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PostPosted: Jan 22, 2011 11:53    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

Indiana the "Hoosier State"




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Berry Materials quarry, North Vernon, Indiana, USA
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PostPosted: Jan 22, 2011 13:15    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

from the Tate collection


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PostPosted: Jan 22, 2011 13:17    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

Former collection of Mary and Gardner Miller


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PostPosted: Jan 22, 2011 15:15    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

Fluorite on limestone, 7 cm across, May Quarry, Fort Wayne, Indiana


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PostPosted: Nov 19, 2011 15:23    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

A nice Calcite from Indiana published by geoalfon in FMF Spain -> https://www.foro-minerales.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=36888#36888


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Meshberger Stone Company Quarry, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA
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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2013 12:50    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

Calcite

Floater group of brown translucent to transparent calcite crystals with some breccia matrix attached. A classic of this Indiana locality. Note the uncommon rhombododecahedral habit, I believe {110} faces. It seems a garnet but I can swear it is not. Overall size: 70 mm x 40 mm x 35 mm. Major crystal size: 35 mm across. Ex Rick Russell collection.

Berry Materials Corp quarry, North Vernon Plant, NE edge of North Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana, USA.

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Berry Materials Corp quarry, North Vernon Plant, NE edge of North Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana, USA
70 mm x 40 mm x 35 mm
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Calcite
Berry Materials Corp quarry, North Vernon Plant, NE edge of North Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana, USA
70 mm x 40 mm x 35 mm
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Berry Materials Corp quarry, North Vernon Plant, NE edge of North Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana, USA
70 mm x 40 mm x 35 mm

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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2013 14:50    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

Calcita. Meshberger Quarry, Indiana, Usa. 10x8 cm. Cristal de 7 cm

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Is what I see? This seems to be a hexagonal dipyramid {88.3} of calcite.
A good lot of fine minerals.
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PostPosted: Mar 24, 2013 19:58    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

Roger Warin wrote:
Calcita. Meshberger Quarry, Indiana, Usa. 10x8 cm. Cristal de 7 cm

Hi,
Is what I see? This seems to be a hexagonal dipyramid {88.3} of calcite.
A good lot of fine minerals.
Roger.


Yes, the hexagonal dipyramid (88.3) is quite common on calcite from parts of Indiana and Ohio, including the Meshberger Quarry. Some very lovely crystals are found in these places, rarely large, but often quite transparent and a lovely honey color.

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PostPosted: Jun 02, 2013 02:56    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

My two cents... you can see my interest focused in pyrites...

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Rennselaer Quarry, Pleasant Ridge, Jasper Co., Indiana, USA
9 x 7 x 5 cm
Octahedron modified by cube. I have read Maggie Wilson telling on Mindat the pyrites from this find are often unstable. I am going to enjoy it quickly just in case...
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Rennselaer Quarry, Pleasant Ridge, Jasper Co., Indiana, USA
9 x 7 x 5 cm
Detail of the crystals
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PostPosted: May 08, 2016 17:02    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

This 7cm geode with a large 4cm spray of millerite was collected as a whole geode at the roadside in 2007.


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 Mineral: Millerite and Calcite on Quartz (variety chalcedony)
 Locality:
State Route 37 road cuts, Harrodsburg, Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
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PostPosted: May 08, 2016 17:35    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

This quartz geode containing a 5cm double terminated Baryte was collected in 2011. It is unusual as a few 3cm millerite strands penetrate the top center of the Baryte from the underlying quartz.


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 Mineral: Barite on Quartz
 Locality:
State Route 37 road cuts, Harrodsburg, Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: Barite 5cm, millerite 3cm, all on a 10 cm quartz geode
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Double terminated Baryte on quartz. The Baryte is 5 cm note the 3 cm millerite penetrating the Baryte crystal just to the right of center at the top of the crystal
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PostPosted: May 09, 2016 06:42    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

The best Barytes in Midwest geodes come from Indiana. This example, found about 2002 includes a lustrous 2.5cm double terminated crystal as part of the crystal grouping.


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 Mineral: Barite on Quartz
 Locality:
State Route 37 road cuts, Harrodsburg, Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: The barite grouping is 4.2cm the largest double terminated crystal is 2.5cm. The quartz geode is 10 cm.
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PostPosted: May 09, 2016 09:22    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

Both fluorite and sphalerite are found in multiple locations in the sedimentary environment of Indiana. These egg yolk yellow fluorite cubes are small, being up to 1cm at this locality. They are commonly associated with small sphalerites, also being up to 1cm at this locality. The fluorite is strongly fluorescent and phosphorescent. The minerals are found in small fossil voids which are sometimes still recognizable as such. This is a very small locality, known only to some local collectors, but being from an easily worked roadcut they are easily collected. These and others were collected about 2005.


