Pike Hooksett Quarry, Hooksett, NH, Mineral Gallery                   Return to mindatnh front page.        
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This page is an alphabetical photo gallery of minerals from the Pike Hooksett Quarry, Hooksett, New Hampshire.  
(A locality specific photo set from mindatnh.org)     14 species, 2 unknowns, 27 mineral photos
This is an active crushed stone quarry. Access is limited to sanctioned mineral club field trips.
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ANATASE   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Pair of 0.6 mm anatase crystals on quartz crystals
Species:           ANATASE  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: Pair of 0.6 mm anatase crystals on quartz crystals
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer - 2014
Catalog No.: From one of the multi square inch slabs collected
Notes:
Highslide JS
ANATASE   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
0.9 mm anatase crystal
Species:           ANATASE  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 0.9 mm anatase crystal
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer - 2014
Catalog No.: From one of the multi square inch slabs collected
Notes:
Highslide JS
ANATASE   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
0.9 mm anatase crystal
Species:           ANATASE  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 0.9 mm anatase crystal
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer - 2014
Catalog No.: From one of the multi square inch slabs collected
Notes:
Highslide JS
ANATASE   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
1.5 mm anatase crystal
Species:           ANATASE  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 1.5 mm anatase crystal
Field Collected: Bob Wilken - 2014
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes: This is a large anatase crystal for the Pike Hooksett quarry.
Highslide JS
ANATASE   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
1.0 mm long multi-terminated anatase
Species:           ANATASE  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 1.0 mm long multi-terminated anatase
Field Collected: Bob Wilken - 2014
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes:
Highslide JS
BERYLLONITE ?   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
0.6 mm beryllonite? plate
Species:           BERYLLONITE ?  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 0.6 mm beryllonite? plate
Field Collected: Bob Wilken - 2014
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes: This is a visual identification by Bob. The morphology fits beryllonite.
Highslide JS
BROOKITE   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
0.4 mm brookite crystal on quartz crystals
Species:           BROOKITE  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 0.4 mm brookite crystal on quartz crystals
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer - 2014
Catalog No.: TBC
Notes: Brookite is quite rare at the Hooksett quarry. Only a half dozen have been found, in comparison to hundreds of anatase crystals.
Highslide JS
BROOKITE   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
0.3 mm brookite crystal on quartz crystals
Species:           BROOKITE  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 0.3 mm brookite crystal on quartz crystals
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer - 2014
Catalog No.: u1483
Notes:
Highslide JS
BROOKITE   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
0.3 mm brookite crystal on quartz crystals
Species:           BROOKITE  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 0.3 mm brookite crystal on quartz crystals
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer - 2014
Catalog No.: u1484
Notes:
Highslide JS
BROOKITE   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
0.3 mm brookite; 0.5 mm anatase
Species:           BROOKITE  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 0.3 mm brookite; 0.5 mm anatase
Field Collected: Bob Wilken - 2014
Catalog No.: An Anna Wilken specimen
Notes:
Highslide JS
CALCITE   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Flat, tabular, calcite crystals to 12 mm
Species:           CALCITE  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: Flat, tabular, calcite crystals to 12 mm
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer - 2014
Catalog No.: A garden rock
Notes:
Highslide JS
CALCITE   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
The foreground calcite stack is 3.8 mm
Species:           CALCITE  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: The foreground calcite stack is 3.8 mm
Field Collected: Bob Wilken - 2014
Catalog No.: An Anna Wilken collection specimen
Notes: "One of Anna Wilken's finds."
Highslide JS
CALCITE   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
4 mm flat tabular calcite crystal impaled on quartz crystal
Species:           CALCITE  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 4 mm flat tabular calcite crystal impaled on quartz crystal
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer - 2014
Catalog No.: u1478
Notes:
Highslide JS
Unknown carbonate   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
6 mm field of view. Individual crystals are about 0.5 mm.
Species:           Unknown carbonate  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 6 mm field of view. Individual crystals are about 0.5 mm.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer - 2014
Catalog No.: 1898 (e.g.)
Notes: This unknown carbonate gives moderately strong fizz in muriatic acid. These saddle habit rhombs are similar to those of dolomite and ankerite. They are not fluorescent.
