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Schorl from
State Route 9 Interchange 8 - Beaver Meadow Road, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Locality type:Road Cutting
Classification
Species:Schorl
Formula:Na(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Comments:stout trigonal prisms, some with distinctly straight triangular cross-sections, rhombohedral terminations.
Habit:trigonal prisms with rhombohedral terminations
Colour:black to brown-black
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References
References:Kevin Czaja Collection; Yedlin, Neal. (1967). The Micromounter. Rocks and Minerals: 42(11): 840-842.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Schorl data
Locality Data:Click here to view State Route 9 Interchange 8 - Beaver Meadow Road, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
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Nearest other occurrences of Schorl
1.1km (0.7 miles) Civilian Conservation Corps prospect (CCC prospect; Cook columbite prospect), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.1km (0.7 miles) Civilian Conservation Corps Quarry (CCC Quarry; Smith Quarry; Turkey Hill quarry lot), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.3km (0.8 miles) State Route 9 rock cuts, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.5km (0.9 miles) Hewitt Gem Quarry (Herb's Gem Quarry; Sawmill Quarry), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.5km (1.0 miles) Timms Hill (Tim's Hill; Iolite Hill), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.9km (1.2 miles) Gulf Quarry, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
1.9km (1.2 miles) Long Hill prospects (Turkey Hill prospects), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
2.1km (1.3 miles) Long-lot Quarry, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
2.2km (1.4 miles) Almandine schorl and sillimanite locality, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
2.8km (1.7 miles) Hill above the parsonage, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
 
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