA_Maine_Mt_Mica/Mt-Mica-index.htm ; Encar Roda-Robles, William Simmons, Alexander Falster, Alfonso Pesquera, Pedro-Pablo Gil-Crespo (2018) Paragenetic and compositional evolution of tourmaline from the Mt. Mica pegmatite (Maine, USA). in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 498
Fourmarierite
Formula: Pb(UO2)4O3(OH)4 · 4H2O
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Frondelite
Formula: Mn2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5
Reference: https://www.mindat.org/min-1614.html http://webmineral.com/data/Frondelite.shtml#.XJeHPi2ZM8Y specimen image. https://www.mindat.org/photo-946150.html; Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
Gahnite
Formula: ZnAl2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Reference: W. B. Thompson, D. L. Joyner, R. G. Woodman, and V. T. King (2005) A Collector's Guide to Maine Mineral Localities. Maine Geological Survey Bulletin 41
Gainesite (TL)
Formula: Na(Na,K)(Be,Li)Zr2(PO4)4 · 1.5-2H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Amer.Min.(1983) 68, 1022-1028; "Mineralogy of Maine, Vol. 1" by King, V.T. & Foord, E.E., Maine Geologic Survey, 1994
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Reference: "Mineralogy of Maine, Vol. 1" by King, V.T. & Foord, E.E., Maine Geologic Survey, 1994
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Cameron, Eugene N.; and others (1954) Pegmatite investigations, 1942-45, in New England. USGS Professional Paper 255.
Gedrite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, Vol.1, p.29.
Gehlenite
Formula: Ca2Al(AlSiO7)
Description: An obviously improbable species in a granite pegmatite or its schist host rocks. Typographical error or slip of the pen for gahnite?
Reference: Bastin, Edson Sunderland (1911) Geology of the pegmatites and associated rocks of Maine, including feldspar, quartz, mica, and gem deposits. USGS Bulletin 445.
Glucine
Formula: CaBe4(PO4)2(OH)4 · 0.5H2O
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. Mineralogical Record 22:382
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 35 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: W. B. Thompson, D. L. Joyner, R. G. Woodman, and V. T. King (2005) A Collector's Guide to Maine Mineral Localities. Maine Geological Survey Bulletin 41
Gorceixite
Formula: BaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Description: Floater crystals to 5 mm
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, volume 1.
Goyazite
Formula: SrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998
Graftonite
Formula: Fe2+Fe2+2(PO4)2
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
Graphite
Formula: C
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Greifensteinite
Formula: Ca2Fe2+5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
Reference: King, V.T., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, v. 1; King, V. T. in preparation, Mineralogy of Newry, Maine.
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: No reference listed
Grossular var: ?
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: No reference listed
'Gummite'
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: No reference listed
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: SEM-EDS
'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: USGS Bull 445
Halloysite-7Å
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Description: XRD by George Robinson at Canadian Museums of Nature
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates.
Hawleyite ?
Formula: CdS
Reference: Scott Soucey and Tim Blake specimens
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Hercynite
Formula: Fe2+Al2O4
Locality: Stoneham, Oxford County, Maine, USA - erroneously reported
Description: Has a question mark in reference indicating that the species is misidentified.
Reference: Anderson, 1991. Maine Mineral Localities, 2nd ed.
Hercynite var:
Formula: (Fe,Mg)(Al,Cr)2O4
Locality: Stoneham, Oxford County, Maine, USA - erroneously reported
Description: Has a question mark in reference indicating that the species is misidentified.
Reference: Anderson, 1991. Maine Mineral Localities, 2nd ed.
Herderite
Formula: CaBe(PO4)F
Description: To date, there are only one or two verified herderite specimens in the world and that is a gemstone from Brazil. Specimens from this locality have been chemically analyzed and are true hydroxylherderite.
Reference: Leavens, P., Dunn, P., and Gaines, R., 1978, Compositional and Refractive Index Variations of the herderite-hydroxyl-herderite series, American Mineralogist, v. 63, p. 913-917.
Heterosite
Formula: (Fe3+,Mn3+)PO4
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
Description: Moore (2000) analyzed triphylite from this locality and found the Mn/Mn + Fe ratio was 0.47
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998
'Heterosite-Purpurite Series'
Reference: various added photos
'Heulandite'
Description: A bad guess of what the original material was in the quartz pseudomorphs known for this locality. No original material ever found and probably replacements of feldspar crystals.
