Parker Mtn. Mine, (Buzzo Mine, Foss Mine) Center Strafford, NH    Mineral Gallery
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These pages are an alphabetical photo gallery of minerals from the Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, New Hampshire.
(A locality specific photo set from mindatnh.org).    68 species (counting 'cymatolite & 'manganapatite' varitials), 136 mineral photos, 16 EDS analyses.
The species chemistry is included with the first example of each species. Links to qualitative EDS analysis plots are included when available.
The Parker Mtn. Mine is the second most species prolific locality in New Hampshire.

References:
American Mineralogist 23: pgs. 811-820, (Nov. 1938). Switzer, G, THE PARAGENESIS OF THE CENTER STRAFFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE, PEGMATITE
Micromounters of New England Sept. 1986 newsletter pgs. 3,4.

Set 1: Albite - Beryl
Go to Parker Mine species:    Beudantite - Eucryptite   ;  Fairfieldite - Kaolinite   Kryhanovskite - Schorl   Scorodite - Zircon
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PARKER MTN. MINE    Center Strafford, NH

PARKER MTN. MINE
The mine excavation April 2014. Some residual winter ice within cut.
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PARKER MTN. MINE    Center Strafford, NH

PARKER MTN. MINE
The mine excavation Sept. 2013
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PARKER MTN. MINE    Center Strafford, NH

PARKER MTN. MINE
Upper mine dump, April 2014. Canvas bucket for scale.
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PARKER MTN. MINE    Center Strafford, NH

PARKER MTN. MINE
Plate 16 (partial view) from USGS Professional Paper 353, Beryl Resources of New Hampshire. Page & Larrabee, 1962.
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ALBITE   Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
3 mm albite crystal.

Species:           ALBITE  NaAlSi3O8
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: 3 mm albite crystal.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: NC
Notes:
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ALBITE var. cleavelandite  Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
10 cm specimen of albite var. cleavelandite.

Species:           ALBITE var. cleavelandite  
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: 10 cm specimen of albite var. cleavelandite.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: NC
Notes:
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APATITE   Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
10 mm field of view. Group of white apatite crystals.

Species:           APATITE  
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: 10 mm field of view. Group of white apatite crystals.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u1437
Notes: Larger crystals are tabular, partially embedded, c axis is vertical. This apatite is fluorescent yellow.
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APATITE   Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
2 mm field of view. Clear-milky tabular apatite crystals with no prism faces.

Species:           APATITE
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: 4 mm field of view. Clear-milky tabular apatite crystals with no prism faces.
Field Collected: Bob Janules
Catalog No.: A Bob Janules specimen
Notes: Identification by Bob Janules.
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APATITE var Manganapatite  Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
2.2 cm chunk of massive, forrest-green, manganapatite

Species:           APATITE var Manganapatite  
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: 2.2 cm chunk of massive, forrest-green, manganapatite
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u335 - backside
Notes: Fluorapatite var. manganapatite is relatively common on the dumps of the Parker Mtn. Mine. Masses of this mineral approach many inches across.
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APATITE var Manganapatite  Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
10 cm specimen of manganapatite in pegmatite.



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APATITE var Manganapatite  Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
10 cm specimen of manganapatite in pegmatite, SW UV photo. Manganapatite is yellow. Bright green is autunite.

Species:           APATITE var Manganapatite  
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: 10 cm specimen of manganapatite in pegmatite, daylight & SW UV photos.
Field Collected: Gene Bearss
Catalog No.:
Notes:
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ARSENOPYRITE  Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
1 cm field of view

Species:           ARSENOPYRITE  FeAsS
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: 1 cm field of view
Field Collected:
Catalog No.: u1497
Notes: Arsenopyrite confirmed by EDS analysis.
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AUTUNITE   Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Yellow-green autunite platy crystals to 0.5 mm

Species:           AUTUNITE  Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2·11H2O
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: Yellow-green autunite platy crystals to 0.5 mm
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u335
Notes: Substrate for autunite is thin band of muscovite on manganapatite.
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AUTUNITE   Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
0.6 mm autunite crystal

Species:           AUTUNITE
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: 0.6 mm autunite crystal
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u335 - another view
Notes:
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AUTUNITE   Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
2.3 cm specimen with SW UV lighting

Species:           AUTUNITE
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: 2.3 cm specimen with SW UV lighting
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u335 - full specimen
Notes:
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AUTUNITE   Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
2 mm field of view

Species:           AUTUNITE
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: 2 mm field of view
Field Collected: Bob Janules
Catalog No.: A Bob Janules specimen
Notes:
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BERAUNITE  Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
1.7 mm field of view. Spray of oxidized beraunite crystals.