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 Mineral: Fluorite and Sphalerite
 Locality:
State Route 37, Bedford, Shawswick Township, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: Fluorite is 0.8 cm sphalerite is 1.0 cm
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PostPosted: May 09, 2016 09:50    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

In my previous posting the locality somehow got changed from my typed wording. The CORRECT LOCALITY is: Indiana rte 37 NORTH of BEDFORD in LAWRENCE COUNTY INDIANA
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PostPosted: May 09, 2016 10:08    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

Bob Harman wrote:
In my previous posting the locality somehow got changed from my typed wording. The CORRECT LOCALITY is: Indiana rte 37 NORTH of BEDFORD in LAWRENCE COUNTY INDIANA

Fixed. Thanks for the warning.
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PostPosted: May 09, 2016 13:49    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

Pyrite is found in numerous Indiana locations with collectible crystals found in several localities. One of the most prolific and collectible localities is the Harding Street Quarry on the South side of Indianapolis. The pyrite nodules range from 1cm to about 6cm in size and are brilliantly lustrous and stable. They occur in the shale overburden and are thought to be replaced clam fossils, but I have never seen one with any resemblance to a clam. The nodules in matrix are uncommon in relation to the stand alone nodules.
This quarry produces limestone which is crushed up and shipped right next door to a large coal fired electric generating facility for the city of Indianapolis. The limestone is mixed with water and used to clean the coal emissions.
On my last field trip there the nodules sparkled in the morning sunlight and everyone found about a bucket full......not a bad field trip for that day!!!!



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Hanson Aggregates-Harding Street Quarry, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
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PostPosted: May 09, 2016 15:43    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

For years now I have narrowly focused my collection toward Indiana minerals. Over the years I have managed to collect or acquire nice examples of most, if not all, the collectible minerals of Indiana and many of these minerals are from multiple localities. Over the next several months or years, when I have time, I will be posting an extensive array of these minerals from many Indiana localities. I favor posting these in this thread covering the states of the USA rather than in the "my own collection" thread, but they could have been posted in the "my collection" thread as well.
Here is a compiled list of collectible Indiana minerals. It does not include crusts, most rusty iron oxides, and evaporite minerals formed during dry spells when the limestone or dolostone matrix dries out. It also does not include any minerals found in glacial erratics, gold in stream beds or meteorites. Also I don't profess that this list is complete so please add any minerals that I might have inadvertently omitted.

THE MINERALS: Quartz (and chalcedony), Calcite, Aragonite, Baryte, Celestine, Dolomite (and the various ferroan dolomites including Ankerite), Pyrite, Marcasite, Smythite (the only mineral first recognized and named in Indiana), Chalcopyrite, Millerite, Honnessite (Jamborite and other poorly recognized millerite oxidation minerals), Malachite, Strontianite, Gypsum (Selenite), Fluorite, Sphalerite, Goethite, Galena and ? Hematite.
Any that I missed ???
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PostPosted: May 10, 2016 15:23    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

For CALCITE collectors, Indiana is a paradise. Hi quality collectible crystals are found in many quarries, vugs on roadcuts, and in geodes. Several quality examples have already been posted by others on this thread.
These 2 geodes are about the same size and both from the famous Harrodsburg roadcuts. But the crystals are quite different. The one on the left being a well formed rhombohedral crystal and the one on right being a similar size scalenohedral crystal with micromarcasite inclusions.



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 Mineral: Calcite on Quartz
 Locality:
Harrodsburg area, Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: geodes 6.0 cm, rhombohedral crystal 3.0 cm, scalenohedral crystal 3.5 cm
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PostPosted: May 11, 2016 12:40    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

ARAGONITE, a crystal polymorph of calcite, is fairly common from several Indiana localities altho not nearly so common as calcite. Occasionally well formed crystals may be found and this one surely qualifies as one of the best ever. It was collected about 1965 by a student mineral collector at Indiana University and passed thru several collectors/dealers until I acquired it about 2008. Since then I have displayed it several times and last year it was donated (along with 4 other specimens) to the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis where it will go on permanent display with their other Indiana minerals. In addition, it recently was pictured in the Mineralogical Record Midwest collections supplement under the Indiana State Museum pages.


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 Mineral: Aragonite and Dolomite (veriety ferroan dolomite) on Quartz
 Locality:
Former State Route 37 road cuts, Bloomington (North), Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: Aragonite is 7 cm max dimension
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Route 37 road cut North of Bloomington, Monroe County
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PostPosted: May 12, 2016 09:41    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Indiana  

MARCASITE, like pyrite, is commonly found in Indiana. It often occurs in quarries and as inclusions in calcite and Baryte in geodes. When occurring in geodes it may not be able to be differentiated from SMYTHITE, a related iron sulfide. In quarries the crystals are small but occasionally well formed. These examples are both from a quarry near the town of Rensselaer in Jasper County; very close to the well known Marcasite locality in Pleasant Ridge Quarry.

One day quarry management called me at work to tell me they a blasted and there was something for me to see. In the East wall of the quarry, facing West, the blast had opened a huge void. When I arrived there, in late afternoon everything was sparkling in the setting sunlight. I climbed a 10 foot ladder into the void and everywhere was tiny sparkling crystals on limestone plates looking quite like the gills of a shark. These are 2 examples from that void collected about 1985.



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 Mineral: Marcasite
 Locality:
Rensselaer Quarry, Rensselaer, Marion Township, Jasper County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: each individual crystal is up to 3 mm
 Description:
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 Mineral: Marcasite
 Locality:
Rensselaer Quarry, Rensselaer, Marion Township, Jasper County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: each individual crystal is up to 3 mm
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