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This page is an alphabetical photo gallery of minerals from the Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH.
The quarry was a source of crushed rock for Audley Corp. construction projects. It was active from the early 1990's to 2024. The multi-acre site is now the location of a large trucking terminal.
The photos in this gallery were included in my May 2024 NEMC talk.
14 species, 30 mineral photos, 4 site photos.     
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Audley Quarry - Google Earth 2013  , Merrimack, NH
Audley Quarry - Google Earth 2013
The quarry was visible from Rt. 3, just north of the Nashua - Merrimack town line.
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Audley Quarry - 2017 MMNE field trip  , Merrimack, NH
Audley Quarry - 2017 MMNE field trip
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Audley Quarry - 2024  , Merrimack, NH
Audley Quarry - 2024. Now a trucking terminal location.
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Audley Quarry - Geology  , Merrimack, NH
Audley Quarry Geology
The Audly quarry (red star) is within the Berwick formation, a phyllite rock unit, green in this section of the 1997 NH bedrock geology map.
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Audley Quarry phyllite rock  Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
5 cm specimen
Species:           Audley Quarry phyllite rock
Locality:         Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 5 cm specimen
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: NC
Notes: The Audley Quarry phyllite rock has thin seams with quartz and adularia. These seams host many interesting micro mineral species.
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ANATASE   Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Larger crystal is 1.0 mm
Species:           ANATASE
Locality:          Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: Larger crystal is 1.0 mm
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u2410
Notes:
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ANATASE   Audley Quarry, Technical Park Drive, Merrimack, NH
1 mm butterscotch anatase crystal on quartz crystal

Species:           ANATASE
Locality:          Audley Quarry, Technical Park Drive, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 1 mm butterscotch anatase crystal on quartz crystal
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u451
Notes:
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ANATASE   Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
0.5 mm anatase crystal on quartz crystal
Species:           ANATASE
Locality:          Audley Quarry, Technical Park Drive, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 0.5 mm butterscotch anatase crystal on quartz crystal
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u451
Notes: There are about a dozen anatase crystals on this 1.5 cm specimen. This is another one.
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ANATASE   Audley Quarry, Technical Park Drive, Merrimack, NH
0.5 mm orange anatase crystal

Species:           ANATASE
Locality:          Audley Quarry, Technical Park Drive, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 0.5 mm orange anatase crystal.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.:
Notes:
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ANATASE   Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
0.3 mm crystal (tiny)
Species:           ANATASE
Locality:          Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 0.3 mm crystal (tiny)
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer 5/17 MMNE field trip
Catalog No.: u2048
Notes: Even though I color corrected the photo, the actual crystal is a bit more orange, and not quite as intense.
Photo with Canon T3i, with Nikon Plan 10 microscope objective. 24 image stack.
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ANATASE with unknown   Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
2.5 mm Field of View

Species:           ANATASE with unknown
Locality:          Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 2.5 mm Field of View
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer 2019
Catalog No.: u2242
Notes: There are a few smaller synchysite-like crystals on the specimen. Only one like this I found. I initially identified this as synchysite-Ce, by similarity to the analyzed Mine Falls Park synchysite-Ce. The host rock at MFP is same as at Audley, and only three miles distant.
An october 2019 EDS analysis (BC360) showed no REE's were present. Ca, Si, Al, Mg, Na were present. Nothing matches this very well.
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ANATASE   Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
1.0 mm field of view
Species:           ANATASE
Locality:          Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 1.0 mm field of view
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u2410
Notes: An interesting complex anatase crystal group on clear quartz crystals.
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ANATASE  Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
0.3 mm crystal
Species:           ANATASE
Locality:         Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 0.3 mm crystal
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.:
Notes:
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ANATASE  Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Largest crystal 0.9 mm
Species:           ANATASE
Locality:         Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: Largest crystal 0.9 mm
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u2046
Notes: Photo from image stack taken with Hayear camera.
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ADULARIA  K Feldspar   Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Largest adularia crystal is 3.5 mm
Species:           ADULARIA   K Feldspar
Locality:          Audley Quarry Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: Largest adularia crystal is 3.5 mm
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer - 2008
Catalog No.: 1912
Notes:
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ARAGONITE    Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
2.1 mm field of view
Species:           ARAGONITE  
Locality:          Audley Quarry Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 2.1 mm field of view
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.:
Notes:
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ARAGONITE    Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
6 mm field of view
Species:           ARAGONITE  
Locality:          Audley Quarry Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 6 mm field of view
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.:
Notes: Tiny aragonite crystals enclosing a quartz crystal.
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BROOKITE    Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
About a 0.1 mm brookite crystal

