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Elkin, Surry Co., North Carolina, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 14' 38'' North , 80° 51' 2'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 36.24407,-80.85074
GeoHash:G#: dnqw0nn31
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Genth,F.A (1891) The Minerals Of North Carolina:USGS Bulletion No.74
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Genth,F.A (1891) The Minerals Of North Carolina:USGS Bulletion No.74
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Genth,F.A (1891) The Minerals Of North Carolina:USGS Bulletion No.74
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Genth,F.A (1891) The Minerals Of North Carolina:USGS Bulletion No.74
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Genth,F.A (1891) The Minerals Of North Carolina:USGS Bulletion No.74
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Genth,F.A (1891) The Minerals Of North Carolina:USGS Bulletion No.74
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Genth,F.A (1891) The Minerals Of North Carolina:USGS Bulletion No.74
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Pratt,Joseph Hyde.,(1933) Gems and Gem Minerals of North Carolina: American Mineralogist,Vol.18,No.4,April,1933
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Pratt,Joseph Hyde.,(1933) Gems and Gem Minerals of North Carolina: American Mineralogist,Vol.18,No.4,April,1933

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
'Chrysocolla'9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
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
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
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
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Quartz
var: Rock Crystal
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
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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Paleozoic - Neoproterozoic
251.902 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3190741
Precambrian-Phanerozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic to Triassic (251.902 - 1000 Ma)

Comments: Piedmont

Lithology: Felsic paragneiss; amphibolite grade paragneiss/metavolcanic gneiss

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]

Cambrian - Neoproterozoic
485.4 - 1000 Ma



ID: 2939765
Biotite Gneiss and Schist

Age: Neoproterozoic to Cambrian (485.4 - 1000 Ma)

Description: Inequigranular, locally abundant potassic feldspar and garnet; interlayered and gradational with calc-silicate rock, sillimanite-mica schist, mica schist, and amphibolite. Contains small masses of granitic rock.

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:{biotite gneiss,mica schist,calc silicate rock}, Minor:{amphibolite}, Incidental:{granitic}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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