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Quartz from
State Route 9 - Ellis Street and State Route 72 interchanges (State Route 72 roadcut), New Britain, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA

Classification
Species:Quartz
Formula:SiO2
Comments:Drusy crystals line voids in faulted altered basalt, generally isolated or clustered Herkimer-type crystals to a few cm found rooted on the druse or with barite and dolomite, etc., scattered in fault veins. Also as parallel-growth plates of short crystals in the veins, or as Cumberland habit crystal aggregates in gas vesicles in basalt. Also massive and highly etched when associated with bitumen in the veins.
Habit:Short prismatic Herkimer-style crystals, as parallel growth aggregates, drusy, Cumberland habit
Colour:colorless to white
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Very common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Januzzi, Ronald E. (1976), Mineral Localities of Connecticut and Southeastern New York State. The Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Baryte2 photos of Quartz associated with Baryte at this locality.
Dolomite1 photo of Quartz associated with Dolomite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Quartz data
Locality Data:Click here to view State Route 9 - Ellis Street and State Route 72 interchanges (State Route 72 roadcut), New Britain, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Quartz
2.6km (1.6 miles) A Hart's Lead Mine, Berlin, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
4.5km (2.8 miles) B Arute Field, New Britain, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
4.8km (3.0 miles) C North Mountain Road, Plainville, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
5.2km (3.2 miles) D Plainville Trap Rock Quarry (Tilcon New Britain Quarry), Plainville, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
5.3km (3.3 miles) E Trap Rock quarry, Plainville, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
5.3km (3.3 miles) F 135 Fenn Road, Newington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
5.8km (3.6 miles) G Fenn Road, Newington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
5.9km (3.7 miles) H Newington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
5.9km (3.7 miles) I New Britain, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
6.1km (3.8 miles) J The Woodlands, Newington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
6.4km (3.9 miles) K State Route 9 & State Route 71 Interchange, New Britain, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
6.4km (4.0 miles) L 2368-2384 Berlin Turnpike (Former Hartford Drive-In), Newington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
6.5km (4.1 miles) M State Route 372 construction site, Plainville, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
6.6km (4.1 miles) N Clark farm (Holler's Mine), Southington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
7.3km (4.5 miles) O Tomasso Quarry (Tilcon Tomasso Quarry; Tilcon Quarry; Arborio Quarry), Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
7.8km (4.8 miles) P Hawthorne Drive, Berlin, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
8.1km (5.0 miles) Q Interstate 91 and Interstate 291 interchange, Rocky Hill, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
8.3km (5.2 miles) R State Route 4 road cut, Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
8.4km (5.2 miles) S Balf Quarry, Newington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
8.5km (5.3 miles) T Farmington Trap Rock Quarry, Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
9.1km (5.6 miles) U Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
10.4km (6.5 miles) V Quartz locality, Meriden, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
10.8km (6.7 miles) W Meriden Trap Rock Quarry (Lane's Quarry), Meriden, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
11.2km (6.9 miles) X Rocky Hill Quarry, Rocky Hill, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
12.0km (7.5 miles) Y Pillow lava locality, Meriden, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
12.2km (7.6 miles) Z Trinity Ridge, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
12.5km (7.8 miles) 0 Hubbard Park Quartz locality, Meriden, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
13.0km (8.1 miles) 1 Hurley Hill, Bristol, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
14.1km (8.7 miles) 2 Howe #4 Quarry and Eureka Quarries, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
14.2km (8.8 miles) 3 Unnamed prospects, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
14.2km (8.8 miles) 4 Howe Quarry (Howe #1 Quarry; Huspband Quarry), South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
14.3km (8.9 miles) 5 John C. Wiarda Quarry, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
14.3km (8.9 miles) 6 Gas pipeline excavation, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
14.4km (9.0 miles) 7 Griswold Quarry, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
14.4km (9.0 miles) 8 Andrews Quarry (old Hale Quarry; Grandfather Andrews Quarry), Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
14.4km (9.0 miles) 9 Roaring Brook Quarry, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
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