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Hematite from
Cinque Quarry, East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA

Classification
Species:Hematite
Comments:Black, platy rosettes ranging in size from super-micro to a more easily-seen three millimeters. As an inclusion in quartz, in which case it accounts for the bright red color of the host crystal. It also can be frequently observed as an inclusion in calcite. The red staining of any mineral found where can be attributed to hematite.
Habit:microscopic tabular plates and rosettes or botryoidal
Colour:maroon to black
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References
References:Powell, Richard C. and Wolfgang Vogt. (1987), Cinque Quarry, A Suburban Site in Connecticut Makes Collecting a Cinch. Rock and Gem: (6): 36-39.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz8 photos of Hematite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Calcite7 photos of Hematite associated with Calcite at this locality.
Goethite7 photos of Hematite associated with Goethite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Hematite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Cinque Quarry, East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Hematite
0.1km (0.1 miles) A McLay Avenue, East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
2.0km (1.3 miles) B High Street and Interstate 95 interchange, East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
6.6km (4.1 miles) C Mill Rock, Hamden, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
10.6km (6.6 miles) D Woodbridge Mall (Amity Shopping Center), Woodbridge, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
13.1km (8.2 miles) E York Hill, Hamden, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
20.4km (12.7 miles) F Arsenic and nickel mine (Nickel Mine Brook), Seymour, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
21.5km (13.4 miles) G Reed's Gap Quarry (New Haven Trap Rock quarry; Tilcon Durham quarry), Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
28.3km (17.6 miles) H Pillow lava locality, Meriden, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
28.5km (17.7 miles) I Interstate 691 and State Route 10 Interchange, Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
30.3km (18.8 miles) J 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
34.2km (21.3 miles) K The Cascades, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
34.3km (21.3 miles) L Forest Ridge Road, Higganum, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
36.4km (22.6 miles) M Gillette Quarry (J-J Mine; Haddam Neck Quarry), Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
37.5km (23.3 miles) N Sandy Hook gold mine (Blackwell's mine), Sandy Hook, Newtown, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
37.6km (23.4 miles) O O & G Southbury Quarry (Silliman Quarry; O & G No. 2 Quarry), Southbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
37.9km (23.6 miles) P Bates' Rock Road, Southbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
38.5km (23.9 miles) Q O & G Woodbury Quarry (Orenaug Quarry; O & G No. 1 Quarry), Orenaug Hills, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
39.6km (24.6 miles) R Strickland Quarry (Eureka Quarry), Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries), Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
40.2km (25.0 miles) S State Route 9 - Ellis Street and State Route 72 interchanges (State Route 72 roadcut), New Britain, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
40.9km (25.4 miles) T Biermann Quarries (Bethel quarries) and tourmaline ledge, Bethel, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
41.7km (25.9 miles) U Joshua Rock Quarry, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
41.9km (26.0 miles) V State Route 372 construction site, Plainville, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
42.4km (26.4 miles) W State Forest Quarry No. 1 (State Forest #1 Quarry; Clark Hill Quarry), East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
43.1km (26.8 miles) X Green's Farm locality (Roxbury garnet mine; Roxbury Falls garnet mine; Garnet Hill), Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
46.3km (28.8 miles) Y The Woodlands, Newington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
47.2km (29.3 miles) Z State Route 4 road cut, Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
47.4km (29.5 miles) 0 Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
47.7km (29.7 miles) 1 Farmington Trap Rock Quarry, Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
48.1km (29.9 miles) 2 Fillow Quarry (Branchville Quarry; Branchville Mica Mine; Smith Mine), Branchville, Redding (Reading), Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
49.5km (30.7 miles) 3 Roxbury Iron Mine (Shepaug Iron Company Mine; Shepaug Spathic Iron and Steel Company Mine), Mine Hill (Ore Hill), Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
53.0km (32.9 miles) 4 Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
53.5km (33.3 miles) 5 Western Connecticut State College, Danbury, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
59.0km (36.7 miles) 6 Town Farm Road, Litchfield, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
63.4km (39.4 miles) 7 Interstate 84 road cuts, Brewster, Southeast Township, Putnam Co., New York, USA
66.0km (41.0 miles) 8 Bedford, Westchester Co., New York, USA
66.7km (41.5 miles) 9 Tilly Foster Iron Mine, Brewster, Town of Southeast, Putnam Co., New York, USA
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