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Diopside from
Interstate 84 road cuts (Route 6A bypass), Newtown, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA

Locality type:Road Cutting
Classification
Species:Diopside
Formula:CaMgSi2O6
Comments:Subhedral crystals in quartz to 5 cm long.
Habit:Blocky prismatic
Colour:Dark green
Quality for species:Poor for species, only of interest for locality collectors. (#)
Abundance at site:Very Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Visually Identified
References
References:former Ronald Januzzi collection
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Diopside data
Locality Data:Click here to view Interstate 84 road cuts (Route 6A bypass), Newtown, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Diopside
9.4km (5.9 miles) U. S. Route 7 Expressway (Danbury line to Iron Works District), Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
10.2km (6.3 miles) Agstone Company Limestone Quarry, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
10.7km (6.6 miles) Stevenson Mine (Burke's Copper Mine), Oxford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
13.8km (8.6 miles) North Street mall, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
14.9km (9.3 miles) Old Mine Plaza construction site, Long Hill, Trumbull, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
15.3km (9.5 miles) Old Mine Park (Old Tungsten Mine), Long Hill, Trumbull, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
16.2km (10.1 miles) West Redding grossular locality, Redding (Reading), Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
22.8km (14.2 miles) Weston meteorite (incl Easton; Trumbull; Fairfield), Weston, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
24.1km (14.9 miles) Advance Stone Quarry, Boardman's Bridge, New Milford, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
27.4km (17.1 miles) Interstate 84 road cuts, Brewster, Southeast Township, Putnam Co., New York, USA
 
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