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Axinite-(Fe) from
State Route 2 roadcut, Marlborough, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA

Locality type:Road Cutting
Comments:"Beautiful groups of tabular crystals, up to an inch across, were associated with prehnite and several other minerals in a small cavity in gneiss. The largest group was almost three inches long. Most of the crystals were colored green by inclusions of chlorite, but some were of a typical lavender-brown tint and quite gemmy. Pseudomorphs of chlorite after axinite were fairly abundant. This is the first reported occurrence of axinite in Connecticut." Schooner (1958)

"Groups of simple axe-shaped crystals, up to two inches across, were embedded in loose chlorite, with some admixed clay. The crystals were of two types: lavender-brown, glassy, and without inclusions, and greenish, opaque, and thoroughly impregnated with the chlorite. Some of the smaller examples of the latter kind were pseudomorphs of chlorite after axinite. In all cases, there seemed to be two generations of axinite crystals, differing in size but not in habit. One large crystal had a number of smaller ones clustered on its surfaces." Schooner (1961)
Habit:tabular, axe-head shaped
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Common
Validity:Believed Valid
References:Schooner, Richard. (1958): The Mineralogy of the Portland-East Hampton-Middletown-Haddam Area in Connecticut (With a few notes on Glastonbury and Marlborough).
Mineral Data:Click here to view Axinite-(Fe) data
Locality Data:Click here to view State Route 2 roadcut, Marlborough, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Axinite-(Fe)
23.1km (14.3 miles) State Route 9 rock cuts, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
47.4km (29.5 miles) Thomaston Dam railroad cut, Thomaston Dam, Thomaston, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
73.0km (45.3 miles) Old Mine Plaza construction site, Long Hill, Trumbull, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
91.6km (56.9 miles) Conklin Quarry, Lime Rock, Lincoln, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
92.0km (57.2 miles) Manville Quarry (Riverview Quarry; CQC Quarry; Forte Brothers Quarry; Todesca Quarry), Cumberland, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
98.7km (61.4 miles) Tilly Foster Iron Mine, Brewster, Town of Southeast, Putnam Co., New York, USA
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