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Salisbury Mine (Old Hill Mine; Ore Hill Mine), Salisbury District, Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA

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Detailed Mineral List:
Bementite
Description: The reference cited is discussing this mineral in context with its occurrence at the Scovill mine of the Salisbury iron ore district, not specifically regarding the Ore Hill, Salisbury mine.
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.
Cryptomelane
Habit: botryoidal
Colour: black with blue tint
Reference: Harold Moritz collection
Photo: © 2015 Harold Moritz. Cryptomelane from Salisbury Mine, Salisbury District, Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
Gibbsite
Habit: radially fibrous masses, stalactitic and spherical concretions, and as incrustations
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.
Goethite
Habit: mostly earthy and massive, rarely radially fibrous masses, stalactitic, botryoidal, spherical
Colour: brown to dark brown nearly black, some botryoidal and lustrous specimens are iridescent
Description: Often misclassified as limonite, or "brown hematite" in older literature. Most material is massive dull earthy ore, best specimens have stalactitic to botryoidal forms with a highly lustrous, black surface.
Reference: Hobbs, William Herbert. (1907), The Iron Ores of the Salisbury District of Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. Economic Geology: 2: 153-181.; 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.
Photo: © 2009 Peter Cristofono. Goethite from Salisbury Mine, Salisbury District, Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
'Halloysite'
Description: The reference cited is discussing this mineral in context with its occurrence at the Scovill mine of the Salisbury iron ore district, not specifically regarding the Ore Hill, Salisbury mine.
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.
Hematite
Description: The ore is goethite, but most old literature calls it "hematite", "brown hematite", "turgite", etc., yet all specimens have a brown streak not a red streak.
Reference: John Betts (www.mindat.org/mesg-7-134775.html)
'Limonite'
Reference: Januzzi, 1976. Mineral Localities of Connecticut and Southeastern New York State (Taylor Assoc./Mineralogical Press); Rocks & Minerals (1995) 70:396-409
Lithiophorite
Description: The reference cited is discussing this mineral in context with its occurrence at the Scovill mine of the Salisbury iron ore district, not specifically regarding the Ore Hill, Salisbury mine.
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
Habit: massive, botryoidal or as lustrous tabular crystals to 3mm in pockets in goethite.
Colour: black
Description: According to Schairer (1931): "Occurs crystallized (probably pseudomorphous) at Salisbury and Kent, also as aggregates of coarse columnar grains or needles or as coatings on limonite. The quality of the iron produced at the iron mines of northwestern Connecticut was due to the presence of this mineral in the ore."
Reference: Schairer, J. F. (1931), The Minerals of Connecticut. State Geological and Natural History Survey Bulletin 51. Former Miller collection.
Photo: © 2009 Peter Cristofono. Pyrolusite from Salisbury Mine, Salisbury District, Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
Siderite
Description: According to Hobbs (1901): "...irregular block-like masses of so-called 'white horse.' The 'white horse' somewhat resembles the dolomite, but has soapy feel and contains 50 per cent or more of ferric oxide. It appears to be a mixture of iron carbonate and talc, and elsewhere in the Salisbury district it has been mined for the iron which it contains. At the surface it weathers to a brown color owing to the hydration of the iron oxide."
Reference: Hobbs, William Herbert. (1907), The Iron Ores of the Salisbury District of Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. Economic Geology: 2: 153-181.
Talc
Description: According to Hobbs (1901): "...irregular block-like masses of so-called 'white horse.' The 'white horse' somewhat resembles the dolomite, but has soapy feel and contains 50 per cent or more of ferric oxide. It appears to be a mixture of iron carbonate and talc, and elsewhere in the Salisbury district it has been mined for the iron which it contains. At the surface it weathers to a brown color owing to the hydration of the iron oxide."
Reference: Hobbs, William Herbert. (1907), The Iron Ores of the Salisbury District of Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. Economic Geology: 2: 153-181.
'Turgite'
Description: The ore is goethite, but most old literature calls it "hematite", "brown hematite", "turgite", etc., yet all specimens have a brown streak not a red streak.
Reference: John Betts (www.mindat.org/mesg-7-134775.html)

References

Shepard, Charles U. (1837), A Report on the Geological Survey of Connecticut. Hamlem, New Haven.

Holley. (1877), Notes on the Salisbury Iron Mines and Works. T. A. I. M. E.: 6: 220.

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.

Elwell, Wilbur J. (1936), Mineral Collecting by Hydroplane. Rocks and Minerals: 11(6): 92-3.

Januzzi, Ronald E. (1976), Mineral Localities of Connecticut and Southeastern New York State. Taylor Associates Mineralogical Press, Danbury.

Skehan, James W. (2008), Roadside Geology of Connecticut and Rhode Island. Mountain Press, Missuola, Montana: 252.

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