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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2011 13:51    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Massachusetts  

Massachusetts the "Bay State"




Datolite - Hampden Quarry_Westfield_Hampden County_Massachusetts_USA.jpg
 Description:
Datolite
Hampden Quarry, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Mined about 1961
Former Scott J. Williams - Former Folch Collection
Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.8 × 3.6 cm.
Main crystal size: 3.7 × 2 cm.
Photo: Reference Specimens
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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2011 19:16    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Massachusetts  

Former collection of Harry Roebling


DSCN0838.JPG
 Description:
Babingtonite
Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
3.5cm x 5.0cm
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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2011 19:29    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Massachusetts  

Former collection of John I Legro with old label matching number. Mined pre 1815 and this is suppose to be the first location for Tourmaline in the US


DSCN0841.JPG
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Tourmaline
Chesterfield, Massachusetts, USA
5.7cm x 7.8 cm
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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2011 01:52    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Massachusetts  

One for Massachusetts.


Kidder2.jpg
 Description:
Quartz var. Amethyst
Kidder Lane locality, Southborough, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA
Specimen size 6.3 x 5.7 x 4 cm.
 Viewed:  33190 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2011 10:27    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Massachusetts  

I got my start in mineral collecting while growing up in Massachusetts. There were many localities open to self-collecting in those days, and I was fortunate to visit many of them. Here are several samples from a few of the more notable localities.


0021 Margarite.jpg
 Description:
Margarite and clinochlore in emery
Melvin Mine, Chester, Massachusetts, USA
8.3 x 10.2 cm.
 Viewed:  33104 Time(s)

0021 Margarite.jpg



0138 Andalusite var. chiastolite.jpg
 Description:
Andalusite var. chiastolite
Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA
4.5 x 5.0 cm.
Backlit thin slice.
 Viewed:  33153 Time(s)

0138 Andalusite var. chiastolite.jpg



0351 Almandine on muscovite.jpg
 Description:
Almandine
Russell, Massachusetts, USA
5.4 x 6.7 cm.
 Viewed:  33145 Time(s)

0351 Almandine on muscovite.jpg



1805 Hematite.jpg
 Description:
Hematite var. specularite
Forge Hill Mine, Hawley, Massachusetts, USA
5.5 x 7.0 cm.
 Viewed:  33114 Time(s)

1805 Hematite.jpg



1065 Prehnite ps. laumontite.jpg
 Description:
Prehnite ps. anhydrite
Lane Quarry, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
3.3 x 6.0 cm.
 Viewed:  33129 Time(s)

1065 Prehnite ps. laumontite.jpg



0222 Albite var. pericline.jpg
 Description:
Albite var. pericline coated with chlorite
Tilcon Quarry, Acushnet, Massachusetts, USA
5.6 x 7.2 cm.
 Viewed:  33111 Time(s)

0222 Albite var. pericline.jpg



0177 Anthopyllite.jpg
 Description:
Anthophyllite
Pelham, Massachusetts, USA
6.1 x 11.3 cm.
 Viewed:  33173 Time(s)

0177 Anthopyllite.jpg


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PostPosted: May 15, 2011 18:29    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Massachusetts  

A few more MA. pieces.


IMG_4798.JPG
 Description:
Chrysocolla,
Lane Quarry, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
3x2 cm.
From the lowest level of Lane Quarry, Westfield, MA., at the contact of basalt and siltstone layers.
 Viewed:  32815 Time(s)

IMG_4798.JPG



IMG_4806.JPG
 Description:
Amethyst
Aggregate Quarry, Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA
3x4 cm.
 Viewed:  32867 Time(s)

IMG_4806.JPG



IMG_4817.JPG
 Description:
Tourmaline
Huntington, Massachusetts, USA
3x2.5 cm.
 Viewed:  32830 Time(s)

IMG_4817.JPG



IMG_4826.JPG
 Description:
Quartz
Lane Quarry, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
7x4.5 cm.
 Viewed:  32830 Time(s)

IMG_4826.JPG



IMG_4849.JPG
 Description:
Datolite,
Lane Quarry, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
11x6.5 cm.
largest crystal 5 cm.
 Viewed:  32819 Time(s)

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PostPosted: May 17, 2011 12:00    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Massachusetts  

More from the Lane / Hampden Quarries


IMG_1629.JPG
 Description:
Prehnite, calcite with minor datolite.
Lane / Hampden Quarries, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
14x10 cm.
 Viewed:  32747 Time(s)

IMG_1629.JPG



IMG_4828.JPG
 Description:
Calcite amethystine
Lane / Hampden Quarries, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
11x9 cm.
two views.
 Viewed:  32734 Time(s)

