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Smoky Quartz from
Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA

Classification
Species:Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula:SiO2
Comments:Lustrous black crystals lining fractures in coarse-grained arkosic sandstone from an undisclosed construction site. Collected by mineral dealer Therese Piccioli in the 1990s, very limited number of specimens obtained. Crystals range from 1 to 3 cm and were saved in plates of crystals about 8 to 20 cm long.
Habit:bipyramidal quartzoid
Colour:black
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References
References:Harold Moritz collection
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Smoky Quartz data
Locality Data:Click here to view Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Smoky Quartz
20.7km (12.9 miles) A Foxon quarry, Foxon, East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
22.2km (13.8 miles) B McLay Avenue, East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
22.3km (13.9 miles) C Cinque Quarry, East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
22.6km (14.1 miles) D Reynolds Bridge, Thomaston, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
23.6km (14.7 miles) E Curtis Quarry (Southford Quarry; Southford pegmatite; Southbury rose quartz quarry; Bridgeport Woodfinishing Co. Quarry; Hulls Hill), Southford, Southbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
24.1km (15.0 miles) F John Salak Quarry, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
24.2km (15.0 miles) G High Street and Interstate 95 interchange, East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
24.9km (15.5 miles) H East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
25.1km (15.6 miles) I Dripps Road, Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
25.1km (15.6 miles) J O & G Woodbury Quarry (Orenaug Quarry; O & G No. 1 Quarry), Orenaug Hills, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
25.5km (15.9 miles) K Riverside Quarry (Western Quarry), White Rock District (White Rocks District), Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
25.7km (15.9 miles) L White Rocks Quarry (Consolidated Quarry), White Rock District (White Rocks District), Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
25.8km (16.0 miles) M The Feldspar Corp. Quarry, White Rock District (White Rocks District), Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
26.0km (16.2 miles) N Thomaston Dam railroad cut, Thomaston Dam, Thomaston, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
27.6km (17.2 miles) O Strickland Quarry (Eureka Quarry), Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries), Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
27.6km (17.2 miles) P Schoonmaker Mine (Cramer Mine), Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries), Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
27.9km (17.3 miles) Q Bates' Rock Road, Southbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
28.2km (17.6 miles) R Morris Dam Quarry (East Morris Dam), Morris, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
28.7km (17.8 miles) S Unnamed magnetite occurrences, Higganum, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
28.8km (17.9 miles) T Gotta-Wannerstrom Quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
29.4km (18.2 miles) U Howe Quarry (Howe #1 Quarry; Huspband Quarry), South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
29.4km (18.3 miles) V Haddam Volunteer Fire Station, Higganum, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
29.6km (18.4 miles) W Howe #4 Quarry and Eureka Quarries, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
29.7km (18.4 miles) X Simpson Quarry (Wiarda Quarry), South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
29.9km (18.6 miles) Y Forest Ridge Road, Higganum, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
30.0km (18.6 miles) Z Husband Quarry, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
30.1km (18.7 miles) 0 Case Quarries, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
30.3km (18.8 miles) 1 Hollister prospects (Hollister Quarry), South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
30.4km (18.9 miles) 2 John C. Wiarda Quarry, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
31.1km (19.3 miles) 3 Worth and Selden Quarries (Victoria Quarry), East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
31.2km (19.4 miles) 4 Chamberlain Lane, South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA
31.4km (19.5 miles) 5 Beaver Meadow Road - State Route 9 Interchange, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
31.4km (19.5 miles) 6 Rock Landing Quarry (Capt. Rohrback Quarry), Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
31.5km (19.6 miles) 7 Timms Hill (Tim's Hill; Iolite Hill), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
31.5km (19.6 miles) 8 Chrysoberyl locality, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
31.5km (19.6 miles) 9 Anderson No. 1 Mica Mine (Swanson Mine; Swanson Lithia Mine), East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
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