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Mason Branch Mine, Macon Co., North Carolina, USAi
Regional Level Types
Mason Branch MineMine
Macon Co.County
North CarolinaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 14' 52'' North , 83° 23' 15'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Franklin3,940 (2017)7.3km
Dillsboro240 (2017)18.2km
Forest Hills372 (2017)18.4km
Webster375 (2017)18.8km
Sylva2,617 (2017)20.3km


REF:Deposit:: NC GEOL SURVEY
Deposit:: MSHA INSPECTORS 1978
Deposit:: NOT ON 1980 OR 1981 MSHA LISTS
Commodities (Major) - Gemstone - Ruby
Development Status: Past Producer

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: U.S Bureau of Mines, Sep,1995
Corundum var: Ruby
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: U.S Bureau of Mines, Sep,1995

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Ruby4.CB.05Al2O3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Ruby-Al2O3

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O Corundum (var: Ruby)Al2O3
O CorundumAl2O3
AlAluminium
Al Corundum (var: Ruby)Al2O3
Al CorundumAl2O3

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