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Kings Mountain Mine (Catawba Mine), Kings Mountain District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 10' North , 81° 20' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.16667,-81.33333

A gold mine. Explored by the Texas Gulf Sulfur Corp. in 1985.


Nitze, H.B.C., Hanna, G.B. (1896) Gold Deposits of North Carolina, North Carolina Geological Survey Bull. No. 3 , Mine Text: 146, 147, Text 200 p.

USGS Professional Paper 610 "Principal Gold Producing Districts of the United States."

Dana 7: I: 169 & 206.

Dana 7: II: 490.

Whitlow, Jesse (1967) USGS, Wall Rock Sample 67 JW 321.

Supplee, J., Lapoint, D., Feiss, P.G. (1985) Stratigraphy and Minerology of a Carbonate-Hosted gold deposit: Kings Mountain Gold Mine, NC, OSTI. ID 6169747.

Rocks & Minerals (1985): 60: 83.

Mineral List

27 valid minerals.

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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541 - 1000 Ma
Battleground Formation

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Battleground Formation

Description: Quartz-sericite schist with metavolcanic rock, quartz-pebble metaconglomerate, kyanite-sillimanite quartzite, and garnet-quartz rock.

Lithology: Major:{mica schist}, Minor:{metavolcanic,metaconglomerate,quartzite,metamorphic}

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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