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Nonnewaug River Industrial Park, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USAi
Regional Level Types
Nonnewaug River Industrial ParkConstruction Site
Woodbury- not defined -
Litchfield Co.County

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
41° 33' 45'' North , 73° 11' 31'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
Woodbury Center1,294 (2017)2.3km
Woodbury9,755 (2017)2.5km
Middlebury6,974 (2017)6.6km
Watertown3,574 (2017)7.8km
Bethlehem Village2,021 (2017)8.6km

Construction site exposing mica schist, amphibolite and a small zone of intrusive pegmatite producing a fair amount of minerals. Fluorescent material was relatively abundant here. Mesolite found here may be natrolite or pectolite. Need raman testing.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite ?
Formula: ◻Ca2(Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5)Si8O22OH2
Description: Thin black strands up to 2cm, occurring in small pockets.
Reference: Mike Polletta observation
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Habit: anhedral grains
Colour: white
Fluorescence: pink
Description: Component of the gneiss/schist. Rarely as micro-crystals in tiny voids.
Reference: Mike Polletta Observation
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Habit: subhedral
Description: Grains up to 1cm in schist. Not impressive.
Reference: Mike Polletta Observation
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Habit: Trapezohedron
Colour: white
Description: Crystals occur as white trapezohedrons up to 4mm in fractures.
Reference: Mike Polletta Observation
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
Reference: Mike Polletta Observation
Habit: rhombohedral
Colour: white
Description: Occurring as pseudo-cubic crystals up to 4mm in fractures in amphibolite.
Reference: Mike Polletta Observation
Formula: CuFeS2
Habit: anhedral
Colour: brassy
Description: Anhedral grains coated with chrysocolla.
Reference: Mike Polletta observations
'Chlorite Group'
Habit: micaceaous
Colour: dark green
Description: Component of the schist.
Reference: Mike Polletta Observation
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
Habit: encrustation
Colour: blue-green
Description: Coating chalcopyrite grains.
Reference: Mike Polletta observations
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Habit: prismatic
Colour: pistachio green
Description: Micro crystals in fractures in amphibolite.
Reference: Mike Polletta Observation
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Habit: subhedral
Colour: pale gray
Fluorescence: yellow
Description: Grains in pegmatite with typical yellow fluorescence under SW UV.
Reference: Mike Polletta Observation
Reference: Mike Polletta Observation
'K Feldspar'
Colour: white
Description: Micro-crystals in fractures in amphibolite.
Reference: Mike Polletta observations
'K Feldspar var. Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Colour: white
Description: Micro-crystals in fractures in amphibolite.
Reference: Mike Polletta observations
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Habit: flat prisms
Colour: pale blue-gray
Description: Crystals in schist to 1-2 cm.
Reference: Mike Polletta Observation
Mesolite ?
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Habit: acicular prisms
Colour: white
Description: Tiny sprays of clear, thin prisms in fractures.
Reference: Mike Polletta Observation
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Identified at a CT Museum
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Habit: tabular anhedral
Description: Component of the gneiss/schist.
Reference: Mike Polletta Observation
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Habit: waxy encrustations
Colour: pale blue-green
Fluorescence: green
Description: Typical coating on host rock mostly only visible under SW UV.
Reference: Mike Polletta Observation
Opal var. Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Habit: waxy encrustations
Colour: pale blue-green
Fluorescence: green
Description: Typical coating on host rock mostly only visible under SW UV.
Reference: Mike Polletta Observation
Pectolite ?
Formula: NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Habit: acicular fibrous
Colour: white
Description: Radiating sprays of tiny fibrous crystals, opaque white rather than the clear white of suspected mesolite.
Reference: Mike Polletta observations
Formula: FeS2
Habit: anhedral
Description: Massive pyrite and small crystals mixed in with the pegmatite rock. Crystals rarely exceed 3mm here.
Reference: Mike Polletta Observation
Formula: SiO2
Habit: prismatic
Colour: white
Description: Small crystals to 5mm in voids, otherwise massive component of the gneiss/schist.
Reference: Mike Polletta observation
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Habit: Doubly-terminated prisms
Colour: black
Description: Doubly-terminated crystals up to 3cm with nice luster, none were recovered from site.
Reference: Mike Polletta Observation
'Stilbite subgroup'
Formula: M6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O
Habit: prisms and bow-tie aggregates
Colour: white
Description: Micro-crystals in fractures in schist.
Reference: Mike Polletta Observation


List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var. Opal-AN4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite ?9.DE.10◻Ca2(Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5)Si8O22OH2
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
Mesolite ?9.GA.05Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Pectolite ?9.DG.05NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var. Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'Stilbite subgroup'-M6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Pectolite ?
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Mesolite ? · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite ?-◻Ca2(Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5)Si8O22OH2
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var. Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
var. Opal-AN
-SiO2 · nH2O
'Stilbite subgroup'-M6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
H Opal var. Opal-ANSiO2 · nH2O
H Stilbite subgroupM6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
H Actinolite◻Ca2(Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5)Si8O22OH2
H PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O Opal var. Opal-ANSiO2 · nH2O
O Stilbite subgroupM6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O QuartzSiO2
O K Feldspar var. AdulariaKAlSi3O8
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
O Actinolite◻Ca2(Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5)Si8O22OH2
O PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Na PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
Mg Actinolite◻Ca2(Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5)Si8O22OH2
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al Stilbite subgroupM6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al K Feldspar var. AdulariaKAlSi3O8
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Opal var. Opal-ANSiO2 · nH2O
Si Stilbite subgroupM6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si K Feldspar var. AdulariaKAlSi3O8
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Si Actinolite◻Ca2(Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5)Si8O22OH2
Si PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K K Feldspar var. AdulariaKAlSi3O8
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Ca Actinolite◻Ca2(Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5)Si8O22OH2
Ca PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Ti BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Actinolite◻Ca2(Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5)Si8O22OH2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1

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