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Rubellite from
Strickland Quarry (Eureka Quarry), Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries), Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Locality type:Quarry
Classification
Species:Tourmaline var: Rubellite
Formula:A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Comments:Pink to rosy variety of elbaite, usually pastel, commonly fragmented and etched and associated with K-rich albite, cookeite, quartz in the cleavelandite-quartz intermediate zone. Pink cores of some concentrially-zoned "watermelon" tourmaline fluoresce blue.
Habit:elongated, striated prisms
Colour:pink to rosy
Luminescent properties:blue
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References
References:Schooner, Richard. (1955): 90 Minerals from 1 Connecticut Hill. Rocks & Minerals: 30(7-8): 351-8.; 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:
Pollucite1 photo of Rubellite associated with Pollucite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Rubellite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Strickland Quarry (Eureka Quarry), Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries), Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
Photo GalleryView Gallery (2 photos)
Nearest other occurrences of Rubellite
0.1km (0.1 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
3.0km (1.9 miles) Walden Gem Quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
9.0km (5.6 miles) Brack Gem prospect (Brack prospect), East Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
16.9km (10.5 miles) Hewitt Gem Quarry (Herb's Gem Quarry; Sawmill Quarry), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
 
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