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PostPosted: Sep 05, 2012 17:43    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New York  

Quartz from Fonda, New York.


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Fonda, Mohawk Township, Montgomery Co., New York, USA
2 cm.
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PostPosted: Mar 14, 2013 20:44    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New York  

A group of blocky celestine crystals to 1.5 cm on a bed of calcite. High resolution version here: https://www.mindat.org/xpic.php?fname=0581971001363311407.jpg


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Route 13 roadcut, Chittenango Falls, Madison Co., New York, USA
6.4 x 5.3 cm
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PostPosted: Mar 16, 2013 01:58    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New York  

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Treasure Mountain, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., New York, USA
4.0 x 3.6 cm
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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2013 01:33    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New York  

High Resolution Version here: https://www.mindat.org/xpic.php?fname=0866009001379831176.jpg


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Quartz included with Pyrite
Benchmark Quarry, St Johnsville, Montgomery Co., New York, USA
3.2 x 3.5 cm
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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2013 03:38    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New York  

am mizunaka wrote:
High Resolution Version here: https://www.mindat.org/xpic.php?fname=0866009001379831176.jpg


Very interesting!

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PostPosted: Oct 03, 2013 03:22    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New York  

High Resolution Version Here: https://www.mindat.org/xpic.php?fname=0559503001380787849.jpg


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Penfield Quarry, Penfield, Monroe Co., New York, USA
3.2 x 3.0 cm
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PostPosted: Oct 05, 2013 18:39    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New York  




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Quartz, Calcite
Benchmark Quarry, St Johnsville, Montgomery Co., New York
5.4 x 1.9 cm
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PostPosted: Oct 13, 2013 01:06    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New York  

High Resolution Version: https://www.mindat.org/xpic.php?fname=0286167001381643992.jpg


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Quartz with Hematite
Chubb Lake, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA
4.7 x 3.4 cm
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PostPosted: Oct 21, 2013 03:04    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New York  

High Resolution Version: https://www.mindat.org/xpic.php?fname=0290125001382342318.jpg


DTScepterQtz.jpg
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Treasure Mountain Diamond mine, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., New York, USA
4.5 x 1.5 cm
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PostPosted: Oct 30, 2013 00:16    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New York  

High Resolution Version: https://www.mindat.org/xpic.php?fname=0805601001383110012.jpg


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Walworth Quarry, Walworth, Wayne Co., New York, USA
8.0 x 4.8 cm
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PostPosted: Nov 17, 2013 04:41    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New York  

.High Resolution Version: https://www.mindat.org/xpic.php?fname=0039032001384680826.jpg


QtzBenchmark.jpg
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Benchmark Quarry, St Johnsville, Montgomery Co., New York, USA
3.2 x 1.9 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 19, 2016 14:44    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New York  

About 15 years ago, while field collecting at one of the road cuts in Monroe County Indiana, several fellow collectors also showed up to collect. I did not know them so we talked awhile and as they were from Upstate NY and I was raised in NYC, we rapidly became friends. Anyway, the next time I visited family, I made it a point to go the North way and visit with them in St Lawrence County NY. We collected tremolite and a variety hexagonite. My 2 best self collected examples are what you see here.

As I understand it, these are silicates in the amphibole group of minerals; metamorphosed calcites, dolomites and quartz. The fibrous forms are types of asbestos. Long term chronic inhalation of the proper size and type of the asbestos fibers is strongly associated with asbestosis, lung cancer, and cancer of the lining of the lungs and/or stomach, mesothelioma. Long term cigarette smoking further enhances the risk of getting one of these diseases.



DSC03887.jpg
 Mineral: Tremolite and Tremolite (variety hexagonite)
 Locality:
St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
 Dimensions: see scale for size. The largest tremolite crystal is 3.5 cm x 0.6 cm
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PostPosted: Mar 25, 2019 06:56    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New York  

vic rzonca wrote:
Quartz from Fonda, New York.

Whenever photos of this little quartz specimen surfaces, I marvel anew. Vic, I hope you have left this one single specimen to me in your will:-) :-) :-)

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PostPosted: Jul 12, 2019 13:04    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New York  

A couple fluorites from two of the better-known quarries working the Lockport Group dolomite in western New York. If anyone is interested, there is a good article on the geology, minerals, and history of these locations in the journal Rocks & Minerals:

Bailey, D.G., M. Hawkins, and C. Hiler, 2009, Minerals of the Silurian Lockport Group, Central and Western New York State. Rocks & Minerals 84:326-343.



F415-9631r.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Penfield, Monroe County, New York, USA
 Dimensions: 6x4x4 cm overall size
 Description:
 Viewed:  926 Time(s)

F415-9631r.JPG



F441-9990r.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Walworth Quarry, Walworth, Wayne County, New York, USA
 Dimensions: 5x4x3 cm overall size
 Description:
 Viewed:  924 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2019 01:14    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New York  

Two beautiful specimens, Jesse. I especially like the second one with the pale blue cube on matrix, a perfect miniature!
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