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Hootowl Mine, Crabtree Mountain, Spruce Pine, Spruce Pine District, Mitchell Co., North Carolina, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 52' 59'' North , 82° 8' 25'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.8833333333, -82.1402777778


A former mica-feldspar occurrence/mine located 1.1 km (0.7 mile) NW of Crabtree Mountain (coordinates of record), on the western slope of the mountain, E of Big Crabtree Creek.

Mineralization is a pegmatite hosted in hornblendite and biotite gneiss. The pegmatite is disconcordant with the foliation of the enclosing country rock.

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7 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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References

OLSON, J. C. (1944), NC DEPT OF CONS & DEVEL BULL 43, PP. 56-58.

LESURE, F.G. (1968), MICA DEPOSITS OF THE BLUE RIDGE IN NORTH CAROLINA: U.S. GEOL. SURVEY PROF. PAPER 577, P.12.

LESURE, F.G. (1968), COMPILE REPORT

LESURE, F.G. (1968), USGS PROF. PAPER 577.

Streeter, M. (2003) A Rockhounding Guide to North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, 126p.

Veal, William Brian (2004), Mineralogy Of The Peraluminous Spruce Pine Plutonic Suite, Mitchell, Avery, and Yancey Counties, North Carolina, B.S. thesis, Georgia Southwestern State University.

Swanson, Samuel E. and Veal, William B. (2010) Minerology and petrogenesis of pegmatites in the Spruce Pine District, North Carolina, USA: Journal of Geosciences: 55(2010): 27-42.

CRIB RECORD NO. K001986.

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