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PostPosted: Oct 20, 2010 05:18    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

North Carolina the "Old North State"




Bikitaite - Foote Mine Kings Mountain District Cleveland County North Carolina USA.jpg
 Description:
Bikitaite with Eosphorite
Foote Mine, Kings Mountain District, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
Mined about 1997
Former Silvane Collection
Specimen size: 2.5 × 1 × 0.3 cm.
Photo: Reference Specimens
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Bikitaite rear - Foote Mine Kings Mountain District Cleveland County North Carolina USA.jpg
 Description:
Bikitaite with Eosphorite
Foote Mine, Kings Mountain District, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
Mined about 1997
Former Silvane Collection
Specimen size: 2.5 × 1 × 0.3 cm.
Photo: Reference Specimens

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PostPosted: Oct 20, 2010 09:27    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

This locality produced several crystals with minor reticulated rutile inclusions. Unfortunately, it now lies underneath asphalt and houses.


wake_co17.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (smoky tessin habit)
Wake County, Cary, North Carolina, USA
7 x 3 cm
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PostPosted: Oct 20, 2010 15:34    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

A couple of micros from North Carolina....


Prehnite NC.jpg
 Description:
Prehnite
Martin Marietta Quarry, Hickory, North Carolina, USA
Taken at 50x, field of view is 2.25 mm wide.

Prehnite (single crystals)
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Fluorite NC.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite
Woodleaf Quarry, Rowan County, North Carolina, USA
Crystal less than 0.5 mm

Fluorite (trisoctahedral) Don't have a note about size, but probably crystal is less than 0.5 mm.
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PostPosted: Oct 21, 2010 19:01    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

Found at a construction site for a housing development, this was the best crystal I recovered from this location.


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Quartz (Tessin habit smoky quartz)
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
5 x 2.5 cm
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PostPosted: Oct 23, 2010 12:10    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

Former collection of Frank Knechtel.


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Beryl (var Emerald)
Stony Point (Hiddenite), Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
3.2 x 1.0 cm
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PostPosted: Oct 23, 2010 12:18    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

Former collections of Bement (1800's), American Mus. Nat. Hist, Herb Obodda, John Saul. With all the old labels. Only one of these I ever seen.


DSCN0358.JPG
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Dolomite
Stony Point (Hiddenite), Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
8.5 x 6.0 cm
Dolomite is 3.2 cm on the longest side
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PostPosted: Oct 25, 2010 06:25    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

One from North Carolina.


QtzRutile1.jpg
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Quartz with rutile.
Old Rist Mine, NAE Mines, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
Specimen size 10.2 x 5 cm
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PostPosted: Nov 04, 2010 10:56    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

Hello Everyone,

These are some good crystals. And Pete that Fluorite and its habit is to die for.

I have one to submit, again not too exciting, but it has not been represented yet.

Jim Prentiss



Pyrophyllite 02e.JPG
 Description:
Pyrophyllite
Hillsboro Mine, Orange Co., North Carolina, USA
The field of view vertcally is about 2.50" (6.35 cm)
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PostPosted: Jan 13, 2011 03:19    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

A neat combination piece from North Carolina.


CalciteRutile.jpg
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Calcite, Rutile, Muscovite, and Dolomite
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
Specimen size 7.1 x 4 cm.
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PostPosted: Mar 22, 2011 20:12    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

Another one for North Carolina.


CarolinaQtzScepters.jpg
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Quartz
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
Specimen size 6.5 x 6 cm.
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PostPosted: Jun 10, 2011 05:16    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

A slightly smoky sceptered quartz crystal with other crystals having a pale amethyst tint.


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 Description:
Quartz
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
Specimen size 5 x 5.4 cm.
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PostPosted: Apr 24, 2012 05:14    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

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HiddeniteMatrix3.jpg
 Description:
Hiddenite with Quartz
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
6.2 x 4.7 cm
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PostPosted: May 18, 2012 02:06    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

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RutileTwin2.jpg
 Description:
Rutile
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
9.6 x 15.4 mm
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PostPosted: May 25, 2012 05:13    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

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AmeRutileSmall.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var Amethyst), Rutile
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
3.2 x 2.2 cm.
 Viewed:  26132 Time(s)

AmeRutileSmall.jpg



AmeRutileBack1.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var Amethyst), Rutile
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
3.2 x 2.2 cm.
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PostPosted: Aug 04, 2012 21:25    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

Calcite included with pyrite on rutile.


CalRutileRistFront.jpg
 Description:
Calcite on Rutile
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
2.8 x 2.1 cm.
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CalRutileRist.jpg
 Description:
Calcite on Rutile
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
2.8 x 2.1 cm.
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PostPosted: Aug 05, 2012 04:47    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

One of the distinctive species from this state the Spodumene variety Hiddenite


Spodumene - Stony Point_Alexander County_North Carolina_USA.jpg
 Description:
Spodumene (variety Hiddenite)
Stony Point (Hiddenite), Alexander County, North Carolina, USA
Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.2 × 0.8 cm.
Minor fluorescence short UV
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PostPosted: Aug 07, 2012 01:20    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

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CalciteRistNew1.jpg
 Description:
Calcite included with pyrite with Muscovite
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
6.3 x 6 cm.
 Viewed:  25343 Time(s)

CalciteRistNew1.jpg



RistQtzPyrite.jpg
 Description:
Quartz, Calcite, and Pyrite
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
4.9 x 2.2 cm.
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PostPosted: Aug 09, 2012 04:55    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

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RistSmokyQtz.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (var smoky) with Muscovite and Rutile
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
10 x 9.7 cm.
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PostPosted: Aug 09, 2012 06:28    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

Reminiscent of alpine smoky quartz - nice specimen.
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PostPosted: Sep 07, 2012 07:58    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

Recovered from the Moncure quarry in Lee County, NC.


xx159.jpg
 Description:
Calcite
Moncure Quarry, Lee County, North Carolina, USA
7.5 x 3 x 2 cm
 Viewed:  24863 Time(s)

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xx181.jpg
 Description:
Calcite
Moncure Quarry, Lee County, North Carolina, USA
2.5 x 1 cm
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