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Quartz from
Morris Dam Quarry (East Morris Dam), Morris, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA

Locality type:Quarry
Classification
Species:Quartz
Formula:SiO2
Formation:Primary
Comments:Primarily as a rock-forming component of the host pegmatite, but crystals in cavities can be very large - >30 cm.
Habit:short to elongated prismatic with rhombohedral terminations. Many loose quartz crystals have distorted shapes resulting from recrystallized overgrowths on quartz fragments caused by pocket shattering during crystallization.
Colour:milky to smoky
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Very common
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References
References:Januzzi, Ronald E. and David Seaman. (1976), Mineral Localities Connecticut and Southeastern New York State and Pegmatite Minerals of the World. The Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Albite1 photo of Quartz associated with Albite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Quartz data
Locality Data:Click here to view Morris Dam Quarry (East Morris Dam), Morris, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Quartz
6.1km (3.8 miles) A Reynolds Bridge, Thomaston, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
7.1km (4.4 miles) B Thomaston Dam railroad cut, Thomaston Dam, Thomaston, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
7.5km (4.7 miles) C Thomaston Dam pegmatite, Thomaston Dam, Thomaston, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
8.3km (5.2 miles) D Watertown, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
8.5km (5.3 miles) E State Route 118 Bantam River bridge, Litchfield, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
8.8km (5.5 miles) F Litchfield, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
9.4km (5.9 miles) G Flanders Road (Brushy Hill), Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
9.6km (6.0 miles) H State Route 8 and State Route 118 interchange, Harwinton, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
10.5km (6.6 miles) I State Route 8 exit 37, Watertown, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
11.4km (7.1 miles) J Rock Brook, Harwinton, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
11.4km (7.1 miles) K Pegmatite quarry, Harwinton, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
11.6km (7.2 miles) L Woodbury pegmatite quarry, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
11.8km (7.3 miles) M Blue Stone Quarry, Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
12.0km (7.4 miles) N Town Farm Road, Litchfield, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
14.3km (8.9 miles) O Torrington (Wolcottville), Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
15.1km (9.4 miles) P Orenaug Hills, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
15.2km (9.4 miles) Q O & G Woodbury Quarry (Orenaug Quarry; O & G No. 1 Quarry), Orenaug Hills, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
15.9km (9.9 miles) R Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
17.2km (10.7 miles) S Torringford, Torrington (Wolcottville), Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
17.3km (10.7 miles) T Nonnewaug River Industrial Park, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
17.5km (10.9 miles) U Mountain Top Trucking quarry, Torrington (Wolcottville), Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
17.8km (11.1 miles) V Kyanite locality (Judds Bridge locality), Washington, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
18.5km (11.5 miles) W Hurley Hill, Bristol, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
18.7km (11.6 miles) X O & G Southbury Quarry (Silliman Quarry; O & G No. 2 Quarry), Southbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
19.2km (11.9 miles) Y Bristol Copper Mine, Bristol, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
19.6km (12.2 miles) Z Rockside Quarry (Mine Hill Quarry), Mine Hill (Ore Hill), Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
19.9km (12.4 miles) 0 Roxbury Iron Mine (Shepaug Iron Company Mine; Shepaug Spathic Iron and Steel Company Mine), Mine Hill (Ore Hill), Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
20.3km (12.6 miles) 1 Roxbury Granite Quarry (upper quarry), Mine Hill (Ore Hill), Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
20.7km (12.8 miles) 2 Bates' Rock Road, Southbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
21.7km (13.5 miles) 3 Heritage Village, Southbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
21.9km (13.6 miles) 4 Interstate 84 interchange 26, Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
22.0km (13.7 miles) 5 Southbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
22.7km (14.1 miles) 6 Green's Farm locality (Roxbury garnet mine; Roxbury Falls garnet mine; Garnet Hill), Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
23.6km (14.7 miles) 7 State Route 179 road cut (State Route 4 road cut Collinsville), Burlington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
24.0km (14.9 miles) 8 New England Mining Company Quarry (Roebling Mine; Hewitt's Mine), Upper Merryall, New Milford, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
25.0km (15.5 miles) 9 Kent Iron Mine (Limonite mine), Kent, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
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