The destination of my second Georgia Mineral Society field trip is Amos cunningham Farm located in Due West/Antreville Area, South Carolina. The collection site is known for its beryl, amethyst and smoky quartz. The site is flat to rolling land of South Carolina red clay. The digging areas have been machine trenched down to white kaolite veins that have the beryl and quartz crystals. Dirt and rock removed from the trenches and piled up, also contain beryl and are good places to search.
Some macro shot of the specimen collected in the field trip:
Images of the collection under stereo microscope:
The macro shot was captured by Olympus Stylus 7010 camera in super macro mode. The photomicrograph was the specimens are taken with Tucsen Microscope Camera from Ample Scientific SM-Plus-24 Stereo Microscope.