Turner Mine, Marlow, NH.    Minerals field collected by a friend wishing to remain anonymous.
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This page is an alphabetical photo gallery of Turner Mine minerals field collected and photographed by an anonymous friend.   These specimens were collected over a ten year span and illustrate the rewards to a persevering, diligent, collector. The field collecting log maintained by this collector is a testimony to the provenance of these specimens. I [tm] believe several of these specimens are best of species for New Hampshire.
Highslide JS
ALBITE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
6.4 cm specimen
Species:           ALBITE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 6.4 cm specimen
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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ALMANDINE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
5 cm specimen
Species:           ALMANDINE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 5 cm specimen
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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APATITE-(CaF)    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
2.9 mm field of view
Species:           APATITE-(CaF)  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 2.9 mm field of view
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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BERYL    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
7.8 cm Beryl crystal
Species:           BERYL  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 7.8 cm Beryl crystal
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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BERYL    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
5.2 cm specimen
Species:           BERYL  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 5.2 cm specimen
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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CASSITERITE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
3.2 cm specimen
Species:           CASSITERITE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 3.2 cm specimen
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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ELBAITE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
7 cm specimen
Species:           ELBAITE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 7 cm specimen
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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ELBAITE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
5.5 cm terminated crystal
Species:           ELBAITE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 5.5 cm terminated crystal
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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ELBAITE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
8.9 cm specimen
Species:           ELBAITE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 8.9 cm specimen
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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LITHIOPHILITE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
6 cm specimen with manganese stained lithiophilite crystals
Species:           LITHIOPHILITE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 6 cm specimen with manganese stained lithiophilite crystals
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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LITHIOPHILITE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
7 cm specimen
Species:           LITHIOPHILITE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 7 cm specimen
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes: Butterscotch brown lithiophilite, appears to be broken crystal cross-section.
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LOELLINGITE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
7.1 cm specimen
Species:           LOELLINGITE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 7.1 cm specimen
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes: Loellingite is the most likely species here, but without testing, arsenopyrite cannot be ruled out.
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MONTEBRASITE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
11.3 x 11.3 cm specimen


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MONTEBRASITE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
11.3 x 11.3 cm specimen
Species:           MONTEBRASITE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 11.3 x 11.3 cm specimen, two views
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes: ID by collector
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MONTEBRASITE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
11.2 cm specimen
Species:           MONTEBRASITE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 11.2 cm specimen
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes: ID by collector
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MUSCOVITE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
6.7 cm specimen
Species:           MUSCOVITE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 6.7 cm specimen
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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PURPURITE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
5.6 cm specimen
Species:           PURPURITE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 5.6 cm specimen
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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SCHORL    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
9 cm specimen
Species:           SCHORL  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 9 cm specimen
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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SCHORL    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
3.2 cm specimen
Species:           SCHORL  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 3.2 cm specimen
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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SPESSARTINE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
2.1 cm specimen
Species:           SPESSARTINE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 2.1 cm specimen
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes: [tm] The spessartine identification by the collector is reasonable for these garnets, but without analysis of their composition, their placement in the almandine-spesasartine series is uncertain.
An EDS analysis on a polished grain of a Turner Mine garnet by Cristofono & Mortimer (2/11/15) indicated a composition near the midpoint of the almandine-spessartine series, slightly on the almandine side. Other specimens could certainly fall on the spessartine side, so I have retained the original colector's identification. The safest labeling would be "Almandine-Spessartine."
Highslide JS
SPESSARTINE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
3.7 cm specimen
Species:           SPESSARTINE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 3.7 cm specimen
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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SPESSARTINE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
4.5 cm specimen
Species:           SPESSARTINE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 4.5 cm specimen
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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SPESSARTINE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
4.4 cm specimen


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SPESSARTINE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
4.4 cm specimen
Species:           SPESSARTINE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 4.4 cm specimen, two views
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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SPODUMENE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
5.4 cm specimen of spodumene in quartz
Species:           SPODUMENE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 5.4 cm specimen of spodumene in quartz
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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SPODUMENE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
15.5 cm specimen of spodumene crystal
Species:           SPODUMENE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 15.5 cm specimen of spodumene crystal
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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SPODUMENE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
20.5 cm specimen of spodumene crystal
Species:           SPODUMENE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 20.5 cm specimen of spodumene crystal
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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SPODUMENE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
9.8 cm specimen of spodumene crystal
Species:           SPODUMENE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 9.8 cm specimen of spodumene crystal
Field Collected: A Friend
Catalog No.:
Notes:
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TRIPHYLITE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
7.9 cm specimen of spodumene crystal
Species:           TRIPHYLITE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 7.9 cm specimen with crude triphylite crystal
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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TRIPLOIDITE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
3.1 x 2.2 cm specimen
Species:           TRIPLOIDITE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 3.1 x 2.2 cm specimen
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes: The initial visual identification of this mineral was hureaulite. A 2015 XRD analysis indicated the species to be triploidite. These Turner Mine triploidites are exceptional by any standard.
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TRIPLOIDITE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
6.6 x 4.2 cm specimen
Species:           TRIPLOIDITE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 6.6 x 4.2 cm specimen
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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TRIPLOIDITE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Two 3.4 cm samples with massive, embedded, triploidite
Species:           TRIPLOIDITE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: Two 3.4 cm samples with massive, embedded, triploidite
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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TRIPLOIDITE    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
3.1 cm specimen
Species:           TRIPLOIDITE  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 3.1 cm specimen
Field Collected: A Friend
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Notes:
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ZIRCON    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
1 cm zircon crystal


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ZIRCON    Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
1 cm zircon crystal
Species:           ZIRCON  
Locality:          Turner Mine, Marlow, NH
Specimen Size: 1 cm zircon crystal, two views
Field Collected: A Friend
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