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Redding (Reading), Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA

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A town incorporated in 1767, originally spelled "Reading" but changed shortly after to better reflect its pronunciation.

Geologically, most of the town is underlain by Ordovician unnamed leucocratic orthogneiss or by a central belt of Cambro-Ordovician Rowe Schist and Ordovician Ratlum Mountain Schist that was originally Iapetos Ocean bottom sediments. Cameron's Line, a major Taconian orogenic suture, crosses the NW corner of town and separates the above rocks from Laurentian Proterozoic gneisses and Cambrian Stockbridge Marble and associated calc-silicate rocks.

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112 entries listed. 73 valid minerals. 9 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Manchester, James G. (1931): The Minerals of New York City and Its Environs. New York Mineralogical Club Bulletin: 3(1): 89.

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