Species:           BERAUNITE    Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)5·4H2O
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: 1.7 mm field of view. Spray of oxidized beraunite crystals.
Field Collected: Gene Bearss
Catalog No.: A Gene Bearss specimen
Notes:
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BERTRANDITE   Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
0.8 mm oxide coated bertrandite crystal

Species:           BERTRANDITE    Be4Si2O7(OH)2
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: 0.8 mm oxide coated bertrandite crystal
Field Collected: Bob Janules
Catalog No.: A Bob Janules specimen
Notes: Identification by Bob Janules
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BERTRANDITE   Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
7 mm field of view. Bertrandite on Cookeite

Species:           BERTRANDITE
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: 7 mm field of view. Bertrandite on Cookeite
Field Collected: Bob Janules
Catalog No.: A Bob Janules specimen
Notes: Identification by Bob Janules
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BERTRANDITE   Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
2.5 mm bertrandite blade

Species:           BERTRANDITE
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: 2.5 mm bertrandite blade
Field Collected: Uncertain
Catalog No.: A Dana Morong specimen
Notes:
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BERYL   Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
5 cm beryl crystal section with glassy aquamarine interior.

Species:           BERYL var. Aquamarine   Be3Al2Si6O18
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: 5 cm beryl crystal section with glassy aquamarine interior.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: NC
Notes:
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BERYL   Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
2.4 cm beryl crystal in feldspar.

Species:           BERYL  
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: 2.4 cm beryl crystal in feldspar.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: NC
Notes: Beryl crystals six inches and longer have been found by collectors at the Parker Mtn. Mine.
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BERYL   Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
16 cm specimen with 9 cm beryl crystal in quartz from mine southern quartz core zone.

Species:           BERYL  
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: 16 cm specimen with 9 cm beryl crystal in quartz from mine southern quartz core zone.
Field Collected: Neil Santerre
Catalog No.: A Neil Santerre specimen
Notes:
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BERYL   Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
3.5 cm terminated beryl crystal on matrix.

Species:           BERYL  
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: 3.5 cm terminated beryl crystal on matrix.
Field Collected: Bob Janules
Catalog No.: A Bob Janules specimen
Notes: Matrix includes manganapatite, smoky quartz and feldspar.
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BERYL var. aquamarine  Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
8 cm specimen

Species:           BERYL var. aquamarine  
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: 8 cm specimen
Field Collected: Bob Janules
Catalog No.: A Bob Janules specimen
Notes:
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BERYL   Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
3.8 cm beryl crystal with aqua center. Crystal face is 2.7 cm across.

Species:           BERYL  
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: 3.8 cm beryl crystal with aqua center. Crystal face is 2.7 cm across.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 104
Notes: Most gem aquamarine found at the Parker Mtn. Mine occurs in the cores of larger crystals.
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BERYL   Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
9 cm terminated crystal top & broken backside. From lower quartz core zone.

Species:           BERYL  
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: 9 cm terminated crystal top & broken backside. From lower quartz core zone.
Field Collected: Neil Santerre
Catalog No.: A Neil Santerre specimen
Notes:
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BERYL - faceted aquamarine gem   Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Aquamarine Gem, 41 carat (21 mm square)

Species:           BERYL - faceted aquamarine gem  
Locality:          Parker Mtn. Mine, Center Strafford, NH
Specimen Size: Aquamarine Gem, 41 carat (21 mm square)
Field Collected: Neil Santerre
Catalog No.: A Neil Santerre gem
Notes: Faceted by Neil Santerre
Go to Parker Mine species:    Albite - Beryl (this page)    Beudantite - Eucryptite   ;  Fairfieldite - Kaolinite   Kryhanovskite - Schorl   Scorodite - Zircon