A fine and uncommon specimen of bladed blueish clinochlore with versuvianite and calcite from Woods Reef Mine, Barraba, NSW. This is a surprisingly attractive specimen of clinochlore, with contrasting versuvianite, the like of which I have never seen from anywhere else in Australia. There are a number of other minerals present on this piece, some very transparent calcite, plus others, I have no idea what the white mineral is. Unfortunately this mine, is a classic example of government rehabilitation of mine sites not working, must likely because its no were near a large population area. If you are interested go to google earth and have a look at the size of the unprotected asbestos dumps at the old mine site. Note this is no longer a working mine.
WOODS REEF ASBESTOS MINE, BARRABA, NSW.
90 x 60 x 28mm.