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

Mineral Species
Comments:Historical reports of blocky "orthoclase" in virtually every granite pegmatite worldwide are microcline. No data supporting orthoclse from this locality are known.
Quality for species:not specified / average specimens
Validity:Erroneously Reported
References:Rocks & Min.: 8:143-144.; Arthur A. Pegau (1932) Pegmatite Deposits of Virginia. Virginia Geological Survey; Bulletin 33.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Orthoclase data
Locality Data:Click here to view Morefield Mine (Morefield pegmatite), Winterham, Amelia Co., Virginia, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Orthoclase
6.4km (4.0 miles) A Rutherford No. 3 pegmatite (Rutherford No. 2 pegmatite; Rutherford Mines; Rutherford No. 1 pegmatite), Amelia (Amelia Court House), Amelia Co., Virginia, USA
41.3km (25.7 miles) B Amber Queen Mine, Goochland, Goochland Co., Virginia, USA
55.6km (34.5 miles) C Snead Mine, Gold-Pyrite Belt, Fluvanna Co., Virginia, USA
56.1km (34.9 miles) D Tellurium Vein, Scotia Mine (Perkins Mine), Gold-Pyrite Belt, Fluvanna Co., Virginia, USA
64.8km (40.3 miles) E Saunders No. 1 Mine, Harris Mine, Hewlett, Hanover Co., Virginia, USA
69.0km (42.9 miles) F Harris Mine, Hewlett, Hanover Co., Virginia, USA
84.6km (52.6 miles) G Shadwell Mine (Chalottesville Quarry), Albemarle Co., Virginia, USA
92.3km (57.3 miles) H Peters Mountain occurrence, Peters Mountain, Southwest Mts (Chestnut Ridge), Albemarle Co., Virginia, USA
100.1km (62.2 miles) I Boxley Quarry (Mt. Athos Quarry), Campbell Co., Virginia, USA
109.8km (68.2 miles) J High Hill Mine, High Hill, Virgilina District, Halifax Co., Virginia, USA
110.3km (68.6 miles) K Sugar Hollow, Albemarle Co., Virginia, USA
114.0km (70.8 miles) L Buck Mountain Creek, Albemarle Co., Virginia, USA
136.5km (84.8 miles) M Hagers Mountain Kyanite deposits, Hagers Mountain, Person Co., North Carolina, USA
149.3km (92.7 miles) N Nance Pegmatite Mine (Big Harris Mine), Moneta-Forest, Bedford Co., Virginia, USA
151.9km (94.4 miles) O Wheatley Pegmatite Mine (Big Hicks Mine; Moneta Mine), Moneta-Forest, Bedford Co., Virginia, USA
151.9km (94.4 miles) P Young Feldspar Mine, Moneta-Forest, Bedford Co., Virginia, USA
159.4km (99.0 miles) Q Manassas Quarry, Manassas, Prince William Co., Virginia, USA
159.9km (99.3 miles) R Granville Co., North Carolina, USA
233.2km (144.9 miles) S Weber's Quarry, Ellicott City, Howard Co., Maryland, USA
243.5km (151.3 miles) T Redding Mine, Carolina Slate Belt, Randolph Co., North Carolina, USA
246.0km (152.9 miles) U Unnamed Cu prospect, Moore Co., North Carolina, USA
249.5km (155.0 miles) V Randolph Co., North Carolina, USA
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