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Calcite from
O & G Southbury Quarry (Silliman Quarry; O & G No. 2 Quarry), Southbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA

Locality type:Quarry
Classification
Species:Calcite
Formula:CaCO3
Comments:Very common in a variety of forms, crystals can reach several cm. Late forming ones perched on prehnite are most prized. Also as thick (to 1 meter or so) fault filling by bands of opaque parallel crystals with phantoms and coatings of hematite.
Habit:scalenohedral, rhombohedral to pseudo-cubic
Colour:colorless, white, pale yellow
Luminescent properties:orange-red to pink
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Very common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Weber, Marcelle H. and Earle C. Sullivan. (1995): Connecticut Mineral Locality Index. Rocks & Minerals (Connecticut Issue): 70(6): 407.; P. Cristofono collection.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Prehnite16 photos of Calcite associated with Prehnite at this locality.
Babingtonite11 photos of Calcite associated with Babingtonite at this locality.
Julgoldite-(Fe2+)5 photos of Calcite associated with Julgoldite-(Fe2+) at this locality.
Goethite3 photos of Calcite associated with Goethite at this locality.
Quartz2 photos of Calcite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Analcime1 photo of Calcite associated with Analcime at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Calcite data
Locality Data:Click here to view O & G Southbury Quarry (Silliman Quarry; O & G No. 2 Quarry), Southbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Calcite
2.2km (1.3 miles) A Bates' Rock Road, Southbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
3.0km (1.8 miles) B Heritage Village, Southbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
3.5km (2.1 miles) C Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
3.6km (2.2 miles) D O & G Woodbury Quarry (Orenaug Quarry; O & G No. 1 Quarry), Orenaug Hills, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
10.7km (6.6 miles) E Sandy Hook gold mine (Blackwell's mine), Sandy Hook, Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
11.9km (7.4 miles) F Rockside Quarry (Mine Hill Quarry), Mine Hill (Ore Hill), Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
12.0km (7.4 miles) G Roxbury Iron Mine (Shepaug Iron Company Mine; Shepaug Spathic Iron and Steel Company Mine), Mine Hill (Ore Hill), Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
12.4km (7.7 miles) H Interstate 84 road cuts (Route 6A bypass), Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
13.8km (8.6 miles) I Kyanite locality (Judds Bridge locality), Washington, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
13.8km (8.6 miles) J Stevenson Mine (Burke's Copper Mine), Oxford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
15.3km (9.5 miles) K Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
15.8km (9.8 miles) L State Route 8 exit 37, Watertown, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
16.0km (9.9 miles) M Barrett Brothers Quarry (D and J Quarry), Beacon Falls, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
16.4km (10.2 miles) N Old lead mine, Brookfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
16.5km (10.2 miles) O U. S. Route 7 Expressway (Danbury line to Iron Works District), Brookfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
16.7km (10.4 miles) P Blue Stone Quarry, Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
17.8km (11.1 miles) Q New England Materials quarry, Monroe, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
18.7km (11.6 miles) R Lane's Copper Mine (Fan Hill Road), Monroe, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
18.9km (11.8 miles) S Agstone Company Limestone Quarry, Danbury, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
21.5km (13.4 miles) T Advance Stone Quarry, Boardman's Bridge, New Milford, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
22.0km (13.7 miles) U Interstate 84 interchange 26, Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
22.7km (14.1 miles) V Bethel, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
23.0km (14.3 miles) W North Street mall, Danbury, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
23.8km (14.8 miles) X Thomaston Dam railroad cut, Thomaston Dam, Thomaston, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
24.3km (15.1 miles) Y Cheshire Traprock Quarry, Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
24.8km (15.4 miles) Z Old Mine Plaza construction site, Long Hill, Trumbull, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
25.0km (15.5 miles) 0 Old Mine Park (Lane’s Mine of Trumbull; Lane's New Stratford mine; Hubbard Mine; Long Hill Mine; Old Tungsten Mine), Long Hill, Trumbull, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
25.4km (15.8 miles) 1 Cheshire Barytes Company barite mine (Stamford Manufacturing Company barite mine), Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
26.7km (16.6 miles) 2 Western Connecticut State College, Danbury, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
27.1km (16.8 miles) 3 New Haven Mineral Company barite mine, Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
27.1km (16.8 miles) 4 Barcla Quarry (Clark-Barrone Quarry), Woodbridge, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
27.3km (17.0 miles) 5 Redding (Reading), Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
27.5km (17.1 miles) 6 Interstate 691 and State Route 10 Interchange, Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
27.5km (17.1 miles) 7 Jinny Hill Mine (Cheshire Barite Mine), Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
27.7km (17.2 miles) 8 Woodbridge Mall (Amity Shopping Center), Woodbridge, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
28.2km (17.5 miles) 9 West Redding grossular locality, Redding (Reading), Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
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