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Graves mountain specimans

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Just wanted to share these. Identify? alt text

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asked May 25, 2014 by rdp30052 (180 points)

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Top one is pyrophyllite - one of the more common minerals at Graves Mountain. The iridiscent mineral is goethite - its a variety known locally as turgite.

answered May 25, 2014 by hershel (47,740 points)
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I like the iridiscent mineral, and never heard of it, as I would have identified it as: peacock ore or bornite.

answered May 26, 2014 by Renata (7,840 points)
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Renata, these iridescent goethites are well-known from Graves Mountain, Georgia. It looks like others from that locality so I would safely make the assumption thats what it is, considering the user specified its from that locality.

answered May 28, 2014 by hershel (47,740 points)

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