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Buck Creek, Clay Co., North Carolina, USA
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A 1.5 by 0.75 mile mass of altered dunite.

Mineral List

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Actinolite
var: Smaragdite
Albite
var: Andesine
Almandine
Anorthite
var: Labradorite
Anthophyllite
Antigorite
var: Picrolite
'Apatite'
'Asbestos'
Beryl
var: Emerald

'Chabazite'
'Chlorite Group'
Chromite
'Chrysolite'
Chrysotile
Clinochlore
Corundum
Diaspore
Diopside
Edenite
Enstatite
'Feldspar Group'
Forsterite
Harmotome
'Hornblende'
'Hypersthene'
Kyanite
Magnesio-hornblende
Magnesite
Magnetite
Margarite
'Olivine'
Orthoclase
Phenakite
Phillipsite-Ca
Preiswerkite
Quartz
'Scapolite'
Sepiolite ?
'Serpentine Group'
Spinel
Talc
'Tourmaline'
Tschermakite
Vermiculite
'Wellsite'
Zoisite


59 entries listed. 32 valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

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References

Keith, Arthur (1907), Description Of The Natahala Quadrangle (North Carolina-Tennessee), USGS Folio No. 143.

American Mineralogist (1942): 27: 233.

Hadley, Jarvis B.,(1945) Preliminary report On Corundum Deposit In The Buck Creek Peridotite, Clay County, North Carolina: U.S Department of the Interior, Bulletion 948.

Wilson, W.F. and B.J. Mc Kenzie (1980), Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina.

Lang (2001).

Streeter, Michael (2003), A Rockhounding Guide To North Carolinas Blue Ridge Mountains.

Collins, Nathan Clay (2011), Geochemical Systematics Among Amphibolitic Rocks in the Central Blue Ridge Province of southwestern North Carolina, University of South Florida.

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