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

Classification
Species:Triphylite
Formula:LiFe2+PO4
Comments:"A new American locality for triphylite has been discovered at an undisclosed site in Brookfield by Mr. Januzzi. The species occurs in a granite pegmatite with tiny oil-green masses of dickinsonite associated with vivianite" Januzzi (1994).

A tiny mass about 5mm with associated even tinier pyrite in pegmatite matrix preserved in a former Januzzi specimen.
Habit:massive
Colour:grayish green
Quality for species:Poor for species, only of interest for locality collectors. (#)
Abundance at site:Extremely Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
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 Triphylite 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 Triphylite
3.7km (2.3 miles) Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
20.7km (12.9 miles) Fillow Quarry (Branchville Quarry; Branchville Mica Mine; Smith Mine), Branchville, Redding (Reading), Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
41.3km (25.6 miles) State Route 8 and State Route 118 interchange, Harwinton, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
69.1km (43.0 miles) Andrews Quarry (old Hale Quarry; Grandfather Andrews Quarry), Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
71.5km (44.4 miles) State Forest Quarry #2 (State Forest No. 2 Mica Mine), Cobalt, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
73.0km (45.3 miles) Rock Landing Quarry (Capt. Rohrback Quarry), Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
73.1km (45.4 miles) Anderson No. 1 Mica Mine (Swanson Mine; Swanson Lithia Mine), East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
90.9km (56.5 miles) Blandford mica mines, Blandford, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
 
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