Reference: Cameron, Eugene N.; and others (1954) Pegmatite investigations, 1942-45, in New England. USGS Professional Paper 255.
Hisingerite
Formula: Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Reference: C. Burtic & R. Dionne collections.; Dionne, Dick & Birtic, Cal & Jacobson, Mark. (2014) The Perry petalite prospect of Peru, Maine.. Mineral News. 30. 6,8,9,11,13.
'Hornblende'
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V.1
Humite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)7(SiO4)3(F,OH)2
Description: brownish pink grains to several mm in calc-silicate rock.
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, Vol. 1., p.188.
Hureaulite
Formula: (Mn,Fe)5(PO4)2(HPO4)2 · 4H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998; Mineralogical Record 22:382
Hurlbutite
Formula: CaBe2(PO4)2
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998)
Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998; Mineralogical Record 22:382
Hydroxylapatite var:
Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V.1.
Hydroxylherderite
Formula: CaBe(PO4)(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 22 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine;[MinRec 26:577]
Ice
Formula: H2O
Reference: King, Vandall T. and Foord, Eugene E. (1994) Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, p. 198.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: King, V., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, volume 1.
'Indicolite'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Habit: Terminated rod-like dark blue gemmy crystals to 9 cm.
Colour: dark sapphire blue
Fluorescence: none
Description: The North American record size flawless indicolite gemstone is cut from a specimen from this quarry and is 35.17 carats. The former record was held by a light blue 23.67 carat indicolite from BB#7 Quarry, Norway, Maine.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2, with updates by Van King
Jahnsite-(CaMnFe)
Formula: {Ca}{Mn2+}{Fe2+2}{Fe3+2}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Jahnsite-(CaMnMn)
Formula: {Ca}{Mn2+}{Mn2+2}{Fe3+2}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998; Mineralogical Record 22:382
'Jahnsite Group'
Formula: XM1M22M32(H2O)8(OH)2(PO4)4
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2, with updates by Van King
Jahnsite-(MnMnMn)
Formula: {Mn2+}{Mn2+}{Mn2+2}{Fe3+2}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Thompson, W, Joyner, D., Woodman, R., and King, V., 1998. Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd ed.; King and Foord, 1994, Mineralogy of Maine
Jarosite ?
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Tim Blake and Scott Soucey specimens
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Description: XRD verified by Gene Foord.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998
Kapundaite
Formula: NaCaFe4(PO4)4(OH)3 · 5H2O
Reference: https://www.mindat.org/photo-1038755.html (photo of Emmons specimen) Very Rare Kapundaite just found at Emmons Quarry. Al U. Falster, MP2 Group, and MMGM Lab analyzed and id'ed. I just found this specimen in material I am going through. Sorry for poor image but it is deep in a tiny vug. You can see the the yellow straw like mineral. Photo by Lloyd W. Alexander https://www.mindat.org/photo-1038755.html (photo of Emmons specimen) Very Rare Kapundaite just found at Emmons Quarry. Al U. Falster, MP2 Group, and MMGM Lab analyzed and id'ed. I just found this specimen in material I am going through. Sorry for poor image but it is deep in a tiny vug. You can see the the yellow straw like mineral. Photo by Lloyd W. Alexander. 1st occurrence in USA. 4th in World. https://www.mindat.org/gm/39673; A. Falster analysis
Kasolite
Formula: Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
Kastningite
Formula: (Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Habit: very small colorless clusters on siderite
Colour: colorless
Description: Identified on five small pieces obtained from a giveaway table at a mineral conference. Probably is more common. Xls dessicate in warm light which is a property exhibited by kastningite from Foote Mine and from Silbergrube in Germany. This property is distinct for the species. Collectors should check their material for xl sprays that look like colorless stewartite.
Reference: Jason B. Smith.; Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Cheney, J. and Guidotti, C., 1973, American Mineralogist, v. 58, p. 1076-1079.
Kosnarite (TL)
Formula: KZr2(PO4)3
Habit: Rhombohedral pale blue crystals which may have a a tiny c pinacoid.
