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Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
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Detailed Mineral List:
Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{(Mg,Fe2+)5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Localities: Elk Knob Mine, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Squirrel Creek, Rich Mountain Deposit, Meat Camp, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Localities: Iron Prospect (MRDS - 10126642), Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Unnamed Iron Prospect (MRDS - 10026410), Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Unnamed Fe prospect, Buckeye Knob area, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Unnamed Iron Prospect, (MRDS-10096981), Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Albite
Formula: NaAlSi3O8
Locality: Elk Knob Mine, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Lesure,Frank G.,(1968) Mica Deposits of the Blue Ridge in North Carolina: USGS Geological Survey Professional Paper 577
'Apatite'
Reference: Fullagar,P.D.,and Odom,A.L.,(1973) Geochronology of Precambrian Gneisses In The Blue Ridge Province of Northwestern North Carolina and Adjacent Parts of Virginia and Tennessee:Geological Society of America Bulletin,v.84,p.3065-3080
Localities: Recorded from at least 4 other localities in this region.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Locality: Cookes Gap, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
'Asbestos'
Reference: Genth,F.A (1891) The Minerals Of North Carolina:USGS Bulletion No.74
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
'Barnhardtite'
Locality: Elk Knob Mine, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Locality: Elk Knob Mine, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Localities: Buckeye Creek Prospect, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Arney Foster Mine, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Mica Springs Prospect, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Woodring Prospect, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
'Biotite'
Reference: Tectonics of the Blue Ridge Mountain Province- LaDorna Jo Ptaff-2004
Localities: Recorded from at least 5 other localities in this region.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Locality: Elk Knob Mine, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Calcite var: Manganoan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Mn)CO3
Reference: Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina-Wilson,W.F,and Mckenzre B.J-1978
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Locality: Elk Knob Mine, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Genth,Frederick Augustus.,1891,The Minerals Of North Carolina;USGS Bulletion No.74
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
'Chrysolite'
Reference: Genth,Frederick Augustus.,1891,The Minerals Of North Carolina;USGS Bulletion No.74
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Locality: Squirrel Creek, Rich Mountain Deposit, Meat Camp, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Clinochlore
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Genth,F.A.,1891,The Minerals Of North Carolina;USGS Bulletion No.74
Clinochlore var: Pennine
Reference: Genth,F.A.,1891,The Minerals Of North Carolina;USGS Bulletion NO.74
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Cummingtonite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Stapor, Frank,W.Jr, and Flaisher,Chris, Mar, 2006, Altered Amphibolite Hypotheisis for the orgin of Todd - type Chlorite Bodies in the Ashe Formation Northwest North Carolina : Evidence from Amphibole Mineralogy and Pargentic Sequence, Earth Sciences, Tennessee Technological University
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Locality: Tater Hill, Zionville, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Localities: Elk Knob Mine, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Thunder Hill Overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Squirrel Creek, Rich Mountain Deposit, Meat Camp, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Tater Hill, Zionville, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
'Feldspar Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Genth,F.A (1891) The Minerals Of North Carolina:USGS Bulletion No.74
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Flannery Mine, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Buckeye Creek Prospect, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
'Garnet'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Gold in North Carolina (NCGS) www.geology.enr.state.nc.us/
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Localities: Unnamed Iron Prospect (MRDS - 10026410), Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Cookes Gap, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Iron Prospect (MRDS - 10126642), Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Unnamed Fe prospect, Buckeye Knob area, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Unnamed Iron Prospect, (MRDS-10096981), Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Hematite var: Martite
Locality: Cookes Gap, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
'Hornblende'
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Ilmenite var: Manaccanite
Reference: Genth,F.A (1891) The Minerals Of North Carolina:USGS Bulletion No.74
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Burnt Ridge Prospect, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Horton Prospect, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Sutherland Mine and Prospect, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Water Hole Prospect, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
'K Feldspar'
Reference: N.C. Geological Survey-1985
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: J.Robert Butler,1984,Map showing Paleozoic Metamorphic Facies,NCGS
'Limonite'
Formula: FeO(OH) · nH2O
Reference: Genth,Frederick Augustus.,1891,The Minerals Of North Carolina;USGS Bulletion No.74
Localities: Recorded from at least 2 other localities in this region.
