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Albite from
Case Quarries, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Classification
Species:Albite
Comments:Largely a rock-forming component of the pegmatites. Rarely lining small pockets.
Habit:mostly anhedral grains, rare blocky pocket crystals
Colour:white
Quality for species:Rock forming mineral/non-crystalline/little interest for collectors.(##)
Abundance at site:Extremely common
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Optical Analysis
References
References:Cameron, Eugene N., Larrabee David M., McNair, Andrew H., Page, James T., Stewart, Glenn W., and Shainin, Vincent E. (1954), Pegmatite Investigations 1942-45 New England. USGS Professional Paper 255.; Stugard, Frederick, Jr. (1958), Pegmatites of the Middletown Area, Connecticut. USGS Bulletin 1042-Q.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Beryl2 photos of Albite associated with Beryl at this locality.
Smoky Quartz1 photo of Albite associated with Smoky Quartz at this locality.
Microcline1 photo of Albite associated with Microcline at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Albite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Case Quarries, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Albite
1.3km (0.8 miles) A Gotta-Walden Prospect, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.4km (0.9 miles) B Gotta-Wannerstrom Quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.4km (0.9 miles) C Bordonaro Quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.5km (1.0 miles) D Walden Gem Quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.5km (1.0 miles) E Hale Quarry (Andrews Quarry; Glastonbury Quarry), Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.8km (1.1 miles) F Andrews Quarry (old Hale Quarry; Grandfather Andrews Quarry), Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.9km (1.2 miles) G Simpson Quarry (Wiarda Quarry), South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
2.1km (1.3 miles) H Hollister prospects (Hollister Quarry), South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
2.3km (1.4 miles) I Howe Quarry (Howe #1 Quarry; Huspband Quarry), South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
2.4km (1.5 miles) J Synnott Quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
2.4km (1.5 miles) K Griswold Quarry, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
2.6km (1.6 miles) L Gas pipeline excavation, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
2.7km (1.7 miles) M Pelton's Quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
2.7km (1.7 miles) N Husband Quarry, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
2.7km (1.7 miles) O Unnamed prospects, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
2.8km (1.8 miles) P Howe #4 Quarry and Eureka Quarries, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
3.3km (2.1 miles) Q Chamberlain Lane, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
3.6km (2.2 miles) R John C. Wiarda Quarry, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
3.7km (2.3 miles) S Schoonmaker Mine (Cramer Mine), Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries), Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
3.8km (2.4 miles) T Strickland Quarry (Eureka Quarry), Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries), Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
4.3km (2.7 miles) U Roaring Brook Quarry, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
4.5km (2.8 miles) V Hale-Walker prospects, Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
4.6km (2.9 miles) W State Forest Quarry No. 1 (State Forest #1 Quarry; Clark Hill Quarry), East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
4.8km (3.0 miles) X Nathan Hall Quarry (Clark Hill Quarry), East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
5.0km (3.1 miles) Y Clark Hill prospect, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
5.8km (3.6 miles) Z Great Hill cobalt mines, Cobalt, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
5.9km (3.7 miles) 0 Brack Gem prospect (Brack prospect), East Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
6.0km (3.8 miles) 1 East Glastonbury Quarry (Curtis Quarry), East Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
6.1km (3.8 miles) 2 State Forest Quarry #2 (State Forest No. 2 Mica Mine), Cobalt, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
6.3km (3.9 miles) 3 Great Hill Pond Brook pegmatite, Cobalt, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
6.6km (4.1 miles) 4 Knob Hill Quarry, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
6.9km (4.3 miles) 5 Spinelli prospect (Spinelli quarry), Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
7.4km (4.6 miles) 6 Paxton Way, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
7.8km (4.8 miles) 7 Riverside Quarry (Western Quarry), White Rock District (White Rocks District), Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
8.1km (5.0 miles) 8 White Rocks Quarry (Consolidated Quarry), White Rock District (White Rocks District), Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
8.4km (5.2 miles) 9 The Feldspar Corp. Quarry, White Rock District (White Rocks District), Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
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