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Balsam Gap Olivine deposit, Webster-Balsam, Jackson Co., North Carolina, USAi
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Balsam Gap Olivine depositDeposit
Webster-Balsam- not defined -
Jackson Co.County
North CarolinaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 25' 32'' North , 83° 5' 44'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Hazelwood1,655 (2017)9.6km
Maggie Valley1,251 (2017)10.3km
Waynesville9,809 (2017)11.9km
Sylva2,617 (2017)13.1km
Webster375 (2017)14.3km


Commodities (Major) - Olivine; (Trace) - PGE - Rhodium, PGE - Platinum, PGE - Palladium, Talc-Soapstone, Chromium
Development Status: Past Producer
Deposit Model: 16: Podiform chromite (major)
Host Rock Unit: Balsam Gap Dunite Body, Tallulah Falls Formation
Structure: East Of Brevard Fault Zone, Numerous Faults And Joints Creating Large Blocks
Host Rock: Dunite, Peridotite
Tectonic Structure: Blue Ridge

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6 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: (2006)Screening of Historic Mines,Historic Asbesto Prospects, and Natural Asbestos Occurrences in North Carolina; North Carolina NOA Site Screening Summary Report
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: (2006)Screening of Historic Mines,Historic Asbesto Prospects, and Natural Asbestos Occurrences in North Carolina; North Carolina NOA Site Screening Summary Report
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: (2006)Screening of Historic Mines,Historic Asbesto Prospects, and Natural Asbestos Occurrences in North Carolina; North Carolina NOA Site Screening Summary Report
Enstatite
Formula: Mg2Si2O6
Reference: (2006)Screening of Historic Mines,Historic Asbesto Prospects, and Natural Asbestos Occurrences in North Carolina; North Carolina NOA Site Screening Summary Report
Enstatite var: Bronzite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Reference: (2006)Screening of Historic Mines,Historic Asbesto Prospects, and Natural Asbestos Occurrences in North Carolina; North Carolina NOA Site Screening Summary Report
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: (2006)Screening of Historic Mines,Historic Asbesto Prospects, and Natural Asbestos Occurrences in North Carolina; North Carolina NOA Site Screening Summary Report
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
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Antigorite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Chrysotile9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Enstatite9.DA.05Mg2Si2O6
var: Bronzite9.DA.05(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Enstatite65.1.2.1Mg2Si2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Antigorite71.1.2a.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Chrysotile71.1.5.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Enstatite
var: Bronzite
-(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
OOxygen
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O EnstatiteMg2Si2O6
MgMagnesium
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Mg EnstatiteMg2Si2O6
SiSilicon
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Si EnstatiteMg2Si2O6
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4

References

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HUNTER, C.E. (1941), FORSTERITE OLIVINE DEPOSITS OF NORTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA: NORTH CAROLINA DIVISION OF MINERAL RESOURCES BULLETIN 41: 67-74.
TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY (1941), GEOLOGICAL MAP, REPORT.
LARRABEE, D.M., AND SWEENEY, J.W. (1968), OLIVINE, IN MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE APPALACHIAN REGION: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 580, P. 326-327.
LIPIN, B.R. (1984), CHROMITE FROM THE BLUE RIDGE PROVINCE OF NORTH CAROLINA: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE: 284: 507-529.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10102296 & 10272941.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0370990025.
CRIB RECORD NO. K001892.

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USGS MRDS Record:10102296

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