IMG_4828.JPG



IMG_4833.JPG
 Description:
Calcite amethystine
Lane / Hampden Quarries, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
11x9 cm.
 Viewed:  32729 Time(s)

IMG_4833.JPG


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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2012 07:18    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Massachusetts  

A superb Almandine downloaded by vic rzonca here


Almandine Garnet - Russell_Hampden County_ Massachusetts_USA.jpg
 Description:
Almandine Garnet
Russell, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
Crystal size: 4x3 cm.
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PostPosted: Aug 31, 2013 16:28    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Massachusetts  

Massachusetts


IMG_1558.JPG
 Description:
Babingtonite on quartz
Lane Quarry, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
4 cm. group
 Viewed:  27521 Time(s)

IMG_1558.JPG



IMG_1572.JPG
 Description:
Prehnite cast after anhydrite
Lane Quarry, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
!2 x 6 cm.
 Viewed:  27540 Time(s)

IMG_1572.JPG



IMG_1574.JPG
 Description:
Prehnite cast after anhydrite
Lane Quarry, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
!2 x 6 cm.
Reverse
 Viewed:  27501 Time(s)

IMG_1574.JPG



IMG_1561.JPG
 Description:
Calcite on epidote
Lane quarry, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
2 cm. calcite
 Viewed:  27541 Time(s)

IMG_1561.JPG


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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2013 06:29    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Massachusetts  

Wooden Bases; a man after my own heart. Excellent Almandine, best I have seen.
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PostPosted: Sep 02, 2013 13:10    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Massachusetts  

A few more from the field.


IMG_1698.JPG
 Description:
Calcite on prehnite with datolite
Lane Quarry, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
9 x9 cm.
A calcite chapeau on a prehnite stalactite.
 Viewed:  27305 Time(s)

IMG_1698.JPG



IMG_1696.JPG
 Description:
Calcite on prehnite with datolite
Lane Quarry, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
9 x 9 cm.
Calcite on prehnite with minor datolite. The reverse of JPG 1698.
 Viewed:  27347 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 28, 2015 16:05    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Massachusetts  

Not much to share from my home state, but here goes:


LancasterJune15.jpg
 Mineral: Andalusite var. chiastolite
 Locality:
Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
 Dimensions: 7cm
 Description:
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PostPosted: Jul 23, 2015 15:35    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Massachusetts  

More Chiastolite...


Chiastolite6.25.15B.jpg
 Mineral: Andalusite var. chiastolite
 Locality:
Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
 Dimensions: 6.5cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  22149 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 30, 2015 15:03    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Massachusetts  

Found yesterday.


chelms7.29.15.jpg
 Mineral: Actinolite-Tremolite Series
 Locality:
Chelmsford lime Quarries, Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
 Dimensions: 5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  22036 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 24, 2015 16:04    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Massachusetts  

Found this nice Chiastolite this week...


IMG_9905.jpg
 Mineral: Andalusite (variety chiastolite)
 Locality:
Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
 Dimensions: 5 inches long
 Description:
 Viewed:  21183 Time(s)

IMG_9905.jpg



IMG_9877.jpg
 Mineral: Andalusite (variety chiastolite)
 Locality:
Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
 Dimensions: 5 inches long
 Description:
 Viewed:  21221 Time(s)

IMG_9877.jpg



IMG_9901.jpg
 Mineral: Andalusite (variety chiastolite)
 Locality:
Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
 Dimensions: 5 inches long
 Description:
 Viewed:  21212 Time(s)

IMG_9901.jpg


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PostPosted: Sep 24, 2015 16:37    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Massachusetts  

NellsRocks wrote:
Chiastolite
Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA

Specimen's size please?
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PostPosted: Sep 25, 2015 08:03    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Massachusetts  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
NellsRocks wrote:
Chiastolite
Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA

Specimen's size please?


Ooops, sorry... the whole thing is about 5" long. I don't see a way for me to edit the image info here. Am I missing something?
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PostPosted: Sep 25, 2015 15:22    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Massachusetts  

NellsRocks wrote:
I don't see a way for me to edit the image info here. Am I missing something?


No. Only the administrators are able to edit the posts. You can edit only your own unanswered posts.

Dimensions added. Really nice specimen!

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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2016 19:28    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Massachusetts  

What are requirements for enter Massachusetts minerals sites? Thanks
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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2016 02:53    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Massachusetts  

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What are requirements for enter Massachusetts minerals sites? Thanks

Please read carefully A mineralogical trip through the states of USA and then A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips and please use an alphabetical user name, non numerical as you are using now.

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