November 13, 2004, Saturday: Binkley-Ober Quarry,
East Petersburg, PA: This was the first DMS trip into this quarry in a number of
years. This is also an active quarry, which is mining the limestone, dolostone,
shale and sandstone of the Cambrian age Buffalo Springs Formation.
Minerals found at the quarry include: golden calcite, pink dolomite, cubic
and octahedral fluorite,
Out in the Field
Quarry, East Petersburg, PA - November 13, 2004
13, 2004, 10 mineral collectors braved the cold windy conditions to
visit the Binkley-Ober Quarry in East Petersburg. Once
again, this was the first DMS trip into this quarry in a number of years. This is
also an active quarry that mines the limestone, dolostone, shale and sandstone of the
Cambrian age Buffalo Springs Fm. for road aggregate and cinder blocks
group included 9 DMS members (Joe Meloney, Ken Casey, Tim Cretien, John Osoinach, Karissa
Hendershot, Carl Muendel, Jeff Chalfant, Tom Pankratz and me) along with Jim Schoonmacker
from the MGS.
most notable find of the day was made
by Joe Meloney, whose very nice
specimen of pink dolomite is pictured on the DMS web site.
of us came
out of the quarry with numerous specimens containing calcite crystals, pink dolomite crystals, and purple fluorite and had a
good time while collecting them!