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Molybdenite from
Ray Mica Mine (Wray Mine), Hurricane Mountain, Burnsville, Spruce Pine District, Yancey Co., North Carolina, USA

Comments: A complex pegmatite. Average grain size ranges from about 7mm to 1M. Muscovite highly fractionated. Tourmalines exhibit bent, broken, and \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
Quality of samples:not specified / average specimens
Validity:Believed Valid
References:Miller, J.W. and Allen, C.W. "Mineralogy of the Ray Mica Mine, Yancey County, North Carolina." UNCA, 2001. (to be published by NCGS)
Mineral Data:Click here to view Molybdenite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Ray Mica Mine (Wray Mine), Hurricane Mountain, Burnsville, Spruce Pine District, Yancey Co., North Carolina, USA
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