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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
 

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
Group 1 - Elements
Lead1.AA.05
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10a
Galena2.CD.10
Molybdenite2.EA.30
Pyrite2.EB.05a
Group 3 - Halides
Chiolite3.CE.05
Cryolite3.CB.15
Elpasolite3.CB.15
Fluorite3.AB.25
var: Chlorophane3.AB.25CaF2
Gearksutite3.CC.05
Hydrokenoralstonite3.CF.05
Pachnolite3.CB.40
Prosopite3.CD.10
Thomsenolite3.CB.40
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05
Chrysoberyl4.BA.05
Columbite-(Fe)4.DB.35
Euxenite-(Y)4.DG.05
Hollandite4.DK.05a
Ilmenite4.CB.05
Microlite Group4.00.
Opal4.DA.10
var: Opal-AN4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Pyrolusite ?4.DB.05
Quartz4.DA.05
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05
Samarskite-(Y)4.DB.25
Tantalite-(Mn)4.DB.35
Uraninite4.DL.05
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Bismutite5.BE.25
Calcite5.AB.05
Cerussite5.AB.15
Group 6 - Borates
Sussexite6.BA.15
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Bermanite8.DC.20
Brockite8.CJ.45
Fluellite8.DE.10
Fluorapatite8.BN.05
Goyazite8.BL.10
Phosphophyllite8.CA.40
Phosphosiderite8.CD.05
Phosphuranylite8.EC.10
Pyromorphite8.BN.05
Serrabrancaite8.CB.05
Strengite8.CD.10
Triplite8.BB.10
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35
var: Cleavelandite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Allanite-(Ce)9.BG.05b
Almandine9.AD.25
Andradite ?9.AD.25
Anorthite9.FA.35
Bertrandite9.BD.05
Beryl9.CJ.05
var: Aquamarine9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Goshenite9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Euclase9.AE.10
Ferro-hornblende9.DE.10
Helvine9.FB.10
Kaolinite9.ED.05
Labradorite9.FA.35
Masutomilite9.EC.20
Microcline9.FA.30
var: Amazonite9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15
var: Leverrierite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase ?9.FA.30
Phenakite9.AA.05
Phlogopite ?9.EC.20
Schorl9.CK.05
Spessartine9.AD.25
Spodumene9.DA.30
Titanite9.AG.15
Topaz9.AF.35
Zinnwaldite9..
Zircon9.AD.30
Group 10 - Organic Compounds
Lindbergite10.AB.05
Weddellite10.AB.40
Unclassified Minerals
Apatite-
Biotite-
Monazite-
Moonstone-
Thorogummite-
Tourmaline-

References

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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