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This page is an alphabetical photo gallery of minerals from the EE Smith Mine, Alexanderia, New Hampshire.   (A locality specific photo set from mindatnh.org)
23 species, 38 mineral photos, 3 EDS analyses, 2 site photos

For the photos below, the species chemistry is included with the first example of each mineral.
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EE Smith mine shack   Alexanderia, NH

Species:           EE Smith mine shack
Locality:         Alexanderia, NH
Notes: A Bob Wilken photo
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EE Smith mine water filled pit   Alexanderia, NH

Species:           EE Smith mine water filled pit
Locality:         Alexanderia, NH
Notes: A Bob Wilken photo
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ALMANDINE    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
3 cm specimen with almandine garnets to 3 mm.
Species:           ALMANDINE   Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 3 cm specimen with almandine garnets to 3 mm.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.:
Notes: The Almandine garnet species indicated by EDS analysis. The manganese coating suggested these might be spessartine garnets. Although some manganese is present, these are iron dominant garnets. A voucher specimen for almandine at the EE Smith Mine.
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APATITE-(CaF)    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Approx. 0.7 mm tabular apatite crystal on siderite-limonite. 3.5 mm fov.
Species:           APATITE-(CaF)   Ca5(PO4)3F
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 0.7 mm tabular apatite crystal on siderite-limonite. 3.5 mm fov.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u756
Notes: Edge view on smaller adjacent crystals shows minimal prism form development.
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APATITE-(CaF)    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
0.8 mm intersecting pair of color-zoned apatite crystals
Species:           APATITE-(CaF)  
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 0.8 mm intersecting pair of color-zoned apatite crystals
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u1465
Notes:
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APATITE-(CaF)    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
4 mm pale-blue apatite crystal with muscovite
Species:           APATITE-(CaF)  
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 4 mm pale-blue apatite crystal with muscovite
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u756
Notes:
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APATITE-(CaF)    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
2.2 mm apatite crystal group with clear whitlockite crystal below
Species:           APATITE-(CaF)  
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 2.2 mm apatite crystal group with clear whitlockite crystal below
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes:
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APATITE-(CaF)    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
2.2 mm apatite crystal
Species:           APATITE-(CaF)  
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 2.2 mm apatite crystal
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes:
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BERAUNITE    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
0.75 mm rossette pair
Species:           BERAUNITE  Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)5·4H2O
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 0.75 mm rossette pair
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes:
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BRAZILIANITE    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
0.7 mm brazilianite crystal
Species:           BRAZILIANITE  NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 0.7 mm brazilianite crystal
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes:
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CASSITERITE    E.E. Smith Mine, Alexanderia, NH
1 mm crystal

Species:           CASSITERITE   SnO2
Locality:          E.E. Smith Mine, Alexanderia, NH
Specimen Size: 1 mm crystal
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes:
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CASSITERITE    E.E. Smith Mine, Alexanderia, NH
2.8 mm crystal

Species:           CASSITERITE
Locality:          E.E. Smith Mine, Alexanderia, NH
Specimen Size: 2.8 mm crystal
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes:
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CHILDRENITE    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
0.5 mm childrenite crystal group
Species:           CHILDRENITE   (Fe2+,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 0.5 mm childrenite crystal group
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
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COLUMBITE-(Fe)    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
3.5 cm specimen
Species:           COLUMBITE-(Fe)   FeNb2O6
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 3.5 cm specimen
Field Collected: Curt LaPlante
Catalog No.: 1230
Notes: Columbite-(Fe) confirmed by EDS analysis. A moderate amount of tantalum is also present.
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COLUMBITE-(Fe)    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
4 mm columbite-(Fe) crystal
Species:           COLUMBITE-(Fe)  
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 4 mm columbite-(Fe) crystal
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes: Columbite-(Fe) assumed based on analysis of TM specimen #1230 specimen
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FAIRFIELDITE - MESSELITE group    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
3.1 mm field of view
Species:           FAIRFIELDITE - MESSELITE group   Ca2(Mn2+,Fe2+)(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 3.1 mm field of view
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes: A visual identification of fairfieldite. Bob thought this looked more like fairfieldite than messelite.
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GOYAZITE    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
3.0 mm field of view
Species:           GOYAZITE   SrAl3(PO4)2(OH,H2O)6
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 3.0 mm field of view
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes: Analysis needed to confirm visual identification.
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GOYAZITE    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
0.8 mm goyazite crystal
Species:           GOYAZITE  
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 0.8 mm goyazite crystal
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes: Whitlockite might also be considered for this visually identified crystal
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GOYAZITE    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
3.2 mm field of view
Species:           GOYAZITE  
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 3.2 mm field of view
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes: Whitlockite might also be considered for these visually identified crystals
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GOYAZITE    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
1 mm goyazite crystal
Species:           GOYAZITE  
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 1 mm goyazite crystal
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes: Whitlockite might also be considered for these visually identified crystals
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HETEROSITE    E.E. Smith Mine, Alexanderia, NH
2.7 cm specimen

Species:           HETEROSITE   (Fe3+,Mn3+)[PO4]
Locality:          E.E. Smith Mine, Alexanderia, NH
Specimen Size: 2.7 cm specimen
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer - 2006
Catalog No.: 1539
Notes: The deep purple color of heterosite is just evident in the top portion of the specimen. A brief dip in muriatic acid would allow the bright purple color to come out. This is the appearence of heterosite as a collector would find it on a mine dump.
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HUREAULITE    E.E. Smith Mine, Alexanderia, NH
The upper right quadrant xl is 0.5 mm


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HUREAULITE    E.E. Smith Mine, Alexanderia, NH
Zoom view

Species:           HUREAULITE   (Mn,Fe)5H2(PO4)4·4H2O
Locality:          E.E. Smith Mine, Alexanderia, NH
Specimen Size: The upper right quadrant xl is 0.5 mm
Field Collected: Dana Jewell - 1992
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes: [bw] Top view is a general view showing several masses. Unfortunately it's difficult to determine any xl consistency. This is a deceptive photo because of the loss of 3-D. The 0.5 mm xl is fairly deep in the vug whereas the other masses are higher up on the surface. The same small xl is much clearer and distinct in the zoom view photo. Analysis needed to confirm visual identification.
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JAHNSITE    E.E. Smith Mine, Alexanderia, NH
3.0 mm fov.

