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Muscovite var. Mariposite from Mariposa County, California (Type Locality for Mariposite)

 
Muscovite var. Mariposite from Mariposa County, California (Type Locality for Mariposite)

Muscovite var. Mariposite from Mariposa County, California (Type Locality for Mariposite)

DESCRIPTION:No. 50269
Mineral:Muscovite var. Mariposite
Locality:Mariposa County, California (Type Locality for Mariposite)
Description:White quartz with mariposite crystals, the green chrome-rich variety of the mineral species muscovite. Mariposite was first described by Silliman in 1868 and is the rock sought by gold miners as indicative of gold bearing rock. Ex. Peter B. Nalle (1923-2010) collection #333b; collected 1947
Overall Size:4x3x2 cm
Crystals:0.5 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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