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Orchard Quarry, Buckfield, Oxford County, Maine, USAi
Regional Level Types
Orchard QuarryQuarry
Buckfield- not defined -
Oxford CountyCounty
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 17' 39'' North , 70° 25' 40'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Buckfield1,791 (2017)5.0km
Paris5,073 (2017)6.9km
South Paris2,267 (2017)10.4km
Hebron1,095 (2017)10.8km
Hartford1,001 (2017)10.9km


Located near but not part of the world-famous Bennett Quarry.

References:
King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.
King, V., 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
A Collector's Guide to Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd Edition, page 33, ["Continuing past Bennett Quarry on road to left will bring you to the Orchard Quarry, which has produced gem beryl and other minerals".]
http://coromotominerals.com/EarlyOp.html [history of the Orchard Pit (Orchard Quarry)]

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: http://coromotominerals.com/index.html; SEM-EDS analysis of the ferrocolumbite; King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10-12H2O
Reference: http://coromotominerals.com/index.html; SEM-EDS analysis of the ferrocolumbite; King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.
Bertrandite
Formula: Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Reference: http://coromotominerals.com/index.html; SEM-EDS analysis of the ferrocolumbite; King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Description: Pockets of gem quality etched beryl crystals. Many were golden beryls and some were true orange heliodor beryls.
Reference: http://coromotominerals.com/EarlyOp.html; King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Fred E Davis collection
Columbite-(Fe)
Formula: Fe2+Nb2O6
Reference: http://coromotominerals.com/index.html; SEM-EDS analysis of the ferrocolumbite; King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: http://coromotominerals.com/EarlyOp.html; King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Fred Davis discovery specimen and photograph
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: http://coromotominerals.com/index.html; SEM-EDS analysis of the ferrocolumbite; King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.
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.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: http://coromotominerals.com/index.html; SEM-EDS analysis of the ferrocolumbite; King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.
Schoepite
Formula: (UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
Reference: Fred Davis discovery specimen and photograph
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: http://coromotominerals.com/index.html; SEM-EDS analysis of the ferrocolumbite; King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Fred Davis discovery specimen and photograph

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Columbite-(Fe)4.DB.35Fe2+Nb2O6
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Schoepite4.GA.05(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Autunite8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10-12H2O
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Bertrandite9.BD.05Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phenakite9.AA.05Be2SiO4
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
AXO3·xH2O
Schoepite5.2.1.3(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB2O6
Columbite-(Fe)8.3.2.2Fe2+Nb2O6
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10-12H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Phenakite51.1.1.1Be2SiO4
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Bertrandite56.1.1.1Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10-12H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Schoepite(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be PhenakiteBe2SiO4
Be BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
OOxygen
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O PhenakiteBe2SiO4
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
O Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10-12H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O UraniniteUO2
O Schoepite(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O CassiteriteSnO2
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si PhenakiteBe2SiO4
Si BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10-12H2O
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10-12H2O
FeIron
Fe Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
NbNiobium
Nb Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
UUranium
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10-12H2O
U UraniniteUO2
U Schoepite(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O

External Links

http://www.coromotominerals.com/index.html - Mining Operations at Mount Mica & Orchard Pit Mines, Oxford County, Maine.

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