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

Locality type:Quarry
Classification
Species:Pyrite
Formula:FeS2
Formation:Primary
Comments:A low-temp mineral of the open vein assemblages, typically as druses coating the earlier high P-T assemblage. Rarely as cubes typically about 1 cm, can form complex rosette aggregates to over 5 cm across and 3.5 cm thick.
Habit:cubic
Colour:pale brassy
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References
References:P Cristofono collection, 2008; 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.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Pyrite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Becker Quarry (Becker's Quarry), West Willington, Willington, Tolland Co., Connecticut, USA
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Nearest other occurrences of Pyrite
10.1km (6.3 miles) Burgundy Hill Quarry, Tolland, Tolland Co., Connecticut, USA
13.8km (8.6 miles) Interstate 84 (I-84; I-86; State Route 15; Wilbur Cross Highway), Union, Tolland Co., Connecticut, USA
16.0km (9.9 miles) Mansfield Hollow Dam, Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA
16.6km (10.3 miles) US Route 6 Willimantic Bypass expressway road cuts, Coventry, Tolland Co., Connecticut, USA
17.6km (11.0 miles) Cordierite locality, Union, Tolland Co., Connecticut, USA
23.7km (14.7 miles) Sturbridge Graphite Mine (Tantiusques Mine; Winthrop Lead Mine), Sturbridge, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA
30.8km (19.1 miles) Sturbridge, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA
36.6km (22.7 miles) Hollister prospects (Hollister Quarry), South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
36.6km (22.7 miles) Killingly, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA
37.0km (23.0 miles) Pyrite locality, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
 
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