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Beaucatcher Mountain roadcut, Asheville, Buncombe Co., North Carolina, USAi
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Beaucatcher Mountain roadcutRoad Cutting
Asheville- not defined -
Buncombe Co.County
North CarolinaState
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Beaucatcher Mountain roadcut, Asheville, Buncombe Co., North Carolina, USA
Looking at the north side of the cut from the top of the south cut

Beaucatcher Mountain roadcut, Asheville, Buncombe Co., North Carolina, USA
Looking at the north side of the cut from the top of the south cut

Beaucatcher Mountain roadcut, Asheville, Buncombe Co., North Carolina, USA
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° North , 82° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~13km
Locality type:Road Cutting
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Roadcut on Interstate 240 east of Asheville.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


20 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: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug,1998
'Apatite'
Reference: Mountain Mineral Monthly,Vol.66,No.8,Aug,1998
'Biotite'
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
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
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'-
'Biotite'-
'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 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'-
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'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 Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
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 CalciteCaCO3
O KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
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 AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
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 Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
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 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 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 MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)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 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 Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)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)

References

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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: 15.
Mountain Mineral Monthly: 66(8) (August 1998).


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