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Kings Mountain Mining District, Gaston Co., North Carolina, USAi
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Gaston Co.County
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35° North , 81° West (est.)
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33 valid minerals.

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Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: W.S. Bayley (1922) General Features of the Magnetite Ores of Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee : Contributions to Economic Geology ,1922, Part 1
Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Reference: Genth,F.A and Kerr, W.C. 1881, Mineral and Mineral Localities of North Carolina , Geological Survey
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Bismite
Formula: Bi2O3
Reference: Genth,F.A and Kerr, W.C. 1881, Mineral and Mineral Localities of North Carolina , Geological Survey
Braunite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Reference: Carolina Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook 1981, p130-141
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Genth,F.A and Kerr, W.C. 1881, Mineral and Mineral Localities of North Carolina , Geological Survey
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chlorite Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Diaspore
Formula: AlO(OH)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Genth,F.A and Kerr, W.C , 1881, Minerals and Mineral Localities of North Carolina , Geological Survey, North Carolina
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Wilson,W,F and McKenzie, B,J , 1978, Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina, Information Circular 24
Gold
Formula: Au
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
'K Feldspar'
Localities: Reported from at least 26 localities in this region.
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Lazulite
Formula: MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Lepidocrocite
Formula: γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Kulp,J.Laurence and Trites,Albert F. (1950) Differential Thermal Analysis Of Natural Hydrous Ferric Oxides,pg #41,The American Mineralogist
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Nagyágite
Formula: [Pb3(Pb,Sb)3S6](Au,Te)3
Reference: Genth,F.A and Kerr, W.C. 1881, Mineral and Mineral Localities of North Carolina , Geological Survey
'Psilomelane'
Formula: Mn, O
Reference: Carolina Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook 1981, p130-141
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Carolina Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook 1981, p130-141
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Genth,F.A and Kerr, W.C. 1881, Mineral and Mineral Localities of North Carolina , Geological Survey
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 49 localities in this region.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
Strengite
Formula: FePO4 · 2H2O
Reference: www. Rogers Minerals.com
'Tetrahedrite'
Formula: Cu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Reference: Genth,F.A and Kerr, W.C. 1881, Mineral and Mineral Localities of North Carolina , Geological Survey
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Altaite2.CD.10PbTe
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Nagyágite2.HB.20a[Pb3(Pb,Sb)3S6](Au,Te)3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Bismite4.CB.60Bi2O3
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Diaspore4.FD.10AlO(OH)
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Lepidocrocite4.FE.15γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Lazulite8.BB.40MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Strengite8.CD.10FePO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Andalusite9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
Braunite9.AG.05Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Kyanite9.AF.15Al2(SiO4)O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sillimanite9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
Spessartine9.AD.25Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Spodumene9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Psilomelane'-Mn, O
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

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
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Altaite2.8.1.3PbTe
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Nagyágite2.11.10.1[Pb3(Pb,Sb)3S6](Au,Te)3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
'Tetrahedrite'3.3.6.1Cu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Bismite4.3.10.2Bi2O3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Diaspore6.1.1.1AlO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Lepidocrocite6.1.2.2γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
(AB)2X3
Braunite7.5.1.3Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Strengite40.4.1.2FePO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq
Lazulite41.10.1.1MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Spessartine51.4.3a.3Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Andalusite52.2.2b.1Al2(SiO4)O
Kyanite52.2.2c.1Al2(SiO4)O
Sillimanite52.2.2a.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Spodumene65.1.4.1LiAlSi2O6
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, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Psilomelane'-Mn, O
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H DiasporeAlO(OH)
H LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
H StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
LiLithium
Li SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O QuartzSiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O CassiteriteSnO2
O SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O HematiteFe2O3
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O RutileTiO2
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
O DiasporeAlO(OH)
O LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
O BismiteBi2O3
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
O PsilomelaneMn, O
O Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
O StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Al DiasporeAlO(OH)
Al LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Al SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Si SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
P LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
P StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S Nagyágite[Pb3(Pb,Sb)3S6](Au,Te)3
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S TetrahedriteCu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
MnManganese
Mn SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
Mn BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
Mn PsilomelaneMn, O
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
SbAntimony
Sb Nagyágite[Pb3(Pb,Sb)3S6](Au,Te)3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
TeTellurium
Te AltaitePbTe
Te Nagyágite[Pb3(Pb,Sb)3S6](Au,Te)3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au Nagyágite[Pb3(Pb,Sb)3S6](Au,Te)3
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AltaitePbTe
Pb Nagyágite[Pb3(Pb,Sb)3S6](Au,Te)3
BiBismuth
Bi BismiteBi2O3

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