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Ore Knob Mine, Ore Knob, Ashe Co., North Carolina, USAi
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Ashe Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 24' 31'' North , 81° 19' 26'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 36.40867,-81.32389
GeoHash:G#: dnqpj7vzb
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Jefferson1,606 (2017)13.4km
West Jefferson1,308 (2017)15.1km
Lansing155 (2017)19.5km
Sparta1,726 (2017)21.1km
Mulberry2,332 (2017)22.8km


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.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


42 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:86.
Alabandite
Formula: MnS
Reference: U.S.Geological Survey,2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Albite var: Andesine
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: Kinkel, Jr..Arthur R.,(1967) The Ore Knob Copper Deposit North Carolina ,and other Massive Sulfide Deposits of the Appalachians :USGS Professional Paper 558
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: Kinkel, Jr..Arthur R.,(1967) The Ore Knob Copper Deposit North Carolina ,and other Massive Sulfide Deposits of the Appalachians :USGS Professional Paper 558
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Kinkel, Jr..Arthur R.,(1967) The Ore Knob Copper Deposit North Carolina ,and other Massive Sulfide Deposits of the Appalachians :USGS Professional Paper 558
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Ross, C.S.,(1935) Origin of the copper deposits of the Ducktown type in the Southern Appalachian region :U.S Geological Survey Professional Paper 179
Anthophyllite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Kinkel, Jr..Arthur R.,(1967) The Ore Knob Copper Deposit North Carolina ,and other Massive Sulfide Deposits of the Appalachians :USGS Professional Paper 558
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:86.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Ross, C.S.,(1935) Origin of the copper deposits of the Ducktown type in the Southern Appalachian region :U.S Geological Survey Professional Paper 179
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:86.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Ross, C.S.,(1935) Origin of the copper deposits of the Ducktown type in the Southern Appalachian region :U.S Geological Survey Professional Paper 179
'Biotite'
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:86.; Econ Geol (1980) 75:329-339
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: U.S.Geological Survey,2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S Geological Survey,Reston, Virginia
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Dana 6: 1074.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: U.S Geological Survey,2005,Mineral Resources Data System:U.S Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:86.; American Mineralogist, Volume 63, pages 196-202, 1978
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: U.S Geological Survey,2005,Mineral Resources Data System:U.S Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: U.S Geological Survey,2005, Mineral Resources Data System:U.S Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Clinozoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Arthur R.Kinkel.,Jr,1967,The Ore Knob Copper Deposit North Carolina,and Other Massive Sulfide Deposits of the Appalachians,Geological Survey Professional Paper 558
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:86.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:86.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Ross, C.S.,(1935) Origin of the copper deposits of the Ducktown type in the Southern Appalachian region :U.S Geological Survey Professional Paper 179
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Description: Dravites are Mg. rich.
Reference: Taylor,Bruce E.,and Slack,John F. (1984) Tourmalines from Appalachian-Caledonian massive sulfide deposits;textural,chemical,and isotopic relationships:Economic Geology:1 November 1984,Vol.79,No.7,pg.1703-1726
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Ferrihydrite
Formula: Fe3+10O14(OH)2
Reference: Borden,Robert C. and Behrooz,Mchnroosh (2008) Ore Knob Mine Tailings Pile-Hydrologic and Geochemical Characterization
Gahnite
Formula: ZnAl2O4
Reference: Ross, C.S.,(1935) Origin of the copper deposits of the Ducktown type in the Southern Appalachian region :U.S Geological Survey Professional Paper 179
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:86.
Hisingerite
Formula: Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Reference: Ross, C.S.,(1935) Origin of the copper deposits of the Ducktown type in the Southern Appalachian region :U.S Geological Survey Professional Paper 179
'Hornblende'
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:86.; Econ Geol (1980) 75:329-339
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) (TL)
Formula: KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Joseph A. Mandarino and Malcolm E. Back , 2004, Fleischers Glossary of Mineral Species 2004; American Mineralogist, Volume 63, pages 196-202, 1978
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: U.S Geological Survey,2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S Geological Survey,Reston, Virginia
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:86.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey,2005, Mineral Resources Data System :U.S Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Ross, C.S.,(1935) Origin of the copper deposits of the Ducktown type in the Southern Appalachian region :U.S Geological Survey Professional Paper 179
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Arthur R.Kinkel.,Jr,1967,The Ore Knob Copper Deposit North Carolina,and Other Massive Sulfide Deposits of the Appalachians,Geological Survey Professional Paper 558
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:86.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; American Mineralogist, Volume 63, pages 196-202, 1978
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:86.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Genth,F.A and Kerr,W.C,1881,Minerals and Mineral Localities of North Carolina,Geologicial Survey
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: J.Wright Horton,Jr.,and Victor A.Zullo,1991,The Geology of the Carolinas,pg # 323
Thomsonite-Ca
Formula: NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Reference: Ransum,Jay Ellis(1974)Gems and Minerals of America
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Description: Tourmaline species are Mg- rich Dravite.
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Kinkel, Jr..Arthur R.,(1967) The Ore Knob Copper Deposit North Carolina ,and other Massive Sulfide Deposits of the Appalachians :USGS Professional Paper 558
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Reference: Ross, C.S.,(1935) Origin of the copper deposits of the Ducktown type in the Southern Appalachian region :U.S Geological Survey Professional Paper 179
Zoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Arthur R.Kinkel.,Jr,1967,The Ore Knob Copper Deposit North Carolina,and Other Massive Sulfide Deposits of the Appalachians,Geological Survey Professional Paper 558

