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Spinel from
North Street mall, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA

Comments:"It occurs here as greenish-black subhedral to euhedral crystals in limestone associated with chondrodite and perhaps what may be forsterite. The spinel ranges in size from tiny grain-like crystals to those that on occasion exceed the size of a pea." Januzzi (1976).
Habit:subhedral octahedral to euhedral
Colour:greenish-black, blue-gray
Quality for species:Poor for species, only of interest for locality collectors. (#)
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References:Rocks & Minerals (1995) 70:396-409; Januzzi, Ronald E. (1976): Mineral Localities of Connecticut and Southeastern New York State. The Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut: 192-201.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Spinel data
Locality Data:Click here to view North Street mall, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
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