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Tourmaline locality, Barkhamsted, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° North , 72° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~4km

The only person to document this place was Steuben Taylor (1823):

Black Tourmaline. Of this mineral there is a remarkable locality in Barkhampstead [sic], on the farm of William Taylor, Esq. The rock in which it is found is a fine-grained granite, penetrated by a vein of quartz nine or ten inches wide. From this vein elegant specimens may easily be obtained by means of a hammer or sledge. "I succeeded in getting one crystal, which is more than an inch in diameter and five inches long.” The rock is situated about fifty rods W. N. W. of Mr. Taylor's house, and about the same distance east of the turnpike road leading from Hartford to Albany.

It is probably somewhere along what is now US Route 44 in the SW part of town. If someone has the 1859 Litchfield County map, William Taylor's house may be noted on it (an on-line image of it was not scanned with enough resolution).

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2 valid minerals.

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Taylor, Steuben. (1823). Localities of minerals. American Journal of Science: s. 1, 6: 246.

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