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Grimshawe Mine, Transylvania Co., North Carolina, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 4' 12'' North , 83° 0' 33'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.07000,-83.00917


Mine area closed by the U.S Forest Service. Was mined for asbestos (asbestiform tremolite).

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3 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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Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma
Ashe Metamorphic Suite and Tallulah Falls Formation; Biotite gneiss

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Ashe Metamorphic Suite; Tallulah Falls Formation

Description: Interlayered with biotite-garnet gneiss, biotite-muscovite schist, garnet-mica schist, and amphibolite.

Lithology: Major:{biotite gneiss}, Minor:{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]

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