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

Mineral Species
Species:Fluorapatite
Formula:Ca5(PO4)3F
Description
Comments:Typically massive and inconspicuous, revealed by its yellow SW UV fluorescence.
Habit:massive
Colour:gray
Luminescent properties:yellow
Quality for species:not specified / average specimens
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visual (Fluorescence)
References
References:
Schooner, Richard. (1958), The Mineralogy of the Portland-East Hampton-Middletown-Haddam Area in Connecticut (With a few notes on Glastonbury and Marlborough). Published by Richard Schooner; Ralph Lieser of Pappy’s Beryl Shop, East Hampton; and Howard Pate of Fluorescent House, Branford, Connecticut.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Bismutite3 photos of Fluorapatite associated with Bismutite at this locality.
Goethite3 photos of Fluorapatite associated with Goethite at this locality.
Zircon2 photos of Fluorapatite associated with Zircon at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Fluorapatite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Case Quarries, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Fluorapatite
1.3km (0.8 miles) A Gotta-Walden Prospect, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.4km (0.9 miles) B Bordonaro Quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.5km (1.0 miles) C Walden Gem Quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.5km (1.0 miles) D Hale Quarry (Andrews Quarry; Glastonbury Quarry), Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.8km (1.1 miles) E Andrews Quarry (old Hale Quarry; Grandfather Andrews Quarry), Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.9km (1.2 miles) F Simpson Quarry (Wiarda Quarry), South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
2.1km (1.3 miles) G Hollister prospects (Hollister Quarry), South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
2.3km (1.4 miles) H Howe Quarry (Howe #1 Quarry; Huspband Quarry), South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
2.7km (1.7 miles) I Pelton's Quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
3.3km (2.1 miles) J Chamberlain Lane, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
3.7km (2.3 miles) K 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) L Strickland Quarry (Eureka Quarry), Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries), Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
4.5km (2.8 miles) M Hale-Walker prospects, Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
4.8km (3.0 miles) N Nathan Hall Quarry (Clark Hill Quarry), East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
6.1km (3.8 miles) O State Forest Quarry #2 (State Forest No. 2 Mica Mine), Cobalt, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
6.6km (4.1 miles) P Knob Hill Quarry, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
6.9km (4.3 miles) Q Spinelli prospect (Spinelli quarry), Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
7.8km (4.8 miles) R Riverside Quarry (Western Quarry), White Rock District (White Rocks District), Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
8.1km (5.0 miles) S White Rocks Quarry (Consolidated Quarry), White Rock District (White Rocks District), Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
8.7km (5.4 miles) T Bishop Hill Schorl Locality, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
8.9km (5.5 miles) U Unnamed SE quarry (molybdenite locality), White Rock District (White Rocks District), Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
9.3km (5.8 miles) V Linkpot cut, Airline Railroad, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
9.5km (5.9 miles) W Markham mica Quarry, Hog Hill, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
10.6km (6.6 miles) X Tollgate Quarry (Tollgate Mine; Bidwell Quarry; China-stone Quarry), Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
12.0km (7.4 miles) Y Hurd State Park quarries, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
12.7km (7.9 miles) Z Enegren Mica Mine (Power Mica Mine), East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
13.0km (8.1 miles) 0 Anderson No. 1 Mica Mine (Swanson Mine; Swanson Lithia Mine), East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
13.1km (8.1 miles) 1 Anderson No. 2 Mica Mine, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
13.7km (8.5 miles) 2 Slocum prospect, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
13.9km (8.6 miles) 3 Rock Landing Quarry (Capt. Rohrback Quarry), Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
15.8km (9.8 miles) 4 Gillette Quarry (J-J Mine; Haddam Neck Quarry), Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
16.4km (10.2 miles) 5 Quarry Hill (Brainerd Quarries; Shailor Quarries), Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
17.3km (10.7 miles) 6 State Route 9 and State Route 81 Interchange, Higganum, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
18.0km (11.2 miles) 7 Jail Hill Road locality (Jail Hill Quarry), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
18.1km (11.2 miles) 8 Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
19.0km (11.8 miles) 9 Gulf Quarry, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
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