Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat ArticlesThe ElementsBooks & Magazines
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsUsersMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day GalleryMineral Photography

Elbaite from
Brack Gem prospect (Brack prospect), East Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA

Locality type:Prospect
Classification
Species:Elbaite
Formula:Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Comments:all elbaite crystals have a thin blue cap on the pedion termination, with "watermelon" crystals and gem nodules to 5 mm common
Habit:elongated prisms
Colour:green, pink, red
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References
References:Rocks & Min.: 70:379; Rocks & Minerals (1995) 70:396-409; Jarnot (1995)
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Cookeite3 photos of Elbaite associated with Cookeite at this locality.
Smoky Quartz2 photos of Elbaite associated with Smoky Quartz at this locality.
Lepidolite1 photo of Elbaite associated with Lepidolite at this locality.
Cassiterite1 photo of Elbaite associated with Cassiterite at this locality.
Rubellite1 photo of Elbaite associated with Rubellite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Elbaite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Brack Gem prospect (Brack prospect), East Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
Photo GalleryView Gallery (11 photos)
Nearest other occurrences of Elbaite
6.1km (3.8 miles) Hollister prospects (Hollister Quarry), South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
6.7km (4.1 miles) Simpson Quarry (Wiarda Quarry), South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
7.5km (4.6 miles) Walden Gem Quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
8.9km (5.5 miles) Schoonmaker Mine (Cramer Mine), Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries), Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
9.0km (5.6 miles) Strickland Quarry (Eureka Quarry), Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries), Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
12.5km (7.8 miles) Riverside Quarry (Western Quarry), White Rock Mining District, Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
12.7km (7.9 miles) White Rocks Quarry (Consolidated Quarry), White Rock Mining District, Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
13.4km (8.4 miles) Eureka Quarry, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
14.9km (9.2 miles) Anderson No. 1 Mica Mine (Swanson Mine; Swanson Lithia Mine), East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
17.5km (10.9 miles) Gillette Quarry (J-J Mine; Haddam Neck Quarry), Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
 
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2020, except where stated. Most political location boundaries are © OpenStreetMap contributors. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: February 19, 2020 03:55:54
Go to top of page