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PostPosted: May 04, 2011 14:40    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Maine  

Maine the "Pine Tree State"




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Stoneham, Oxford County, Maine, USA (type locality)
Mined about 1965
Former Folch Collection
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PostPosted: May 04, 2011 18:43    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Maine  

Former collection of Gen LaBerge


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Mt. Mica
Paris, Maine
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PostPosted: May 04, 2011 18:46    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Maine  

Former collections of Phil Scalisi, Stuart Wilensky, Irv Brown, Story is that was also in the Harvard collection but no label to prove it. Largest cyrstal is 1.3 cm. tall.


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Apatite
Pulsifer Quarry,
Auburn, Maine
2.5cm. x 6.0cm.
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PostPosted: May 05, 2011 02:58    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Maine  

One for Maine.


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Pink Quartz with Eosphorite and Albite
Newry, Oxford Co., Maine
Specimen size 6 x 5.3 cm.
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PostPosted: May 05, 2011 09:54    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Maine  

Elbaite from 1972 find at Newry.


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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2011 04:32    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Maine  

One more from Maine.

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Maine, USA
6 x 5 cm.
Main crystal measures 3 cm. With Calcite and maybe Actinolite.
It could be from Casco or Limerick. See: http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=37646#37646
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Grossular.
Maine, USA
6 x 5 cm.
Close-up of the previous specimen. Detail of the smaller crystal.
It could be from Casco or Limerick. See: http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=37646#37646
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PostPosted: Dec 26, 2011 14:26    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Maine  

A new addition for Maine


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Phippsburg, Sagadahoc County, Maine, USA
Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.7 × 3 cm.
Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.9 cm.
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PostPosted: Dec 26, 2011 21:16    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Maine  

That's a fine specimen, Jordi. I wish it were one of my duplicates!
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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2012 02:47    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Maine  

A Medici family field trip to a pegmatite in an apple orchard in Albany, Maine yielded a couple of interesting specimens, a tapered common beryl (for which this pegmatite is noted) and a cat's eye beryl which was found loose in an approximately 15cm long, 3cm across void (apparently the gem core of a larger common beryl).


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Albany, Maine, USA
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Albany, Maine, USA
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PostPosted: Mar 19, 2012 01:39    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Maine  

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Waisanen Quarry, Oxford Co., Maine, USA
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PostPosted: Feb 28, 2014 00:27    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Maine  

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Dunton Mine, Newry, Oxford Co., Maine, USA
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PostPosted: Mar 04, 2014 09:47    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Maine  

The garnet is probably not from Rumford. The grossular that is known from there is very poor. Similarly, it is not like the grossulars in calcite from nearby Carthage. When I first saw your specimen, i thought it was from Casco, although it could be from Limerick.
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PostPosted: Mar 04, 2014 09:53    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Maine  

This tourmaline is very atypical of the Dunton Quarry, especially the termination. Many dealers sell Brazilian crystals as though they are from Newry. If this were from the Dunton Quarry, it should fluoresce in SW very bright bluish white. Can you post a SW UV picture?
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PostPosted: Mar 04, 2014 10:30    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Maine  

newryqs wrote:
The garnet is probably not from Rumford. The grossular that is known from there is very poor. Similarly, it is not like the grossulars in calcite from nearby Carthage. When I first saw your specimen, i thought it was from Casco, although it could be from Limerick.

What about the Pitts and Tenny Mine, Minot? Some grossulars I have collected there are quite similar.

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PostPosted: Mar 04, 2014 12:23    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Maine  

Hi Pete,

The crystals are different to my eyes as is the matrix. I wouldn't consider Pitts-Tenney as a source. The color shade is certainly unlike Pitts-Tenney and very much like the grossulars that occur south of that area. The emergent diopsides on the crystal faces are very different as well. When the Pitts-Tenney crystals show these emergent diopside "inclusions", the matrix is not calcite rich and the grossular forms a solid layer under a crystallized grossular surface. That matrix is frequently etched as well.
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PostPosted: Mar 05, 2014 05:28    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Maine  

newryqs wrote:
...When I first saw your specimen, I thought it was from Casco, although it could be from Limerick.

Thanks Van. I already added "?" to the locality (in https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=17972#17972 )

It could be reasonable re-label it as from Casco?
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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2014 16:11    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Maine  

Sorry for the confusion. I didn't remember there being two different garnets on this page. The Phippsburg specimen looks OK. The "Rumford" one still looks like it is from the Casco or Limerick localities. Maine has a fair number of large grossular crystal localities.

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2014 01:34    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Maine  

newryqs wrote:
...looks like it is from the Casco or Limerick localities. Maine has a fair number of large grossular crystal localities...

Thanks Van, already fixed -> https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=17972#17972
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2014 06:10    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Maine  

Excellent. BTW When writing a reply to a post, the "reply page" is different than the posting page. You must leave the page where one can view the images/comments. It is helpful to refer back to the images when writing comments. Yes, the writer could open a new tab, but when one has a lot of tabs already open, this can be inconvenient.

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2014 06:28    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Maine  

newryqs wrote:
..BTW When writing a reply to a post, the "reply page" is different than the posting page. You must leave the page where one can view the images/comments. It is helpful to refer back to the images when writing comments. Yes, the writer could open a new tab, but when one has a lot of tabs already open, this can be inconvenient...

Is how phpBB works Van. It has some advantages and some inconveniences as every software.

We improved (and we are still improving) phpBB A LOT and it waste thousands (sic) hours of our life, so probably some inconveniences will remain because every time we touch the original source code, many unexpected disasters happens and our work time is limited (only 36 hours per day ;-) but anyway, we note your suggestion and hopefully some future day we can apply it (I don't promise it!!! ;-) ;-)
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