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Kings Mountain Tin Mine, Kings Mountain District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USAi
Regional Level Types
Kings Mountain Tin MineMine
Kings Mountain DistrictMining District
Cleveland Co.County
North CarolinaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 14' 44'' North , 81° 20' 33'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kings Mountain10,760 (2017)0.1km
White Plains1,041 (2006)5.2km
Bessemer City5,548 (2017)6.9km
Tryon1,721 (2017)10.6km
Grover701 (2017)12.5km


REF:Deposit:: KESLER, T. L., 1942, THE TIN - SPODUMENE BELT OF THE CAROLINAS, USGS BULL. 936 J, TABLE 18, P. 245 TO 269
Deposit:: KEITH, ARTHUR, 1931, GAFFNEY - KINGS MOUNTAIN S. C. - N. C. FOLIO NO. 222, USGS GEOL. ATLAS OF THE U.S., MINE TEXT P. 11, TEXT
Commodities (Major) - Tin, Lithium; (Minor) - Mica, Quartz, Feldspar
Development Status: Past Producer
Host Rock Unit: Carolina Gneiss, Cherryville Quartz Monzonite
Host Rock: Pegmatite
Tectonic Structure: Possible Fault System

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3 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
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
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Spodumene9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Spodumene65.1.4.1LiAlSi2O6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

LiLithium
Li SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
OOxygen
O CassiteriteSnO2
O QuartzSiO2
O SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
AlAluminium
Al SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2

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