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HLT-5R7Uraninite

Multiple photos available
John Salak Quarry, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 19 mm x 13 mm x 14 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 13 mm

Pushing out of a matrix of intergrown uraninite crystals, 1 crystal stands out due to it's mass. The crystal pictured isn't the only crystal on this specimen, but it's the largest. The largest face measures a whopping 12mm. Amazing specimen.
Copyright: © SCJr.      Photo ID: 663374     Uploaded by: Sam Cordero, Jr.   View Count: 127   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3264 x 2448 pixels (8.0 Mpix)

2WN-V6CUraninite

John Salak Quarry, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 13 mm x 12 mm x 11 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 13 mm

The secondary minerals, interlaced with mica on this specimen make it aesthetically pleasing. The uraninite is coated with an extremely thin coating of these minerals.
Copyright: © SCJr.      Photo ID: 663372     Uploaded by: Sam Cordero, Jr.   View Count: 122   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3264 x 2448 pixels (8.0 Mpix)

M6K-JKWUraninite

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Biermann Quarries (Bethel quarries) and tourmaline ledge, Bethel, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 14 mm x 16 mm x 13 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 16 mm

Found on my first dig with the New Haven Mineral Club and Fred E. Davis's borrowed equipment. Even though this was the only crystal found that day, it's a beauty. See child photo for more crystals in the back.
Copyright: © SCJr.      Photo ID: 663365     Uploaded by: Sam Cordero, Jr.   View Count: 163   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3264 x 2448 pixels (8.0 Mpix)

G4E-KPTColumbite-(Fe)

Case Quarries, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 55 mm x 47 mm x 42 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 19 mm

This specimen is full of minerals. I found garnet, uraninite, beryl, and of course the terminated columbite crystal. It measures 19mm long, 12mm wide, and it's about 5mm thick.
Copyright: © SCJr.      Photo ID: 663363     Uploaded by: Sam Cordero, Jr.   View Count: 147   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3264 x 2448 pixels (8.0 Mpix)

9ME-DVAMonazite-(Ce)

Case Quarries, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 11 mm x 13 mm x 18 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 18 mm

Rare find for the locality. Crystal shows stepped growth pattern.
Copyright: © May not use photo without permission      Photo ID: 663041     Uploaded by: Sam Cordero, Jr.   View Count: 112   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3264 x 2448 pixels (8.0 Mpix)

NV5-4DRSamarskite-(Y)

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Spinelli prospect, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 20 mm x 25 mm x 15 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 25 mm

My favorite personally collected specimen from this historical locality. Nice size crystal.
Copyright: © May not use photo without permission      Photo ID: 663034     Uploaded by: Sam Cordero, Jr.   View Count: 184   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3264 x 2448 pixels (8.0 Mpix)

YH3-G3JColumbite-(Fe)

Slocum prospect, East Hampton, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 26 mm x 23 mm x 21 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 13 mm

Terminated on one end, and partially terminated on the other. Almost doubly terminated. Thin crystal, slightly under 2mm thick, and 13mm long.
Copyright: © May not use photo without permission      Photo ID: 663033     Uploaded by: Sam Cordero, Jr.   View Count: 125   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3264 x 2448 pixels (8.0 Mpix)

6MN-7RGColumbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series

Biermann Quarries (Bethel quarries) and tourmaline ledge, Bethel, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 37 mm x 27 mm x 17 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 37 mm

Personally found in the Spring of 07'. This specimen has some "gummite" and uranophane coating it.
Copyright: © May not use photo without permission      Photo ID: 663015     Uploaded by: Sam Cordero, Jr.   View Count: 117   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3264 x 2448 pixels (8.0 Mpix)

KVD-Y9XColumbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series

Hollister prospects, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 13 mm x 24 mm x 16 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 14 mm

Faces all around but not completely terminated. Better pictures coming soon.
Copyright: © May not use photo without permission      Photo ID: 663009     Uploaded by: Sam Cordero, Jr.   View Count: 96   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3264 x 2448 pixels (8.0 Mpix)

3MX-2NMUraninite

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John Salak Quarry, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Dimensions: 20 mm x 17 mm x 15 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 11 mm

A conglomerate of crystals coated in a brown secondary mineral. Exceptional specimen.
Copyright: © May not use photo without permission      Photo ID: 662992     Uploaded by: Sam Cordero, Jr.   View Count: 147   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3264 x 2448 pixels (8.0 Mpix)
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