Magnesio-hornblende
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Reference: Stapor, Frank,W.Jr, and Flaisher,Chris, Mar, 2006, Altered Amphibolite Hypotheisis for the orgin of Todd - type Chlorite Bodies in the Ashe Formation Northwest North Carolina : Evidence from Amphibole Mineralogy and Pargentic Sequence, Earth Sciences, Tennessee Technological University
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Localities: Unnamed Iron Prospect (MRDS - 10026410), Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Cookes Gap, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Iron Prospect (MRDS - 10126642), Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Unnamed Fe prospect, Buckeye Knob area, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Unnamed Iron Prospect, (MRDS-10096981), Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Microcline
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Fullagar,P.D.,and Odom,A.L.,(1973) Geochronology of Precambrian Gneisses In The Blue Ridge Province of Northwestern North Carolina and Adjacent Parts of Virginia and Tennessee:Geological Society of America Bulletin,v.84,p.3065-3080
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Davis,G.L.,Tilton,G.R.,and Wetherill,G.W.,(1962) Mineral Ages from the Applachian province In North Carolina and Tennessee:Journal of Geophysical Research,v.67,p.1987-1996
Localities: Recorded from at least 17 other localities in this region.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Reference: Fullagar,P.D.,and Odom,A.L.,(1973) Geochronology of Precambrian Gneisses In The Blue Ridge Province of Northwestern North Carolina and Adjacent Parts of Virginia and Tennessee:Geological Society of America Bulletin,v.84,p.3065-3080
Pargasite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Reference: Stapor, Frank,W.Jr, and Flaisher,Chris, Mar, 2006, Altered Amphibolite Hypotheisis for the orgin of Todd - type Chlorite Bodies in the Ashe Formation Northwest North Carolina : Evidence from Amphibole Mineralogy and Pargentic Sequence, Earth Sciences, Tennessee Technological University
'Perthite'
Localities: Burnt Ridge Prospect, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Doe Ridge Mine, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Dugger Mine, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Sutherland Mine and Prospect, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Locality: Elk Knob Mine, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Locality: Buckeye Creek Prospect, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe1-xS (x = 0 to 0.17)
Locality: Elk Knob Mine, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Genth,F.A.,1891,The Minerals Of North Carolina;USGS Bulletion No.74; Davis,G.L.,Tilton,G.R.,and Wetherill,G.W.,(1962) Mineral Ages from the Applachian province In North Carolina and Tennessee:Journal of Geophysical Research,v.67,p.1987-1996
Localities: Recorded from at least 17 other localities in this region.
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: Genth,F.A and Kerr,W.C,1881,Minerals and Mineral Localities of North Carolina,Geologic Survey
'Serpentine Group'
Formula: D2[Si2O5](OH)4 + or - nH2O
Reference: Genth,Frederick Augustus (1891) The Minerals Of North Carolina;USGS Bulletion No.74
Silver
Formula: Ag
Locality: Buckeye Creek Prospect, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
'Soapstone'
Locality: Meat Camp Creek Prospect, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Locality: Elk Knob Mine, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA
Talc
Formula: Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Reference: Genth,F.A (1891) The Minerals Of North Carolina:USGS Bulletion No.74
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Fullagar,P.D.,and Odom,A.L.,(1973) Geochronology of Precambrian Gneisses In The Blue Ridge Province of Northwestern North Carolina and Adjacent Parts of Virginia and Tennessee:Geological Society of America Bulletin,v.84,p.3065-3080
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Genth,F.A.,1891,The Minerals Of North Carolina:USGS Bulletion No.74
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Tschermakite
Formula: ☐(Ca2)(Mg3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Reference: Stapor, Frank,W.Jr, and Flaisher,Chris, Mar, 2006, Altered Amphibolite Hypotheisis for the orgin of Todd - type Chlorite Bodies in the Ashe Formation Northwest North Carolina : Evidence from Amphibole Mineralogy and Pargentic Sequence, Earth Sciences, Tennessee Technological University
Zircon
Formula: ZrSiO4
Reference: Frank G.Lesure,1968,Mica Deposits of the Blue Ridge in North Carolina,USGS Professional Paper 577,pg# 10


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