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Ballou Mines (Ballou Home Place Magnetite prospect; Robinson opening and Pine Tree tunnel; Ballou Home Place prospect), Crumpler, Ashe Co., North Carolina, USA

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Former Fe mine located 1.9 km (1.2 miles) WNW of Crumpler, along the North Fork New River.

NITZE (IN BAYLEY, 1923) DESCRIBES THE ORE AS HARD, COMPACT, AND FINE - GRAINED, CONSISTING OF MAGNETITE DISSEMINATED THROUGH A GANGUE OF HORNBLENDE, EPIDOTE, AND QUARTZ. THE QUARTZ - PEGMATITE FOOTWALL CONTAINS MINOR PYRITE. COMPACT MAGNETITE IS INTERLAYERED WITH INTERMIXED MAGNETITE AND HORNBLENDE. IN THE ROBINSON OPENING, THE ORE NEAR THE FOOTWALL IS GRANULAR MAGNETITE INTERLAYERED WITH EPIDOTE - HORNBLENDE SCHIST LIKE THAT AT THE CRANBERRY MINE.

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References

NITZE, H.B.C. (1893), IRON ORES OF NORTH CAROLINA: NORTH CAROLINA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULL. NO. 1, 239 P.

Bayley, W. S. (1923), The Magnetic Iron Ores of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina, Tennessee Division of Geology Bulletin 29: 157-160.

STUCKEY, J. L. (1965), NORTH CAROLINA: ITS GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES: RALEIGH, N. C., NORTH CAROLINA DEPT. CONSERV. AND DEVEL., 550 P.

BRYANT, B., AND REED, J. C., JR. (1966), MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN WINDOW AND VICINITY: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CIRC. 521, 13 P.

USGS crib list (1981) (December).

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10026400 & 10175153.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0370090028.

 
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