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Democrat Olivine Deposit (Democrat Chromite Prospect; T Mine; Democrat Chromite Placer Deposit; ITS; Ivy River-Democrat Chromite Deposit), Canton-Democrat, Buncombe Co., North Carolina, USAi
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Democrat Olivine Deposit (Democrat Chromite Prospect; T Mine; Democrat Chromite Placer Deposit; ITS; Ivy River-Democrat Chromite Deposit)Deposit
Canton-Democrat- not defined -
Buncombe Co.County
North CarolinaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 47' 9'' North , 82° 29' 53'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Mars Hill2,256 (2017)6.5km
Weaverville3,936 (2017)11.4km
Marshall876 (2017)16.8km
Woodfin6,349 (2017)18.6km
Asheville88,512 (2017)21.2km


REF:Analytical Data:: LIPIN, 1984; HUNTER AND MURDOCK, 1942
Deposit:: HUNTER, C.E., 1941, FORSTERITE OLIVINE DEPOSITS OF NORTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA: NORTH CAROLINA DIVISION OF MINERAL RESOURCES BULLETIN 41, P. 61-63.
Deposit:: LARRABEE, D.M., AND SWEENEY,
Deposit:: CHARLES E HUNTER ET AL 1942 NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF
Deposit:: CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT BULLETIN 42 CHROMITE DEPOSITS OF
Deposit:: CAROLINA PP 1-2, 4-7, 24-26, 33-35 & PL 2, 16-17, 19
Commodities (Major) - Feldspar; (Minor) - Olivine, Nickel, Chromium; (Trace) - PGE - Rhodium, Talc-Soapstone, PGE - Platinum, PGE - Palladium
Development Status: Occurrence
Deposit Model: 16: Podiform chromite (major)
Host Rock Unit: Tallulah Falls Formation
Structure: Fractures And Joints, East Of Brevard Fault Zone
Host Rock: Pegmatite, Dunite
Tectonic Structure: Blue Ridge Province

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4 valid minerals.

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Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; USGS Bull 1979
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: USGS Bull 1979
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; USGS Bull 1979
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: HUNTER, C.E., 1941, FORSTERITE OLIVINE DEPOSITS OF NORTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA: NORTH CAROLINA DIV. MINERAL RESOURCES BULL. 41. 117 P.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
Group 9 - Silicates
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'K Feldspar'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'K Feldspar'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
OOxygen
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O CorundumAl2O3
MgMagnesium
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
AlAluminium
Al CorundumAl2O3
SiSilicon
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4

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