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

Mineral Species
Species:Vivianite
Formula:Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Description
Comments:In thin layers as an alteration of lithiophilite and reddingite and as micro crystals, minute amounts. Some seen on altered lithiophilite nodules in the Yale collection.
Habit:coatings, micro prismatic crystals
Colour:blue, greenish-blue
Quality of samples:Poor for species, only of interest for locality collectors. (#)
Rarity at site:Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Brush and Dana (1878); Januzzi, 1976. Mineral Localities of CT and Southeastern NY State; Januzzi (1994) Mineral Data Book
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Lithiophilite2 photos of Vivianite associated with Lithiophilite at this locality.
Mitridatite1 photo of Vivianite associated with Mitridatite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Vivianite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Fillow Quarry (Branchville Quarry; Branchville Mica Mine; Smith Mine), Branchville, Redding (Reading), Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Vivianite
20.7km (12.9 miles) A U. S. Route 7 Expressway (Danbury line to Iron Works District), Brookfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
24.0km (14.9 miles) B Brookfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
60.8km (37.8 miles) C State Route 8 and State Route 118 interchange, Harwinton, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
81.4km (50.6 miles) D State Forest Quarry #2 (State Forest No. 2 Mica Mine), Cobalt, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
112.7km (70.0 miles) E Keyport, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, USA
114.9km (71.4 miles) F Red Bank, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, USA
115.1km (71.5 miles) G Telegraph Hill, Holmdel, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, USA
117.6km (73.1 miles) H Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, USA
117.8km (73.2 miles) I Spring Valley Farm, Paulinskill Lake, Fredon Township, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
119.7km (74.4 miles) J Eatontown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, USA
121.3km (75.4 miles) K Unnamed Vivianite deposit [1], Holmdel, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, USA
125.4km (77.9 miles) L Colts Neck, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, USA
125.9km (78.2 miles) M Marlboro, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, USA
152.4km (94.7 miles) N Imlaystown, Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, USA
154.9km (96.2 miles) O Allentown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, USA
161.0km (100.0 miles) P My Creek locality, Arneytown, Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, USA
228.1km (141.7 miles) Q Mullica Hill, Harrison Township, Gloucester Co., New Jersey, USA
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