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McKinney Mine (Power Mill Creek Mine), Spruce Pine, Spruce Pine District, Mitchell Co., North Carolina, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° South , 82° West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.9166666667, -82.0666666667

A feldspar mine in pegmatite located at Little Switzerland near Spruce Pine (1.6 miles South of the Old 20 mine).

Deposit:: FOR ATTACHMENT SEE 37-011-00122. (MRDS fragment - ?)

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37 valid minerals.

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Rocks & Minerals (1936): 11: 57-58.

Ross, Clarence S. (1937), Sphalerite from a pegmatite near Spruce Pine, North Carolina, America Mineralogist: 22(5)(May).

Rocks & Minerals (1941): 16: 290.

Olson, J. C. (1944), North Ccarolina Department of Conservation & Development Bulletin 43: Pl. 2.

Frondel, Clifford (1956), Mineral Composition of Gummite, The American Mineralogist: 31(July-August): 559.

Lesure, F. G. (1968), Mica Deposits of the Blue Ridge in North Carolina: USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 577: 12.

Hoda, Syed N. and Hood, William C. (1972), Laboratory Alteration of Trioctahedral Micas;Clays and Clay Minerals: 20: 343-358.

Wilson, W. F. and McKenzie, B. J. (1978), Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina, Information Circular 24.

Lumpkin, Gregory R. and Ribbe, Paul H. (1979), Chemistry and Physical Properties of Axinite: American Mineralogist: 64: 635-645.

Rocks & Minerals (1985): 60: 92.

Wood, K.Y. and Abbott, R.N. (1996), Pumpellyite and Clinozoisite from the McKinney Mine Spruce Pine District North Carolina, Mineralogical Record: 27(4): 289-290.

Warner, Richard, Poterala, Stephan and Fleisher, Chris (2008), A Note On Uranium Minerals From The Spruce Pine Area, North Carolina: Carolina Geological Society, 2008, Annual Meeting, Spruce Pine Mining District.

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