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Beryl from
East Village pegmatite, Monroe, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA

Locality type:Pegmatite
Classification
Species:Beryl
Formula:Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Comments:"The crystals, which are greenish white and very thickly disseminated through the rock, are generally from one quarter to three quarters of an inch in diameter, much elongated, and often bent either by a gradual curvature or else by a slipping of the cross laminae successively towards one side, throughout the entire length of the crystal." Shepard (1837).
Habit:elongated prisms
Colour:greenish white
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References
References:Shepard, Charles U. (1837): A Report on the Geological Survey of Connecticut. p. 137.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Beryl data
Locality Data:Click here to view East Village pegmatite, Monroe, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Beryl
9.2km (5.7 miles) Old Mine Plaza construction site, Long Hill, Trumbull, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
9.2km (5.7 miles) Old Mine Park (Old Tungsten Mine), Long Hill, Trumbull, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
9.4km (5.8 miles) Curtis Quarry (Southford Quarry; Southford pegmatite; Southbury rose quartz quarry; Bridgeport Woodfinishing Co. Quarry; Hulls Hill), Southford, Southbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
9.7km (6.0 miles) State Route 111 road cuts, Long Hill, Trumbull, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
10.9km (6.8 miles) Barrett Brothers Quarry (D and J Quarry), Beacon Falls, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
12.0km (7.4 miles) Captain Cook's Quarry (Purdy Station Quarry), Newtown, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
13.3km (8.3 miles) Southbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
13.8km (8.5 miles) Trumbull, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
13.9km (8.6 miles) Biermann Quarries (Bethel quarries) and tourmaline ledge, Bethel, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
18.1km (11.3 miles) Danbury beryl prospect, Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
 
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