Colour: Pale blue
Reference: Brownfield, M. E., Foord, E. E., Sutley, S. J. and Botinelly, T. (1993): Kosnarite, KZr2(PO4)3, a new mineral from Mount Mica and Black Mountain, Oxford County, Maine. Am. Mineral. 78, 653-656.
Kryzhanovskite
Formula: (Fe3+,Mn2+)3(PO4)2(OH,H2O)3
Reference: Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
Lacroixite
Formula: NaAl(PO4)F
Reference: Fransolet, André-Mathieu (1989) The Problem of Na-Li Substitution in Primary Li-Al Phosphates: New Data on Lacroixite, a Relatively Widespread Mineral. Canadian Mineralogist: 27: 211-217.; Handbook of Mineralogy (http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/lacroixite.pdf)
Landesite
Formula: Mn2+3-xFe3+x(PO4)2(OH)x · (3-x)H2O
Reference: Mineralogical Record (1991) 22:381-393; Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
Laueite
Formula: Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998
Lepidocrocite ?
Formula: γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: No reference listed
'Lepidolite'
Localities: Reported from at least 22 localities in this region.
Habit: Doubly terminated platy lepidolite crystals; also "ball lepidolite"
Colour: Pink through purple.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. Mineralogical Record 22:382; Encar Roda-Robles, William Simmons, Alexander Falster, Alfonso Pesquera, Pedro-Pablo Gil-Crespo (2018) Paragenetic and compositional evolution of tourmaline from the Mt. Mica pegmatite (Maine, USA). in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 498
Leucophosphite
Formula: KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Reference: Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: No reference listed
Lithiophilite
Formula: LiMn2+PO4
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Description: Moore (2000) analyzed three lithiophilites from this locality and found the Mn/Mn + Fe ratio were 0.88, 0.86, and 0.61.
Reference: Moore, P. B., 2000, in Mineralogy of Maine v2, p. 333-336.; Mineralogical Record (1973) 4:103-130
Lithiophorite
Formula: (Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Reference: Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
Lithiowodginite
Formula: LiTa3O8
Reference: Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
Löllingite
Formula: FeAs2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Colour: silver, dull, metallic
Fluorescence: non flourescent
Description: Many pieces where collected from a one foot by 6 inch area after a blast. Confirmed by Maine Mineral Museum Laboratory and Al Falser.
Reference: https://www.mindat.org/min-2426.html http://www.webmineral.com/data/Lollingite.shtml#.XGVnHS2ZM8Y
Ludlamite
Formula: Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
Magnesiochromite
Formula: MgCr2O4
Locality: Stoneham, Oxford County, Maine, USA - erroneously reported
Description: Has a question mark in the reference indicating the species is misidentified.
Reference: Anderson, 1991. Maine Mineral Localities, 2nd ed.
Magnesio-hornblende
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: King, V. (ed.), 2009, Maine feldspar, Families, and Feuds
'Manganese Oxides'
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Reference: Van King; Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
'Manganese Oxides var: '
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Reference: King, Vandall T. and Foord, Eugene, E. (1994) Mineralogy of Maine. Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, pp. 418 + 88 plates.
Mangangordonite (TL)
Formula: Mn2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V.1., p.225.
Manganite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Description: Misidentified black amorphous to XRD manganese oxide stains.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates.
Mccrillisite (TL)
Formula: NaCs(Be,Li)Zr2(PO4)4 · 1-2H2O
Type Locality:
Habit: Simple steeply pyramidal crystals.
Colour: White
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist(1994) 32, 839-842 King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates.
Meionite
Formula: Ca4Al6Si6O24CO3
Reference: W. B. Thompson, D. L. Joyner, R. G. Woodman, and V. T. King (2005) A Collector's Guide to Maine Mineral Localities. Maine Geological Survey Bulletin 41
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: https://www.mindat.org/photo-984527.html https://www.mindat.org/min-2633.html microscopically confirmed by A. Falster of MMGM Lab
Messelite
Formula: Ca2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Meta-autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 29 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998
Metanatroautunite
Formula: Na(UO2)(PO4)(H2O)3
Reference: https://www.mindat.org/photo-1010113.html Optical Analysis by A. Falster at Maine Mineral Museum Lab.
