Can you find gemstones in Connecticut?

Known as the birthplace for modern mining, Connecticut has more than 600 forgotten mines. Connecticut’s gems include amethyst, topaz, green beryl, rose quartz, tourmaline, yellow beryl and aquamarine, and they are found primarily in the Bronson Hill anticlinorium, east of the Connecticut Valley.

Where can I dig for crystals in Connecticut?

There are also several quarries where you can find, among other things, amethyst crystals….New Haven County.

Location Rocks & Minerals
Hubbard Park, surrounding reservoirs Quartz
Pine Rock Quarry Prehnite, Calcite, Serpentine
Lamberts Mine Chalcopyrite
New Haven Traprock Quarry Amethyst

What crystals can be found in CT?

Thought not found as often garnet and tourmaline, other gems uncovered in Connecticut include aquamarine, amethyst, topaz and rose quartz.

Where can you find amethyst in Connecticut?

Amethyst from Connecticut, USA

  • New Britain, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA.
  • Route 11 road cuts, Salem, New London Co., Connecticut, USA.
  • O & G Woodbury Traprock Quarry, Orenaug Hills, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA.
  • Amethyst, etc. Cinque Quarry, East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA.

Can Obsidian be found in CT?

That’s because there is no obsidian in CT.

Can gold be found in Connecticut?

Yes, there is gold in Connecticut. Not a lot, but enough to tease and tempt. In Litchfield County, the two hot spots for prospecting are Lead Mine Brook, above the Thomaston Dam, and Spruce Brook in East Litchfield. Spruce Brook, in East Litchfield or Campville, was the scene of quite a little gold rush in the 1850s.

Where can I find garnets in Connecticut?

Best places to find garnets are along the river bank on the southeast side of historic covered bridge. Read More in the Connecticut Garnet Trail Guide. Decimeter (10cm) sized garnets may be found adjacent to a sidewalk that passes outcrops blasted out to form a road way. Smaller garnets are abundant.

Can you find obsidian in Connecticut?

Where can I mine in CT?

Popular Mines in Connecticut

Seymour Gravel Pit in New London County, CT Man-made
Gillette Quarry in Middlesex County, CT Man-made
Leetes Island Quarry (historical) in New Haven County, CT Man-made
Strickland Quarry in Middlesex County, CT Man-made
Brazos Quarry in Middlesex County, CT Man-made

Where is gold found in Connecticut?

Is purple obsidian real?

Purple Obsidian is a see-through purple stone that can be purely purple and resemble amethyst, may be clear with purple stripes, or clear with purple freckles. These are very light purple specimens. You will receive one stone approximately 1″ – 1.25″.

What is mined in CT?

Sources of information. Connecticut produces crushed stone (mainly traprock and limestone), and construction sand and gravel. Clay is mined for brickmaking. Intermittently small dimension stone (granite and sandstone) quarries are active.