Highslide JS
Unknown carbonate   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
0.6 mm curved crystal
Species:           Unknown carbonate  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 0.6 mm curved crystal
Field Collected: Bob Wilken - 2014
Catalog No.: An Anna Wilken specimen
Notes: Bob suggested siderite here.
Highslide JS
FLUORITE   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
5 cm specimen of vein fluorite with minor sphalerite
Species:           FLUORITE  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 5 cm specimen of vein fluorite with minor sphalerite
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer - 2014
Catalog No.: NC
Notes:
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GALENA with SPHALERITE   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
4 cm specimen. Embedded square galena crystal cleavage in sphalerite in white quartz
Species:           GALENA with SPHALERITE  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 4 cm specimen. Embedded square galena crystal cleavage in sphalerite in white quartz
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer - 2014
Catalog No.:
Notes: The lusterous silvery galena did not reproduce in this photo. However the square outline of the galena crystal is evident.
Highslide JS
KAOLINITE   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
9 cm specimen
Species:           KAOLINITE  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 9 cm specimen
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer - 2014
Catalog No.: 1902
Notes: Feldspar altered to soft, white, kaolinite, (easily scratched with fingernail). Only a species collector would bother with this!
Highslide JS
ORTHOCLASE var. Adularia   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
6 mm field of view
Species:           ORTHOCLASE var. Adularia  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 6 mm field of view
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer - 2014
Catalog No.: u1480 (e.g.)
Notes: The backside of this specimen has micro quartz crystals with blue anatase. At the Hookset Quarry, anatase is only VERY rarely found on adularia, rather almost always on the micro quartz.
Highslide JS
PREHNITE ?   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
2 mm string of milky rhombic crystals.
Species:           PREHNITE ?  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 2 mm string of milky rhombic crystals.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer - 2014
Catalog No.: NC
Notes: First thought was that these were calcite, but gave NO fizz in muriatic acid. Given presence in basalt amygdule void, chabazite is good guess....but a Bob Wilken reminded me chabazite will slowly decompose to a gel in HCl. No decomposition was observed after several hours. The remaining prime candidate would seem to be prehnite.
Highslide JS
PREHNITE ?   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
0.5 mm cluster of milky rhombic crystals..
Species:           PREHNITE ?  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 0.5 mm cluster of milky rhombic crystals.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer - 2014
Catalog No.: u1481
Notes:
Highslide JS
PYRITE   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
1.3 mm filiform pyrite crystal
Species:           PYRITE  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 1.3 mm filiform pyrite crystal
Field Collected: Bob Wilken - 2014
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes:
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QUARTZ with PYRITE   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
2 cm field of view
Species:           QUARTZ with PYRITE  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 2 cm field of view
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer - 2014
Catalog No.:
Notes:
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SYNCHYSITE   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
1 mm synchesite crystal
Species:           SYNCHYSITE  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 1 mm synchesite crystal
Field Collected: Bob Wilken - 2014
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes:
Highslide JS
TITANITE   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
0.6 mm titanite crystals
Species:           TITANITE  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 0.6 mm titanite crystals. Pale anatase below.
Field Collected: Bob Wilken - 2014
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes:
Highslide JS
Unknown green-blue crust   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
5.5 cm specimen
Species:           Unknown green-blue crust  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 5.5 cm specimen
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer - 2014
Catalog No.: NC
Notes: No fizz in muriatic (not a carbonate). Not soluable in acetone => not an organic paint. Not water soluable. Green-blue color and tests suggest a copper sulfate or a copper-zinc sulfate.
Highslide JS
Unknown yellow ball   Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
0.3 mm UK yellow spherical masses, left
Species:           Unknown yellow ball  
Locality:          Pike Quarry, Hooksett, NH
Specimen Size: 0.3 mm UK yellow spherical masses, left
Field Collected: Bob Wilken - 2014
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
Notes: [bw] The nature of the two to the left is of foliated sheets. Could be mica? The ones to the right are vitreous and I catch a distinct triangular reflection at least in one place. Could be poorly formed ??? Odd that the same color spheres would be two different minerals so close together. The foliated group of two combined is 0.3 mm.