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Laurel Creek Mine, Southern Section-Blue Ridge Province, Floyd Co., Virginia, USAi
Regional Level Types
Laurel Creek MineMine
Southern Section-Blue Ridge ProvinceProvince
Floyd Co.County
VirginiaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 1' 17'' North , 80° 19' 22'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Riner859 (2011)11.6km
Floyd439 (2017)12.2km
Christiansburg21,943 (2017)14.3km
Shawsville1,310 (2011)17.4km
Plum Creek1,524 (2017)19.8km


REF:Deposit:: SWEET, P.C. AND BELL, S.C., 1980, METALLIC MINERALIZATION IN THE BLUE RIDGE PROVINCE OF VIRGINIA: VIRGINIA DIVISION OF MINERAL RESOURCES, IN PREPARATION
Deposit:: DIETRICH, R.V., 1959, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF FLOYD COUNTY OF THE BLUE
Commodities (Major) - Gold
Development Status: Past Producer
Deposit Model: 119: Placer Au-PGE
Host Rock Unit: Lynchburg Formation
Structure: Fries Fault, Blue Ridge Anticlinorium, Ne-Sw Trend
Host Rock: Gneiss
Tectonic Structure: Orogen

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3 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Gold
Formula: Au
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.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'K Feldspar'-

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 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'K Feldspar'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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