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PostPosted: Oct 12, 2010 04:42    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Mississippi  

Mississippi, the "Hospitality State"




Pyrite - Selma Chalk Formation Starkville Mississippi.jpg
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Pyrite. The only mineral from Mississippi Bob have seen in over 40 years of collecting...
Selma Chalk Formation, Starkville, Mississippi, USA
Specimens size: 3.2 x 2.5 cm.
Photo: Bob Weaver

Bob Weaver provided this photo to lead the Mississippi thread. I hope other people can supply more images of the Mississippi's minerals.

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PostPosted: Oct 14, 2010 07:57    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Mississippi  

As I am well known for my love of "ugly" minerals, I should mention the danburite nodules from the shales associated with the Louann Salt Formation. They are white and cauliflower-like, looking a bit like the California howlite nodules. I don't have a photo, but there are photos in the literature.
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PostPosted: Jan 22, 2012 15:51    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Mississippi  

In my task for adequate and recharge the threads of the "A mineralogical trip through the states of USA" I would need some more image for this state, specially complicated for minerals. If some FMFer has some, please send it to me by PM or publish it directly in this thread.

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PostPosted: Jan 22, 2012 19:32    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Mississippi  

In my catalog of nearly 6000 entries, I don't have a single entry for Mississippi! Certainly there should be a calcite crystal, a phosphate deposit, or some minerals from an offshore drilling system someplace....!!!!

Though I did not do a thorough read-through, the entries in Mindat for Mississippi are not very encouraging either.

Maybe they ain't got no minerals down there....

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PostPosted: Jan 22, 2012 19:43    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Mississippi  

The best minerals in Mississippi are in glass cases in the home of Jimmy and Hisami MacNeill, although I don't think any of them came out of the ground in Mississippi ;))

Mindat has 5 photos of Mississippi minerals and all 5 of them are pyrites. Like Pete said - not very encouraging.

Somewhere I have a research paper on danburite and some rare borate species in an anhydrite or saltdome caprock in Mississippi; I shall have to find it and add the information to Mindat. For me, those species are more interesting than pyrite, although they're probably tiny.

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PostPosted: Jan 22, 2012 19:52    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Mississippi  

Alfredo,

You need to get a new hat!

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