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Gordonsville Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USAi
Regional Level Types
Gordonsville MineMine
Carthage- not defined -
Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn DistrictMining District
Smith Co.County
TennesseeState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 11' 48'' North , 85° 56' 3'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 36.19694,-85.93440
GeoHash:G#: dn6vut2qr
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Gordonsville1,204 (2017)2.7km
South Carthage1,334 (2017)5.2km
Carthage2,278 (2017)6.3km
Alexandria976 (2017)16.0km
Lafayette4,078 (2006)19.6km


A Zn occurrrence/mine. Reopened in 2010 by Nyrstar company.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Economic Geology; 1 November 1987; v. 82; no. 7; p. 1790-1804
'Bitumen'
Reference: former Christian Hartmann Collection
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Economic Geology; 1 November 1987; v. 82; no. 7; p. 1790-1804
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Seal, R. R., Cooper, B. J., & Craig, J. R. (1985). Anisotropic sphalerite of the Elmwood-Gordonsville deposits, Tennessee. The Canadian Mineralogist, 23(1), 83-88.
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Tony Nikischer
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Economic Geology; 1 November 1987; v. 82; no. 7; p. 1790-1804
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Economic Geology; 1 November 1987; v. 82; no. 7; p. 1790-1804
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Rocks & Min.:64:29.; Economic Geology; 1 November 1987; v. 82; no. 7; p. 1790-1804

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bitumen'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Bitumen'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SSulfur
S SphaleriteZnS
S BaryteBaSO4
S GalenaPbS
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
CuCopper
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3187973
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

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]

Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 2958487
Carters Limestone

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Carters Limestone

Description: Fine-grained, yellowish-brown limestone; thin-bedded in upper part; thicker bedded and very slightly cherty with scattered mottlings of magnesian limestone in lower part. Contains thin bentonite beds. Thickness 60 to 250 feet.

Comments: East-Central sheet Original map source: Greene, D.C., and Wolfe, W.J., 2000, Superfund GIS - 1:250,000 Geology of Tennessee, USGS, (geo250k).

Lithology: Major:{limestone}, Incidental:{bentonite}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Seal, R.R., Cooper, B.J., & Craig, J.R. (1985). Anisotropic sphalerite of the Elmwood-Gordonsville deposits, Tennessee. The Canadian Mineralogist: 23(1): 83-88.
Economic Geology (1987): 82(7) (1 November, 1987): 1790-1804.
Rocks & Minerals (1989): 64: 29.


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