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Elbaite from
U. S. Route 7 Expressway (Danbury line to Iron Works District), Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA

Classification
Species:Elbaite
Formula:Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Formation:Primary
Comments:"Photo shows anhedral crystals of pink tourmaline. This discovery, by the author, is of great interest because it has helped to firmly establish the presence of a lithium phase in the pegmatitic intrusions in the Iron Works District of Brookfield." Januzzi (1994). A few macro specimens mostly frozen in matrix were found in his collection.
Habit:anhedral
Colour:pink, green, dark green, pink/green/black concentric zones
Quality for species:Poor for species, only of interest for locality collectors. (#)
Abundance at site:Very Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References
References:Weber, Marcelle H. and Earle C. Sullivan. (1995): Connecticut Mineral Locality Index. Rocks & Minerals (Connecticut Issue): 70 (6): 396; Januzzi, Ronald E. (1994), Mineral Data Book - Western Connecticut and Environs. The Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Elbaite data
Locality Data:Click here to view U. S. Route 7 Expressway (Danbury line to Iron Works District), Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
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Nearest other occurrences of Elbaite
20.7km (12.9 miles) Fillow Quarry (Branchville Quarry; Branchville Mica Mine; Smith Mine), Branchville, Redding (Reading), Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
20.8km (12.9 miles) Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
67.0km (41.6 miles) Riverside Quarry (Western Quarry), White Rock Mining District, Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
67.2km (41.7 miles) White Rocks Quarry (Consolidated Quarry), White Rock Mining District, Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
68.7km (42.7 miles) Schoonmaker Mine (Cramer Mine), Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries), Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
68.7km (42.7 miles) Strickland Quarry (Eureka Quarry), Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries), Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
69.1km (42.9 miles) Walden Gem Quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
69.7km (43.3 miles) Simpson Quarry (Wiarda Quarry), South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
70.3km (43.7 miles) Hollister prospects (Hollister Quarry), South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
72.3km (45.0 miles) Eureka Quarry, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
 
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