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Turner Mine, Lawndale, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USAi
Regional Level Types
Turner MineMine
Lawndale- not defined -
Cleveland Co.County
North CarolinaState

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 23' 59'' North , 81° 31' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
Lawndale592 (2017)3.1km
Fallston601 (2017)4.3km
Belwood929 (2017)8.6km
Kingstown674 (2017)9.0km
Polkville536 (2017)10.1km

An emerald occurrence/mine located 1.5 miles E of Stice Shoal Dam & 0.2 miles E of North Carolina state highway 18. Field visit revealed that there are no longer any pits or tailings left. Caution: stream is polluted with cow droppings.

Total production 2,700 carats of emeralds.

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: MacFall, 1951. Gem Hunter's Guide, 1st ed.; USGS Bull 1042G
Beryl var: Emerald
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Habit: Largest crystal was 2.5 cm
Reference: MacFall, 1951. Gem Hunter's Guide, 1st ed.; :American Mineralogist,Vol.18,No.4,April,1933 pp 148-159; USGS Bull 1042G
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: USGS Bull 1042G
Formula: SiO2
Reference: USGS Bull 1042G
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: USGS Bull 1042G
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: USGS Bull 1042G

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
var: Emerald9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Emerald
'Feldspar Group'-
var: Smoky Quartz

List of minerals for each chemical element

Be Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Al Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2


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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
American Mineralogist (1933): 18(4) (April): 148-159
MacFall (1951), Gem Hunter's Guide, 1st edition.
Rocks & Minerals (1985): 60: 60: 88.
Schlegel, Dorothy M. (2013), A Contribution to Economic Geology, Gem Stones of the United States, USGS Bulletin 1042-G (ISBN-10: 1289062048; ISBN-13: 978-1289062040).

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