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Danburite from
Danburite type locality, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA

Classification
Species:Danburite
Formula:CaB2Si2O8
Comments:Generally dull-lustered, translucent, subhedral crystals with some degree of alteration and tan to yellowish color grading to corroded masses and voids in white to pale white albite. Crystals or masses generally less than 2.5 cm.
Habit:weathered masses and partial "oblique rhombic" prisms
Colour:whitish, pale to honey-yellow to tan
Quality for species:Poor for species, only of interest for locality collectors. (#)
Abundance at site:Very Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Shepard, Charles U. (1839): Notice of Danburite, a new mineral species. American Journal of Science: series 1, 35 (1): 137-139; Dana, James D. (1850): On Danburite. American Journal of Science: series 2, 9: 286-287; Januzzi, Ronald E. (1976): Mineral Localities of Connecticut and Southeastern New York State. The Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut: 192-201; Januzzi, Ronald E. (1994), Mineral Data Book - Western Connecticut and Environs. The Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Danburite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Danburite type locality, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
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Nearest other occurrences of Danburite
0.1km (0.0 miles) Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
1.3km (0.8 miles) Oil Mill Pond, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
1.7km (1.1 miles) North Street mall, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
15.8km (9.8 miles) Tilly Foster Iron Mine, Brewster, Town of Southeast, Putnam Co., New York, USA
 
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