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Gold from
Great Hill cobalt mines, Cobalt, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Mineral Species
Comments:"Native gold, generally as micron sized grains, is found, along with pyrite and chalcopyrite, in a network of thin fractures and veins cutting the arsenopyrite. Although much of the gold is very fine grained and is difficult to see, even with a strong hand lens, grains up to a mm are present" Gray (2005)
Habit:micron to mm-sized grains
Quality of samples:Poor for species, only of interest for locality collectors. (#)
Rarity at site:Common
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References:Chomiak, B. A. (1989): An integrated study of the structure and mineralization at Great Hill, Cobalt, Connecticut [M.S. thesis]: University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 288 p.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Gold data
Locality Data:Click here to view Great Hill cobalt mines, Cobalt, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Gold
107.0km (66.5 miles) A Betts Manganese Mines (Anson Betts Mine; Plainfield Manganese Mines), Plainfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA
125.2km (77.8 miles) B Davis Pyrite Mine (Davis Mine; Davis Sulfur Ore Mine), Rowe, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA
134.2km (83.4 miles) C Needham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA
136.2km (84.6 miles) D Dedham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA
145.2km (90.2 miles) E Abington, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA
151.7km (94.2 miles) F Nashaquitsa Cliffs, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes Co., Massachusetts, USA
153.1km (95.1 miles) G Ellenville Mine (Ellenville Lead Mine; Ulster mine), Ellenville, Wawarsing, Ulster Co., New York, USA
156.7km (97.3 miles) H Newfane, Windham Co., Vermont, USA
156.9km (97.5 miles) I North American Coal & Mining Company Mine (Red Bridge Mine), Spring Glen, Wawarsing, Ulster Co., New York, USA
163.6km (101.7 miles) J Lynnfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA
175.8km (109.3 miles) K Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA
176.9km (109.9 miles) L Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA
195.3km (121.4 miles) M Stelton neighborhood, Edison, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA
212.1km (131.8 miles) N Buffalo Brook (Gold Brook), Tyson, Plymouth, Windsor Co., Vermont, USA
212.5km (132.1 miles) O Blue Fox Mine, Plymouth, Windsor Co., Vermont, USA
218.9km (136.0 miles) P National Refuge borehole (NR1), Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Newington, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, USA
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