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Spodumene - Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA

Posted by Peter Cristofono  
avatar Spodumene - Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
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.
avatar Re: Spodumene - Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
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.
avatar Re: Spodumene - Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
January 17, 2012 12:39AM
Peter, you may want to ask Fritz about this one.
avatar Re: Spodumene - Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
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.
avatar Re: Spodumene - Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
February 18, 2012 05:28PM
    
Still waiting for this photo to be moved to [www.mindat.org]. Spodumene does not occur in New London County, Conn. Whereas it does at Norwich (now Huntington), Mass.
Re: Spodumene - Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
February 19, 2012 03:31PM
    
Fixed; comment added to caption.
avatar Re: Spodumene - Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
February 19, 2012 04:12PM
    
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