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Amelia County, Virginia
Dec 19th, 2012 at 12:17pm
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Here is some crusty garnet surface collected from northern Amelia County, Virginia, a few years ago.  The the thin slab of "country rock" seems like a mix of slaty and quartzite like rock and is fairly light/not dense.  On one side and edge there are garnet encrustations, and the other has a jumble of feldspar and quartz.  This was collected near a man-made lake, so the "outcrop" may have been dumped material from when they built the earthen dam.  I didn't really dig, so I couldn't tell, but outcrops rarely poke through the saprolite of Amelia County so my bet is on dumped material.  It is just east of the Ligon Mine (rock crystal and beryl being the primary targets) that some of you may have experienced during a MAGMA field trip a number of years ago.
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