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Amethyst from
Quartz locality, Moosup, Plainfield, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA

Classification
Species:Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula:SiO2
Formation:Primary
Comments:As scepter overgrowths on other quartz.
Habit:short to complex scepter overgrowths on prismatic quartz
Colour:light purple, zoned
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Clark, Bill. (2001). Connecticut Quartz: Interesting Specimens from a former Collecting Site. Rock & Gem: 31(8).
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Amethyst data
Locality Data:Click here to view Quartz locality, Moosup, Plainfield, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Amethyst
14.5km (9.0 miles) A Dayville, Killingly, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA
17.7km (11.0 miles) B Rockland, Scituate, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
31.5km (19.5 miles) C Burrillville, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
33.3km (20.7 miles) D Diamond Hill (Ashaway Village), Ashaway, Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA
34.2km (21.3 miles) E Smithfield, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
36.8km (22.9 miles) F Redstone Granite Quarry (Cherenzia Quarry), Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA
37.9km (23.5 miles) G Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA
37.9km (23.6 miles) H Roger Williams Park, Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
38.1km (23.7 miles) I Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
39.2km (24.4 miles) J Interstate 84 (I-84; I-86; State Route 15; Wilbur Cross Highway), Union, Tolland Co., Connecticut, USA
42.2km (26.2 miles) K Waterford, North Smithfield, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
42.8km (26.6 miles) L Salem, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
43.0km (26.7 miles) M Woonsocket, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
44.5km (27.7 miles) N Route 11 road cuts, Salem, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
46.2km (28.7 miles) O Iron Mine Hill quarry, Cumberland, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
48.2km (29.9 miles) P Diamond Hill, Cumberland, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
49.2km (30.6 miles) Q Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA
51.1km (31.7 miles) R Bristol Ferry, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA
51.7km (32.1 miles) S Mount Hope, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA
54.0km (33.5 miles) T Aggregate Industries Quarry (Wrentham Quarry; Simeone Quarry), Wrentham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA
55.7km (34.6 miles) U Franklin, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA
60.5km (37.6 miles) V Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
62.4km (38.8 miles) W Strickland Quarry (Eureka Quarry), Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries), Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
70.4km (43.7 miles) X 2368-2384 Berlin Turnpike (Former Hartford Drive-In), Newington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
70.7km (43.9 miles) Y Balf Quarry, Newington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
73.9km (45.9 miles) Z The Woodlands, Newington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
75.9km (47.2 miles) 0 State Route 9 - Ellis Street and State Route 72 interchanges (State Route 72 roadcut), New Britain, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
76.2km (47.4 miles) 1 Hart's Lead Mine, Berlin, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
76.4km (47.5 miles) 2 Hawthorne Drive, Berlin, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
76.9km (47.8 miles) 3 Roncari Quarry (Tilcon Quarry), East Granby, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
77.7km (48.3 miles) 4 Reed's Gap Quarry (New Haven Trap Rock quarry; Tilcon Durham quarry), Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
78.3km (48.7 miles) 5 Farmington Trap Rock Quarry, Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
79.6km (49.4 miles) 6 Wellesley, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA
79.7km (49.5 miles) 7 Meriden Trap Rock Quarry (Lane's Quarry), Meriden, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
80.1km (49.8 miles) 8 Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
80.9km (50.3 miles) 9 Plainville Trap Rock Quarry (Tilcon New Britain Quarry), Plainville, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
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