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PostPosted: Jan 26, 2014 14:43    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

Here is the one from Terry's 2011 find now in my collection


NC EM 1.jpg
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Beryl var. Emerald
Adams Farm, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
5.4cm x 1.5cm 105cts
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PostPosted: Jan 26, 2014 14:49    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

Really interesting specimens!

As a European collector who likes to collect U.S. minerals (but only knows the rather common localities), it is really thrilling to see what comes out of the several states. And North Carolina seems to have a lot of beautiful treasures (i only knew the wonderful emeralds before).

Please more :)

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PostPosted: Jan 26, 2014 14:52    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

The Foote Mine in the Kings Mountain District, Cleveland Co.,North Carolina is famous for an assortment of rare and fine microminerals. The next two posts of specimens in my collection show that larger specimens of great beauty also occur


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Fluorapatite
Foote Mine, Kings Mountain Dist, Cleveland Co, North Carolina, USA
2.0cm wide x 2.25 cm wide -largest cryst 1.4 cm
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PostPosted: Jan 26, 2014 14:56    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

Another Foote Mine specimen


foote rhodo.jpg
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Rhodochrosite
Foote Mine, Kings Mountain Dist., Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA
2.0cm high x 1.6cm wide
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PostPosted: Jan 26, 2014 15:08    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

The following posts show the color variations of gem spodumene v. hiddenite found in Stony Point-Hiddenite area of Alexander Co., NC. This dark one was found in the area of Hidden's initial strike.


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Spodumene var.Hiddenite
Colburn- Hidden Pit Stony Point, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
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PostPosted: Jan 26, 2014 15:10    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

Here is a rare matrix specimen.


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Spodumene var. Hiddenite
Colburn- Hidden Pit Stony Point, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
2.1cm x 1.9 cm
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PostPosted: Jan 26, 2014 15:17    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

Here is an example of the bi (or tri) color specimens found on the Adams Farm property in recent years.


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Spodumene var. Hiddenite
Adams Farm, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
1.9cm high x .9 cm wide
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PostPosted: Jan 27, 2014 09:01    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

Excellent example of what appears to be the pseudo-octahedral habit of rhodochrosite that I have seen only from Foote. The superb photograph clearly shows the trigonal symmetry masquerading as octahedral.

The base is mostly albite with some quartz and maybe fluorapatite. Just a terrific specimen!

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PostPosted: Mar 14, 2014 02:30    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

A pale smoky quartz with inclusions.


SmkQtzLg.jpg
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Quartz
Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
5.7 x 10.7 cm
 Viewed:  12549 Time(s)

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QtzIncDet3.jpg
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Quartz
Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
Inclusions
 Viewed:  12536 Time(s)

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QtzIncDet2.jpg
 Description:
Quartz
Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
Inclusions
 Viewed:  12536 Time(s)

QtzIncDet2.jpg



QtzIncDet1.jpg
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Quartz
Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
Inclusions
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PostPosted: Mar 15, 2014 02:30    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

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Citrine.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (variety citrine)
Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
10.4 x 8.6 cm
 Viewed:  12451 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 16, 2014 12:03    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

Here is an emerald/mica/calcite combo from North American Emerald Mines in Hiddenite. Collected 2012, sold in Tucson in 2013 I believe but don't remember who has it now. Someone on here?


emerald_combo.jpg
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Beryl (variety emerald)
N.A.E.M., Hiddenite, North Carolina, USA
4.5 cm
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PostPosted: Mar 16, 2014 20:30    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

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QtzRutile1.jpg
 Description:
Quartz, Rutile
Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
5.7 x 8.3 cm
 Viewed:  12271 Time(s)

QtzRutile1.jpg



QtzRutileDetail.jpg
 Description:
Quartz, Rutile
Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
Rutile Detail
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