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Star Mine (Reynolds Mine), Carolina Slate Belt, Montgomery Co., North Carolina, USAi
Regional Level Types
Star Mine (Reynolds Mine)Mine
Carolina Slate BeltBelt
Montgomery Co.County
North CarolinaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 23' 23'' North , 79° 50' 12'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.38972,-79.83667
GeoHash:G#: dnr1r688n
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


REF:Deposit:: CARPENTER, P. A., III, 1976, METALLIC MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE CAROLINA SLATE BELT, NORTH CAROLINA: NORTH CAROLINA MINERAL RESOURCES SEC. BULL. 84, 166 P.. 88.
Deposit:: PARDEE, J T & PARK, JR., C F, 1948, USGS PROF PAPER 213, P.
Commodities (Major) - Gold; (Trace) - Molybdenum, Copper
Deposit Type: Hydrothermal Vein
Development Status: Past Producer
Deposit Model: 273: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Structure: Ne-Trending Fault Zone
Host Rock: Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic)

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Mineral List


23 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Reference: Callahan,J.E., J.R Craig, and T.N. Solberg,1995, Telluride mineralization of the southeastern United States, Southeastern Geology 35: 139- 151
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Calaverite
Formula: AuTe2
Reference: Callahan,J.E., J.R Craig, and T.N. Solberg,1995, Telluride mineralization of the southeastern United States, Southeastern Geology 35: 139- 151
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Coloradoite
Formula: HgTe
Reference: Callahan,J.E., J.R Craig, and T.N. Solberg,1995, Telluride mineralization of the southeastern United States, Southeastern Geology 35: 139- 151
Ferrimolybdite
Formula: Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Fine-grained ("volcanic") normal crystalline igneous rock'
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
Frohbergite ?
Formula: FeTe2
Reference: Callahan,J.E,Craig,J.R Solberg,T.N,1995, Telluride mineralization of the southeastern United States,Southeastern Geology,v.35, no.3, pg.139-151
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Callahan,J.E,Craig,J.R Solberg,T.N,1995, Telluride mineralization of the southeastern United States,Southeastern Geology,v.35, no.3, pg.139-151
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Carpenter III, P. Albert (1976) Metallic Mineral Deposits of the Carolina Slate Belt, North Carolina: NCGS Bulletion 84
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Reference: Callahan,J.E., J.R Craig and T.N Solberg, 1995, Telluride mineralization of the southeastern United States: Southeastern Geology 35:139-151
Iron
Formula: Fe
Reference: Callahan,J.E,Craig,J.R Solberg,T.N,1995, Telluride mineralization of the southeastern United States,Southeastern Geology,v.35, no.3, pg.139-151
Krennerite
Formula: Au3AgTe8
Reference: Callahan,J.E., J.R Craig, and T.N. Solberg,1995, Telluride mineralization of the southeastern United States, Southeastern Geology 35: 139- 151
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Carpenter III, P. Albert (1976) Metallic Mineral Deposits of the Carolina Slate Belt, North Carolina: NCGS Bulletion 84
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Carpenter III, P. Albert (1976) Metallic Mineral Deposits of the Carolina Slate Belt, North Carolina: NCGS Bulletion 84
Petzite
Formula: Ag3AuTe2
Reference: Callahan,J.E., J.R Craig, and T.N. Solberg,1995, Telluride mineralization of the southeastern United States, Southeastern Geology 35: 139- 151
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Pyrite var: Auriferous Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Carpenter III, P. Albert (1976) Metallic Mineral Deposits of the Carolina Slate Belt, North Carolina: NCGS Bulletion 84
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Callahan,J.E,Craig,J.R Solberg,T.N,1995, Telluride mineralization of the southeastern United States,Southeastern Geology,v.35, no.3, pg.139-151
Sylvanite
Formula: (Au,Ag)2Te4
Reference: Callahan,J.E., J.R Craig, and T.N. Solberg,1995, Telluride mineralization of the southeastern United States, Southeastern Geology 35: 139- 151
Tellurantimony ?
Formula: Sb2Te3
Reference: Callahan,J.E,Craig,J.R Solberg,T.N,1995, Telluride mineralization of the southeastern United States,Southeastern Geology,v.35, no.3, pg.139-151

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Iron1.AE.05Fe
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Altaite'2.CD.10PbTe
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Calaverite2.EA.10AuTe2
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Coloradoite2.CB.05aHgTe
Frohbergite ?2.EB.10aFeTe2
Hessite2.BA.60Ag2Te
Krennerite2.EA.15Au3AgTe8
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Petzite2.BA.75Ag3AuTe2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
var: Auriferous Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Sylvanite2.EA.05(Au,Ag)2Te4
Tellurantimony ?2.DC.05Sb2Te3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Ferrimolybdite7.GB.30Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Chlorite Group-
Fine-grained ("volcanic") normal crystalline igneous rock-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Hessite2.4.2.1Ag2Te
Petzite2.4.3.3Ag3AuTe2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Altaite2.8.1.3PbTe
Coloradoite2.8.2.5HgTe
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Tellurantimony ?2.11.7.3Sb2Te3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Calaverite2.12.13.2AuTe2
Frohbergite ?2.12.2.3FeTe2
Krennerite2.12.13.1Au3AgTe8
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Sylvanite2.12.13.3(Au,Ag)2Te4
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 49 - HYDRATED MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
Hydrated Normal Molybdates and Tungstates
Ferrimolybdite49.2.1.1Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fine-grained ("volcanic") normal crystalline igneous rock'-
Hematite
var: Specularite
-Fe2O3
Iron-Fe
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrite
var: Auriferous Pyrite
-FeS2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S Pyrite (var: Auriferous Pyrite)FeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe Pyrite (var: Auriferous Pyrite)FeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Fe FrohbergiteFeTe2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IronFe
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
MoMolybdenum
Mo FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag HessiteAg2Te
Ag KrenneriteAu3AgTe8
Ag PetziteAg3AuTe2
Ag Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
SbAntimony
Sb TellurantimonySb2Te3
TeTellurium
Te AltaitePbTe
Te CalaveriteAuTe2
Te ColoradoiteHgTe
Te FrohbergiteFeTe2
Te HessiteAg2Te
Te KrenneriteAu3AgTe8
Te PetziteAg3AuTe2
Te Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
Te TellurantimonySb2Te3
AuGold
Au CalaveriteAuTe2
Au GoldAu
Au KrenneriteAu3AgTe8
Au PetziteAg3AuTe2
Au Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
HgMercury
Hg ColoradoiteHgTe
PbLead
Pb AltaitePbTe

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: 2894404
Metavolcanic-Epiclastic Rock

Age: Neoproterozoic to Cambrian (485.4 - 1000 Ma)

Description: Metamorphosed argillite, mudstone, volcanic sandstone, conglomerate, and volcanic rock.

Comments: 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:{metasedimentary}, Minor:{metavolcanic}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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