Species:           JAHNSITE    (group)
Locality:          E.E. Smith Mine, Alexanderia, NH
Specimen Size: 3.0 mm fov.
Field Collected: Dana Jewell - 1992
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes: [bw] Very raggedly terminated xls. They look like a composite of parallel fibers which make you wonder if they are whitmoreite. The consistency with which these fibers glom together (twinning?) to form a compound xl resembling the general shape of a classic jahnsite xl leads me to believe it is just that. Second, the close association and intermixing with rockbridgeite is another reason to believe it jahnsite. Third, the tendency to terminate raggedly is often seen on jahnsite crystals. Analysis needed to confirm visual identification.
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LAUEITE    E.E. Smith Mine, Alexanderia, NH
Laueite crystals to 0.4 mm

Species:           LAUEITE   Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 8H2O
Locality:          E.E. Smith Mine, Alexanderia, NH
Specimen Size: Laueite crystals to 0.4 mm
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes: [bw] The double chambered vug is 2.0 mm across. This is the only sample of laueite I found in a 2006 boulder.
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METAVIVIANITE -?    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
0.5 mm crystal
Species:           METAVIVIANITE -?   Fe2+3-xFe3+x(PO4)2(OH)x·(8-x)H2O
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 0.5 mm crystal
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: u735
Notes: Dickinsonite is included in Phillip Morrill's species list of minerals found at the EE Smith Mine. (Morrill, however, spelled it "dicksonite"). Dickinsonite is a member of the Arrojadite-Dickinsonite series.
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METAVIVIANITE -?    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
2.0 mm tall xl pair
Species:           METAVIVIANITE -?  
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 2.0 mm tall xl pair
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes: Although these crystals were initially thought to be dickinsonite based on Morrill's report, these are more likely metavivianite.
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MUSCOVITE pseudomorph after garnet    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
1.2 mm muscovite pseudomorph after garnet
Species:           MUSCOVITE pseudomorph after garnet   KAl2AlSi3O10(OH)2
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 1.2 mm muscovite pseudomorph after garnet
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u754
Notes: I was initially quite confused by these pale yellow garnet-like crystals. Their hardness is only 2 to 3. An EDS analysis indicated the species was muscovite. Brown-pink garnets are often nearby on specimens with these yellow pseudomorphs.
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MUSCOVITE pseudomorph after garnet    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
7 mm field of view. Fully altered and partially altered garnets.
Species:           MUSCOVITE pseudomorph after garnet  
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 7 mm field of view. Fully altered and partially altered garnets.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u755
Notes: Pair of garnets altered to greenish mica on left, Slightly altered reddish garnet on right. Staining suggests leaching of iron from garnets. Almandine garnets contain iron, muscovite does not.
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QUARTZ    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
2.3 cm specimen with 1.5 cm quartz crystal group
Species:           QUARTZ   SiO2
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 2.3 cm specimen with 1.5 cm quartz crystal group
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 1903
Notes: A voucher specimen for quartz crystals at the EE Smith Mine.
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ROCKBRIDGEITE    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
1.6 mm field of view
Species:           ROCKBRIDGEITE   Fe2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 1.6 mm field of view
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
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ROCKBRIDGEITE    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
0.15 mm crystal
Species:           ROCKBRIDGEITE  
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 0.15 mm crystal
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes: Bob said this was his attempt to photo a single rockbridgeite crystal
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SIDERITE    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
5 mm field of view. Highly oxidized steep scalenohedrons of siderite with white tabular apatite.
Species:           SIDERITE   FeCO3
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 5 mm field of view. Highly oxidized steep scalenohedrons of siderite with white tabular apatite.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u757
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STRUNZITE    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
5 mm field of view
Species:           STRUNZITE   Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 6H2O
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 5 mm field of view
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
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TRIPHYLITE    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
5.5 cm specimen of massive triphylite
Species:           TRIPHYLITE   LiFe2+PO4
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 5.5 cm specimen of massive triphylite
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: (Secondary collection)
Notes: A voucher specimen for triphylite at the EE Smith Mine. Triphylite is uncommon on the EE Smith Mine dumps.
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VIVIANITE (druse)    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
4 mm field of view
Species:           VIVIANITE (druse)   Fe2+3(PO4)2·8H2O
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 4 mm field of view
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
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WHITMOREITE    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
2 mm field of view
Species:           WHITMOREITE   Fe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: 2 mm field of view
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
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WHITMOREITE    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
A 0.25 mm whitmoreite "navel mine"
Species:           WHITMOREITE  
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: A 0.25 mm whitmoreite "navel mine"
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
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WHITMOREITE    EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
A 0.25 mm whitmoreite "navel mine"
Species:           WHITMOREITE  
Locality:          EE Smith Mine, Alexandria, NH
Specimen Size: A 0.25 mm whitmoreite "navel mine"
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
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ZIRCON    E.E. Smith Mine, Alexanderia, NH
xl foreground right = 0.6 mm

Species:           ZIRCON   ZrSiO4
Locality:          E.E. Smith Mine, Alexanderia, NH
Specimen Size: xl foreground right = 0.6 mm
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
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