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Morefield Mine (Morefield pegmatite), Winterham, Amelia Co., Virginia, USA

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Mine owner Sam Dunaway with pegmatite

Morefield Mine, Winterham, Amelia Co., Virginia, USA
Face of vertical pegmatite before diabase dike

Morefield Mine, Winterham, Amelia Co., Virginia, USA
Mine owner Sam Dunaway with pegmatite

Morefield Mine, Winterham, Amelia Co., Virginia, USA
Face of vertical pegmatite before diabase dike

Morefield Mine, Winterham, Amelia Co., Virginia, USA
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 21' 38'' North , 77° 54' 50'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.3605555556, -77.9138888889

A feldspar-mica and specimen mine in the Morefield pegmatite.
Located near Winterham, near Amelia Court House. Started 1929 and owned by S.V. Morefield.

Note: a for-fee collecting area (primarily for kids), which includes salted minerals brought in from outside of the area, is operated here by the owners.

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64 valid minerals. 4 erroneous literature entries.

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Rocks & Minerals (1933): 8: 143-144.

USGS Bulletin 248B (1952).

Brown, W.R. (1962) Mica and Feldspar Deposits of Virginia.

Penick, D. Allen, Jr. (1985): Virginia Mineral Locality Index. Rocks and Minerals: 60(4): 165.

Sweet, P.C. and Penick, D.A., Jr. (1986), Morefield Pegmatite Mine Reopens - Virginia's only Active Underground Gem Mine.

Kearns, Lance E. (1993), Minerals of the Morefield Pegmatite, Amelia County, Virginia. Rocks & Minerals: 68(4): 232-242.

Kearns, Lance E. (1995), Alumino-fluorides from the Morefield pegmatite, Amelia County, Virginia. Mineralogical Record: 26(6): 551-556.

O’Neill, K. A.; Nowak, B. A.; Johnson, C. B.; Kearns, L. E. (1996), Contributed Papers in Specimen Mineralogy: 22nd Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, Mineral Chemistry of Micas and Amazonite: The Morefield Pegmatite, Amelia, Virginia. Rocks & Minerals: 71(3): 198-199.

Virginia Minerals, Virginia Division of Mineral Resources, Charlottesville, Virginia: 32(2).

Virginia Division of Mineral Resources Report 3, Charlottesville, Virginia: 59-60, 61-94.

Virginia Geologic Survey Bulletin 33.

Virginia Minerals, Vol. 46.

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