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Cox No. 1 Feldspar and Kaolin Mine, Bryson City Feldspar District, Swain Co., North Carolina, USAi
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Cox No. 1 Feldspar and Kaolin MineMine
Bryson City Feldspar DistrictMining District
Swain Co.County
North CarolinaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 26' 57'' North , 83° 27' 38'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.44917,-83.46056
GeoHash:G#: dnk9sv3fk
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Bryson City1,458 (2017)2.2km
Cherokee2,138 (2017)13.5km
Dillsboro240 (2017)20.8km
Sylva2,617 (2017)22.8km
Webster375 (2017)24.7km


Commodities (Major) - Feldspar; (Minor) - Clay - Kaolin
Development Status: Past Producer
Host Rock Unit: Granite Gneiss, Fine - To Coarse - Grained, Leucocratic To Mesocratic Gneiss, Ranging From Granitic To Granodioritic
Structure: Principal Zone Of Pegmatites Trends Northeast; Most Pegmatites Strike Northeast, But Some Strike Northwest.
Host Rock: Gneiss, Granitic Gneiss, Metasedimentary Rock
Tectonic Structure: Folded Blue Ridge Province

Production data are found in: CAMERON, E.N., 1951, N.C. DIV. MIN. RES. B

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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6 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Wilson,W.F and McKenzie,B.J (1978) Mineral Collecting Sites In North Carolina :NCGS Information Circular 24
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Ransom, Jay Ellis (1974 ) Gems and Minerals of America :pg 472
'Biotite'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Wilson,W.F and McKenzie,B.J (1978) Mineral Collecting Sites In North Carolina :NCGS Information Circular 24
Samarskite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
Reference: Wilson,W.F and McKenzie,B.J (1978) Mineral Collecting Sites In North Carolina :NCGS Information Circular 24

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Samarskite-(Y)4.DB.25(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
Group 9 - Silicates
Almandine9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Biotite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'K Feldspar'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
ABO4
Samarskite-(Y)8.1.11.1(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Almandine51.4.3a.2Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Biotite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'K Feldspar'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
OOxygen
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
YYttrium
Y Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
NbNiobium
Nb Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
TaTantalum
Ta Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
ThThorium
Th Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
UUranium
U Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8

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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Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3187374
Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 2860106
Biotite Granitic Gneiss

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Description: Unconformity; pinkish gray to light gray, massive to well-foliated, granitic to quartz monzonitic; includes variably mylonitized orthogneiss and paragneiss, interlayered amphibolite, calc-silicate rock, and marble. Includes granites of the Bryson City area, Straight Fork window, and Elk Park Plutonic Suite.

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:{gneiss}, Minor:{amphibolite,calc silicate rock,marble}

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]

Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 2200921
Biotite augen gneiss

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Description: Strongly foliated and lineated dark-gray biotite granitoid gneiss containing distinctive augen of white feldspar in the Cherokee- Raven Fork belt. SHRIMP U/Pb zircon age 1029 +-3 (Southworth and Aleinikoff, in press). Contains abundant xenoliths of amphibolite

Reference: Southworth, S., A. Schultz, D. Denenny. Geologic Map of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Region, Tennessee and North Carolina. USGS Open-File Report 2005-1225. [33]

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References

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Cameron, E.N. (1951), Feldspar Deposits of the Bryson City District, North Carolina, North Carolina Division of Mineral Resources Bulletin 62, 100 pp.
Cameron, E.N.(1951), North Carolina Bulletin 6.
Wilson,W.F and McKenzie,B.J (1978) Mineral Collecting Sites In North Carolina, North Carolina Geological Survey Information Circular 24.


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