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Hureaulite 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:Hureaulite
Formula:(Mn,Fe)5(PO4)2(HPO4)2 · 4H2O
Comments:massive, earthy to vitreous, translucent, etched, cellular alteration of lithiophilite, with white hydroxylapatite and sicklerite. Confirmed again in 2014 using Raman spectroscopy, by Paul Bartholomew, U. New Haven.
Habit:massive, etched
Colour:red-brown, orange-red to pink
Quality for species:Poor for species, only of interest for locality collectors. (#)
Abundance at site:Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Schairer, J. F. (1926): Lithiophilite and Other Rare Phosphates from Portland, Connecticut. American Mineralogist: 11(4): 101-104.;
Schooner, Richard. (1955): 90 Minerals from 1 Connecticut Hill. Rocks & Minerals: 30(7-8): 351-8.; Schooner, Richard. (circa 1985), Untitled manuscript on central Connecticut mineralogy.
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Dickinsonite-(KMnNa)
Lithiophilite
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Groutite3 photos of Hureaulite associated with Groutite at this locality.
Hydroxylapatite3 photos of Hureaulite associated with Hydroxylapatite at this locality.
Elbaite1 photo of Hureaulite associated with Elbaite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Hureaulite 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 Hureaulite
79.3km (49.3 miles) Fillow Quarry (Branchville Quarry; Branchville Mica Mine; Smith Mine), Branchville, Redding (Reading), Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
 
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