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Scoville Mine, Salisbury Mining District, Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USAi
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Scoville MineMine
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
42° 1' 10'' North , 73° 26' 49'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lakeville928 (2017)6.1km
Millerton940 (2017)9.0km
Canaan1,212 (2017)9.8km
Falls Village538 (2017)9.9km
Sheffield3,393 (2017)12.6km


A small goethite (often referred to in old literature as hematite, limonite, etc.) mine also rich in Mn and the type locality for rhabdophane (originally called scovillite after this locality). Now a small flooded pit on private residential property.

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7 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bementite ?
Formula: Mn7Si6O15(OH)8
Description: Listed as associated with rhabdophane but no site-specific details given.
Reference: Januzzi, Ronald E. and David Seaman. (1976), Mineral Localities of Connecticut and Southeastern New York State and Pegmatite Minerals of the World. Taylor Assoc./Mineralogical Press, Danbury: 229.
Churchite-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4) · 2H2O
Habit: colloform with concentric layers
Colour: pale yellow-white
Description: Thin colloform crust on goethite with an associated opal-AN-like layer. In Januzzi (1994) the discoverer states, "Recent examination, by way of x-ray and semi-quantitative analysis uncovered a new species for the Scoville Ore Bed in Salisbury, Connecticut; the mineral churchite, a relatively inconspicuous species and confused (no doubt often) with rhabdophane and probably more common than realized. Florencite should be looked for when churchite occurs in a deposit of this type. A hyalite-like mineral evidently forming before churchite lies just beneath it (the specimen is in the author’s collection)-this species is very possibly evansite."
Reference: Januzzi, Ronald E. (1994), Mineral Data Book. The Mineralogical Press, Danbury.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Habit: massive, botryoidal
Colour: light to dark brown
Reference: Brush, George J. and Samuel L. Penfield. (1883), Scovillite: A New Phosphate of Didyium, Yttrium and other Rare Earths, From Salisbury, Connecticut. American Journal of Science: 25: 459.
'Halloysite' ?
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Description: Listed as associated with rhabdophane but no site-specific details given.
Reference: Januzzi, Ronald E. and David Seaman. (1976), Mineral Localities of Connecticut and Southeastern New York State and Pegmatite Minerals of the World. Taylor Assoc./Mineralogical Press, Danbury: 229.
Lithiophorite ?
Formula: (Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Description: Listed as associated with rhabdophane but no site-specific details given.
Reference: Januzzi, Ronald E. and David Seaman. (1976), Mineral Localities of Connecticut and Southeastern New York State and Pegmatite Minerals of the World. Taylor Assoc./Mineralogical Press, Danbury: 229.
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Brush, George J. and Samuel L. Penfield. (1883), Scovillite: A New Phosphate of Didyium, Yttrium and other Rare Earths, From Salisbury, Connecticut. American Journal of Science: 25: 459.
Rhabdophane-(La) (TL)
Formula: La(PO4) · H2O
Type Locality:
Habit: botryoidal to stalagtitic
Colour: brownish to pale yellow-white, pinkish
Reference: Brush, George J. and Samuel L. Penfield. (1883), Scovillite: A New Phosphate of Didymium, Yttrium and other Rare Earths, From Salisbury, Connecticut. American Journal of Science: 25: 459.
Rhabdophane-(Nd) (TL)
Formula: Nd(PO4) · H2O
Type Locality:
Habit: botryoidal to stalagtitic
Colour: brownish to pale yellow-white, pinkish
Reference: Brush, George J. and Samuel L. Penfield. (1883), Scovillite: A New Phosphate of Didymium, Yttrium and other Rare Earths, From Salisbury, Connecticut. American Journal of Science: 25: 459.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Lithiophorite ?4.FE.25(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Churchite-(Y)8.CJ.50Y(PO4) · 2H2O
Rhabdophane-(La) (TL)8.CJ.45La(PO4) · H2O
Rhabdophane-(Nd) (TL)8.CJ.45Nd(PO4) · H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Bementite ?9.EE.05Mn7Si6O15(OH)8
'Halloysite' ?9.ED.10Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Miscellaneous
Lithiophorite ?6.4.1.1(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Churchite-(Y)40.4.6.1Y(PO4) · 2H2O
Rhabdophane-(La) (TL)40.4.7.2La(PO4) · H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
'Halloysite' ?71.1.1.4Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Group 78 - Unclassified Silicates
Bementite ?78.5.2.1Mn7Si6O15(OH)8
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Rhabdophane-(Nd) (TL)-Nd(PO4) · H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Rhabdophane-(La)La(PO4) · H2O
H Rhabdophane-(Nd)Nd(PO4) · H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Churchite-(Y)Y(PO4) · 2H2O
H BementiteMn7Si6O15(OH)8
H Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
H HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
LiLithium
Li Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
OOxygen
O Rhabdophane-(La)La(PO4) · H2O
O Rhabdophane-(Nd)Nd(PO4) · H2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O Churchite-(Y)Y(PO4) · 2H2O
O BementiteMn7Si6O15(OH)8
O Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
O HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
AlAluminium
Al Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Al HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si BementiteMn7Si6O15(OH)8
Si HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
PPhosphorus
P Rhabdophane-(La)La(PO4) · H2O
P Rhabdophane-(Nd)Nd(PO4) · H2O
P Churchite-(Y)Y(PO4) · 2H2O
MnManganese
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
Mn BementiteMn7Si6O15(OH)8
Mn Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
YYttrium
Y Churchite-(Y)Y(PO4) · 2H2O
LaLanthanum
La Rhabdophane-(La)La(PO4) · H2O
NdNeodymium
Nd Rhabdophane-(Nd)Nd(PO4) · H2O

References

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Brush, George J. and Samuel L. Penfield. (1883), Scovillite: A New Phosphate of Didyium, Yttrium and other Rare Earths, From Salisbury, Connecticut. American Journal of Science: 25: 459.
Hobbs, William Herbert. (1907), The Iron Ores of the Salisbury District of Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. Economic Geology: 2: 153-181.
Schairer, J. F. (1931), The Minerals of Connecticut. State Geological and Natural History Survey Bulletin 51.
Januzzi, Ronald E. (1994), Mineral Data Book. The Mineralogical Press, Danbury.
Januzzi, Ronald E. and David Seaman. (1976), Mineral Localities of Connecticut and Southeastern New York State and Pegmatite Minerals of the World. Taylor Assoc./Mineralogical Press, Danbury.

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