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Kunzite from
Fillow Quarry (Branchville Quarry; Branchville Mica Mine; Smith Mine), Branchville, Redding (Reading), Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA

Locality type:Quarry
Classification
Species:Spodumene var: Kunzite
Formula:LiAlSi2O6
Comments:Usually in the unaltered core of externally altered cyrstals and only very rarely transparent.
Habit:generally broad or flat, and comparatively thin; well terminated by dome
Colour:rose-pink or amethystine-purple
Abundance at site:Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Brush and Dana (1880); Rocks & Minerals. Vol. 70. No. 6; Rocks & Minerals (1995) 70:396-409
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Cymatolite2 photos of Kunzite associated with Cymatolite at this locality.
Eucryptite2 photos of Kunzite associated with Eucryptite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Kunzite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Fillow Quarry (Branchville Quarry; Branchville Mica Mine; Smith Mine), Branchville, Redding (Reading), Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Kunzite
79.3km (49.3 miles) Strickland Quarry (Eureka Quarry), Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries), Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
80.4km (50.0 miles) Walden Gem Quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
 
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