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Blue Soapstone Quarry (Jenkins Quarry; Hill's Quarry), Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USAi
Regional Level Types
Blue Soapstone Quarry (Jenkins Quarry; Hill's Quarry)Quarry (Abandoned)
Andover- not defined -
Essex Co.County
MassachusettsState
USACountry

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Map Views of Blue Soapstone Quarry Location and Jenkins Land

Blue Soapstone Quarry, Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA
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Map Views of Blue Soapstone Quarry Location and Jenkins Land

Blue Soapstone Quarry, Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA
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Map Views of Blue Soapstone Quarry Location and Jenkins Land

Blue Soapstone Quarry, Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
42° 37' 5'' North , 71° 5' 50'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Quarry (Abandoned) - last checked 2019
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
North Reading14,101 (2017)5.0km
Andover8,762 (2017)5.5km
Middleton9,859 (2017)7.1km
North Andover28,222 (2017)9.5km
Boxford2,339 (2017)9.5km


A talc occurrence/quarried located on land owned by William Jenkins in the 1830's-1840s. Located in Harold Parker State Forest.

Mineralization is a teatite bed in hornblende gneiss.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

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


Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: Wall, Eby, and Winter, 2004.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Wall, Eby, and Winter, 2004.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Wall, Eby, and Winter, 2004.
'Hornblende'
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Mass. Mineral Loc.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Wall, Eby, and Winter, 2004.
'Soapstone'
Reference: Wall, Eby, and Winter, 2004.; Hitchcock, Edward (1841): Final Report on the Geology of Massachusetts, Vol. 1., p. 157.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Wall, Eby, and Winter, 2004.
Talc var. Steatite
Formula: Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Reference: Gleba, 1978. Mass. Mineral Loc.

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
var. Steatite9.EC.05Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hornblende'-
'Soapstone'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hornblende'-
'Soapstone'-
Talc
var. Steatite
-Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Talc var. SteatiteMg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Talc var. SteatiteMg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O CalciteCaCO3
FFluorine
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Talc var. SteatiteMg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
SiSilicon
Si Talc var. SteatiteMg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Hitchcock, Edward (1841): Final Report on the Geology of Massachusetts, Vol. 1., p. 157.
Wall, Eby, and Winter (2004): Geoarchaeological traverse -- soapstone, clay and bog iron in Andover, Middleton, Danvers and Saugus, Massachusetts.

External Links

https://www.andovertownsman.com/news/townspeople/andover-s-blue-soapstone-quarry/article_764620c1-5fbc-59d4-a1c6-948cdef509f7.html (Andover's Blue Soapstone Quarry - Gail Ralston/Andover Center for History & Culture)

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