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Roncari Quarry (Tilcon Quarry), East Granby, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 56' 16'' North , 72° 44' 22'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.93778,-72.73944
Köppen climate type:Dfa : Hot-summer humid continental climate


Quarry in the Jurassic (205 mya) Holyoke Basalt. Mineralization occurs in gas vesicles (pockets) and in fault zones, some of them heavily brecciated and recemented with fine-grained calcite.

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Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Early Jurassic
174.1 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 2921544
Holyoke Basalt

Age: Early Jurassic (174.1 - 201.3 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Holyoke Basalt

Description: Greenish-gray to black (weathers bright orange to brown), fine- to coarse-grained, grading from basalt near contacts to gabbro in the interior, composed of pyroxene and plagioclase with accessory opaques and locally olivine or devitrified glass.

Comments: Part of Central Lowlands; Newark Terrane - Hartford and Pomperaug Mesozoic Basins. Part of Newark Supergroup (Upper Triassic and Lower Jurassic). Part of Meriden Formation of Krynine (1950) (Lower Jurassic); CT005.

Lithology: Major:{basalt,gabbro}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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References

Wolfe, C. W. and Vilks, I. (1960): Pseudomorphs after Datolite, Prehnite and Apophyllite from East Granby, Connecticut. American Mineralogist: 45: 443-447.

Ryerson, Kathleen, H. (1972): Rock Hound's Guide to Connecticut. Pequot Press.

Hubert, John F., Paul E. Feshbach-Meriney and Michael A. Smith. (1992). The Triassic-Jurassic Hartford Rift Basin, Connecticut and Massachusetts: Evolution, Sandstone Diagenesis, and Hydrocarbon History. AAPG Bulletin: 76(11).

Weber, Marcelle H. and Earle C. Sullivan. (1995): Connecticut Mineral Locality Index. Rocks & Minerals (Connecticut Issue): 70(6): 398.

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