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Shuford Mine (Cansler and Shuford Mine; Catawba Gold Mine), Anderson Mountain District, Catawba Co., North Carolina, USAi
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Shuford Mine (Cansler and Shuford Mine; Catawba Gold Mine)Mine
Anderson Mountain DistrictMining District
Catawba Co.County
North CarolinaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 38' 59'' North , 81° 3' 6'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.64972,-81.05167
GeoHash:G#: dnq6g9gfx
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Sherrills Ford1,007 (2017)6.7km
Catawba618 (2017)6.8km
Lake Norman of Catawba7,411 (2017)8.3km
Lake Norman of Catawba5,075 (2017)10.9km
Claremont1,365 (2017)11.2km


REF:Analytical Data:: PARDEE, J. T., AND PARK, C. F., JR., 1948 , GOLD DEPOSITS OF THE SOUTHERN PIEDMONT
Deposit:: PARDEE, J. T., AND PARK, C. F., JR., 1948 , GOLD DEPOSITS OF THE SOUTHERN PIEDMONT: U. S. GEOL. SURVEY PROF. PAPER 213 , 156 P., 60 PLS., 42
Commodities (Major) - Gold; (Minor) - Silver
Development Status: Producer
Host Rock Unit: Wilson Creek Gneiss
Structure: Small Displacement Faults And Shears In Sericite Schist., In Eastward Trending Bodies Of Different Lithologies And Foliation
Host Rock: Schist, Gneiss, Quartzite
Tectonic Structure: Piedmont

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4 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Jay Ellis Ransom,1974,Gems and Minerals of America, pg # 451
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Jay Ellis Ransom,1974,Gems and Minerals of America, pg # 451
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz var: Rose Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Jay Ellis Ransom,1974,Gems and Minerals of America, pg # 451

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rose Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Rose Quartz-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
AuGold
Au GoldAu

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Paleozoic - Neoproterozoic
251.902 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3190741
Precambrian-Phanerozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic to Triassic (251.902 - 1000 Ma)

Comments: Piedmont

Lithology: Felsic paragneiss; amphibolite grade paragneiss/metavolcanic gneiss

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Cambrian - Neoproterozoic
485.4 - 1000 Ma



ID: 2913626
Blacksburg Formation

Age: Neoproterozoic to Cambrian (485.4 - 1000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Blacksburg Formation

Description: Sericite schist, locally with graphite, phyllite with sericite quartzite, banded marble, amphibolite, and minor calc-silicate rock.

Comments: Original map source: The North Carolina Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Division of Land Resources, NC Geological Survey, in cooperation with the NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, 1998 (updated 2007), Geology - North Carolina (1:250,000)

Lithology: Major:{mica schist}, Minor:{phyllite,quartzite,marble,amphibolite}, Incidental:{calc silicate rock}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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