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Chrysoberyl from
U. S. Route 7 Expressway (Danbury line to Iron Works District), Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA

Classification
Species:Chrysoberyl
Formula:BeAl2O4
Formation:Primary
Comments:"First collected, by the author, at a granite pegmatite in the Iron Works District of Brookfield. The first crystal was about an eighth of an inch in length and bright lemon-yellow in color; this specimen was consumed at Wesleyan University for confirmation purposes. The chrysoberyl pictured is embedded in feldspar and pale yellow green in color." Januzzi (1994). Two specimens from Januzzi's collection were obtained after he passed away and confirm the occurrence. The better crystal is only 2mm.
Habit:tabular twinned
Colour:pale yellow green to bright lemon-yellow
Quality for species:Poor for species, only of interest for locality collectors. (#)
Abundance at site:Extremely Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References
References:Januzzi, Ronald E. (1994), Mineral Data Book - Western Connecticut and Environs. The Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Chrysoberyl data
Locality Data:Click here to view U. S. Route 7 Expressway (Danbury line to Iron Works District), Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Chrysoberyl
72.5km (45.1 miles) Thulite locality (Walkley Hill), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
72.8km (45.2 miles) Chrysoberyl locality, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
73.0km (45.4 miles) Hill above the parsonage, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
73.8km (45.9 miles) Gillette Quarry (J-J Mine; Haddam Neck Quarry), Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
79.6km (49.5 miles) Fort George (192nd Street & Audubon Avenue), Washington Heights, Manhattan (New York Co.), New York City, New York, USA
87.8km (54.6 miles) 93rd Street & Riverside Drive, Manhattan (New York Co.), New York City, New York, USA
88.2km (54.8 miles) 88th Street, Manhattan (New York Co.), New York City, New York, USA
91.5km (56.9 miles) 164th Street & Broadway, Manhattan (New York Co.), New York City, New York, USA
 
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