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Great Smoky Mountains, Swain Co., North Carolina, USAi
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Swain Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° North , 83° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~43km
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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Alum-(Na)
Formula: NaAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: Mineralogical Record March - April 2000
Alunogen
Formula: Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Reference: Mineralogical Record March - April 2000
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Mineralogical Record March - April 2000
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Mineralogical Record March - April 2000
Chloritoid
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Reference: Mineralogical Record March - April 2000
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Hammarstrom, Jane M. Seal II, Robert R., Meier, Allen L. and Jackson, John C. (2003) Weathering of Sulfidic Shale and Copper Mine Waste: Secondary Minerals and Metal Cycling in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, and North Carolina, USA; Environmental Geology: 47.
Felsőbányaite ?
Formula: Al4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
Reference: Hammarstrom,Jane M.Seal II,Robert R.Meier,Allen L. and Jackson,John C.(2003)Weathering of Sulfidic Shale and Copper Mine Waste:Secondary Minerals and Metal Cycling in Great Smoky Mountains National Park,Tennessee,and North Carolina,USA,US Geological Survey, pg #53
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Hammarstrom, Jane M. Seal II, Robert R., Meier, Allen L. and Jackson, John C. (2003) Weathering of Sulfidic Shale and Copper Mine Waste: Secondary Minerals and Metal Cycling in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, and North Carolina, USA; Environmental Geology: 45: 47.
Halotrichite
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Reference: Mineralogical Record March - April 2000
Hydrobasaluminite ?
Formula: Al4(SO4)(OH)10 · 12-36H2O
Reference: Hammarstrom,Jane M.Seal II,Robert R.Meier,Allen L. and Jackson,John C.(2003)Weathering of Sulfidic Shale and Copper Mine Waste:Secondary Minerals and Metal Cycling in Great Smoky Mountains National Park,Tennessee,and North Carolina,USA,US Geological Survey, pg #53
Hydroniumjarosite
Formula: (H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Hammarstrom, Jane M. Seal II, Robert R., Meier, Allen L. and Jackson, John C. (2003) Weathering of Sulfidic Shale and Copper Mine Waste: Secondary Minerals and Metal Cycling in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, and North Carolina, USA; Environmental Geology: 45: 47.
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Mohr,D.W.,and Newton,R.C.,(1983) Kyanite-Staurolite Metamorphism in sulfidic schists of the Anakeesta Formation,Great Smoky Mountains,North Carolina: American Journal of Science,1983,v.283,pp.97-134
Magnesiocopiapite
Formula: MgFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: Hammarstrom, Jane M. Seal II, Robert R., Meier, Allen L. and Jackson, John C. (2003) Weathering of Sulfidic Shale and Copper Mine Waste: Secondary Minerals and Metal Cycling in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, and North Carolina, USA; Environmental Geology: 45: 47.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Mineralogical Record March - April 2000
Muscovite var: Phengite
Formula: KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Description: Found in the Anakeesta Formation deposits.
Reference: Mohr,D.W and Newton,R.C.,(1983) Kyanite-Staurolite Metamorphism in sulfidic schists of the Anakeesta Formation ,Great Smoky Mountains,North Carolina: American Journal of Science,1983,v.283:pp.97-134
Niter
Formula: KNO3
Reference: Mineralogical Record March - April 2000
Pickeringite
Formula: MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Reference: Hammarstrom, Jane M. Seal II, Robert R., Meier, Allen L. and Jackson, John C. (2003) Weathering of Sulfidic Shale and Copper Mine Waste: Secondary Minerals and Metal Cycling in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, and North Carolina, USA; Environmental Geology: 45: 47.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Mineralogical Record March - April 2000
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mineralogical Record March - April 2000
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Mineralogical Record March - April 2000
Staurolite
Formula: Fe2+2Al9Si4O23(OH)
Reference: Mohr,D.W.,and Newton,R.C.,(1983) Kyanite-Staurolite Metamorphism in sulfidic schists of the Anakeesta Formation,Great Smoky Mountains,North Carolina: American Journal of Science,1983,v.283,pp.97-134

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Niter5.NA.10KNO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alum-(Na)7.CC.20NaAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Alunogen7.CB.45Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Epsomite7.CB.40MgSO4 · 7H2O
Felsőbányaite ?7.DD.05Al4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Halotrichite7.CB.85FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Hydrobasaluminite ?7.DE.60Al4(SO4)(OH)10 · 12-36H2O
Hydroniumjarosite7.BC.10(H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Magnesiocopiapite7.DB.35MgFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Pickeringite7.CB.85MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Chloritoid9.AF.85(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Kyanite9.AF.15Al2(SiO4)O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Phengite9.EC.15KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Spessartine9.AD.25Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Staurolite9.AF.30Fe2+2Al9Si4O23(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 18 - NORMAL NITRATES
AXO3·xH2O, where x can equal zero
Niter18.1.2.1KNO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AB(XO4)2·xH2O
Alum-(Na)29.5.5.2NaAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Epsomite29.6.11.1MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Halotrichite29.7.3.2FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Pickeringite29.7.3.1MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
A2(XO4)3·H2O
Alunogen29.8.6.1Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Felsőbányaite ?31.4.4.1Al4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
Hydrobasaluminite ?31.4.6.1Al4(SO4)(OH)10 · 12-36H2O
Miscellaneous
Magnesiocopiapite31.10.5.2MgFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
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
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
Kyanite52.2.2c.1Al2(SiO4)O
Staurolite52.2.3.1Fe2+2Al9Si4O23(OH)
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Chloritoid52.3.3.1(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
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.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
Hydroniumjarosite-(H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Muscovite
var: Phengite
-KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
H HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
H Alum-(Na)NaAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
H PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
H StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
H FelsőbányaiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
H HydrobasaluminiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 12-36H2O
NNitrogen
N NiterKNO3
OOxygen
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
O SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
O HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
O NiterKNO3
O Alum-(Na)NaAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
O PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
O KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
O FelsőbányaiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
O HydrobasaluminiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 12-36H2O
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na Alum-(Na)NaAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Mg EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
Mg MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Mg Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Al SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Al Alum-(Na)NaAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Al PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Al KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
Al FelsőbányaiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
Al HydrobasaluminiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 12-36H2O
SiSilicon
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Si SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Si KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
S Alum-(Na)NaAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
S PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
S MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S FelsőbányaiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
S HydrobasaluminiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 12-36H2O
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K NiterKNO3
K Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
MnManganese
Mn SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
FeIron
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Fe HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Fe Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Fe StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)

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Mohr,D.W.,and Newton,R.C. (1983), Kyanite-Staurolite Metamorphism in sulfidic schists of the Anakeesta Formation, Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina: American Journal of Science: 283: 97-134.
Mineralogical Record (2000): 31(March - April).

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