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Sapphire from
Interstate 84 road cuts (Route 6A bypass), Newtown, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA

Locality type:Road Cutting
Classification
Species:Corundum var: Sapphire
Formula:Al2O3
Formation:Primary
Comments:"This anhedral sapphire was found on Interstate 84 west in Newtown, Connecticut. The specimen is bluish-black in color and embedded in kyanite. As far as the author is aware very few specimens were ever collected.", Januzzi (1994).
Habit:anhedral
Colour:bluish-black
Quality for species:Poor for species, only of interest for locality collectors. (#)
Abundance at site:Very Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References
References:Former Ronald Januzzi collection; Januzzi, Ronald E. (1994), Mineral Data Book - Western Connecticut and Environs. The Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Sapphire data
Locality Data:Click here to view Interstate 84 road cuts (Route 6A bypass), Newtown, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Sapphire
10.4km (6.5 miles) Berry Road kyanite locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
 
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