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Elk Knob Mine, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 20' 15'' North , 81° 40' 40'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 36.3375015259, -81.6777801514


Commodities (Major) - Copper; (Trace) - Barium-Barite, Zinc, Gold
Development Status: Past Producer
Deposit Model: 91: Massive sulfide, Besshi
Host Rock Unit: Villa Rica Gneiss
Host Rock: Amphibolite
Tectonic Structure: Blue Ridge Province

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18 valid minerals.

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References

KINKEL, A.R., JR. (1967), THE ORE KNOB COPPER DEPOSIT NORTH CAROLINA, AND OTHER MASSIVE SULFIDE DEPOSITS OF THE APPALACHIANS: USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 558.

LUTTRELL, G.W. (1978), GOLD, BASE-METAL, AND RELATED DEPOSITS OF NORTH CAROLINA: U.......

 
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