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Marialite from
Conklin Limestone Company quarry (Falls Village Quarry), Falls Village, Canaan, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA

Locality type:Quarry
Classification
Species:Marialite
Formula:Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Comments:Crystals to 15m or so, translucent, but look like mechanical pencil lead lying in fine-grained, gray dolomite-phlogopite-tremolite-sulfide rock. Crystals mostly first order prisms with square cross-sections modified by minor second order prisms. Poorly terminated.
Habit:subhedral elongated prisms, square cross-section
Colour:gray to dark gray
Luminescent properties:pale yellow
Abundance at site:Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Raman Spectroscopy
References
References:Harold Moritz collection
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Marialite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Conklin Limestone Company quarry (Falls Village Quarry), Falls Village, Canaan, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Marialite
68.4km (42.5 miles) Tilly Foster Iron Mine, Brewster, Town of Southeast, Putnam Co., New York, USA
78.3km (48.6 miles) Old Mine Plaza construction site, Long Hill, Trumbull, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
78.5km (48.8 miles) Old Mine Park (Old Tungsten Mine), Long Hill, Trumbull, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
 
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