ALMOST THERE!. Help us with a final push needed to keep mindat.org running. Click here to help.
Catawiki are hosting a mindat.org benefit auction. All proceeds to mindat.org! BID NOW
Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat Articles
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Quartz from
Route 11 road cuts, Salem, New London Co., Connecticut, USA

Locality type:Road Cutting
Classification
Species:Quartz
Formula:SiO2
Formation:Primary
Comments:Typically parallel growth crystals 1-2 cm long, quartzoids to 1.5 cm, scepter overgrowths to 9 cm.
Habit:elongated prismatic with rhombohedral terminations, quartzoid, scepter overgrowths
Colour:colorless to white, smoky, purple
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:A. Berluti collection; Henderson, William A., Jr, and Michael Haritos. (1989), Amethyst Scepters, Salem, New London County, Connecticut. Rocks & Minerals: 64(6).
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Amethyst2 photos of Quartz associated with Amethyst at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Quartz data
Locality Data:Click here to view Route 11 road cuts, Salem, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Quartz
1.0km (0.6 miles) A Getty Granite Quarry, Salem, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
3.1km (1.9 miles) B Salem, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
5.6km (3.5 miles) C Renz Quarry, Salem, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
12.6km (7.8 miles) D Joshua Rock Quarry, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
14.3km (8.9 miles) E East Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
14.5km (9.0 miles) F Flatrock Quarry (Flat Rock Quarry; Crystal Mall), Waterford, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
16.3km (10.1 miles) G Sillimanite type locality, Chester, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
16.4km (10.2 miles) H Chester, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
17.1km (10.6 miles) I Falls of the Yantic River, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
17.3km (10.8 miles) J Mt. Tom prospects, Moodus, East Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
18.3km (11.4 miles) K Slocum prospect, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
19.1km (11.8 miles) L Connecticut Yankee atomic power plant, Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
19.1km (11.9 miles) M Arnold Quarry, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
19.5km (12.1 miles) N Long Hill (Turkey Hill) prospects, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
19.6km (12.2 miles) O Nemo's Quarry, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
19.6km (12.2 miles) P Long Hill Quarry, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
19.6km (12.2 miles) Q Long Hill quartz locality, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
19.6km (12.2 miles) R Gulf Quarry, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
19.7km (12.2 miles) S Quarry Hill (Brainerd Quarries; Shailor Quarries), Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
19.9km (12.4 miles) T Hewitt Gem Quarry (Herb's Gem Quarry; Sawmill Quarry), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
20.0km (12.5 miles) U Jail Hill Road locality (Jail Hill Quarry), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
20.1km (12.5 miles) V Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
20.2km (12.6 miles) W Gillette Quarry (J-J Mine; Haddam Neck Quarry), Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
20.2km (12.6 miles) X Civilian Conservation Corps Quarry (CCC Quarry; Smith Quarry; Turkey Hill quarry lot), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
20.3km (12.6 miles) Y Civilian Conservation Corps prospect (CCC prospect; Cook columbite prospect), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
20.5km (12.7 miles) Z Becker Quarry, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
20.7km (12.9 miles) 0 Hill above the parsonage, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
21.0km (13.1 miles) 1 Chrysoberyl locality, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
21.1km (13.1 miles) 2 Timms Hill (Tim's Hill; Iolite Hill), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
21.4km (13.3 miles) 3 Beaver Meadow Road - State Route 9 Interchange, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
21.4km (13.3 miles) 4 Thulite locality (Walkley Hill), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
21.4km (13.3 miles) 5 Tidewater feldspar quarry, Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
21.4km (13.3 miles) 6 Bailey prospect, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
21.5km (13.4 miles) 7 Rock Landing Quarry (Capt. Rohrback Quarry), Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
21.6km (13.4 miles) 8 Anderson No. 2 Mica Mine, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
21.6km (13.5 miles) 9 Linkpot cut, Airline Railroad, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2018, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: December 19, 2018 09:28:18
View slideshow - Go to top of page