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

Locality type:Prospect
Classification
Species:Tourmaline var: Rubellite
Formula:A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Comments:typically with blue color "cap" on the pedion
Habit:elongated prisms
Colour:red to pink
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
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Elbaite1 photo of Rubellite associated with Elbaite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Rubellite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Brack Gem prospect (Brack prospect), East Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Rubellite
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
21.9km (13.6 miles) Hewitt Gem Quarry (Herb's Gem Quarry; Sawmill Quarry), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
 
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