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Muscovite from
Pelton's Quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Locality type:Quarry
Classification
Species:Muscovite
Formula:KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Comments:Sharp, dark, well-formed crystals.
Habit:pseudohexagonal tabular to elongated crystals
Colour:dark silver to bronze
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Januzzi, Ronald. (1976), Mineral Localities of Connecticut and Southeastern New York State. Taylor Associates/Mineralogical Press, Danbury.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Beryl1 photo of Muscovite associated with Beryl at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Muscovite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Pelton's Quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
Photo GalleryView Gallery (5 photos)
Nearest other occurrences of Muscovite
0.5km (0.3 miles) Synnott Quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.6km (1.0 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
1.6km (1.0 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
2.0km (1.2 miles) Hale-Walker prospects, Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
2.5km (1.5 miles) Gotta-Walden Prospect, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
2.6km (1.6 miles) Walden Gem Quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
2.7km (1.7 miles) Case Quarries, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
2.9km (1.8 miles) Bordonaro Quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
3.0km (1.9 miles) State Forest Quarry No. 1 (State Forest #1 Quarry; Clark Hill Quarry), East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
3.1km (2.0 miles) Gotta-Wannerstrom Quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
 
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