The Perry Petalite Prospect

Peru, Oxford County, Maine

 

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Autunite: mm Autunite Fluorescing: mm Hydroxylherderite: mm
Autunite xls Autunite xls fluor. Hydroxylherderite

 

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Fluorapatite: mm Pyrite: 5cm across Fluorapatite: mm
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This was the finest crystalized pyrite that we recovered. Although pyrite is quite common in Maine, good crystals are not, and this one coming from a lithia pegmatie, is very unusual. The apatites are micros and were recovered in a zone of cleavlandite that lays just above the "garnet seam".

 

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Altered Zircon: mm Fluorapatite: mm Zircon & Autunite: mm
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Fluorapatite in Pocket Zircon: mm Fluorapatite: 12cm across
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