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Amethyst from
Reel Mine, Iron Station, Lincoln Co., North Carolina, USA

Locality type:Mine
Species:Quartz var: Amethyst
Comments:John S White, former curator of Minerals and Gemstones for the Smithsonian, said that this locality is the source of the finest amethyst cluster ever discovered in North America.
Habit:Hexagonal-Trigonal Trapezohedral
Colour:Light Purple to Smoky Purple
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Validity:Believed Valid
References:www.grandfather.com/museum/amethyst.htm Genth,F.A.,1891,The Minerals Of North Carolina;USGS Bulletion No.74
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Smoky Quartz2 photos of Amethyst associated with Smoky Quartz at this locality.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Amethyst data
Locality Data:Click here to view Reel Mine, Iron Station, Lincoln Co., North Carolina, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Amethyst
33.6km (20.9 miles) A Tate Boulevard Industrial Park, Hickory, Catawba Co., North Carolina, USA
39.2km (24.4 miles) B Unnamed Amethyst mine [1], Statesville, Iredell Co., North Carolina, USA
42.7km (26.5 miles) C Statesville, Iredell Co., North Carolina, USA
49.0km (30.5 miles) D Concord, Cabarrus Co., North Carolina, USA
50.4km (31.3 miles) E Rist Mine (North America Emerald Mine; American Gems Mine; LKA International Emerald Mine), Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
64.5km (40.1 miles) F J.C. Mills Mine (Mill's Mine; Mills's Mine), Brindletown, Burke Co., North Carolina, USA
86.1km (53.5 miles) G Jonesville, Union Co., South Carolina, USA
130.6km (81.1 miles) H Lost Cause Mine, Baldwin Place Farm, Asheboro, Randolph Co., North Carolina, USA
186.7km (116.0 miles) I Rocky River Mine, Abbeville Co., South Carolina, USA
187.4km (116.4 miles) J Diamond Hill Quartz Mine, Antreville, Abbeville Co., South Carolina, USA
195.0km (121.1 miles) K Moffetsville, Anderson Co., South Carolina, USA
236.3km (146.8 miles) L Jackson Crossroads Amethyst Mine (JXR Amethyst Mine), Jacksons Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
278.3km (173.0 miles) M Siloam Quarry, Greene Co., Georgia, USA
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