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Husband Quarries, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USAi
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Husband QuarriesQuarry
South Glastonbury- not defined -
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Hartford Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
41° 38' 45'' North , 72° 35' 47'' West
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Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Glastonbury Center7,387 (2017)6.1km
Cromwell13,750 (2017)6.9km
Glastonbury31,876 (2017)7.5km
Lake Pocotopaug3,436 (2017)8.9km
Portland5,862 (2017)8.9km


Four small old, abandoned quarries that worked the same pegmatite along the SE side of the gas pipeline just SW of Dayton Road. Coordinates are for the northernmost quarry (#1), see sublocalities for locations of each quarry.

The quarry referenced by Foye (1922) is not this quarry but the Howe #1 Quarry http://www.mindat.org/loc-11896.html (worked earlier by Joshua and William Huspband, leading to locality confusion and overlapping mineral lists).

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

16 valid minerals. 2 erroneous literature entries.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Field observations
'Allanite Group' ?
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Description: Listed on Table 1 in Betts (1999) with a question mark.
Reference: Betts, John. (1999): The Quarries and Minerals of the Dayton Road District, South Glastonbury, Connecticut. Rocks and Minerals. Volume 74, Number 2. pp. 110-121
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Van King specimen; Betts, John. (1999): The Quarries and Minerals of the Dayton Road District, South Glastonbury, Connecticut. Rocks and Minerals. Volume 74, Number 2. pp. 110-121
Annite
Formula: KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Description: fka: biotite
Reference: Van King specimen; Rocks and Minerals (1999) 74:110-121
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10-12H2O
Reference: Rocks and Minerals (1999) 74:110-121
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Description: Listed in Table 1 in Betts (1999) with a question mark, but since confirmed by field observations.
Reference: Observed in situ-David S. Bernstein 12/2010; Betts, John. (1999): The Quarries and Minerals of the Dayton Road District, South Glastonbury, Connecticut. Rocks and Minerals. Volume 74, Number 2. pp. 110-121
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Description: Good quality specimens were reported by Dick Schooner in Betts (1999).
Reference: Rocks and Minerals (1999) 74:110-121
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'
Colour: black
Description: Listed in Table 1 in Betts (1999) with a question mark, but found intergrown with samarskite-(Y).
Reference: Betts, John. (1999): The Quarries and Minerals of the Dayton Road District, South Glastonbury, Connecticut. Rocks and Minerals. Volume 74, Number 2. pp. 110-121
Ferrimolybdite
Formula: Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Colour: yellow-white
Description: Powdery alteration of molybdenite.
Reference: Former Ed Force collection
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Habit: subhedral
Colour: white
Fluorescence: yellow-white under SW UV
Description: Common accessory in pegmatites, crystals here are very pale colored and easily overlooked without using a SW UV light to see their bright yellowish fluorescence.
Reference: Betts, John. (1999): The Quarries and Minerals of the Dayton Road District, South Glastonbury, Connecticut. Rocks and Minerals. Volume 74, Number 2. pp. 110-121
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Field observations
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Description: Good quality specimens were reported by Dick Schooner in Betts (1999), though this could be an allusion to Foye (1922), who is actually referencing the Howe #1 quarry.
Reference: Rocks and Minerals (1999) 74:110-121
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Description: Major accessory in the pegmatite.
Reference: Rocks and Minerals (1999) 74:110-121
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Rocks and Minerals (1999) 74:110-121
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Field observations
Quartz var. Rose Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Description: Foye (1922) refers to the Howe #1 quarry, aka Huspband quarry, often misspelled Husband.
Reference: AmMin 7:4
Quartz var. Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Description: Major component of the pegmatite.
Reference: Van King specimen
Samarskite-(Y)
Formula: YFe3+Nb2O8
Habit: tabular
Colour: brown alteration on exterior, interior pitch black
Description: Small crystals intergrown with columbite.
Reference: Harold Moritz collection
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Description: Common pegmatite accessory.
Reference: Van King specimen; Betts (1999)
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Description: Dick Schooner reports (via Betts, 1999) good crystals found here, but that may be in allusion to Foye (1922), who is actually referring to an alternate name for the Howe #1 quarry.
Reference: Rocks and Minerals (1999) 74:110-121
Xenotime-(Y) ?
Formula: Y(PO4)
Description: Listed on Table 1 in Betts (1999) with a question mark.
Reference: Betts, John. (1999): The Quarries and Minerals of the Dayton Road District, South Glastonbury, Connecticut. Rocks & Minerals: 74(2): 110-121.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Pyrolusite ?4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var. Rose Quartz ?4.DA.05SiO2
var. Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Samarskite-(Y)4.DB.25YFe3+Nb2O8
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Bismutite5.BE.25(BiO)2CO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Ferrimolybdite7.GB.30Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Autunite8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10-12H2O
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Xenotime-(Y) ?8.AD.35Y(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Almandine9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Annite9.EC.20KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Allanite Group' ?-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Pyrolusite ?4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
ABO4
Samarskite-(Y)8.1.11.1YFe3+Nb2O8
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Bismutite16a.3.5.1(BiO)2CO3
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10-12H2O
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 49 - HYDRATED MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
Hydrated Normal Molybdates and Tungstates
Ferrimolybdite49.2.1.1Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
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 [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Annite71.2.2b.3KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Allanite Group' ?-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
Quartz
var. Rose Quartz ?
-SiO2
var. Smoky Quartz-SiO2
Xenotime-(Y) ?-Y(PO4)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10-12H2O
H AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
H Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
OOxygen
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
O Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10-12H2O
O AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
O Samarskite-(Y)YFe3+Nb2O8
O Quartz var. Smoky QuartzSiO2
O Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
O Quartz var. Rose QuartzSiO2
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si Quartz var. Smoky QuartzSiO2
Si Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Quartz var. Rose QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10-12H2O
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
SSulfur
S MolybdeniteMoS2
KPotassium
K AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10-12H2O
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
MnManganese
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Fe FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Fe Samarskite-(Y)YFe3+Nb2O8
CuCopper
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
YYttrium
Y Samarskite-(Y)YFe3+Nb2O8
Y Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
NbNiobium
Nb Samarskite-(Y)YFe3+Nb2O8
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Mo FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
BiBismuth
Bi Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
UUranium
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10-12H2O

References

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Foye, W. G. (1922) Mineral Localities in the Vicinity of Middletown, Connecticut. American Mineralogist: 7:4-12.
Betts, John. (1996) The Quarries and Minerals of South Glastonbury, Connecticut. George F. Kunz Competition Papers 1996. New York Mineralogical Club.
Betts, John. (1999) The Quarries and Minerals of the Dayton Road District, South Glastonbury, Connecticut. Rocks and Minerals: 74(2): 110-121.

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