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Alabandite2.CD.10MnS
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Ferrihydrite4.FE.35Fe3+10O14(OH)2
Gahnite4.BB.05ZnAl2O4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
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
Anthophyllite9.DD.05☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Clinozoisite9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Dravite9.CK.05Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Hisingerite9.ED.10Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) (TL)9.EA.15KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Thomsonite-Ca9.GA.10NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Wollastonite9.DG.05CaSiO3
Zoisite9.BG.10{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Alabandite2.8.1.4MnS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Ferrihydrite4.3.2.2Fe3+10O14(OH)2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Gahnite7.2.1.4ZnAl2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
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
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Clinozoisite58.2.1a.4{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Zoisite58.2.1b.1{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Dravite61.3.1.9Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Wollastonite65.2.1.1cCaSiO3
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Anthophyllite66.1.2.1☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Hisingerite71.1.5.2Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
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]
'Biotite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) (TL)-KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
'Stilbite subgroup'-
Thomsonite-Ca-NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H FerrihydriteFe103+O14(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
OOxygen
O Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O SideriteFeCO3
O CupriteCu2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O FerrihydriteFe103+O14(OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
O Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
O WollastoniteCaSiO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O GahniteZnAl2O4
FFluorine
F Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Na DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Na Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
MgMagnesium
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Al Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al GahniteZnAl2O4
SiSilicon
Si Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Si WollastoniteCaSiO3
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S AlabanditeMnS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S MarcasiteFeS2
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S BaryteBaSO4
KPotassium
K Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Ca Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Ca Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Ca WollastoniteCaSiO3
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
MnManganese
Mn AlabanditeMnS
FeIron
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe FerrihydriteFe103+O14(OH)2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Fe HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu CopperCu
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Zn GahniteZnAl2O4
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Cambrian - Neoproterozoic
485.4 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3190533
Precambrian-Phanerozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic to Cambrian (485.4 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Metasedimentary/metavolcanic schist

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 2844561
Ashe Metamorphic Suite and Tallulah Falls Formation; Muscovite-biotite gneiss

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Ashe Metamorphic Suite; Tallulah Falls Formation

Description: Locally sulfidic; interlayered and gradational with mica schist, minor amphibolite, and hornblende gneiss.

Comments: Original map source: The North Carolina Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Division of Land Resources, NC Geological Survey, in cooperation with the NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, 1998 (updated 2007), Geology - North Carolina (1:250,000)

Lithology: Major:{gneiss,mica schist}, Minor:{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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