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Pyrite from
Roxbury Iron Mine (Shepaug Iron Company Mine; Shepaug Spathic Iron and Steel Company Mine), Mine Hill (Ore Hill), Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Pyrite
Formula:FeS2
Comments:Excellent striated to smooth-faced pyritohedrons up to several cm across, commonly in aggregates, embedded in siderite and sphalerite
Habit:pyritohedral and in combination with cube
Colour:pale brassy
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Very common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Rocks & Minerals (1995) 70:396-409; Schooner (1961)
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Siderite8 photos of Pyrite associated with Siderite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Pyrite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Roxbury Iron Mine (Shepaug Iron Company Mine; Shepaug Spathic Iron and Steel Company Mine), Mine Hill (Ore Hill), Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
Photo GalleryView Gallery (15 photos)
Nearest other occurrences of Pyrite
0.3km (0.2 miles) Rockside Quarry (Mine Hill Quarry), Mine Hill (Ore Hill), Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
0.7km (0.4 miles) Roxbury Granite Quarry (upper quarry), Mine Hill (Ore Hill), Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
3.4km (2.1 miles) Kyanite locality (Judds Bridge locality), Washington, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
7.5km (4.7 miles) Green's Farm locality (Roxbury garnet mine; Roxbury Falls garnet mine; Garnet Hill), Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
9.6km (6.0 miles) Advance Stone Quarry, Boardman's Bridge, New Milford, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
11.0km (6.9 miles) Old lead mine, Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
12.0km (7.4 miles) O & G Southbury Quarry (Silliman Quarry; O & G No. 2 Quarry), Southbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
12.3km (7.6 miles) O & G Woodbury Quarry (Orenaug Quarry; O & G No. 1 Quarry), Orenaug Hills, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
12.6km (7.8 miles) Nonnewaug River Industrial Park, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
13.8km (8.6 miles) U. S. Route 7 Expressway (Danbury line to Iron Works District), Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
 
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