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Unnamed Gold Prospect (MRDS - 10025309), Coker Creek District, Monroe Co., Tennessee, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 17' 6'' North , 84° 14' 48'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.28500,-84.24667


REF:Deposit:: ASHLEY, G. H., 1911, THE GOLD FIELDS OF COKER CREEK, MONROE COUNTY, TENNESSEE: TENNESSEE GEOL. SURVEY, RESOURCES OF TENNESSEE, V. 1, P. 78-107.
Deposit:: ROVE, O. N., 1926, RECONNAISSANCE OF THE GOLD DEPOSITS OF EASTERN TENNESSEE: UNIVERSITY
Commodities (Trace) - Gold
Deposit Type: Vein
Development Status: Occurrence
Host Rock Unit: Unit 3 , Ocoee Series, Metasiltstone With Subordinate Metasandstone
Structure: Northeast-Trending Asymmetric Folds
Host Rock: Siltstone
Tectonic Structure: Geosyncline

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Precambrian
541 - 4000 Ma
Walden Creek Group, including Sandsuck Formation, Wilhite Formation, Shields Formation, and Licklog Formation

Age: Precambrian (541 - 4000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Sandsuck Formation; Wilhite Formation; Shields Formation; Licklog Formation

Description: Walden Creek Group - The formations, other than the Sandsuck, are applicable mainly in the region of the Great Smoky Mountains. Thickness about 8,000 feet, Includes Sandsuck Formation - Olive-green and gray, argillaceous, micaceous shale with coarse feldspathic sandstone and quartz- pebble conglomerate. Thickness about 2,000 feet; Wilhite Formation - Gray to green siltstone and slate with interbeds of pebble conglomerate, sandstone, and quartzite. Thickness about 4,000 feet; Shields Formation - Massive conglomerate, sandstone, argillaceous slate; conglomerate (pebbles of various rock types) characteristic. Thickness about 1,500 feet.; Licklog Formation - Feldspathic sandstone, greenish phyllite, and bluish-gray slate. Thickness about 1,500 feet.

Comments: East-Central sheet

Lithology: Major:{shale}, Minor:{sandstone,conglomerate,siltstone,slate}, Incidental:{quartzite, phyllite}

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]

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