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Southern Section-Blue Ridge Province, Floyd Co., Virginia, USAi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° North , 80° West (est.)
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Margin of Error:
~22km
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30 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Minerals of Virginia, 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Minerals of Virginia, 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Minerals of Virginia, 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
Galena
Formula: PbS
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Gold
Formula: Au
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Minerals of Virginia, 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
'Hornblende'
'K Feldspar'
Kröhnkite
Formula: Na2Cu(SO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Minerals of Virginia, 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
Lepidocrocite
Formula: γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: Minerals of Virginia, 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
'Mica Group'
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; USGS Bull 470
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Tephroite
Formula: Mn2+2SiO4
Reference: Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
Violarite
Formula: Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
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
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Violarite2.DA.05Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Lepidocrocite4.FE.15γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Kröhnkite7.CC.30Na2Cu(SO4)2 · 2H2O
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Conichalcite8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Almandine9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Tephroite9.AC.05Mn2+2SiO4
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Mica Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
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 = 3:4
Violarite2.10.1.8Fe2+Ni3+2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(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
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2B(XO4)2·xH2O
Kröhnkite29.3.2.1Na2Cu(SO4)2 · 2H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Tephroite51.3.1.4Mn2+2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Almandine51.4.3a.2Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
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.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Mica Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H KröhnkiteNa2Cu(SO4)2 · 2H2O
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O QuartzSiO2
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O KröhnkiteNa2Cu(SO4)2 · 2H2O
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O TephroiteMn22+SiO4
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na KröhnkiteNa2Cu(SO4)2 · 2H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si QuartzSiO2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si TephroiteMn22+SiO4
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ChalcociteCu2S
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S GalenaPbS
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S KröhnkiteNa2Cu(SO4)2 · 2H2O
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
MnManganese
Mn TephroiteMn22+SiO4
FeIron
Fe ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
NiNickel
Ni ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CopperCu
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu KröhnkiteNa2Cu(SO4)2 · 2H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)

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