Steven C. Chamberlain

Steven C. Chamberlain
New York State Museum · Center for Mineralogy

BS, PhD

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Boron is a biologically important element, but its distribution in the natural environment and its behavior during many geological processes is not fully understood. In most metamorphic and igneous environments, boron is incorporated into minerals of the tourmaline supergroup. In high-grade metamorphic terranes like that of the Adirondack region of...
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Numerous localities of specular hematite have been found in the Grenville Province in St. Lawrence County, New York. Here, we focus on six of them: the Dodge mine, the Chub Lake prospect, the Toothaker Creek prospect, the Bowman prospect, the Whitton prospect, and the Toothaker Pond prospect. We used literature research, interviews, and personal ob...
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The book provides a brief history of zinc and talc mining in the northwestern Adirondacks along with a brief overview of the geology of the Adirondack Lowlands. The majority of the book is dedicated to a systematic and comprehensive review of the mineral species that have been identified in the Balmat mining district. The book contains 249 high qua...
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For at least fifteen years, concretions in the old clay pits near the village of Cicero in central New York State produced micro-sized specimens of eight common minerals in exquisite crystals. The many habits of calcite and goethite are particularly noteworthy. Material from this locality is familiar to micromounters, and large quantities of specim...
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Blue chalcedony nodules have been mined from the Sündikendağı deposit in the Mayıslar–Sarıcakaya (Eskişehir) region of north-central Turkey since ancient times; however, no modern geological study of this deposit has yet been published. Although ancient and current mining production have both taken place in an area of complex geology, our study and...
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In the Harmancık–Bursa region of the western Anatolia (Turkey), an extensive contact metamorphic aureole at the border between the Late Mesozoic coherent metaclastic rocks of blueschist facies and the Early Senozoic intrusive granodiorite stock hosts an interesting and unique gem material with a mineral assemblage consisting mainly of jadeite, quar...
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Remobilized-origin gem diaspore and related minerals occur as infill within structurally controlled voids that developed in the upper of two distinct karst unconformity-type metabauxite (diasporite) horizons in the İlbir Mountains area of the Milas-Muğla province, SW Turkey. Colour-change diaspore (trademarked as zultanite) and associated mineral s...
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The İlbirdağı diasporic metabauxite (diasporite) deposit of the Milas (Muğla) region of Turkey is a unique deposit including both metamorphic (primary) and hydrothermal-remobilized (secondary) diaspore that formed during different geological periods. Microscopic diaspore crystals with a metamorphic origin are common and are the main constituent of...
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Several m-thick, karst-unconformity-type metabauxite horizons in the İlbir Mountains of SW Turkey host open-space mineralization of gem-quality diaspore (trademarked as zultanite), associated with muscovite, hematite, ilmenite, chloritoid, and younger calcite. The hydrothermal-metamorphogenic mineralization occurs in fracture zones (veins and open...
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In an effort to improve his health, Benjamin Silliman (1779–1864) traveled in the latter part of May and early June 1821 with Samuel F. B. Morse to areas along the upper Hudson River and Lakes Champlain and George. In his notes made during this trip Silliman (1822), who was a professor of chemistry, mineralogy, and other subjects at Yale College an...
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In 2006, an accidental fire in the storage facility for a large mineral collection provided a case study in how to approach fighting the fire, how to stabilize the collection immediately following the fire, and how to recover from the disaster as well as possible. If the curator can be present while the fire is fought, calm persistence is beneficia...
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New York has produced some of the finest gem sphene, diopside, chondrodite, and calcite known from North America and is the world's only source for the rare collector's gem hexagonite. There are, of course, many other of the state's minerals that have provided gemstones worthy of note: e.g., fluorite from Penfield and Walworth in Monroe County, ser...

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This huge SEDEX deposit had never been studied mineralogically. World-class magnetite, sphalerite, and calcite specimens were found there. Additionally, talc deposits had interesting manganese and chromium minerals, such as groutite, manganocummingtonite, hexagonite (variety of tremolite), and chromium-rich tremolite.