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Spoon Mine (Pee Dee Mine), Carolina Slate Belt, Randolph Co., North Carolina, USAi
Regional Level Types
Spoon Mine (Pee Dee Mine)Mine
Carolina Slate BeltBelt
Randolph Co.County
North CarolinaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 40' 40'' North , 79° 42' 40'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.67778,-79.71111
GeoHash:G#: dnr6fnunh
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


CARPENTER, P. A., III, 1976, METALLIC MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE CAROLINA SLATE BELT, NORTH CAROLINA: NORTH CAROLINA MINERAL RESOURCES SEC. BULL. 84, 166 P.123; PARDEE, J.T., AND PARK, C.F., 1948, GOLD DEPOSITS OF THE SOUTHERN PIEDMONT: USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER.
Commodities (Major) - Gold
Deposit Type: Hydrothermal Vein And Replacement
Development Status: Past Producer
Host Rock Unit: Uwharrie Formation
Structure: Ne-Trending Meatmorphic Foliation, North-West Trending Alteration Zone
Host Rock: Andesite, Tuff

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5 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Andesite'
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Carpenter III, P. Albert (1976) Metallic Mineral Deposits of the Carolina Slate Belt , North Carolina : NCGS Bulletion 84
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
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Carpenter III, P. Albert (1976) Metallic Mineral Deposits of the Carolina Slate Belt , North Carolina : NCGS Bulletion 84
'Manganese Oxides'
Reference: Carpenter III, P. Albert (1976) Metallic Mineral Deposits of the Carolina Slate Belt , North Carolina : NCGS Bulletion 84
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
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.
Quartz var: Bull Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Carpenter III, P. Albert (1976) Metallic Mineral Deposits of the Carolina Slate Belt , North Carolina : NCGS Bulletion 84
'Tuff'
Reference: From USGS MRDS database

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
var: Auriferous Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Bull Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Andesite'-
Chlorite Group-
Manganese Oxides-
Tuff-

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 = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
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.
'Andesite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Manganese Oxides'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrite
var: Auriferous Pyrite
-FeS2
Quartz
var: Bull Quartz
-SiO2
'Tuff'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Quartz (var: Bull Quartz)SiO2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Bull Quartz)SiO2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S Pyrite (var: Auriferous Pyrite)FeS2
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe Pyrite (var: Auriferous Pyrite)FeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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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