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                                                    Penn-Maryland Quarry

                                          Fulton Township, PA

 

June 18, 2011 (Saturday): Penn-MD Quarry, Peach Bottom, PA (noon-?) This is an active quarry that mines chlorite schist of the Wissahickon Formation. The minerals that can be collected here include antigorite, picrolite, lizardite, deweylite, chromite and many others. Hardhats, safety shoes and safety glasses are required Contact Tom by email (tjpankratz@verizon.net) or phone (302 239 0140) to sign up.

 

May 3, 2008, Saturday (Tentative): Haines & Kibblehouse Penn-Maryland Materials Quarry, Fulton Township, Lancaster County, PA. This quarry is adjacent to the Cedar Hill Quarry and produces similar minerals including antigorite, picrolite, lizardite, deweylite, chromite and many others.  Please sign up by April 30th if you would like to attend!

May 19, 2007, Saturday: Haines & Kibblehouse Penn-Maryland Materials Quarry, Fulton Township, Lancaster County, PA This is our first time as a club into this quarry.  This quarry is adjacent to the Cedar Hill Quarry and produces similar minerals including: antigorite, picrolite, lizardite, deweylite, chromite, iron ore, and bluish common opal, among about 40+ other minerals.   Trip is from 8:00 AM to 12 Noon (revised).

Please sign up by May 16th if you would like to attend!  Note: This is about a 1.5-hour drive from Wilmington.

pictolite.jpg (2238 bytes) Picrolite

 

 

Penn-MD Quarry Fieldtrip, 5-19-2007

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Quarry Manager shows us a specimen of Nakauriite from his quarry

 

Nakauriite

 

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Base of the quarry view

 

Close-up of green copper mineral and Nakauriite (blue)
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Close-up of layered mineral

 

Close-up of blue opal coating on serpentine
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Black Chromite seam in serpentine

 

Ken is about to work a large serpentine boulder
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Bill shows off his large Deweyllite specimen

 

Close-up of Bill's Deweyllite
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White Magnesite seam in serpentine brecciation

 

Botryoidal Hydromagnesite vug in serpentine
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Bill works a large boulder with various minerals in it

 

Alex shows us his find: white Magnesite crystals
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Close-up of Alex's find: Magnesite Karissa holds up her Magnesite find

 

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Close-up of blue Nakauriite in boulder

 

Bill, Karissa, Alex and Bob
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Bill, Karissa, Alex, Bob and Ken (left to right) Sign of our gracious host,  the Penn-MD Materials Quarry in Fulton/Peach Bottom, PA

 

Central Pennsylvania Rock & Mineral Club Photos of their fieldtrip


IMGP4118.JPG (379674 bytes)September 6, 2003 Swedish Monument dedication.  Monument was sculpted from material from PA's Penn-Maryland Quarry, and is open to the public to view at the Riverview Beach Park, Pennsville, New Jersey.

Swedish Monument (Page 6, Adobe Acrobat .pdf file)

(Photo by Ken Casey)

 

IMGP4127.JPG (442594 bytes) Part of inscription:
"Rock Donated by Penn-MD Quarry"

 

 

 

(Photo by Ken Casey)

 

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Close-up photos of monument's stone texture
(Photos by Ken Casey)

 

 

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