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Tourmaline locality, Airline Railroad, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAi
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Tourmaline locality- not defined -
Airline Railroad- not defined -
East Hampton (Chatham)- not defined -
Middlesex Co.County
ConnecticutState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
41° 34' 32'' North , 72° 29' 47'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
East Hampton2,691 (2017)0.5km
Lake Pocotopaug3,436 (2017)2.8km
Terramuggus1,025 (2017)7.0km
Moodus1,413 (2017)8.9km
Higganum1,698 (2017)10.1km


A thin quartz vein is located in the first reachable cut on the Airline Trail (the newest extension). In this vein occurs an abundance of extremely dark brown tourmaline, with very good form. They grow out in clusters from the edges of the vein, at the contact with the Brimfield Schist. Just below the vein is a largely barren pegmatite.

This locality was first discovered while Rowan M. Lytle was researching the pegmatites around the area in July, 2011.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Description: commonly present at schist contact.
Reference: Rowan M. Lytle Collection
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Habit: trigonal
Colour: black, dark brown
Description: very good quality crystals with exceptional luster and terminal faces embedded in quartz
Reference: Rowan M. Lytle Collection
'Uvite Series' ?
Formula: Ca(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(F/OH)
Colour: black, dark brown
Description:
Reference: Rowan M. Lytle Collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
Almandine9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
'Uvite Series' ?9..Ca(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(F/OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Almandine51.4.3a.2Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
'Uvite Series' ?61.3.1.3Ca(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(F/OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
AlAluminium
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
FeIron
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3

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