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Bowlings Mountain Mine, Bowlings Mountain, Granville Co., North Carolina, USAi
Regional Level Types
Bowlings Mountain MineMine
Bowlings MountainMountain
Granville Co.County
North CarolinaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 13' 60'' North , 78° 45' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Stem471 (2017)4.5km
Butner7,751 (2017)11.3km
Creedmoor4,425 (2017)13.6km
Rougemont978 (2017)15.9km
Oxford8,742 (2017)16.7km


REF:Deposit:: STUCKEY, J. L., 1928, THE PYROPHYLLITE DEPOSITS OF NORTH CAROLINA: NORTH CAROLINA GEOL. SURVEY BULL. 37.
Deposit:: BROADHURST, S. D. AND COUNCILL, R. J., 1953, A PRELIMINARY REPORT ON HIGH - ALLUMINA MINERALS IN THE VOLCANIC - SLATE SERIES, NO
REF:ESPENSHADE AND POTTER,1960,USGS PROF PAPER 336,P 109
Commodities (Major) - Talc-Soapstone; (Trace) - Aluminum, Kyanite, Gemstone
Deposit Type: Replacement
Development Status: Producer
Host Rock Unit: Quartz-Kyanite Rock
Host Rock: Schist, Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic)

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North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Diaspore
Formula: AlO(OH)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Wilson,W.Fand McKenzie,B.J.1978,Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina,Information Circular 24
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Wilson,W.Fand McKenzie,B.J.1978,Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina,Information Circular 24
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Wilson,W.Fand McKenzie,B.J.1978,Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina,Information Circular 24
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: E-An Zen,Jan-Feb,1961,The America Mineralogist,Vol.46,Mineralogy and Petrology of the System AI2O3-SiO2-H2O in some Pyrophyllite Deposits of North Carolina
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Wilson,W.Fand McKenzie,B.J.1978,Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina,Information Circular 24
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,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
Diaspore4.FD.10AlO(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Andalusite9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrophyllite9.EC.10Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Diaspore6.1.1.1AlO(OH)
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Andalusite52.2.2b.1Al2(SiO4)O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrophyllite71.2.1.1Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H DiasporeAlO(OH)
H PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O DiasporeAlO(OH)
O PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
AlAluminium
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al DiasporeAlO(OH)
Al PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2

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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Cambrian - Neoproterozoic
485.4 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3184289
Precambrian-Phanerozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic to Cambrian (485.4 - 1000 Ma)

Comments: Carolina Slate Belt

Lithology: Sedimentary and volcanic rocks

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: 2861691
Felsic Metavolcanic Rock

Age: Neoproterozoic to Cambrian (485.4 - 1000 Ma)

Description: Metamorphosed dacitic to rhyolitic flows and tuffs, light gray to greenish gray; interbedded with mafic and intermediate metavolcanic rock, meta-argillite, and metamudstone.

Comments: Unit descriptions are the same for CAZfv and CAZfv1 thru 2; differentiated only by formation names. 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:{metadacite,metarhyolite,metavolcanic}, Minor:{argillite,slate}

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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