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Minerals of the Beekmantown Group, Southeastern Ontario, Southern Quebec, and Northwestern New York

Overshadowed by such famous localities as Mont Saint-Hilaire and the Francon quarry in southern Quebec, or classics such as Pierrepont, DeKalb, Rossie, and Antwerp in upstate New York, it is little wonder that the minerals found in a handful of widely scattered limestone quarries in the same region have received only modest attention from mineral collectors. It is the purpose of this article to acquaint the reader with some of these lesser-known localities and the specimens they have produced.

Dr. George W. Robinson, a consulting editor of Rocks & Minerals, is curator of the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum and a professor of mineralogy at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan.

Dr. George R. Dix is a professor of geology in the Department of Earth Sciences at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

R. Peter Richards, a consulting editor of Rocks & Minerals, focuses his mineral collecting activities on interesting crystal habits, twinned crystals, and epitactic relationships.

Michel Picard is assistant collections manager in the Earth Science Section at the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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