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Alabama Rocks


by James Mallonee

Sylacauga is well known for the marble. There is white marble, junky marble, and marble with a type of 12 sided (duodecahedral) copper colored iron pyrite crystals. These weather and rust if they are in the open, but plenty can be found on the mine dumps. They are very showy with the bright brassy or coppery crystals standing out boldly from the pure white marble.

James Mallonee