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Asheville, Buncombe Co., North Carolina, USAi
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Buncombe Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 35' 41'' North , 82° 33' 12'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Asheville88,512 (2017)0.7km
Woodfin6,349 (2017)5.0km
Biltmore Forest1,441 (2017)7.2km
Bent Creek1,287 (2017)10.7km
Weaverville3,936 (2017)11.4km


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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

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21 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug,1998
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug,1998
Albite var: Andesine
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: Merschat,Carl E. and Wiener,Leonard S.(1990) Geology Of Grenville-age Basement And Younger Cover Rocks In The West Central Blue Ridge,North Carolina,Carolina Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook,pg #15
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug,1998
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug,1998
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug,1998
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug,1998
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Merschat,Carl E. and Wiener,Leonard S.(1990) Geology Of Grenville-age Basement And Younger Cover Rocks In The West Central Blue Ridge,North Carolina,Carolina Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook,pg #15
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug 1998,Dorothy Hussey,Beaucather Mountain Roadcut,Asheville,North Carolina
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Reference: www.John Betts.- fine minerals.com
Enstatite var: Bronzite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Reference: www.John Betts.- fine minerals.com
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug,1998
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug,1998
'Hornblende'
Reference: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug,1998
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug,1998
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug,1998
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug,1998
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug,1998
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug,1998
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Merschat,Carl E. and Wiener,Leonard S.(1990) Geology Of Grenville-age Basement And Younger Cover Rocks In The West Central Blue Ridge,North Carolina,Carolina Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook,pg #15
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug,1998
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Merschat,Carl E. and Wiener,Leonard S.(1990) Geology Of Grenville-age Basement And Younger Cover Rocks In The West Central Blue Ridge,North Carolina,Carolina Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook,pg #15
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug,1998
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug,1998
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug 1998,Dorothy Hussey,Beaucather Mountain Road Cut,Asheville,North Carolina
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug,1998
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug,1998

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Andesine9.FA.35(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
var: Oligoclase9.FA.35(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Almandine9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Enstatite9.DA.05MgSiO3
var: Bronzite9.DA.05(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Kyanite9.AF.15Al2(SiO4)O
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sillimanite9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hornblende'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Almandine51.4.3a.2Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
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
Sillimanite52.2.2a.1Al2(SiO4)O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Enstatite65.1.2.1MgSiO3
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
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite
var: Andesine
-(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
var: Oligoclase-(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
Enstatite
var: Bronzite
-(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
'Hornblende'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
O Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O QuartzSiO2
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O RutileTiO2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O HematiteFe2O3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O EnstatiteMgSiO3
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Na Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg EnstatiteMgSiO3
AlAluminium
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Al KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si EnstatiteMgSiO3
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Fe Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
NiNickel
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)

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