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Marialite from
Old Mine Park (Old Tungsten Mine), Long Hill, Trumbull, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA

Locality type:Park
Comments:Radiating bundles of columnar, acicular to fibrous crystals found in the amphibolite and along the contact with the topaz-quartz-fluorite veins associated with phologpite. Some veins contain mostly albite, marialite, quartz, calcite, and clinochlore with minor fluorite.

"Radiated scapolite occurs in quartz, intimately associated with pink to purple fluorite, in blocks of material in the dump of the upper mine. The scapolite is faintly brownish-white in color and has a somewhat wax-like luster. The aggregates are coarse to fine columnar and are made up of elongated prismatic crystals from 1 to 5 millimeters in diameter, which sometimes reach 6 centimeters in length. These prisms only rarely exhibit well-defined prismatic planes and are never terminated in the specimens collected. The fluorite, which is intimately intergrown with the scapolite, is in part rose pink and in part deep purple, the colors varying abruptly." (Shannon, 1921b).
Habit:radiating bundles of columnar, acicular to fibrous crystals
Colour:white, grey, pale green
Luminescent properties:lavender to pink
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation Methods:Raman Spectroscopy
References:Shannon, Earl V. (1921b), Some Minerals from the Old Tungsten Mine at Long Hill in Trumbull, Connecticut. Proceedings U.S. National Museum: 58(2348): 469-482.; Harold Moritz collection.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Marialite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Old Mine Park (Old Tungsten Mine), Long Hill, Trumbull, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Marialite
0.4km (0.2 miles) Old Mine Plaza construction site, Long Hill, Trumbull, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
37.3km (23.1 miles) Tilly Foster Iron Mine, Brewster, Town of Southeast, Putnam Co., New York, USA
74.9km (46.6 miles) Hogencamp Mine, Town of Tuxedo, Orange Co., New York, USA
78.5km (48.8 miles) Conklin Limestone Company quarry (Falls Village Quarry), Falls Village, Canaan, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
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