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Pyrite 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:Pyrite
Formula:FeS2
Comments:In the pegmatite, typically as small crystals typically <1/2-inch, commonly with a red hematite patina, in pockets with K-rich albite of the mineralized cleavalandite-quartz intermediate zone, associated with fluorite, calcite, micro-quartz, cookeite, bertrandite. Some altered to goethite. In Alpine-cleft type openings in the host schist of the Collins Hill Formation as aggregates of staggered cubes to 5mm on albite with chlorite and anatase.
Habit:cuboctahedral to pyritohedral, cubic
Colour:brassy
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Schooner, Richard. (1955): 90 Minerals from 1 Connecticut Hill. Rocks & Minerals: 30(7-8): 351-8.; Schooner, Richard. (1958): The Mineralogy of the Portland-East Hampton-Middletown-Haddam Area in Connecticut (With a few notes on Glastonbury and Marlborough). Published by Richard Schooner; Ralph Lieser of Pappy’s Beryl Shop, East Hampton; and Howard Pate of Fluorescent House, Branford, Connecticut.;
Schooner, Richard. (circa 1985), Untitled manuscript on central Connecticut mineralogy.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Albite15 photos of Pyrite associated with Albite at this locality.
Calcite6 photos of Pyrite associated with Calcite at this locality.
Quartz6 photos of Pyrite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Fluorite4 photos of Pyrite associated with Fluorite at this locality.
Anatase4 photos of Pyrite associated with Anatase at this locality.
Bertrandite3 photos of Pyrite associated with Bertrandite at this locality.
Cleavelandite2 photos of Pyrite associated with Cleavelandite at this locality.
Elbaite2 photos of Pyrite associated with Elbaite at this locality.
Fluorapatite1 photo of Pyrite associated with Fluorapatite at this locality.
Hydroxylapatite1 photo of Pyrite associated with Hydroxylapatite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Pyrite 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 Pyrite
0.1km (0.1 miles) Schoonmaker Mine (Cramer Mine), Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries), Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
0.8km (0.5 miles) Hale-Walker prospects, Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
3.0km (1.9 miles) Gotta-Walden Prospect, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
3.8km (2.4 miles) Case Quarries, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
3.8km (2.4 miles) Great Hill cobalt mines, Cobalt, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
3.8km (2.4 miles) State Forest Quarry #2 (State Forest No. 2 Mica Mine), Cobalt, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
4.1km (2.5 miles) Middletown lead mines (Middletown Mine), Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
4.1km (2.6 miles) Hale Quarry (Andrews Quarry; Glastonbury Quarry), Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
4.3km (2.7 miles) White Rocks Quarry (Consolidated Quarry), White Rock Mining District, Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
4.4km (2.7 miles) Andrews Quarry (old Hale Quarry; Grandfather Andrews Quarry), Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
 
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