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Amethyst from
Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Species:Quartz var: Amethyst
Comments:The Min. Record reference cited lists amethyst localities. The inclusion of Haddam refers to Dick Schooner's 1961 Mineralogy of Connecticut, which states the following: "The author has seen a three inch specimen of amethyst crystals, with albite, from a pegmatite in Haddam; this was exhibited at the Peabody Museum of Yale University." A check with the Peabody collection turned up YPM MIN 058341 described by staff as "mostly massive quartz (sorta smoky), some albite with muscovite, and what appears to be a secondary fracture or cavity (not enough there to know) filling of quartz that starts as a thin layer (~1mm) of white quartz against the massive quartz, that expands into a cluster of amethyst crystals. Nice color." Donated by J. F. Schairer. No specific locality recorded.
Abundance at site:Very Rare
Validity:Believed Valid
References:Schooner, Richard. (1961): The Mineralogy of Connecticut. Fluorescent House, Branford, Connecticut.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Smoky Quartz1 photo of Amethyst associated with Smoky Quartz at this locality.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Amethyst data
Locality Data:Click here to view Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Amethyst
14.4km (8.9 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
18.3km (11.4 miles) Reed's Gap Quarry (New Haven Trap Rock quarry; Tilcon Durham quarry), Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
19.8km (12.3 miles) Salem, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
20.1km (12.5 miles) Route 11 road cuts, Salem, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
24.0km (14.9 miles) Hawthorne Drive, Berlin, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
25.3km (15.7 miles) Meriden Trap Rock Quarry (Lane's Quarry), Meriden, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
26.0km (16.1 miles) Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
26.6km (16.5 miles) Pillow lava locality, Meriden, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
27.5km (17.1 miles) Hart's Lead Mine, Berlin, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
27.6km (17.1 miles) Hubbard Park Quartz locality, Meriden, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
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