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Schorl from
Schorl locality, Wilton, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA

Classification
Species:Schorl
Formula:Na(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Comments:Hiller (1967) says they are about 1 inch long and "extremely well formed", but hard to find and remove from the feldspar.
Colour:black
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References
References:Hiller, John. (1967), unpublished sketch map.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Schorl data
Locality Data:Click here to view Schorl locality, Wilton, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Schorl
4.3km (2.7 miles) Fillow Quarry (Branchville Quarry; Branchville Mica Mine; Smith Mine), Branchville, Redding (Reading), Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
7.6km (4.7 miles) Redding Glen (Redding Ridge), Redding (Reading), Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
8.4km (5.2 miles) Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
10.4km (6.5 miles) Casey Quarry (Ridgefield pegmatite), Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
10.6km (6.6 miles) Titicus Mica Quarry, Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
14.2km (8.8 miles) The Cascades, Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
15.1km (9.4 miles) Biermann Quarries (Bethel quarries) and tourmaline ledge, Bethel, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
16.0km (10.0 miles) Captain Cook's Quarry (Purdy Station Quarry), Newtown, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
17.5km (10.9 miles) Old Mine Plaza construction site, Long Hill, Trumbull, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
17.7km (11.0 miles) Old Mine Park (Old Tungsten Mine), Long Hill, Trumbull, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
 
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