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Davis Mine, Monroe, Union Co., North Carolina, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 1' 42'' North , 80° 41' 35'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.02833,-80.69305
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


REF:Deposit:: NITZE, H.B.C., 1896, GOLD DEPOSITS OF NORTH CAROLINA, NORTH CAROLINA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULL. NO. 3, MINE TEXT PG. 100 TO 103, TEXT 200 PG.
Deposit:: CARPENTER,III, P ALBERT, 1976, NC DEPT OF NAT & ECON RESOURC
Deposit:: BULL 84, P. 141.
Deposit:: BRYSON, HERMAN J, 1936, NC DEPT OF CONS & DEVEL BULL 38, P 9
Deposit:: PARDEE, J T & PARK, JR., C F, 1948, USGS PROF PAPER 213, P.
Commodities (Major) - Gold; (Trace) - Lead
Deposit Type: Hydrothermal Vein And Replacement
Development Status: Past Producer
Deposit Model: 273: Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Structure: Apparent Vertical Bedding, Gold Hill Fault Zone
Host Rock: Argillite

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5 valid minerals.

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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: 2913654
Phyllite and Schist

Age: Neoproterozoic to Cambrian (485.4 - 1000 Ma)

Description: Locally laminated and pyritic; includes phyllonite, sheared fine-grained metasediment, and metavolcanic rock. In Lilesville granite aureole, includes hornfels.

Comments: In the description of CZph on the printed map, there is a unit called CZph1 and it applies to the hornfels of the Lilesville granite aureole. On the digital map this unit is NOT used, only CZph. So I did NOT make a separate unit for CZph1. The digital map DOES use the unit CZbg (which is described under CZph on the printed map also), so I DID make this a separate unit.

Lithology: Major:{phyllite,schist}, Minor:{phyllonite}, Incidental:{metasedimentary, metavolcanic, hornfels}

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]

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