Species:           BROOKITE
Locality:          Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: About a 0.1 mm brookite crystal
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer 2019
Catalog No.: u2243
Notes: There are several tiny brookite crystals on this specimen. Some are a bit larger, but this one has terminated edges all around. This photo is at the highest magnification of my equipment. The photo shows details I cannot see with my Meiji stereo scope.
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BROOKITE    Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
About a 0.3 mm brookite crystal

Species:           BROOKITE
Locality:          Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: About a 0.3 mm brookite crystal
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer 2003
Catalog No.: u578
Notes:
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BROOKITE    Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
0.7 mm brookite crystal

Species:           BROOKITE
Locality:          Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 0.7 mm brookite crystal
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u455
Notes:
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BROOKITE   Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
0.3 mm brookite crystal on quartz crystals
Species:           BROOKITE  
Locality:          Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 0.3 mm brookite crystal on quartz crystals
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u579
Notes:
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CALCITE    Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
17 x 9 cm specimen. 3 mm milky butterfly habit calcite crystals on bed of butterscotch colored fine grain calcite.

Species:           CALCITE  
Locality:          Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 17 x 9 cm specimen. 3 mm milky butterfly habit calcite crystals on bed of butterscotch colored fine grain calcite.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 1332
Notes:
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CALCITE    Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
4.2 cm specimen. 4 mm milky butterfly habitat calcite crystals on bed of butterscotch colored fine grain calcite.

Species:           CALCITE  
Locality:          Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 4.2 cm specimen. 4 mm milky butterfly habit calcite crystals on bed of butterscotch colored fine grain calcite.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 1327
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CALCITE    Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
2.8 cm specimen. 4 mm milky butterfly habitat calcite crystals on bed of butterscotch colored fine grain calcite.

Species:           CALCITE  
Locality:          Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 2.8 cm specimen. 4 mm milky butterfly habit calcite crystals on bed of butterscotch colored fine grain calcite.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 1428
Notes:
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CALCITE    Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Zoom view of a 4 mm calcite crystal on specimen 1428.

Species:           CALCITE  
Locality:          Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: Zoom view of a 4 mm calcite crystal on specimen 1428.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 1428
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CHLORITE Group   (Vermiform worms) Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
1.3 mm field of view.

Species:           CHLORITE Group    (Vermiform worms)
Locality:          Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 1.3 mm field of view.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u2054
Notes:
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GOETHITE pseudo after Pyrite  Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
4 mm field of view
Species:           GOETHITE pseudo after Pyrite
Locality:         Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 4 mm field of view
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u2705
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GYPSUM   Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
2.5 mm field of view.

Species:           GYPSUM   
Locality:          Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 2.5 mm field of view.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u577
Notes:
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MALACHITE - Chalcopyrite   Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
4 mm field of view.

Species:           MALACHITE - Chalcopyrite   
Locality:          Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 4 mm field of view.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u2054
Notes:
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OPAL var Hyalite   Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
6 mm field of view.

Species:           OPAL var Hyalite   
Locality:          Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 6 mm field of view.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.:
Notes: This opal is not fluorescent.
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PYRITE  Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
2 mm field of view
Species:           PYRITE
Locality:         Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 2 mm field of view
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u457
Notes: Pyrite cubes on white, lozenge-shaped, calcite crystals.
The Audley Quarry site is now a huge warehouse.
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PYRRHOTITE with Pyrite cubes  Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
3.5 mm field of view
Species:           PYRRHOTITE with Pyrite cubes
Locality:         Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 3.5 mm field of view
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u474
Notes:
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PYRRHOTITE  Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
1.8 mm field of view
Species:           PYRRHOTITE
Locality:         Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 1.8 mm field of view
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u474
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QUARTZ  Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
4 cm specimen
Species:           QUARTZ
Locality:         Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 4 cm specimen
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.:
Notes: The Audley Quarry was never a destination for the Quartz collector.
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TITANITE   Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
0.7 mm titanite crystal.

Species:           TITANITE
Locality:          Audley Quarry, Merrimack, NH
Specimen Size: 0.7 mm titanite crystal
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u1058
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