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Triphylite from
State Forest Quarry #2 (State Forest No. 2 Mica Mine), Cobalt, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Classification
Species:Triphylite
Formula:LiFe2+PO4
Comments:"The first triphylite actually seen in Connecticut was discovered by the author at the State Forest Mine in East Hampton, around 1955. It was first noticed in the dump; a search of the locality soon revealed two small bodies of triphylite in the left hand wall of the open pit, just above the short tunnel. A number of specimens were collected, some being cleavage masses up to four inches wide. Siderite, messelite, ludlamite, and several other typical minerals were intergrown, most of them owing their origin to the hydrothermal alteration of the triphylite. One small crystal was noted." (Schooner 1961)
Habit:anhedral cleavable masses
Colour:pale gray-green
Abundance at site:Very Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Schooner (1958, 1961); Rocks & Min.: 70:403
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Messelite3 photos of Triphylite associated with Messelite at this locality.
Vivianite3 photos of Triphylite associated with Vivianite at this locality.
Strunzite1 photo of Triphylite associated with Strunzite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Triphylite data
Locality Data:Click here to view State Forest Quarry #2 (State Forest No. 2 Mica Mine), Cobalt, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
Photo GalleryView Gallery (5 photos)
Nearest other occurrences of Triphylite
6.9km (4.3 miles) Anderson No. 1 Mica Mine (Swanson Mine; Swanson Lithia Mine), East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
7.5km (4.6 miles) Andrews Quarry (old Hale Quarry; Grandfather Andrews Quarry), Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
7.8km (4.8 miles) Rock Landing Quarry (Capt. Rohrback Quarry), Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
51.0km (31.7 miles) State Route 8 and State Route 118 interchange, Harwinton, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
71.5km (44.4 miles) U. S. Route 7 Expressway (Danbury line to Iron Works District), Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
72.1km (44.8 miles) Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
74.6km (46.4 miles) Blandford mica mines, Blandford, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
81.4km (50.6 miles) Fillow Quarry (Branchville Quarry; Branchville Mica Mine; Smith Mine), Branchville, Redding (Reading), Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
 
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