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Acushnet Quarry (P. J. Keating Quarry; Tilcon Capaldi Quarry; Warren Brothers Quarry; Blue Stone Quarry; Old Bluestone Quarry), Acushnet, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USAi
Regional Level Types
Acushnet Quarry (P. J. Keating Quarry; Tilcon Capaldi Quarry; Warren Brothers Quarry; Blue Stone Quarry; Old Bluestone Quarry)Quarry (Active)
Acushnet- not defined -
Bristol Co.County
MassachusettsState
USACountry

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Key
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
41° 40' 25'' North , 70° 54' 7'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Quarry (Active) - last checked 2019
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Acushnet10,850 (2017)0.9km
Acushnet Center3,073 (2017)1.3km
Fairhaven16,453 (2017)4.0km
New Bedford94,958 (2017)4.9km
Mattapoisett6,378 (2017)7.3km


A large crushed stone quarry in a late proterozoic granite originally operated by the Blue Stone Quarry Co. Opened prior to 1921. Famous for its Alpine cleft type mineralization.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Habit: blocky to elongated
Colour: white
Fluorescence: pink to magenta
Description: Large, well formed crystals in cavities, commonly coated with fine-grained chlorite.
Reference: Cahoon, James C. (2005) Massachusetts: A Classic Swiss Alpine Cleft Mineral Region. modified and updated by Barbara Liebman, Boston Mineral Club News, September, 2005, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Albite var: Pericline
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Cahoon, James C. (1985). Massachusetts: A Classic Swiss Alpine Cleft Mineral Region (Boston Mineralogical Symposium program book, May 1985)
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: P. Cristofono collection, 2011
'Amphibole Supergroup var: Byssolite'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: P. Cristofono collection, 2011
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: P. Cristofono collection, 2013
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: No reference listed
'Chabazite'
Reference: BMC News, Sept. 2005
'Chabazite var: Phacolite'
Reference: Cahoon, James C. (1985). Massachusetts: A Classic Swiss Alpine Cleft Mineral Region (Boston Mineralogical Symposium program book, May 1985)
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: P. Cristofono collection 2011
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: No reference listed
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Ernie Schlichter collection
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Habit: large euhedral crystals
Colour: yellow, gray, gray-green, greenish-blue, lavender
Reference: M. Haritos collection; Cahoon, James C. (1985). Massachusetts: A Classic Swiss Alpine Cleft Mineral Region (Boston Mineralogical Symposium program book, May 1985)
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: No reference listed
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: S Pavadore collection
Hematite var: Iron Rose
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: S Pavadore collection
'Heulandite'
Reference: Harvard #128818
'Hornblende'
Reference: P. Cristofono collection 2011
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Cahoon, James C. (1985). Massachusetts: A Classic Swiss Alpine Cleft Mineral Region (Boston Mineralogical Symposium program book, May 1985)
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Cahoon, James C. (1985). Massachusetts: A Classic Swiss Alpine Cleft Mineral Region (Boston Mineralogical Symposium program book, May 1985)
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: No reference listed
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: No reference listed
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Cahoon, James C. (1985). Massachusetts: A Classic Swiss Alpine Cleft Mineral Region (Boston Mineralogical Symposium program book, May 1985)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: No reference listed
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: No reference listed
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Cahoon, James C. (1985). Massachusetts: A Classic Swiss Alpine Cleft Mineral Region (Boston Mineralogical Symposium program book, May 1985)
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: BMC News, Sept. 2005
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Habit: normally twins, rarely single crystals
Colour: green, yellow, brown
Reference: Cahoon, James C. (1985). Massachusetts: A Classic Swiss Alpine Cleft Mineral Region (Boston Mineralogical Symposium program book, May 1985)
Zoisite
Formula: Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Reference: Cahoon, James C. (1985). Massachusetts: A Classic Swiss Alpine Cleft Mineral Region (Boston Mineralogical Symposium program book, May 1985)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Iron Rose4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Pericline9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Zoisite9.BG.10Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'var: Byssolite'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Chabazite'-
'var: Phacolite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Heulandite'-
'Hornblende'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Zoisite58.2.1b.1Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(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 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(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)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Albite
var: Pericline
-Na(AlSi3O8)
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'var: Byssolite'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Chabazite'-
'var: Phacolite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
Hematite
var: Iron Rose
-Fe2O3
'Heulandite'-
'Hornblende'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O HematiteFe2O3
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Albite (var: Pericline)Na(AlSi3O8)
O ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
O RutileTiO2
O Hematite (var: Iron Rose)Fe2O3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F FluoriteCaF2
F Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Albite (var: Pericline)Na(AlSi3O8)
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Albite (var: Pericline)Na(AlSi3O8)
Al ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Albite (var: Pericline)Na(AlSi3O8)
Si ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
KPotassium
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti Amphibole Supergroup (var: Byssolite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Hematite (var: Iron Rose)Fe2O3
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2

References

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Cahoon, James C. (1985) Massachusetts: A Classic Swiss Alpine Cleft Mineral Region. Boston Mineralogical Symposium program book, May 1985.
Wones, D.R. and Goldsmith, Richard (1991) Intrusive Rocks of Eastern Massachusetts, Chapter I. in: Hatch, N.L., Jr., ed., The Bedrock Geology of Massachusetts., USGS Professional Paper 1366-E-J: 110-111.
Cahoon, James C. (2005) Massachusetts: A Classic Swiss Alpine Cleft Mineral Region. modified and updated by Barbara Liebman, Boston Mineral Club News, September, 2005, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Tacker, R. Christ (2008) Carbonate in igneous and metamorphic fluorapatite: Two type A and two type B substitutions. American Mineralogist: 93(1): 168-176.
Rakovan, J. (2015) Connoisseur's Choise: Fluorapatite. Rocks & Minerals: 90: 244-256.

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