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Forests cover 73.1%
of the county’s total land. Seventy percent of the
forestland is owned by farmers and other private
landowners. Timber corporations own 27% of the forestland.
Water is provided by
both ground and surface sources, principally drilled wells
and the Appomattox River. Amelia County has 39 live creeks
and streams from two to 15 miles in length. There are over
500 ponds in the county ranging in size from one-half acre
to 15 acres. These ponds provide water reserves for
livestock, irrigation, fishing and recreation.
Amelia County also
supports a wealth of various minerals. Pegmatite, a common
igneous rock in the County, has been the source of
plentiful amounts of mica, which was mined extensively
during World War II. Kaolin, feldspar, and quartz have
also been mined from pegmatite and sold commercially.
Beryl, columbitetantatite, and a variety of gem and
specimen minerals, such as garnet, topaz and amazonite,
have been found in pegmatite. Amazonite is a green-colored
stone, unique to Amelia County. Amateur rockhounds can try
their mining skill at the Morefield mine, located on Route
628 off U.S. 360.
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