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Graphite Crystals

Last Updated: 4th Aug 2015

By Christopher Haefner

After an extensive search in the areas surrounding the old Pa Graphite mines in Chester County Pa. I have discovered an area og geology one mile distant from the massive graphite pits which are yielding perfect graphite crystals in a beautiful blue quartz matrix! The search was a massive 3-year effort when, in 2012, blue quartz from the new Dutchess Mine - a privately owned excavation - began yielding trace crystals; partials. This locality was just far enough away from the massive formations of this mineral that there was the hope, just the hope of this occurrence... voila! So far. over 400 specimens! Some of the first were purchased by Franklin and Marshall college in Lancaster Pa for their chemistry professor.

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