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Malachite from
Conrad Hill Mine (Dodge Hill Mine), Cid Mining District, Carolina Slate Belt, Davidson Co., North Carolina, USA

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Malachite
Formula:Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Formation:Secondary
Comments:Malachite is common as small patches and stains, often with chalcopyrite. But within the void spaces of the cellular goethite, nice acicular crystals and silky or velvety sprays can be found with diligence. In the 1970's I (Steve Adams) broke open a piece of such goethite and was astonished to see a spray of several needles of malachite fine as a hair rising from a point a full inch tall! But holding it up in admiration, a strong wind gust came along and broke the crystals away!
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Significance:Unusual or interesting association, relationships with other species, pseudomorphism etc. - see notes.
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia., Steve Adams
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Malachite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Conrad Hill Mine (Dodge Hill Mine), Cid Mining District, Carolina Slate Belt, Davidson Co., North Carolina, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Malachite
8.2km (5.1 miles) Silver Valley Mine (Spring Valley Mine), Silver Valley, Cid Mining District, Carolina Slate Belt, Davidson Co., North Carolina, USA
9.3km (5.8 miles) Silver Hill Mine, Silver Hill, Silver Hill Mining District, Carolina Slate Belt, Davidson Co., North Carolina, USA
10.0km (6.2 miles) Cid Mine, Cid Mining District, Carolina Slate Belt, Davidson Co., North Carolina, USA
11.5km (7.1 miles) Emmons Mine (Davidson Mine; Hercules Mine), Cid Mining District, Carolina Slate Belt, Davidson Co., North Carolina, USA
28.3km (17.6 miles) Deep River Mine (Coffin), Guilford County Copper Mining District, Guilford Co., North Carolina, USA
28.6km (17.8 miles) Lindsay Mine, Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina, USA
30.1km (18.7 miles) Jacks Hill Mine, Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina, USA
32.2km (20.0 miles) Scarlett Mine (Scarlet Mine), Carolina Slate Belt, Randolph Co., North Carolina, USA
33.4km (20.8 miles) Gardner Hill Mine, Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina, USA
34.5km (21.4 miles) Barnhardt Mine, Gold Hill Mining District, Rowan Co., North Carolina, USA
 
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