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Can someone help me identify this please ?

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Hi everyone. I found this in a gem mine in Va but couldn't figure it out what it can be :/

asked Jun 1, 2015 by Seda (120 points)

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It definitely looks like clinochlore.

Which gem mine did you find it at? Perhaps giving that information can identify it more positively.
answered Jun 4, 2015 by hershel (51,320 points)
Thank you for your answer. I found it in morefield gem mine Virginia.
I'll research about  clinochlore.
You can also look at the chlorite group:

The Morefield Mine is a pegmatite occurrence, so its possible that your picture is also representing a mica such as muscovite (albeit with an usual color.)

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