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Almandine from
Dripps Road, Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Description
Comments:Well formed crystals, up to 5 cm across or so, usually in groups. Mn oxide staining is associated, but the garnets are almandine, with Fe:Mn proportions of 74:26 respectively based on XRF analysis.
Habit:trapezohedral
Colour:dark reddish black
Quality of samples:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Rarity at site:Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:XRF
References
References:Harold Moritz collection
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Almandine data
Locality Data:Click here to view Dripps Road, Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
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Nearest other occurrences of Almandine
1.8km (1.1 miles) Tollgate Quarry (Tollgate Mine; Bidwell Quarry; China-stone Quarry), Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
3.2km (2.0 miles) Unnamed SE quarry (molybdenite locality), White Rock District (White Rocks District), Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
3.4km (2.1 miles) John Salak Quarry, Higganum, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
4.0km (2.5 miles) White Rocks Quarry (Consolidated Quarry), White Rock District (White Rocks District), Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
4.4km (2.7 miles) Riverside Quarry (Western Quarry), White Rock District (White Rocks District), Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
5.2km (3.2 miles) Hurd State Park quarries, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
5.8km (3.6 miles) Reeb Mica Quarry, Hog Hill, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
6.1km (3.8 miles) Worth and Selden Quarries (Victoria Quarry), East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
6.2km (3.9 miles) Markham mica Quarry, Hog Hill, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
6.5km (4.0 miles) Anderson No. 1 Mica Mine (Swanson Mine; Swanson Lithia Mine), East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
6.5km (4.0 miles) Unnamed stone quarries, Hog Hill, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
6.5km (4.1 miles) Rock Landing Quarry, Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
6.6km (4.1 miles) Enegren Mica Mine (Power Mica Mine), East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
6.6km (4.1 miles) Anderson No. 2 Mica Mine, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
7.4km (4.6 miles) State Forest Quarry #2 (State Forest No. 2 Mica Mine), Cobalt, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
7.5km (4.7 miles) Hale-Walker prospects, Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
7.8km (4.9 miles) Great Hill cobalt mines, Cobalt, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
7.9km (4.9 miles) Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
7.9km (4.9 miles) Gillette Quarry (J-J Mine; Haddam Neck Quarry), Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
8.3km (5.1 miles) Strickland Quarry (Eureka Quarry), Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries), Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
8.4km (5.2 miles) Schoonmaker Mine (Cramer Mine), Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries), Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
8.5km (5.3 miles) Brainerd Quarries, Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
8.6km (5.3 miles) Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
9.1km (5.7 miles) Beaver Meadow Road - State Route 9 Interchange, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
9.3km (5.8 miles) Arnold Granite Quarry (Great Hill Quarry; Hazelton Quarry), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
9.3km (5.8 miles) Connecticut Yankee atomic power plant, Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
9.4km (5.9 miles) Pelton's Quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
9.5km (5.9 miles) Clark Hill prospect, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
9.8km (6.1 miles) Civilian Conservation Corps prospect (CCC prospect; Cook columbite prospect), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
9.8km (6.1 miles) Nathan Hall (Clark Hill) Quarry, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
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