Metaswitzerite
Formula: Mn2+3(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates.
Metauranospinite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Description: Yellow platy masses on loellingite. Formerly call Unknown #9
Reference: King and Foord, 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, Addenda to Volume 1.
Metavanmeersscheite
Formula: U6+(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: Gene Foord, personal communication, 1993 and King and Foord, 1994, Mineralogy of Maine listing both ends of the hydration series "vanmeersscheite/metavanmeersscheite"
'Mica Group'
Reference: No reference listed
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 255 localities in this region.
Description: Giant well-formed crystals to over 1 x 1 meter.
Reference: Barry Heath and Frank Perham; King, V. (ed.), 2009, Maine feldspar, Families, and Feuds.
Microcline var:
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Description: Amazonite specimens from the Wheeler Quarries are actually microcline altered by mica replacements. The feldspar is indeed greenish gray, but not amazonite but mica impregnated.
Reference: Van King
'Microlite Group'
Formula: A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998
Milarite
Formula: K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Reference: http://www.mainemineralgemmuseum.org/news-january-2016/#science
Mitridatite
Formula: Ca2Fe3+3(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998; Mineralogical Record 22:382
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Reference: Myles M. Felch, William B. Simmons, Alexander U. Falster, and Karen L. Webber (2016) A large scale boundary layer texture in the Mt. Mica pegmatite, Paris, Oxford County, Maine. in Second Eugene E. Foord Pegmatite Symposium July 15-19, 2016 Colorado School of Mines campus, Golden, Colorado
Montebrasite
Formula: LiAl(PO4)(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 26 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine.
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine.; Mineral News (1993) 9:2 p. 8
Moraesite
Formula: Be2(PO4)(OH) · 4H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. Mineralogical Record 22:382
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 258 localities in this region.
Reference: Mineral News (1997) 13:10 pp1,6-9; Mineral News (1994) 10:12 pp1,2; Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
Muscovite var:
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Reference: Kink, V. and Foord, E.E., 1992 Maine Mineralogy, Vol. 1, Maine Geologic Surevey, Augusta.
Muscovite var:
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: King, V. (ed.), 2009, Maine feldspar, Families, and Feuds
'Natromontebrasite'
Description: Misidentified by a mineral dealer so the fake name could be sold. The mineral is ordinary montebrasite. A "natromontebrasite" from one of the distributors, but from the "original lot of specimens" was chemically analyzed and proved to be typical montebrasite with very little Na.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates.
Nontronite
Formula: Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Dionne, Dick & Birtic, Cal & Jacobson, Mark. (2014) The Perry petalite prospect of Peru, Maine.. Mineral News. 30. 6,8,9,11,13.
Olenite
Formula: Na(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, volume 1.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Reference: Cameron, Eugene N.; and others (1954) Pegmatite investigations, 1942-45, in New England. USGS Professional Paper 255.
Opal var:
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: https://www.mindat.org/min-32188.html https://www.mindat.org/photo-969379.html
Opal var:
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates.
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
Palermoite
Formula: (Li,Na)2(Sr,Ca)Al4(PO4)4(OH)4
Description: Based on a thin section identified by Sid Williams. Examination of the same thin section did not support the original report.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates.
Paragonite
Formula: NaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Locality: Puzzle Mountain, Newry, Oxford County, Maine, USA - erroneously reported
Description: Careful reading of the article shows that no paragonite was found as a species. The most sodic mica found was only 26 mole percent paragonite and the paper only claimed that there was a paragonite "component" to the muscovite.
Reference: Cheney and Guidotti, Am Min 58: 1076-1079
Perhamite (TL)
Formula: Ca3Al7.7Si3P4O23.5(OH)14.1 · 8H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Perloffite
Formula: Ba(Mn2+,Fe2+)2Fe3+2(PO4)3(OH)3
Reference: Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
Petalite
Formula: LiAl(Si4O10)
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Reference: Mineralogical Record 24: 382-383 ; Mineral News (1993) 9:2 p. 8
Pezzottaite
Formula: Cs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
Pharmacosiderite
Formula: KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Phenakite
Formula: Be2SiO4
Description: Locality for some of the largest phenakite crystals known.
