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Peter Cristofono January 12, 2012 04:09AM
This specimen is almost certainly from the famous spodumene locality of Walnut Hill in Huntington, Massachusetts. The town of Huntington was known as Norwich until 1855, so this is a very old specimen.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/12/2012 04:10AM by Peter Cristofono.
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Peter Cristofono January 16, 2012 06:19PM
Do any Connecticut experts here know of a Norwich, Connecticut spodumene locality?

If not, I think this photo should be moved to Walnut Hill, Huntington (Norwich), Massachusetts.

Thanks.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/16/2012 06:19PM by Peter Cristofono.
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David Bernstein January 17, 2012 12:39AM
Peter, you may want to ask Fritz about this one.
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Harold Moritz (2) January 17, 2012 03:01AM
Looks very similar to the Norwich, Mass specimen in Fred Pough's old Field Guide. I've never heard of a Norwich, Conn spodumene (or any other lithium pegmatite minerals from that area), and Julian Sohon's (1951) Connecticut Minerals, which tends to list more than there really is in any particular town, does not list spodumene. 100% sure that's a Norwich, Mass crystal. Nice one, yeah, must be old.
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Harold Moritz (2) February 18, 2012 05:28PM
Still waiting for this photo to be moved to http://www.mindat.org/loc-15271.html. Spodumene does not occur in New London County, Conn. Whereas it does at Norwich (now Huntington), Mass.
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Uwe Kolitsch February 19, 2012 03:31PM
Fixed; comment added to caption.
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Harold Moritz (2) February 19, 2012 04:12PM
Thank you!
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