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Anatase 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:Anatase
Formula:TiO2
Comments:Tiny micro-crystals <1 mm crudely to perfectly crystalline and appear metallic on the crystal surfaces, broken ones reveal honey-brown, resinous interior. Associated with cubic pyrite and chlorite crystals in spaces between vuggy albite in host schist Alpine-type openings.
Schooner (circa 1985) reports: "A micromount of anatase and rutile crystals, associated with adularia, was once collected at the Strickland quarry. Narrow alpine-type veins are encountered in the schist adjoining the pegmatite."
Habit:crude to perfect elongated bipyramidal
Colour:metallic to honey-brown
Quality for species:Poor for species, only of interest for locality collectors. (#)
Abundance at site:Very Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Schooner, Richard. (circa 1985), Untitled manuscript on central Connecticut mineralogy.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Pyrite4 photos of Anatase associated with Pyrite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Anatase 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 Anatase
39.5km (24.5 miles) State Route 8 exit 37, Watertown, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
41.0km (25.5 miles) Reynolds Bridge, Thomaston, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
41.3km (25.6 miles) Thomaston Dam railroad cut, Thomaston Dam, Thomaston, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
47.2km (29.3 miles) State Route 8 and State Route 118 interchange, Harwinton, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
57.1km (35.5 miles) Lord Chamberlain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (7003 Main Street; 7003 State Route 110), Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
61.4km (38.1 miles) Interstate 84 road cuts (Route 6A bypass), Newtown, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
62.1km (38.6 miles) Rockside Quarry (Mine Hill Quarry), Mine Hill (Ore Hill), Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
62.8km (39.0 miles) Old Mine Park (Old Tungsten Mine), Long Hill, Trumbull, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
63.3km (39.3 miles) State Route 25 road cuts, Trumbull, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
63.5km (39.4 miles) State Route 111 road cuts, Long Hill, Trumbull, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
 
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