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.; King and Foord, 2000, Addenda to Volume 1, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 2.; King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.
Phosphoferrite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mn2+)3(PO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Mineral News (1995) 11:2 pp1,2,5; Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
'Phosphoferrite-Reddingite Series' ?
Reference: Tim Blake and Scott Soucey specimens
Phosphophyllite
Formula: Zn2Fe(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Phosphosiderite
Formula: FePO4 · 2H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Phosphuranylite
Formula: (H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998
Pigeonite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V.1
'Pinite'
Pollucite
Formula: (Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Description: Cubic and trapezohedral faces nearly equally developed. Cystal 2.5 x 2.5 cm in vug in massive pollucite.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 2000, Mineralogy of Maine.
Powellite
Formula: Ca(MoO4)
Reference: King, V. (ed.), 2009, Maine feldspar, Families, and Feuds
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2001AM/finalprogram/abstract_25905.htm.
Pseudolaueite
Formula: Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, volume 1 and 2, with updates by Van King.
Purpurite
Formula: Mn3+(PO4)
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Description: Moore (2000) analyzed lithiophilite from this locality and found the Mn/Mn + Fe ratio was 0.51 No primary lithiophilite remains at the locality.
Reference: 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.; Cameron, Eugene N.; and others (1954) Pegmatite investigations, 1942-45, in New England. USGS Professional Paper 255.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 67 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Van King; Mineralogical Record 22:383
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe1-xS
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Reference: W. B. Thompson, D. L. Joyner, R. G. Woodman, and V. T. King (2005) A Collector's Guide to Maine Mineral Localities. Maine Geological Survey Bulletin 41
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 283 localities in this region.
Description: Transparent floater pseudocubic quartz crystals to 2 cm.
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 62: 443; King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine.; Mineral News (1993) 9:2 p. 8
Quartz var:
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]; Mineralogical Record (1990) 21:203-213
Quartz var:
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mineral News (1993) 9:2 p. 8
Quartz var:
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Reference: No reference listed
Quartz var:
Formula: SiO2
Habit: Pseudocubic appearance due to equal development of "r" faces and near absence of prism faces.
Colour: Transparent, colorless
Fluorescence: None
Reference: Nestor Tamminen discovery; also Mineral News (1993) 9:2 p. 8
Quartz var:
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: No reference listed
Quartz var:
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 46 localities in this region.
Description: Individual rose quartz crystals to over 2.5 cm have been found at this location with eosphorite crystals, montebrasite crystals, and other phosphates on albite crystal matrix. Groups of Rose Quartz Crystals to over 10 x 10 cm have been discovered.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 1.; Mineralogical Record 22:382
Quartz var:
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mineral News (1993) 9:2 p. 8
Quartz var:
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 59 localities in this region.
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Reference: SEM-EDS
Reddingite
Formula: (Mn2+,Fe2+)3(PO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Description: Possibly world's largest crystals from a granite pegmatite.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine.
Robertsite
Formula: Ca2Mn3+3(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Reference: Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
Rockbridgeite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Romanèchite
Formula: (Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Description: Originally called psilomelane without a chemical analysis. Psilomelane-like materials from this locality are cryptomelane and not romanechite. Romanechite may occur, but it is unverified at present.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates.
Roscherite
Formula: Ca2Mn2+5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.; King and Foord, 2000, Addenda to Volume 1, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 2.
Rossmanite
Formula: ☐(LiAl2)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Dyar MD, Taylor ME, Lutz TM, Francis CA, Guidotti CV, Wise M (1998) Inclusive chemical characterization of tourmaline: Mössbauer study of Fe valence and site occupancy. American Mineralogist 83, 848-864. [samples 45 and 46, labeled olenite, are actually rossmanite].
Rutherfordine
Formula: (UO2)CO3
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998
Rutile var:
Formula: Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
Reference: King, V. (ed.), 2009, Maine feldspar, Families, and Feuds
Samarskite-(Y)
Formula: YFe3+Nb2O8
Locality: West Paris, Oxford County, Maine, USA - erroneously reported
Reference: Actual locality was Topsham, Maine. Tony Nikischer, pers. com., 2008
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: W. B. Thompson, D. L. Joyner, R. G. Woodman, and V. T. King (2005) A Collector's Guide to Maine Mineral Localities. Maine Geological Survey Bulletin 41
Schoepite
Formula: (UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Reference: King and Foord, 2000, Addenda to Volume 1, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 2.; Dionne, Dick & Birtic, Cal & Jacobson, Mark. (2014) The Perry petalite prospect of Peru, Maine.. Mineral News. 30. 6,8,9,11,13.
