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Rowan Lytle's Photo Gallery

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Quarry Hill, Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Very sharp and clear contact between a pegmatite dike and the country rock. Located adjacent to the South boundary of the new land trust preserve.
Copyright: © Rowan M. Lytle      Photo ID: 770180     Uploaded by: Rowan Lytle   View Count: 25   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4000 x 3000 pixels (12.0 Mpix)

Shear Wall

Quarry Hill, Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

This area is shear gneiss with vertical pegmatites of varied size and complexity, though most are smaller than a foot wide and very simple. It is not clear whether this was quarried or if it was all naturally expose, though there are some broken piles of rock down the hill that suggest some work was done on this wall.
Copyright: © Rowan M. Lytle      Photo ID: 770179     Uploaded by: Rowan Lytle   View Count: 14   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4000 x 3000 pixels (12.0 Mpix)

Small Pegmatite Dikes

Quarry Hill, Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Two thin (1 foot) pegmatite dikes in otherwise featureless and homogeneous gneiss. Schorl is present in the left dike.
Copyright: © Rowan M. Lytle      Photo ID: 770178     Uploaded by: Rowan Lytle   View Count: 21   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3000 x 4000 pixels (12.0 Mpix)

Fresh Material and Second Pit

Bishop Hill Schorl Locality, East Hampton, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

If I remember correctly just before I took this I was collecting the last of a good exposed zone of big schorls.
Copyright: © Rowan Lytle      Photo ID: 670632     Uploaded by: Rowan Lytle   View Count: 84   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4000 x 3000 pixels (12.0 Mpix)

Second Pit

Bishop Hill Schorl Locality, East Hampton, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

This pit explored the upper end of the pegmatite and produced the the largest and sharpest schorls. By fall of 2013 when this photograph was taken I was already shewing through really tough bedrock and getting less and less worthwhile material out of it, so I moved back to the lower pit for a last ha-rah.
Copyright: © Rowan Lytle      Photo ID: 670631     Uploaded by: Rowan Lytle   View Count: 63   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4000 x 3000 pixels (12.0 Mpix)

View of Swift River Valley

Kancamagus highway, Albany, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USA

This is my favorite place to be, on a mountain off the trails in the Whites. This location had some huge open cavities, and I regret spending less time there. We may have found something special, I only wonder if I could find it again!
Copyright: © Rowan Lytle      Photo ID: 651096     Uploaded by: Rowan Lytle   View Count: 76   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4000 x 3000 pixels (12.0 Mpix)

Empty Cavity

Kancamagus highway, Albany, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USA

Another empty cavity found on the face of a mountain adjacent to the Kancamagus. This one had some foul smelling debris in it!
Copyright: © Rowan Lytle      Photo ID: 651095     Uploaded by: Rowan Lytle   View Count: 112   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4000 x 3000 pixels (12.0 Mpix)

Empty Cavity

Kancamagus highway, Albany, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USA

While hunting for Pete's Pocket, we got lost... by about two miles. We went up the wrong mountain! But we found some stuff anyway, and I wish we had stayed rather than going back to look for Pete's again. There were plenty of these pockets, though all were glacially scoured; and the view of the Kancamagus and the Swift River was fabulous.
Copyright: © Rowan Lytle      Photo ID: 651094     Uploaded by: Rowan Lytle   View Count: 134   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4000 x 3000 pixels (12.0 Mpix)

Me in a Hole

Middle Moat Mountain locality, Hale's Location, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USA

Don't worry, I didn't dig that hole. Someone did break the rules though, and I thank them: they missed a nice amazonite pocket by a few inches!
Photo Courtesy Jim Kimble
Photo ID: 651089     Uploaded by: Rowan Lytle   View Count: 210   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 743 x 557 pixels (0.4 Mpix)

Unidentified Iridescence

Great Hill Pond Brook pegmatite, Cobalt, East Hampton, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

A piece of schorl with unknown iridescent coating immediately after finding. After a month it has begun to deteriorate and is barely visible.
Copyright: © Rowan Lytle      Photo ID: 651088     Uploaded by: Rowan Lytle   View Count: 52   Approval status: User gallery    Type: Photo - 4000 x 3000 pixels (12.0 Mpix)
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