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Quartz from
Hewitt Gem Quarry (Herb's Gem Quarry; Sawmill Quarry), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Locality type:Quarry
Classification
Species:Quartz
Formula:SiO2
Comments:Mostly massive as part of the pegmatite matrix, but good pocket crystals are found at the outer edge of the quartz core zone near the amazonite crystals. Crystals to over 30 cm can form parts of the pocket walls, though most loose crystals are up to several cm. Can be doubly-terminated or complex scepters.
Habit:massive to euhedral prismatic or scepter overgrowths
Colour:smoky
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Extremely common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:
Seaman, David (1976): "Pegmatite Minerals of the World" in: Januzzi, Ronald E. and David Seaman.(1976): Mineral Localities of Connecticut and Southeastern New York State and Pegmatite Minerals of the World. (The Mineralogical Press: Danbury, Connecticut).; Harold Moritz field observations.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Quartz data
Locality Data:Click here to view Hewitt Gem Quarry (Herb's Gem Quarry; Sawmill Quarry), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Quartz
0.3km (0.2 miles) Long Hill quartz locality, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
0.5km (0.3 miles) Long Hill prospects (Turkey Hill prospects), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
0.6km (0.4 miles) Civilian Conservation Corps prospect (CCC prospect; Cook columbite prospect), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
0.7km (0.4 miles) Civilian Conservation Corps Quarry (CCC Quarry; Smith Quarry; Turkey Hill quarry lot), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
0.7km (0.5 miles) Nemo's Quarry, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
0.9km (0.5 miles) Long Hill Quarry, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.1km (0.7 miles) Arnold Quarry, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.1km (0.7 miles) State Route 9 rock cuts, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.2km (0.7 miles) Gulf Quarry, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.5km (0.9 miles) State Route 9 Interchange 8 - Beaver Meadow Road, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
 
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