Schoonerite
Formula: ZnMn2+Fe2+2Fe3+(PO4)3(OH)2 · 9H2O
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 141 localities in this region.
Description: Well-terminated but low luster crystals to over 10 cm known.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998; Encar Roda-Robles, William Simmons, Alexander Falster, Alfonso Pesquera, Pedro-Pablo Gil-Crespo (2018) Paragenetic and compositional evolution of tourmaline from the Mt. Mica pegmatite (Maine, USA). in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 498; Myles M. Felch, William B. Simmons, Alexander U. Falster, and Karen L. Webber (2016) A large scale boundary layer texture in the Mt. Mica pegmatite, Paris, Oxford County, Maine. in Second Eugene E. Foord Pegmatite Symposium July 15-19, 2016 Colorado School of Mines campus, Golden, Colorado
'Schrötterite'
Description: One specimen was observed that had a schrötterite identification, but was a clayey alteration of microcline and could have been montmorillonite.
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, Vol. 1; Harvard U. Collection
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998
Scorzalite
Formula: Fe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T., 2009, Maine Feldspar, Families, and Feuds, book in press.
Sekaninaite
Formula: (Fe,Mg)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Reference: Anderson, 1991. Maine Mineral Localities, 2nd ed.
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V.1
Sicklerite
Formula: Li1-x(Mn3+xMn2+1-x)PO4
Reference: The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine Alexander U. Falster, William B. Simmons, Karen L. Webber, Donald A. Dallaire, James W. Nizamoff & Raymond A. Sprague Pages 498-519 | Published online: 10 Oct 2019 https://www.mindat.org/photo-1010125.html; Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 25 localities in this region.
Reference: No reference listed
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: "Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al., 1998; Rocks & Min.: 62:404-405.
Sillimanite var:
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Kunz (1886) Index to the Miscellaneous Documents of the House of Representaives for the first session of the forty-ninth Congress, p. 736
Souzalite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)3(Al,Fe3+)4(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.; King and Foord, 2000, Addenda to Volume 1, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 2.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: Reported from at least 29 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Morrill et al. (1958)
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 27 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998; Encar Roda-Robles, William Simmons, Alexander Falster, Alfonso Pesquera, Pedro-Pablo Gil-Crespo (2018) Paragenetic and compositional evolution of tourmaline from the Mt. Mica pegmatite (Maine, USA). in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 498
Spodumene var:
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Description: Transparent, gem quality and mostly flawless kunzite has been found as a single specimen (~4x4x1 cm) at the Dunton Quarry. Pink spodumene that is not of gem quality does not qualify as kunzite.
Reference: King, V. T., 2006, Minerals of Halls Ridge and Plumbago-Puzzle Mountain, Newry, ... Maine, Mineral News, v. 22(6): p. 1-3.
Staurolite
Formula: Fe2+2Al9Si4O23(OH)
Reference: W. B. Thompson, D. L. Joyner, R. G. Woodman, and V. T. King (2005) A Collector's Guide to Maine Mineral Localities. Maine Geological Survey Bulletin 41
Stewartite
Formula: Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. "Maine Mineral Localites, 3rd Ed." by Thompson, W.B., et.al. , 1998
Stolzite
Formula: Pb(WO4)
Description: Specimen was a hoax sold as another mineral. Not a specimen from this locality.
Reference: M.Felch et al, Rochester Mineralogical Symposium 2013
Strengite
Formula: FePO4 · 2H2O
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Strunzite
Formula: Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 6H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates.
'Strunzite Group'
Reference: Tim Blake and Scott Soucey specimens
Struvite
Formula: (NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
Description: Typographical error for strunzite.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 1.
Switzerite
Formula: Mn2+3(PO4)2 · 7H2O
'Tantalite'
Formula: (Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Description: Tantalite is very uncommon and many "tantalite" compositions found worldwide are actually tapiolites.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates.
