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Ca2(Mg,Fe2+)5(Si8O22)(OH)2
Although common in other New England states, actinolite is a relatively rare species in New Hampshire. Several specimens that the author thought were actinolite were analyzed to be ferrohornblende.
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ACTINOLITE    Beebe River side ledge, Campton, NH
1 cm zoom view of gray-green crystal blade
Locality:          Beebe River side ledge, Campton, NH
Specimen Size: 1 cm zoom view of gray-green crystal blade.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 1484
Notes: This actinolite occurrence was confirmed by EDS analysis. Collected from a weathering sulfide zone. Specimen initially thought to be Clinozoisite proir to EDS analysis. Specimen also contains several micro Titanite crystals.
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ACTINOLITE    Franconia Iron Mine, Sugar Hill, NH
3.5 x 2.2 cm specimen. Fibrous pale green actinolite in matrix of andradite.
Locality:          Franconia Iron Mine, Sugar Hill, NH
Specimen Size: 3.5 x 2.2 cm specimen. Fibrous pale green actinolite in matrix of andradite.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 1707
Notes: The Franconia Iron Mine actinolite occurrence was confirmed by EDS analysis
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ACTINOLITE    Franconia Iron Mine, Sugar Hill, NH
3.8 x 2.5 cm specimen. Fibrous pale green actinolite in matrix of andradite.
Locality:          Franconia Iron Mine, Sugar Hill, NH
Specimen Size: 3.8 x 2.5 cm specimen. Fibrous pale green actinolite in matrix of andradite.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 1708
Notes:
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ACTINOLITE    Franconia Iron Mine, Sugar Hill, NH
Zoom view 1 of Franconia Iron Mine specimen
Locality:          Franconia Iron Mine, Sugar Hill, NH
Specimen Size: Zoom view 1 of Franconia Iron Mine specimen
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 1708
Notes: The varietal name byssolite is used for fibrous to hair-like crystal or mass of fibers frequently in the actinolite-ferroactinolite-tremolite series, but may be any amphibole species
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ACTINOLITE    Franconia Iron Mine, Sugar Hill, NH
Zoom view 2 of Franconia Iron Mine specimen. Field of view about 2 mm.
Locality:          Franconia Iron Mine, Sugar Hill, NH
Specimen Size: Zoom view 2 of Franconia Iron Mine specimen. Field of view about 2 mm.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 1708
Notes:
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ACTINOLITE    Franconia Iron Mine, Sugar Hill, NH
Field of view about 5 mm.
Locality:          Franconia Iron Mine, Sugar Hill, NH
Specimen Size: Field of view about 5 mm.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u990
Notes:
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ACTINOLITE    Canterbury Soapstone Quarry, Canterbury, NH
1.5 cm field of view


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ACTINOLITE    Canterbury Soapstone Quarry, Canterbury, NH
5 mm zoom view.
Species:           ACTINOLITE  
Locality:          Canterbury Soapstone Quarry, Canterbury, NH
Specimen Size: 1.5 cm field of view, top.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer 2013
Catalog No.: 1875
Notes: Broken jumble of lustrous bladed crystals is difficult to photograph.
Actinolite identification by EDS analysis . Actinolite is reported from this locality.