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Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA

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A city settled by Europeans in 1641.

Geologically, Stamford is underlain by schists and gneisses of the Ordovician Trap Falls and Golden Hill formations, intruded by Ordovician unnamed felsic orthogneiss and meta-diorite known as the Harrison Gneiss. These are part of the Connecticut Valley terrane.

Coordinates are for City Hall.

Brown (1930) documented some scattered mineral finds in Stamford:

"In Stamford, at the West Avenue Quarry located about one and one-quarter miles from the center, fine specimens of blue microcline feldspar, radiations of stilbite, augite, and a few crystals of pyroxene have been found.

"At Shippan Point a number of years ago a drift boulder of vesuvianite was found.

"On North Stamford Avenue about two miles from the center, good sized iron garnets have been obtained."

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References

Brown, Samuel C. (1930): Mineral Collecting In Southwestern Connecticut. Rocks & Minerals, vol. 5, no. 1, p. 13.

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