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Wavellite from
Silver Hill Mine (Washington Silver Mine), Silver Hill, Silver Hill Mining District, Carolina Slate Belt, Davidson Co., North Carolina, USA

Locality type:Mine
Formula:Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Comments:A specimen of tiny white sprays of this mineral I found years ago is now in the Kenny Gay collection. The patch of numerous sprays occupied a surface approx. 4 x 7 cm. Steve Adams
Habit:Small spots of radial sprays or "wheels". More rarely as tiny white acicular needles upright in patches in vugs.
Colour:White, pale grey, beige, brown, pale green
Validity:Believed Valid
References:Dana 6:843.
Genth and Kerr, 1885, page 106, copied in NC Dept. of Conservation & Development information circular 16 "Mineral Localities of North Carolina" by James F. Conley, 1958, 1971.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Wavellite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Silver Hill Mine (Washington Silver Mine), Silver Hill, Silver Hill Mining District, Carolina Slate Belt, Davidson Co., North Carolina, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Wavellite
74.0km (46.0 miles) Snow Camp Mine (Holman's Mill Mine), Snow Camp, Alamance Co., North Carolina, USA
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