Ore Knob Mine, Ore Knob, Ashe Co., North Carolina, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||36° 24' 31'' North , 81° 19' 26'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||36.40867,-81.32389|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfa : Humid subtropical climate|
Ref.: Dana 6: 1074; Rocks & Min.: 60: 86.
Commodity:: FEISS, P.G., MAYBIN, A.H., III, RIGGS, S.R., AND GROSZ, A.E., 1991, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE CAROLINAS, IN HORTON, J.R., JR., AND ZULLO, V.A., EDS., THE GEOLOGY OF THE CAROLINAS: KNOXVILLE, UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE PRESS, P. 319-345.
Deposit:: LAURENCE, R. A., 1968, ORE DEPOSITS OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIN RIDGE, J. D., ED., ORE DEPOSITS OF THE UNITED STATES, 1931 GRATON-SALES VOLUME V. 1/ AM. INST. MINING, METALL., & PET ENGINEERS, P. 162-168.
A copper mine located on state highway 88, just North of Ore Knob (populated place) in East-central Ashe Co. This is a closed site and has been reclaimed by the state and EPA.
42 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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541 - 1000 Ma
|Ashe Metamorphic Suite and Tallulah Falls Formation; Muscovite-biotite gneiss|
Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Ashe Metamorphic Suite; Tallulah Falls Formation
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.