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Pyrite on Calcite from Strickland Quarry, Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex County, Connecticut

 
Pyrite on Calcite from Strickland Quarry, Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex County, Connecticut

Pyrite on Calcite from Strickland Quarry, Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex County, Connecticut

DESCRIPTION:No. 20010
Mineral:Pyrite on Calcite
Locality:Strickland Quarry, Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex County, Connecticut
Description:Quartz matrix with pockets coated colorless calcite(?) in rounded spherules and many octahedral pyrite crystals. Possibly the colorless mineral is actually well crystallized albite as it fluoresces cherry-red. Unusual specimen from this famous pegmatite.
Overall Size:6x4x4 cm
Crystals:1 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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