Lyman Viaduct at Dickinson Creek, Westchester, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
Connecticut's only authenticated diamond (0.8mm cubic grey crystal) was found during analyses of garnet sands from here in the late 1960s.
WARNINGS: Mineral collecting in Connecticut state forests is not allowed without a permit. This locality is patrolled because of prohibited swimming and diving but collectors have also been ticketed for panning. Beware of broken glass in the alluvium. Note that some constituents of the alluvium may be derived from the sand and slag used to fill in the viaduct and might not be native to the area.
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8 entries listed. 4 valid minerals. 2 erroneous literature entries.
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Jarnot, Bruce and Jarnot, Miranda (2004): "Gem Almandine from Colchester, Connecticut," in: abstracts of the 31st Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, April 15-18, 2004, pp 13-14.
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