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Posted in response to Layer formed quartz? from Glenn on March 13, 2008 at 22:05:12:

Re: Layer formed quartz?

I was just talking with a friend the other day; he used to live in Charlotte, N.C. He says the plated quartz was found at a site near NC/SC line, but he never found exactly where, as it had been kept a bit of a secret. However, it had been on the market locally there for years (years ago), but now is harder to find. He showed me a specimen, and it looks as if (as he said) it might have been quartz pseudomorph after 'cleavelandite' type of albite. His chunk is a hand-sized chunk, and white, slightly stained (iron?), with the plates going in various directions, but many parallel or near-parallel, very much like the habit of 'cleavelandite.' Each 'plate' (in his specimen) is about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick, and some inches long. The material is quite sparkley, and appears to be made of tiny grains.

Another website at which to inquire might be www.mcrocks.com, as that is based closer to that area, and some of the people might know more about it. Please tell results of your finding. It looks like fascinating material.

From Dana - April 01, 2008 at 08:13:55

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