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Copyright © Jamison K. Brizendine
minID: U9U-3W7


Copyright © Jamison K. Brizendine  - This image is copyrighted. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.
Dimensions: 7.5 cm x 4.2 cm x 4.5 cm

This is a small cabinet reference specimen of Precambrian Graniteville Granite from the “Missouri 36/Missouri 96” outcrop, Graniteville, Missouri, United States. This material is often called “Missouri Red” Granite and is the state rock of Missouri. The outcrop is considered a “pavement” outcrop, due to it being rounded by spheroidal weathering and by freeze/thaw cycles (Berri 2009).

The red granite from Missouri has been used in several building and construction projects, including monuments, tombstones, paving blocks, riprap, foundations and railroad ballast (the quarried granite ballast is often mixed with the rhyolite ballast that is quarried at nearby Iron Mountain Trap Rock Co.). Granite from this locality is considered to be of great economic importance to the state of Missouri.

Hansink (1965) describes the Graniteville Granite as being medium to course-grained, red to pink and composed mostly of potassium feldspars and quartz with minor amounts of biotite, albite and pyrite. Graniteville granite has also produced pegmatite pods (but have only been observed at the active Sheahan Quarry), which have produced unusual fluorite crystals, often associated with chlorite (Tolman and Goldich 1935). Other pegmatitic minerals include titanite and excellent crystals of smoky quartz. Pegmatite specimens from this locality are extremely rare and one example is in the Kevin Conroy collection (2014). Bickford and Sides (1975) dated the Graniteville pluton to be approximately 1.2 billion years old, making this specimen to be one of the geologically oldest, if not the oldest “rock” in my collection.

I collected this specimen April 8, 2006 on an Earlham College petrology field trip. I mostly collected reference specimens for a field trip write up. This was one of those specimens.

The specimen is approximately 7.5 x 4.2 x 4.5 cm

Jamison K. Brizendine specimen and photo

Reference Cited:

Berri, R., 2009, Igneous geology of southeast Missouri: Volcanic features, granite emplacement, intrusions and mineralization: Association of Missouri Geologists Field Trip Guidebook, Berri Exploration Services, p. 1-43.

Bickford, M., and J. Sides, 1983, Geologic map of exposed rocks in the Wachita Mountain (Fredericktown NW ¼) Quadrangle, Missouri: Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey Open File Map OFM-83-161 MR.

Conroy, K., Fluorite, 2014, quartz (var: smoky quartz), chlorite group: Mindat.org, MinID: XHT-FQR, http://www.mindat.org/photo-602173.html .

Hansink, J., 1965, Geology of the Graniteville Granite: St. Louis University, unpublished master of science thesis, 84 p.

Tolman, C., and S. Goldich, 1935, The granite, pegmatite and replacement veins in the Sheahan Quarry, Graniteville, Missouri: American Mineralogist, 20 (4), p. 229-239.

Collected: 2006

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Photo added:2nd Apr 2015
Dimensions:1271x949px (1.21 megapixels)
Date/Time of Photo:5th Jan 2007 12:28:37
Camera:KODAK Z1275 ZOOM
Exposure time:1/60s
Focal Length:8mm
Focal Length (35mm film equivalent):36mm
ISO speed:64
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