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Microcline from
Hewitt Gem Quarry (Herb's Gem Quarry; Sawmill Quarry), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Description
Comments:Stugard (1958) established through sampling various pegmatites that microcline is the K-feldspar of the Middletown Pegmatite District, though this location was not sampled it is in the district.
Habit:massive
Colour:tan
Quality of samples:Rock forming mineral/non-crystalline/little interest for collectors.(##)
Rarity at site:Extremely common
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visual Identification
References
References:Seaman, 1976. Pegmatite Minerals of the World
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Microcline data
Locality Data:Click here to view Hewitt Gem Quarry (Herb's Gem Quarry; Sawmill Quarry), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
Photo GalleryView Gallery (3 photos)
Nearest other occurrences of Microcline
0.5km (0.3 miles) Long Hill (Turkey Hill) prospects, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
0.6km (0.4 miles) Civilian Conservation Corps prospect (CCC prospect; Cook columbite prospect), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
0.7km (0.4 miles) Civilian Conservation Corps Quarry (CCC Quarry; Smith Quarry; Turkey Hill quarry lot), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.1km (0.7 miles) Arnold Quarry, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
2.0km (1.3 miles) Jail Hill Road locality (Jail Hill Quarry), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
2.2km (1.3 miles) Arnold Granite Quarry (Great Hill Quarry; Hazelton Quarry), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
3.4km (2.1 miles) Connecticut Yankee atomic power plant, Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
4.1km (2.5 miles) Brainerd Quarries, Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
4.4km (2.7 miles) Gillette Quarry (J-J Mine; Haddam Neck Quarry), Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
5.4km (3.3 miles) Mt. Tom prospects, Moodus, East Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
6.2km (3.9 miles) Rock Landing Quarry, Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
6.4km (4.0 miles) Unnamed magnetite occurrences, Higganum, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
7.1km (4.4 miles) Anderson No. 2 Mica Mine, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
7.1km (4.4 miles) Bailey prospect, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
7.1km (4.4 miles) Anderson No. 1 Mica Mine (Swanson Mine; Swanson Lithia Mine), East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
7.6km (4.7 miles) Enegren Mica Mine (Power Mica Mine), East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
8.1km (5.0 miles) Hurd State Park quarries, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
8.7km (5.4 miles) Worth and Selden Quarries (Victoria Quarry), East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
8.8km (5.4 miles) Eureka Quarry, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
9.3km (5.8 miles) John Salak Quarry, Higganum, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
9.4km (5.9 miles) Slocum Prospect, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
10.1km (6.3 miles) Reeb Mica Quarry, Hog Hill, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
10.4km (6.5 miles) Dripps Road, Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
10.6km (6.6 miles) Markham mica Quarry, Hog Hill, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
12.2km (7.6 miles) Tollgate Quarry (Tollgate Mine; Bidwell Quarry; China-stone Quarry), Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
12.2km (7.6 miles) Unnamed SE quarry (molybdenite locality), White Rock District (White Rocks District), Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
12.7km (7.9 miles) Becker Quarry, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
12.9km (8.0 miles) Vespa stone quarry, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
13.1km (8.1 miles) The Feldspar Corp. Quarry, White Rock District (White Rocks District), Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
13.5km (8.4 miles) White Rocks Quarry (Consolidated Quarry), White Rock District (White Rocks District), Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
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