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Quartz from
Diamond Ledge (West Stafford quartz locality; Stafford Springs quartz locality), Stafford, Tolland Co., Connecticut, USA

Classification
Species:Quartz
Formula:SiO2
Formation:Primary
Comments:large complex crystals to 10 cm or more, smaller crystals radially encrusted acicular laumontite creating coarse columns of crystals
Habit:stubby prismatic, complex parallel-growth, corn cob
Colour:colorless to milky (typically in an outer zone)
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Very common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Zodac, Peter (1948), Diamond Ledge, West Stafford, Conn. Rocks & Minerals: 23: 611.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Quartz data
Locality Data:Click here to view Diamond Ledge (West Stafford quartz locality; Stafford Springs quartz locality), Stafford, Tolland Co., Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Quartz
12.4km (7.7 miles) A Burgundy Hill Quarry, Tolland, Tolland Co., Connecticut, USA
13.1km (8.1 miles) B Becker Quarry (Becker's Quarry), West Willington, Willington, Tolland Co., Connecticut, USA
14.1km (8.7 miles) C Interstate 84 (I-84; I-86; State Route 15; Wilbur Cross Highway), Union, Tolland Co., Connecticut, USA
16.2km (10.1 miles) D Monson quarries (Flynt quarries), Monson, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
17.2km (10.7 miles) E Rye Circle Rose Quartz Locality, East Longmeadow, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
18.2km (11.3 miles) F Cordierite locality, Union, Tolland Co., Connecticut, USA
20.5km (12.7 miles) G Sturbridge Graphite Mine (Tantiusques Mine; Winthrop Lead Mine), Sturbridge, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA
23.0km (14.3 miles) H Mansfield, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA
27.0km (16.8 miles) I Sturbridge, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA
28.8km (17.9 miles) J US Route 6 Willimantic Bypass expressway road cuts, Coventry, Tolland Co., Connecticut, USA
29.1km (18.1 miles) K Mansfield Hollow Dam, Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA
31.8km (19.8 miles) L Linen Company mill no. 2, Willimantic, Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA
32.1km (19.9 miles) M State Route 20 road cut, East Granby, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
32.3km (20.0 miles) N Roncari Quarry (Tilcon Quarry), East Granby, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
32.6km (20.3 miles) O Chandler Hill, Woodstock, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA
33.1km (20.6 miles) P Blumenthal prospect, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
33.9km (21.0 miles) Q Belchertown, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA
34.6km (21.5 miles) R State Route 189 road cut, Tariffville Gorge, Bloomfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
34.7km (21.5 miles) S Tariffville Gorge, Bloomfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
36.0km (22.3 miles) T Paxton Way, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
36.3km (22.5 miles) U Spinelli prospect (Spinelli quarry), Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
36.8km (22.9 miles) V Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
37.0km (23.0 miles) W Knob Hill Quarry, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
37.3km (23.1 miles) X East Glastonbury Quarry (Curtis Quarry), East Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
37.8km (23.5 miles) Y Trinity Ridge, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
37.8km (23.5 miles) Z State Route 2 roadcut, Marlborough, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
38.4km (23.9 miles) 0 Mount Tom, Holyoke, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
38.4km (23.9 miles) 1 Carini Quarry, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
38.6km (24.0 miles) 2 Brack Gem prospect (Brack prospect), East Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
39.2km (24.4 miles) 3 Notch Quarry (Lane Quarry; Amherst Quarry; Round Mountain Quarry), Amherst, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA
40.2km (25.0 miles) 4 Roaring Brook Quarry, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
40.5km (25.2 miles) 5 Chamberlain Lane, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
41.0km (25.5 miles) 6 Dayville, Killingly, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA
41.0km (25.5 miles) 7 John C. Wiarda Quarry, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
41.0km (25.5 miles) 8 Rocky Hill Quarry, Rocky Hill, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
41.3km (25.6 miles) 9 Balf Quarry, Newington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
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