MINERALS FROM THE ADIRONDACK HIGHLANDS
The dome-shaped Adirondack Mountains are morphologically and geologically divided into the Adirondack Highlands and the Adirondack Lowlands by a wide zone of deformation called the Carthage-Colton Mylonite Zone. The Adirondack Highlands contained igneous rocks such as anorthosites, gabbros, and granites, as well as, sedimentary rocks that were metamorphosed to granulite facies at a depth of around 25 kilometers. A complex interaction of the igneous, metamorphic, and hydrothermal mineral-forming processes generated a plethora of very fine minerals.
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Albite Almandine Augite Augite Bastnaesite Blue calcite Botryoidal fluorapatite Chrysotile Cordierite and garnet Danburite1 Danburite2 Dumortierite Enstatite Epidote Ferropargasite Fluorapatite Graphite1 Graphite2 Kainosite Labradorite Marialite Meionite Meionite Orthoclase Phlogopite Prismatine Quartz Serendibite Titanite Titanite Uvite Vesuvianite Vesuvianite Yellow calcite