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Albite from
Danburite type locality, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA

Comments:In dolomite and intimately associated with a K-spar and rarely danburite. Specimens preserved at Yale Peabody Museum range from coarse-granular to elongated subhedral (to a few cms), are white, opaque to translucent, with abundant polysynthetic twinning and adamantine luster on the abundant cleavage. Rather dull fluorescence under LW UV, pale yellow-white.
Habit:granular, massive to subhedral
Colour:white to pale bluish-white
Luminescent properties:pale yellow-white
Quality for species:Rock forming mineral/non-crystalline/little interest for collectors.(##)
Abundance at site:Common
Validity:Believed Valid
References:Shepard, Charles U. (1839): Notice of Danburite, a new mineral species. American Journal of Science: series 1, 35 (1): 137-139; Smith, Lawrence J. and George J. Brush. (1853a): Reexamination of American Minerals, Part II. American Journal of Science: series 2, 16 (46): 44.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Albite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Danburite type locality, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Albite
0.1km (0.0 miles) Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
1.7km (1.1 miles) North Street mall, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
5.4km (3.3 miles) Interstate 84 and US Route 202 interchange, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
7.9km (4.9 miles) U. S. Route 7 Expressway (Danbury line to Iron Works District), Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
8.0km (5.0 miles) Cook Quarry on Harry Wiley Farm, Newtown, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
8.3km (5.2 miles) West Redding grossular locality, Redding (Reading), Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
8.5km (5.3 miles) Sky Ridge railroad cut, Hawleyville, Newtown, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
9.4km (5.8 miles) Grace Feldspar Mine, Newtown, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
9.8km (6.1 miles) Biermann Quarries (Bethel quarries) and tourmaline ledge, Bethel, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
11.4km (7.1 miles) Titicus Mica Quarry, Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
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