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Wentworth quarry (Fundy Gypsum; Canadian Gypsum Company), Hants Co., Nova Scotia, Canadai
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Wentworth quarry (Fundy Gypsum; Canadian Gypsum Company)Quarry
Hants Co.County
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Wentworth Gypsum Company's quarry

Wentworth quarry, Hants Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
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Wentworth Gypsum Company - Cable towers and hoisting plant

Wentworth quarry, Hants Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
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Wentworth Gypsum Co. - View of quarries

Wentworth quarry, Hants Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
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Wentworth Gypsum Company's quarry

Wentworth quarry, Hants Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
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Wentworth Gypsum Company - Cable towers and hoisting plant

Wentworth quarry, Hants Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
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Wentworth Gypsum Co. - View of quarries

Wentworth quarry, Hants Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
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Wentworth Gypsum Company's quarry

Wentworth quarry, Hants Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
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Wentworth Gypsum Company - Cable towers and hoisting plant

Wentworth quarry, Hants Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 58' 50'' North , 64° 5' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Windsor3,864 (2010)3.8km
Hantsport1,253 (2008)11.5km
Wolfville3,523 (2008)24.9km
Kentville12,636 (2014)34.1km
Lower Sackville21,379 (2016)39.2km


Gypsum and anhydrite deposits and quarries near the town of Windsor. Worked from the mid 1800s to 2011.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Papezik, V.S., Fong, C.C.K. (1975) Howlite and Ulexite from Carboniferous Gypsum and Anhydrite Beds in Western Newfoundland. Canadian Mineralogist: 13: 370-376.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Goodman, N.R. (1952) Gypsum and Anhydrite in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Memoir No. 1: 77 pgs.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Papezik, V.S., Fong, C.C.K. (1975) Howlite and Ulexite from Carboniferous Gypsum and Anhydrite Beds in Western Newfoundland. Canadian Mineralogist: 13: 370-376.
Howlite
Formula: Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5
Reference: Papezik, V.S., Fong, C.C.K. (1975) Howlite and Ulexite from Carboniferous Gypsum and Anhydrite Beds in Western Newfoundland. Canadian Mineralogist: 13: 370-376.
Inyoite
Formula: Ca(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
Reference: Papezik, V.S., Fong, C.C.K. (1975) Howlite and Ulexite from Carboniferous Gypsum and Anhydrite Beds in Western Newfoundland. Canadian Mineralogist: 13: 370-376.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Jennison, W.F. (1911) Report on the Gypsum Deposits of the Maritime Provinces. Canadian Department of Mines: 84.
Ulexite
Formula: NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Reference: Papezik, V.S., Fong, C.C.K. (1975) Howlite and Ulexite from Carboniferous Gypsum and Anhydrite Beds in Western Newfoundland. Canadian Mineralogist: 13: 370-376.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 6 - Borates
Howlite6.CB.20Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5
Inyoite6.CA.35Ca(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
Ulexite6.EA.25NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 25 - ANHYDROUS BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Triborates
Howlite25.3.5.1Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5
Group 26 - HYDRATED BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Triborates
Inyoite26.3.1.1Ca(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
Pentaborates
Ulexite26.5.11.1NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H InyoiteCa(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
H HowliteCa2B5SiO9(OH)5
H UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
BBoron
B InyoiteCa(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
B HowliteCa2B5SiO9(OH)5
B UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O InyoiteCa(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O HowliteCa2B5SiO9(OH)5
O UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O AnhydriteCaSO4
NaSodium
Na UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si HowliteCa2B5SiO9(OH)5
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S SulphurS8
CaCalcium
Ca InyoiteCa(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca HowliteCa2B5SiO9(OH)5
Ca UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Bell, B.T.A. (1896) Canadian Mining, Iron and Steel Manual.
Jennison, W.F. (1911) Report on the Gypsum Deposits of the Maritime Provinces. Canadian Department of Mines: 84.
Goodman, N.R. (1952) Gypsum and Anhydrite in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Memoir No. 1: 77 pp.
Goodman, N.R. (1957) Gypsum in Nova Scotia and its Associated Minerals. The Geology of Canadian Industrial Mineral Deposits, Canadian Institute of Mining and Met.: 110-114.
Papezik, V.S., Fong, C.C.K. (1975) Howlite and Ulexite from Carboniferous Gypsum and Anhydrite Beds in Western Newfoundland. Canadian Mineralogist: 13: 370-376.

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