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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2012 16:27    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

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RistSmoke.jpg
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Quartz, Muscovite, and Pyrite
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
6.2 x 3.9 cm
 Viewed:  18044 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 29, 2012 03:34    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

Unusual cluster of pale green calcite crystals. Some coated with micro crystals of quartz. Blades of muscovite on the bottom of the specimen. A higher resolution version is available here: https://www.mindat.org/xpic.php?fname=0317099001348905994.jpg


RistGreenCalciteSm1.jpg
 Description:
Calcite, Quartz, Muscovite
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
8.3 x 6.5 cm
 Viewed:  17991 Time(s)

RistGreenCalciteSm1.jpg



GreenDet2.jpg
 Description:
Calcite, Quartz, Muscovite
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA

Detail
 Viewed:  17983 Time(s)

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GreenDet1a.jpg
 Description:
Calcite, Quartz, Muscovite
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA

Detail
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PostPosted: Oct 02, 2012 18:36    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

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AmeQtzScepter.jpg
 Description:
Quartz, Muscovite, Dolomite
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
3.3 x 1.9 cm.
 Viewed:  17920 Time(s)

AmeQtzScepter.jpg



QtzRutileCalcite.jpg
 Description:
Quartz, Calcite, Rutile
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
3.0 x 2.2 cm.
 Viewed:  17871 Time(s)

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AmeDetail.jpg
 Description:
Quartz, Calcite, Rutile
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA

Rutile Detail
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PostPosted: Oct 03, 2012 12:26    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

Nice specimens!!!
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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2012 20:10    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

A higher resolution version is available here: https://www.mindat.org/xpic.php?fname=0670336001349399047.jpg


CalMuscRist3.jpg
 Description:
Calcite on Muscovite
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
8.5 x 6.3 cm.
 Viewed:  17792 Time(s)

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Calcite on Muscovite
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA

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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2013 03:00    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

Great specimen


FooteRhodo.jpg
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Rhodochrosite
Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA
2.0 x 2.8 cm
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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2013 05:50    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

Great specimen and great photo. What are the crystals covering the matrix?
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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2013 08:53    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

John S. White wrote:
Great specimen...

that's an understatement.
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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2013 15:31    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

I believe that the matrix is covered with albite along with some quartz crystals.
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PostPosted: Feb 26, 2013 04:05    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

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ZonedApatite1.jpg
 Description:
Fluorapatite
Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA
3.0 x 2.4 cm
 Viewed:  16990 Time(s)

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MWM_5544FM.jpg
 Description:
Fluorapatite, Quartz
Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA
10.3 x 13.4 cm
 Viewed:  17011 Time(s)

MWM_5544FM.jpg



ApatiteCluster.jpg
 Description:
Fluorapatite
Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA
4.2 x 3.7 cm
 Viewed:  16973 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 12, 2013 02:39    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

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CalciteRistLt.jpg
 Description:
Calcite
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
2.9 x 3.5 cm
 Viewed:  16767 Time(s)

CalciteRistLt.jpg



CalciteRist1.jpg
 Description:
Calcite
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
2.9 x 3.5 cm
 Viewed:  16773 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 19, 2013 03:22    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

An etched smoky quartz crystal.


RistEtchedSmoky2.jpg
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Quartz (smoky)
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
4.0 x 3.7 cm
 Viewed:  16665 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 22, 2013 03:55    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

A high resolution version is available here: https://www.mindat.org/xpic.php?fname=0731474001363945167.jpg


AmethystGF1.jpg
 Description:
Quartz (amethyst)
Grandfather Mountain, Linville, Avery Co., North Carolina, USA
6.0 x 4.6 cm
 Viewed:  16524 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 26, 2013 20:19    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

I am afraid that there is no way this amethyst is from Grandfather Mountain, N.Carolina. There are no known amethyst localities on the mountain or, for that matter, anywhere even close to the mountain. In the museum at the nature center on the mountain there is a group of quartz crystals undoubtedly from Arkansas that is labelled as being from Grandfather Mountain. In my opinion, and I know the area very well, this is not possible. In fact, I am very certain that this specimen is not even from N. Carolina, it does not resemble other amethysts from the state.

I would further like to see the description of this piece changed from "quartz and amethyst." Amethyst is quartz, as we all know.

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PostPosted: Mar 27, 2013 02:37    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

John S. White wrote:
...I would further like to see the description of this piece changed from "quartz and amethyst." Amethyst is quartz, as we all know.

Fixed: https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=29797#29797
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PostPosted: May 19, 2013 21:39    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

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RistEmeraldQtz.jpg
 Description:
Beryl and Quartz (smoky)
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
4.0 x 2.8 cm
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PostPosted: Jun 14, 2013 19:10    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  




RistRutile.jpg
 Description:
Rutile
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
4.0 x 1.2 cm
 Viewed:  15468 Time(s)

RistRutile.jpg



RistRutileSm.jpg
 Description:
Rutile
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
3.9 x 1.0 cm
 Viewed:  15426 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2013 01:57    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

This find was from a pocket that yielded five substantial specimens. Three large crystals (1225, 600 & 700 carats) ended up in the natural history museum in Raleigh.


AdamsBeryl.jpg
 Description:
Beryl
Adams Hiddenite and Emerald Mine, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
7.4 x 1.0 cm
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PostPosted: Sep 19, 2013 23:20    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

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RistBeryl.jpg
 Description:
Beryl, Calcite, Muscovite, Pyrite, Rutile
Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
6.3 x 5.0 cm.
 Viewed:  14482 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 26, 2014 14:38    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - North Carolina  

In April 2011, Terry Ledford made a remarkable emerald find on the Wren Adams property near Hiddenite, NC. Five large emerald crystals were found with the largest weighing 1225 cts. I was fortunate to see and handle these on site shortly after they were found. The accompanying photo shows me holding the two best. My friend Eric Fritz and I discussed the significance of these treasures with Terry and Mr. Adams and they were quickly persuaded to give us a chance to find a purchaser who would donate them to a North Carolina museum.
After a long and frustrating process, this was accomplished and the three largest crystals now reside in the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.
Terry and Mr Adams kindly offered me one of the other two which appears in the next post



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