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Franklin-Creighton Mine (Creighton Mine; Standard Mine), Ball Ground, Ball Ground District, Cherokee Co., Georgia, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 18' 42'' North , 84° 15' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.31183,-84.26661
GeoHash:G#: dnh54qqbv
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


Ref.: Rocks & min.:64:189; Shearer & Hull(1918); Espenshade(1950). A gold mine located 11.0 km SE of Ball Ground (yep! It's a populated place.)in East-central Cherokee Co.
RESERVES UNKNOWN; PYRITE WITH LESS THAN 1% COPPER IN HYPOGENE SULFIDE ORE; CARRIES 100-200 PPM COBALT.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Rocks & Min.:64:189.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Rocks & Min.:64:189.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Rocks & Min.:64:189.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Rocks & Min.:64:189.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Rocks & Min.:64:189.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rocks & Min.:64:189.
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Rocks & Min.:64:189.
Zoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Rocks & Min.:64:189.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Ankerite'5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Scheelite'7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Zoisite'9.BG.10{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

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
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
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)
Zoisite58.2.1b.1{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
OOxygen
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O QuartzSiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu

Regional Geology

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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Paleozoic - Precambrian
251.902 - 4000 Ma



ID: 2915335
Mica Schist/ Amphibolite

Age: Eoarchean to Triassic (251.902 - 4000 Ma)

Comments: Original map source: Georgia Geological Survey, A branch of the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, 1999 (updated Oct, 2000), Digital Geologic Map of Georgia (ver 2), scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{mica schist,amphibolite}

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]

Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 3186696
Mesoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Comments: Blue Ridge

Lithology: Paragneiss; paragneiss/metavolcanic gneiss

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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