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Philip Thibodeau's Photo Gallery

View of the quarry wall, facing north.

Cheshire Traprock Quarry, Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA

A view from the center of the quarry facing north. The most interesting specimens (mostly zeolites) are found at the base of the wall to the left. Taken April 13, 2012.
Photo ID: 459228     Uploaded by: Philip Thibodeau   View Count: 468   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1600 x 1200 pixels (1.9 Mpix)

Natrolite : Na2Al2Si3O10·2H2O, Analcime : Na2(Al2Si4O12)·2H2O

Cheshire Traprock Quarry, Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA

Natrolite needles on an Analcime druse. Field of view is approximately 5cm x 6cm.
Photo ID: 459225     Uploaded by: Philip Thibodeau   View Count: 297   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3072 x 2304 pixels (7.1 Mpix)

Analcime : Na2(Al2Si4O12)·2H2O, Natrolite : Na2Al2Si3O10·2H2O

Cheshire Traprock Quarry, Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA

Natrolite crystals on analcime. Field of view is approximately 5cm x 6cm.
Photo ID: 459224     Uploaded by: Philip Thibodeau   View Count: 301   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3072 x 2304 pixels (7.1 Mpix)

Analcime : Na2(Al2Si4O12)·2H2O

Cheshire Traprock Quarry, Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA

Specimen is 3cm x 4 cm.
Photo ID: 459223     Uploaded by: Philip Thibodeau   View Count: 327   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3072 x 2304 pixels (7.1 Mpix)

Baryte : BaSO4, Quartz : SiO2

New Haven Mineral Company barite mine, Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA

Quartz druse with barite. Approximately 12cm x 15cm.
Photo ID: 453712     Uploaded by: Philip Thibodeau   View Count: 123   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3072 x 2304 pixels (7.1 Mpix)

Rock crusher (?)

New Haven Mineral Company barite mine, Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA

Fragment of a large stone suspended on threaded iron bars. Presumably this represents the remains of an old rock crusher. Taken March 18, 2012.
Photo ID: 452429     Uploaded by: Philip Thibodeau   View Count: 104   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1600 x 1200 pixels (1.9 Mpix)

View near main pit

New Haven Mineral Company barite mine, Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA

A view from the edge of the main pit showing the chunks of barite that make up the pile. Taken March 18, 2012.
Photo ID: 452428     Uploaded by: Philip Thibodeau   View Count: 255   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1600 x 1200 pixels (1.9 Mpix)

Anthophyllite : ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2

Beaver Meadow Road - State Route 9 Interchange, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

25cm x 15cm. Under magnification the feather-like sheets of the mineral can be seen resolving into fibers. Found by C. Ludko.
Photo ID: 449231     Uploaded by: Philip Thibodeau   View Count: 213   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3072 x 2304 pixels (7.1 Mpix)

Breccia with unidentified feature, 'petrified wood'

Found at Cinque Quarry in East Haven, Connecticut. 10 cm x 4 cm. The matrix is sandstone/breccia, of the kind found on the margins of the traprock. The 'burnt wood' part is mysterious...
Photo ID: 448553     Uploaded by: Philip Thibodeau   View Count: 258   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3072 x 2304 pixels (7.1 Mpix)

Breccia with unidentified feature, 'petrified wood'

Found at Cinque Quarry in East Haven, Connecticut. 10 cm x 4 cm. The matrix is sandstone/breccia, of the kind found on the margins of the traprock. The 'burnt wood' part is mysterious...
Photo ID: 448552     Uploaded by: Philip Thibodeau   View Count: 204   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3072 x 2304 pixels (7.1 Mpix)
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