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Schernikite 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:Muscovite var: Schernikite
Formula:KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Comments:Typically as overgrowths on muscovite, or as micro-crystals in vugs with K-rich albite, cookeite, bertrandite, elbaite, etc. Similar to, but not as well developed, as the overgrowths found at the Gillette Quarry.
Habit:parallel-growth fibers with rhombic section
Colour:lavender to pink
Abundance at site:Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References
References:Harold Moritz collection
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Albite7 photos of Schernikite associated with Albite at this locality.
Quartz3 photos of Schernikite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Bertrandite2 photos of Schernikite associated with Bertrandite at this locality.
Elbaite2 photos of Schernikite associated with Elbaite at this locality.
Calcite1 photo of Schernikite associated with Calcite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Schernikite 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
Photo GalleryView Gallery (2 photos)
Nearest other occurrences of Schernikite
4.3km (2.7 miles) White Rocks Quarry (Consolidated Quarry), White Rock Mining District, Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
13.0km (8.1 miles) Gillette Quarry (J-J Mine; Haddam Neck Quarry), Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
16.9km (10.5 miles) Hewitt Gem Quarry (Herb's Gem Quarry; Sawmill Quarry), Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
 
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