Tantalite-(Mn)
Formula: Mn2+Ta2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine.; Mineralogical Record 22:382
Tantalowodginite (TL)
Formula: (Mn2+0.50.5)TaTa2O8
Type Locality:
Reference: Hanson, S.L., Falster, A.U., Simmons, W.B., Sprague, R., Vignola, P., Rotiroti, N., Andó, S. and Hatert, F. (2018) Tantalowodginite, IMA 2017-095. CNMNC Newsletter No. 41, February 2018, page page 184; European Journal of Mineralogy: 30: 183-186; Hanson, S.L., Falster, A.U., Simmons, W.B."S"., Sprague, R., Vignola, P., Rotiroti, N., Andó, S., Hatert, F. (2018): Tantalowodginite, (Mn0.5□0.5)TaTa2O8, a New Mineral Species from the Emmons Pegmatite, Uncle Tom Mountain, Maine, U.S.A. Canadian Mineralogist, 56: 543-553.; Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
'Tapiolite'
Formula: (Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates.; -Guidebook 1 to Mineral Collecting in the Maine Pegmatite Belt pg. 8
Tapiolite-(Fe)
Formula: Fe2+Ta2O6
Reference: Dionne, Dick & Birtic, Cal & Jacobson, Mark. (2014) The Perry petalite prospect of Peru, Maine.. Mineral News. 30. 6,8,9,11,13.
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Description: Black tenorite stained chalcopyrite grains to 1 mm with chrysocolla in pink cookeite and quartz
Reference: Van King
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: No reference listed
Todorokite
Formula: (Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T., 2009, Maine Feldspar, Families, and Feuds.
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Description: One 5 cm crystal found before 1925.
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.; King and Foord, 2000, Addenda to Volume 1, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 2.
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Reference: Dionne, Dick & Birtic, Cal & Jacobson, Mark. (2014) The Perry petalite prospect of Peru, Maine.. Mineral News. 30. 6,8,9,11,13.
Tosudite
Formula: Na0.5(Al,Mg)6((Si,Al)8O18)(OH)12 · 5H2O
Description: This is tosudite-Li
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.; King and Foord, 2000, Addenda to Volume 1, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 2.
Tosudite var:
Formula: Na0.5(Al,Mg)6((Si,Al)8O18)(OH)12 · 5H2O
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, v2.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Description: Black Mountain Mine is noted for its "fans" of pink elbaite - some as large as perhaps a foot high and across. The material is largely non-gem quality to "representative" quality. Really good quality crystals are quite rare here. It is the size and aesthetics of the "fans" which have attracted collector attention to the locality over the years.
Reference: www.cseg.ca/conferences/2000/825.PDF.; USGS Bull 445
'Tourmaline var: '
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Habit: Prismatic transparent flawless crystals; also as large zones in polychrome crystals.
Colour: Colorless, may grade to barely perceptible shades of pale pink or pale green.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. http://coromotominerals.com
'Tourmaline var: '
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Description: Black Mountain Mine is noted for its "fans" of pink elbaite - some as large as perhaps a foot high and across. The material is largely non-gem quality to "representative" quality. Really good quality crystals are quite rare here. It is the size and aesthetics of the "fans" which have attracted collector attention to the locality over the years.
Reference: www.cseg.ca/conferences/2000/825.PDF.; USGS Bull 445
'Tourmaline var: '
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Reference: USGS Bull 445
'Tourmaline var: '
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Habit: Very gemmy large single crystals of watermelon tourmaline occur to over 10 cm long.
Colour: Green and red.
Description: The "type" locality for watermelon tourmaline is the Berry-Havey Quarry in Poland, Maine, USA.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, volume 1.
Triphylite
Formula: LiFe2+PO4
Localities: Reported from at least 30 localities in this region.
Habit: Rod-like through blocky habit
Colour: greenish gray
Fluorescence: none
Description: Best Quality crystals were found in the intermediate zone. Well terminated crystals to 20 cm, although not as fine as those from Newport, NH. King and Pope (1990) analyzed triphylites from this locality and found that the analyses ranged from 0.32-0.34 in about 15 analyses.
