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Bald Knob deposit (Primary ore body; Crouse Knob deposit), Bald Knob, Sparta, Alleghany Co., North Carolina, USA

Kellyite
Bald Knob deposit, Bald Knob, Sparta, Alleghany Co., North Carolina, USA

Photo: 2008, JGW
Latitude: 36°33'0"N
Longitude: 81°5'45"W
A manganese mine located 2½ miles East of Sparta.

Mineral List

Actinolite
Alabandite
Albite
var: Andesine

var: Oligoclase
Alleghanyite (TL)
Andradite
Anthophyllite
'Apatite'
Bannisterite ?
Bementite
'Biotite'
Calcite
var: Manganoan Calcite
Caryopilite
Cattierite
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Cobaltite
Cummingtonite
Fluorapatite
Galaxite (TL)
'Garnet'
Grunerite
'Hornblende'
Jacobsite
Kellyite (TL)
Kutnohorite
Magnetite
Manganhumite
Manganocummingtonite
Manganogrunerite
Margarite
Muscovite
Neotocite
Pennantite
Phlogopite
Pyrite
Pyrolusite
Pyrophanite
Pyroxmangite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
Sonolite
Spessartine
Stilpnomelane
var: Manganoan Stilpnomelane

Tephroite
Trimerite ?


49 entries listed. 40 valid minerals. 3 type localities (valid minerals).

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References

Ross, Clarence S. and Paul F. Kerr (1932), The Manganese Minerals of a vein near Bald Knob, North Carolina, The American Mineralogist: 17(1)(January): 18.

Rocks & Minerals (1946): 21: 357.

Brannock, K. C (1971), Minerals of the Spinel Group from Alleghany County, North Carolina.

Peacor, D. et al. (1974).

Simmons, W. B., et al. (1981), Manganese Minerals of Bald Knob, North Carolina. Mineralogical Record: 12: 167-171.

Winter, A. Gary, Essene, J. Eric and Pecor, R. Donald (1981), Carbonates and pyroxenoids from the manganese deposit near Bald knob, North Carolina: American Mineralogist: 66: 279-280.

Rocks & Minerals (1985): 60: 130-135.

Economic Geology (1992): 87: 2023-2040.

Bernard, Jan H. and Jaroslav Hyrsl (2004), Minerals and Their Localities: 694.

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