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Almandine from
Fillow Quarry (Branchville Quarry; Branchville Mica Mine; Smith Mine), Branchville, Redding (Reading), Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA

Mineral Species
Species:Almandine
Formula:Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Description
Comments:small crystals a few mm concentrated in layers in the metamorphic rock around the pegmatite.
Habit:trapezohedral
Colour:maroon
Quality of samples:not specified / average specimens
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Januzzi, 1976. Mineral Localities of CT and Southeastern NY State, p. 273.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Almandine data
Locality Data:Click here to view Fillow Quarry (Branchville Quarry; Branchville Mica Mine; Smith Mine), Branchville, Redding (Reading), Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
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Nearest other occurrences of Almandine
4.8km (3.0 miles) A Redding Glen (Redding Ridge), Redding (Reading), Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
5.0km (3.1 miles) B Curtis prospect, Redding Glen (Redding Ridge), Redding (Reading), Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
6.1km (3.8 miles) C Garnet locality, Weston, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
12.1km (7.5 miles) D Biermann Quarries (Bethel quarries) and tourmaline ledge, Bethel, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
17.6km (10.9 miles) E Old Mine Plaza construction site, Long Hill, Trumbull, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
18.0km (11.2 miles) F Kinkel Quarry, Bedford, Westchester Co., New York, USA
18.5km (11.5 miles) G Baylis Quarry (Bayliss Quarry), Bedford, Westchester Co., New York, USA
18.5km (11.5 miles) H Bedford, Westchester Co., New York, USA
19.2km (11.9 miles) I Consolidated Feldspar Mining Corporation's plant (Baylis prospect (property) & Speranza prospect (property)), Bedford, Westchester Co., New York, USA
19.6km (12.2 miles) J Interstate 84 road cuts, Brewster, Southeast Township, Putnam Co., New York, USA
20.6km (12.8 miles) K Monroe, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
20.7km (12.9 miles) L U. S. Route 7 Expressway (Danbury line to Iron Works District), Brookfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
24.1km (15.0 miles) M Tilly Foster Iron Mine, Brewster, Town of Southeast, Putnam Co., New York, USA
25.0km (15.6 miles) N Ilmenite locality, Bridgewater, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
25.3km (15.7 miles) O Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
28.9km (18.0 miles) P Green's Farm locality (Roxbury garnet mine; Roxbury Falls garnet mine; Garnet Hill), Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
29.9km (18.6 miles) Q Curtis Quarry (Southford Quarry; Southford pegmatite; Southbury rose quartz quarry; Bridgeport Woodfinishing Co. Quarry; Hulls Hill), Southford, Southbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
32.2km (20.0 miles) R Unnamed Garnet locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
33.8km (21.0 miles) S Roxbury Granite Quarry (upper quarry), Mine Hill (Ore Hill), Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
34.7km (21.6 miles) T Nonnewaug River Industrial Park, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
34.7km (21.6 miles) U Rockside Quarry (Mine Hill Quarry), Mine Hill (Ore Hill), Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
34.8km (21.6 miles) V Barrett Brothers Quarry (D and J Quarry), Beacon Falls, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
40.8km (25.3 miles) W Lake Street Quarry, Harrison, Westchester Co., New York, USA
43.1km (26.8 miles) X New England Mining Company Quarry (Roebling Mine; Hewitt's Mine), Upper Merryall, New Milford, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
46.1km (28.6 miles) Y Shaft 7, Delaware Aqueduct, Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York, USA
49.0km (30.4 miles) Z Blue Stone Quarry, Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
50.6km (31.4 miles) 0 Interstate 84 interchange 26, Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
51.7km (32.1 miles) 1 Hancock Brook Dam, Plymouth, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
51.9km (32.2 miles) 2 Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
52.4km (32.5 miles) 3 Reynolds Bridge, Thomaston, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
54.6km (33.9 miles) 4 Thomaston, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
56.9km (35.4 miles) 5 Thomaston Dam railroad cut, Thomaston Dam, Thomaston, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
61.2km (38.0 miles) 6 Town Farm Road, Litchfield, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
61.2km (38.1 miles) 7 Fort George, Manhattan Island, Manhattan (New York Co.), New York City, New York, USA
63.2km (39.3 miles) 8 Fort Washington Avenue and 171st Street, Manhattan Island, Manhattan (New York Co.), New York City, New York, USA
67.6km (42.0 miles) 9 Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
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