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MONTMORILLONITE    Tripp Mine, Alstead, NH
7 cm specimen with pink crust of montmorillonite on feldspar-muscovite matrix.
Species:           MONTMORILLONITE  
Locality:          Tripp Mine, Alstead, NH
Specimen Size: 7 cm specimen with pink crust of montmorillonite on feldspar-muscovite matrix.
Field Collected: Wayne Corwin. A purchased specimen from Toveco Minerals - 2013
Catalog No.: 1861
Notes:
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FOGGITE    Palermo Mine, Pod 3, N. Groton, NH
4 mm Foggite sphere on quartz crystals.
Species:           FOGGITE  
Locality:          Palermo Mine, Pod 3, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 4 mm Foggite sphere on quartz crystals.
Field Collected: Bob Whitmore #954 - 1974
Catalog No.: A Don Swenson specimen
Notes: Goyazite also appears to be present on this specimen. Identification presumed by Bob Whitmore or Forrest Fogg.
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VESUVIANITE    Warren, NH
6 cm specimen


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VESUVIANITE    Warren, NH
4 cm zoom view


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VESUVIANITE    Warren, NH
specimen labels
Species:           VESUVIANITE  
Locality:          Warren, NH
Specimen Size: 6 cm specimen. Zoom view is 4 cm.
Field Collected: ex. Arthur L. Flagg (d. 1961) collection
Catalog No.: 1862
Notes: Purchased from David H Garskey (Sept. 2013). Garskey purchased specien from dealer, "Mineral Zone" 2012.
I do have some concern about the validity of the Warren provenance of this specimen. A Harvard vesuvianite specimen from Beach Hill, Warren, NH, mindat.org link has a much browner coloration. The color, form, and luster of this Warren specimen are close to the typical vesuvianite from the Webster Quarry, Sanford, ME. I understand that old specimens from obscure/lost localities can get miss-labeled at some point in their multi-owner history. Perhaps some more Warren skarn specimens will come to light in the future to correlate with this one.
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TRIPHYLITE    Ruggles Mine, Grafton, NH
4.7 cm specimen


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TRIPHYLITE    Ruggles Mine, Grafton, NH
2 cm zoom view


Species:           TRIPHYLITE  
Locality:          Ruggles Mine, Grafton, NH
Specimen Size: 4.7 cm specimen with 1.2 cm triphylite crystal, top. Zoom view is 2 cm.
Field Collected: Purchased specimen from D. Robenson Minerals.    Ex. Johanson collection - 1942
Catalog No.: 1876
Notes: Phillip Morrill does report triphylite as occurring at the Ruggles Mine. Triphylite crystals have scaly flakes of fluorescent autunite on their surface. Uranium minerals such as autunite are common at the Ruggles Mine.
Specimen contains many broken triphylite crystals, but only one essentially complete one.
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DRAVITE    Canterbury Soapstone Quarry, Canterbury, NH
3.2 cm specimen height. Brown dravite tourmaline on quartz.


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DRAVITE    Canterbury Soapstone Quarry, Canterbury, NH
7 mm zoom view, shows brown color
Species:           DRAVITE  
Locality:          Canterbury Soapstone Quarry, Canterbury, NH
Specimen Size: 3.2 cm specimen height. Brown dravite tourmaline on quartz. 7 mm zoom view shows brown color.
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer 2013
Catalog No.: 1882
Notes: From quartz outcrop near highway.
EDS analysis indicated the Mg rich tourmaline dravite. The analyst stated, the EDS "detector detects Al better than Si so Iíll buy Dravite."
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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.
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COLUMBITE-(Fe) / TANTALITE-(Fe)    N. Sugarloaf Mtn., Bethlehem, NH
3 cm specimen with 8 mm radial structure Columbite-(Fe) / Tantalite-(Fe)


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COLUMBITE-(Fe) / TANTALITE-(Fe)    N. Sugarloaf Mtn., Bethlehem, NH
1881 zoom view.
Species:           COLUMBITE-(Fe) / TANTALITE-(Fe)  
Locality:          N. Sugarloaf Mtn., Bethlehem, NH
Specimen Size: 3 cm specimen with 8 mm radial structure Columbite-(Fe) / Tantalite-(Fe)
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: 1881
Notes: Columbite-(Fe), Tantalite-(Fe), identification by EDS analysis .
Analyst said: "Intermediate Ferrocolumbite/Ferrotantalite."
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PYRRHOTITE    Rt. 93 Road Cut, Campton, NH
2.5 cm specimen
Species:           PYRRHOTITE  
Locality:          Rt. 93 Road Cut, Campton, NH
Specimen Size: 2.5 cm specimen
Field Collected: Clayton Ford, ex. Bob Whitmore
Catalog No.: 1880
Notes: This bronzy-metalic mineral was originally thought to be pentlandite, a nickle-iron sulfide. This Rt. 93 Campton, NH occurrence was responsible for pentlandite being included on New Hampshire mineral species lists for many years. A Bob Whitmore gift of this TN specimen allowed me to have it analyzed, (EDS analysis) . There is no nickle present, (two sample points probed). The species is pyrrhotite. It is slightly magnetic. Pentlandite and pyrrhotite are visually indistinguishable. These two species are frequently found mixed together. There are only a handful of specimens from this occurrence. It is possible that one of these may contain pentlandite, but lacking any past or present analytic data, I have deleted pentlandite from my NH mineral species list.
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RUTILE    Rt. 110A Road Cut, Dummer, NH
1.5 mm rutile crystal spearing chlorite group
Species:           RUTILE  
Locality:          Rt. 110A Road Cut, Dummer, NH
Specimen Size: 1.5 mm rutile crystal spearing chlorite group
Field Collected: Bob Wilken 2008
Catalog No.: u1399
Notes:
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FERROGEDRITE    Moat Mtn., Bartlett, NH
1 cm field of view. Gray-green ferrogedrite needles on microcline


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FERROGEDRITE    Moat Mtn., Bartlett, NH
1404 zoom view.
Species:           FERROGEDRITE  
Locality:          Moat Mtn., Bartlett, NH
Specimen Size: 1 cm field of view. Gray-green ferrogedrite needles on microcline
Field Collected: Art Smith, ex. Bob Janules
Catalog No.: u1404
Notes: Excalibur Minerals EDS analysis performed for Art Smith.