Reference: King, V. T. and Pope, D. C., 1990, Constant Composition Triphylite with a Pegmatite Zone, Newry, Maine [abstract], Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, Program and Abstracts, v. 17, p. 10 (also in Rocks and Minerals v. 66, p. 42-43.). King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine.; Cameron, Eugene N.; and others (1954) Pegmatite investigations, 1942-45, in New England. USGS Professional Paper 255.
Triplite
Formula: Mn2+2(PO4)F
Reference: Bastin, Edson Sunderland (1911) Geology of the pegmatites and associated rocks of Maine, including feldspar, quartz, mica, and gem deposits. USGS Bulletin 445.
Triploidite
Formula: (Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(OH)
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
'Turgite'
Reference: King, V. T., 2009, Maine Feldspar, Families, and Feuds.
'UM1956-01-O:HPbU'
Formula: Pb-U-O-H
Reference: Frondel, C. (1956): Mineral composition of gummite. American Mineralogist: 41: 539-568
'Unnamed (Ca-analogue of Zigrasite)'
Formula: CaZr[PO4]2 · 4H2O
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 73,415(2009)
Uralolite
Formula: Ca2Be4(PO4)3(OH)3 · 5H2O
Habit: fibrous aggregates of minute radiating bladed crystals
Colour: white
Reference: Dunn, P.J. & Gaines, R.V. (1978): Uralolite from the Dunton Gem Mine, Newry, Maine: A second occurrence. Mineralogical Record 9(2), 99-100
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Localities: Reported from at least 31 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates.
Uraninite var:
Formula: UO2
Reference: King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V.1, p.361
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2•5H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Uranophane-β
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: King, V. (ed.), 2009, Maine feldspar, Families, and Feuds
Ushkovite
Formula: MgFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Vandendriesscheite
Formula: PbU7O22 · 12H2O
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Vanmeersscheite
Formula: U6+(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2O
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.; Mineralogical Record 22:382
Väyrynenite
Formula: Mn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
Reference: Falster, A. U., Simmons, W. B., Webber, K. L., Dallaire, D. A., Nizamoff, J. W., & Sprague, R. A. (2019). The Emmons Pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine. Rocks & Minerals, 94(6), 498-519.
Vesuvianite
Formula: Ca19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Reference: Rocks & Minerals (1974) 49:3-10
Vivianite
Formula: Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.; Cameron, Eugene N.; and others (1954) Pegmatite investigations, 1942-45, in New England. USGS Professional Paper 255.
Walentaite
Formula: Fe3+3(P0.84As0.16O4)2(O,OH)6As3+2.56Ca0.42Na0.28Mn2+0.35Fe2+0.30O6.1(OH)0.9(H2O)0.9
Wardite
Formula: NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Whitlockite
Formula: Ca9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols
Whitmoreite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Wodginite
Formula: Mn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, volume 1.
Wölsendorfite
Formula: Pb7(UO2)14O19(OH)4 · 12H2O
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Van King; Mineralogical Record 22:383
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Xanthoxenite
Formula: Ca4Fe3+2(PO4)4(OH)2 · 3H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Xenotime-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4)
Reference: Myles M. Felch, William B. Simmons, Alexander U. Falster, and Karen L. Webber (2016) A large scale boundary layer texture in the Mt. Mica pegmatite, Paris, Oxford County, Maine. in Second Eugene E. Foord Pegmatite Symposium July 15-19, 2016 Colorado School of Mines campus, Golden, Colorado
Zanazziite
Formula: Ca2Mg5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Zigrasite (TL)
Formula: MgZr(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 73, 415(2009)
'Zinnwaldite'
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2, with updates by Van King
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Localities: Reported from at least 42 localities in this region.
Reference: King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates.; Myles M. Felch, William B. Simmons, Alexander U. Falster, and Karen L. Webber (2016) A large scale boundary layer texture in the Mt. Mica pegmatite, Paris, Oxford County, Maine. in Second Eugene E. Foord Pegmatite Symposium July 15-19, 2016 Colorado School of Mines campus, Golden, Colorado
Zoisite
Formula: Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Reference: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2001AM/finalprogram/abstract_25905.htm. GRIFFEN, Dana T. and FLUCKIGER, Elise, 2001, OBSERVATION OF EXSOLUTION IN CLINOZOISITE, GSA abstract

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