The Rocks and Minerals of Occoneechee Mountain -

Pyrophyllite + Andalusite Rock

Cut slab of pyrophyllite + andalusite rock. White matrix of rock is phyrophyllite and sericite. Blue crystals are andalusite.

pyrophyllite + andalusite rock
Boulder surface of pyrophyllite + andalusite rock. White matrix of rock is phyrophyllite and sericite. Blue crystals are andalusite.
pyrophyllite + andalusite rock

Please remember that rock and mineral collecting is STRICTLY PROHIBITTED in Eno River State Park!

 

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Want to learn more about the geology of the Eno River area?

You may be interested in A Geologic Adventure Along the Eno River - A richly illustrated publication from the North Carolina Geological Survey.