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Phenakite from
Strickland Quarry (Eureka Quarry), Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries), Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Locality type:Quarry
Classification
Species:Phenakite
Formula:Be2SiO4
Comments:Clear crystals to 3 mm in vug in cleavalandite with K-rich albite, bertrandite to 5 mm, quartz and goethite after pyrite.
Habit:striated, slightly etched elongated prisms
Colour:colorless
Quality for species:Poor for species, only of interest for locality collectors. (#)
Abundance at site:Very Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Robinson, George W. and Vandall T. King. (1988), What's New in Minerals? Mineralogical Record: 19(5): 332.; specimen observations by Harold Moritz.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Bertrandite3 photos of Phenakite associated with Bertrandite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Phenakite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Strickland Quarry (Eureka Quarry), Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries), Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Phenakite
15.0km (9.3 miles) Jail Hill Road locality (Jail Hill Quarry), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
99.5km (61.9 miles) Barrus farm pegmatite localities (Weeks farm), Goshen, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA
 
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