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TitleChlorite schist, Madison County, North Carolina
DescriptionThis schist, from the mountains of western North Carolina, is composed nearly entirely of chlorite. It is likely the chlorite formed by alteration of other minerals, but the alteration has been so complete that it is hard to tell what those other minerals could have been. This sample is 10 cm across.
LocationUSA ▹ North Carolina ▹ Madison
PhotographerMike Davis. 2001-04-26.
CollectionWard’s University Rock Collection #190.
Key wordschlorite, schist, North Carolina
Tech details695 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera, 60mm Nikon AF micro lens.
GeoDIL number428