beryl found in Maine is usually so pale that it is classed as
aquamarine. One fractured crystal found by the 'writer at the Dunton
mine in Newry could properly be classed as a pale emerald.
Feldspar.—One of the principal pegmatite minerals. See albite, orthoclase, and microcline.
crystals occur as an original constituent in a few of the pegmatites,
but in general fluorite is much rarer in the Maine pegmatites than in
those of certain other regions.
common constituent of most of the pegmatites. Frequently occurs in
graphic intergrowth with quartz, muscovite, or feldspar. Garnet of gem
clearness is extremely rare.
Graphite.—Absent from most of the Maine pegmatites. Occurs in pegmatite injected into sedimentary schists at a few localities.
Gummite.—Reported in minute particles from pegmatite at Mount Apatite, in Auburn. An alteration product of some uranium mineral.
Halloysite.—Reported from Mount Mica. Probably a decomposition product of feldspar.
Hamlinite.—Occurs sparingly at Stoneham, associated with herderite and ber-trandite.
at Stoneham, Me., on quartz crystals in pockets in the pegmatite. Found
sparingly in Hebron and Greenwood, at Mount Apatite in Auburn, and at
Berry's quarry in Poland.
Kaolinite.—A decomposition product of feldspar. Common in pockets in the coarser pegmatites.
Limonite.—A secondary mineral in some pegmatites, resulting from the decomposition of other iron-bearing minerals.
Lepidolite.—Common in pegmatites which bear gem tourmalines. Lollingite.—Occurs in narrow stringers cutting feldspar at Mount Mica, in Paris, as an original pegmatite constituent. Magnetite.—Common in many pegmatites in well-developed step-crystals. Microcline.—One
of the commonest constituents in the pegmatites. Most of the potash
feldspar present is microcline rather than orthoclase. Mica.—See Biotite, Muscovite, and Lepidolite.
as an original constituent in granite and associated pegmatite at
Catherine Hill in Hancock County, and reported in small amounts in
similar rocks elsewhere. Reported from pegmatite in Auburn. Rare in
most pegmatite bodies.
with cookeite and other secondary minerals in the pockets of several
of the coarser pegmatite masses. A product of feldspar decomposition. Muscovite.—One of the principal constituents in nearly all pegmatites. Orthoclase.—Present with microcline in nearly all of the pegmatites, the two being commonly intergrown in the same crystal. Phenacite.—Reported from pegmatite at Noyes's tourmaline mine in Greenwood. Plumbago.—See Graphite.
Pollucite.—Occurs in pockets in pegmatite at Mount Rubellite in Hebron. Pyrite.—An original constituent in many Maine pegmatites.
Pyrrhotite.—An original pegmatite constituent at Mount Mica, in Paris, and at a few other localities.
or gray, one of the principal constituents of all the pegmatites.
Massive rose quartz occurs in a few places and crystal groups of
amethystine and smoky quartz are developed here and there on the walls
of pockets in the pegmatite. Rhodochrosite.—An original pegmatite constituent at the Towne quarry in Auburn. 63096°—Bull. 445—11------2