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Quartz from
Becker Quarry (Becker's Quarry), West Willington, Willington, Tolland Co., Connecticut, USA

Locality type:Quarry
Classification
Species:Quartz
Formula:SiO2
Formation:Primary
Comments:A very common mineral in the open vein assemblage (and an accessory in the host metagabbro). Mostly small <1-1.5 cm crystals with wide variety of complex forms, Tessin and scepters, reverse scepters and combinations. Many are doubly-terminated. Larger crystals can reach up to 7 cm and are typically Tessin habit showing the various steep positive rhombohedra, such as {20bar21}, {30bar31} and {50bar53} and their negative equivalents {03bar32}, {02bar21}, {03bar31} and {05bar53}.
Habit:Tessin habit, scepters, reverse scepters
Colour:colorless to white, smoky
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Very common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Ague, J. J. (1995): Deep Crustal Growth of Quartz, Kyanite and Garnet into Large-Aperature, fluid-filled fractures, northeastern Connecticut, USA. Journal of Metamorphic Geology: 13: 299-314.; Horowitz, Irving L. (2003): The Remarkable Quartz Crystals of West Willington, Tolland County, Connecticut. Rocks & Minerals: 78(4): 257-261.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Almandine2 photos of Quartz associated with Almandine at this locality.
Chlorite Group2 photos of Quartz associated with Chlorite Group at this locality.
Albite1 photo of Quartz associated with Albite at this locality.
Calcite1 photo of Quartz associated with Calcite at this locality.
Magnesite1 photo of Quartz associated with Magnesite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Quartz data
Locality Data:Click here to view Becker Quarry (Becker's Quarry), West Willington, Willington, Tolland Co., Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Quartz
10.0km (6.2 miles) A Mansfield, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA
10.1km (6.3 miles) B Burgundy Hill Quarry, Tolland, Tolland Co., Connecticut, USA
13.1km (8.1 miles) C Diamond Ledge (West Stafford quartz locality; Stafford Springs quartz locality), Stafford, Tolland Co., Connecticut, USA
13.8km (8.6 miles) D Interstate 84 (I-84; I-86; State Route 15; Wilbur Cross Highway), Union, Tolland Co., Connecticut, USA
16.0km (9.9 miles) E Mansfield Hollow Dam, Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA
16.6km (10.3 miles) F US Route 6 Willimantic Bypass expressway road cuts, Coventry, Tolland Co., Connecticut, USA
17.6km (11.0 miles) G Cordierite locality, Union, Tolland Co., Connecticut, USA
18.9km (11.7 miles) H Linen Company mill no. 2, Willimantic, Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA
23.7km (14.7 miles) I Sturbridge Graphite Mine (Tantiusques Mine; Winthrop Lead Mine), Sturbridge, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA
27.3km (17.0 miles) J Blumenthal prospect, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
27.9km (17.3 miles) K Monson quarries (Flynt quarries), Monson, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
28.5km (17.7 miles) L Chandler Hill, Woodstock, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA
29.4km (18.2 miles) M Rye Circle Rose Quartz Locality, East Longmeadow, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
30.8km (19.1 miles) N Sturbridge, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA
30.8km (19.1 miles) O State Route 2 roadcut, Marlborough, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
31.1km (19.3 miles) P Spinelli prospect (Spinelli quarry), Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
31.2km (19.4 miles) Q Paxton Way, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
31.9km (19.8 miles) R Brack Gem prospect (Brack prospect), East Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
32.0km (19.9 miles) S Dayville, Killingly, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA
32.2km (20.0 miles) T East Glastonbury Quarry (Curtis Quarry), East Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
32.4km (20.1 miles) U Knob Hill Quarry, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
33.7km (21.0 miles) V Carini Quarry, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
35.5km (22.0 miles) W Chamberlain Lane, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
35.6km (22.1 miles) X Roaring Brook Quarry, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
36.2km (22.5 miles) Y John C. Wiarda Quarry, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
36.5km (22.7 miles) Z Lisbon, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
36.6km (22.7 miles) 0 Hollister prospects (Hollister Quarry), South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
36.7km (22.8 miles) 1 Husband Quarry, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
37.0km (23.0 miles) 2 Gas pipeline excavation, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
37.1km (23.0 miles) 3 Griswold Quarry, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
37.1km (23.1 miles) 4 Howe #4 Quarry and Eureka Quarries, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
37.1km (23.1 miles) 5 Unnamed prospects, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
37.2km (23.1 miles) 6 Linkpot cut, Airline Railroad, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
37.3km (23.2 miles) 7 Simpson Quarry (Wiarda Quarry), South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
37.4km (23.2 miles) 8 Case Quarries, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
37.4km (23.2 miles) 9 Trinity Ridge, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
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