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Plantation Emerald Mine (Old Plantation Mine; Tarper Mine), Shelby, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USAi
Regional Level Types
Plantation Emerald Mine (Old Plantation Mine; Tarper Mine)Mine
Shelby- not defined -
Cleveland Co.County
North CarolinaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 13' 59'' North , 81° 34' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Patterson Springs604 (2017)4.7km
Earl257 (2017)5.4km
Shelby20,189 (2017)7.1km
Boiling Springs4,674 (2017)9.4km
Light Oak691 (2011)10.0km


A gemstone and specimen emerald mine. Located 6 miles (9.9 km) South of Shelby and 1 mile (1.6 km) NE of the Stice Shoals Dam on a bend in the Broad River.

Analytical data: KEITH (1931).

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Wallace R.Griffitts and Jerry C.Olson (1953) Mica Deposits Of The Southeastern Piedmont:USGS Paper 248-D
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: Wallace R.Griffitts and Jerry C.Olson (1953) Mica Deposits Of The Southeastern Piedmont:USGS Paper 248-D
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Beryl var: Emerald
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:88.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Wallace R.Griffitts and Jerry C.Olson (1953) Mica Deposits Of The Southeastern Piedmont:USGS Paper 248-D
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Wallace R.Griffitts and Jerry C.Olson (1953) Mica Deposits Of The Southeastern Piedmont:USGS Paper 248-D
'Hornblende'
Reference: Wallace R.Griffitts and Jerry C.Olson (1953) Mica Deposits Of The Southeastern Piedmont:USGS Paper 248-D
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Wallace R.Griffitts and Jerry C.Olson (1953) Mica Deposits Of The Southeastern Piedmont:USGS Paper 248-D
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Wallace R.Griffitts and Jerry C.Olson (1953) Mica Deposits Of The Southeastern Piedmont:USGS Paper 248-D
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Oligoclase9.FA.35(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Aquamarine9.CJ.05Be3Al2Si6O18
var: Emerald9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Hornblende'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
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)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Oligoclase-(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
-Be3Al2Si6O18
var: Emerald-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Hornblende'-
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
BeBeryllium
Be Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
O QuartzSiO2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O RutileTiO2
O Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
SiSilicon
Si Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
KEITH, ARTHUR (1931), GAFFNEY-KINGS MOUNTAIN SC-NC FOLIO NO. 222, USGS GEOLOGIC ATLAS OF THE US, MINE TEXT, P. 12 (SYMBOL LOCATES SITE ON MAP AT 1:62,500).
Griffitts, Wallace R. and Jerry C. Olson (1953), Mica Deposits Of The Southeastern Piedmont, USGS Professional Paper 248-D.
Rocks & Minerals (1985): 60: 88.

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Emeralds of the Old Plantation Mine, Shelby, North Carolina by Daniel Russell


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