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Elmwood mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° North , 85° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~3km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


A zinc mine owned by the Jersey Minière Zinc Co.
Discovered in 1969.
In 2010, Nyrstar company is reopening the zinc mines in the Carthage, Tennessee area which includes the Elmwood, Gordonsville and Cumberland mines. The Elmwood is being operated through the Gordonsville #3 shaft and incline. The first ore from the Elmwood was hoisted in November 2010.

The ore formed at temperatures between 85 and 130 C.

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Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee
elmwood mine
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee, United States
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee
Elmwood, Tennessee
Elmwood

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11 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Kearns, L.E. and F.H. Campbell (1978), Famous Min. Locs: the Elmwood and Gordonsville zinc mines nr Catrhage, TN, Min.Rec.: 9:213-218; Rocks & Min.:64:30..; Econ Geol (1976) 71:892-903
Baryte var: Strontian Baryte
Formula: (Ba,Sr)SO4
Reference: Kearns, L.E. and F.H. Campbell (1978), Famous Min. Locs: the Elmwood and Gordonsville zinc mines near Catrhage, TN, Min.Rec.: 9:213-218
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Kearns, L.E. and F.H. Campbell (1978), Famous Min. Locs: the Elmwood and Gordonsville zinc mines near Catrhage, TN, Min.Rec.: 9:213-218; Econ Geol (1976) 71:892-903
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: Econ Geol (1976) 71:892-903
Celestine var: Barian Celestine
Formula: (Sr,Ba)SO4
Reference: MinRec 27:171
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Kearns, L.E. and F.H. Campbell (1978), Famous Min. Locs: the Elmwood and Gordonsville zinc mines near Catrhage, TN, Min.Rec.: 9:213-218; Econ Geol (1976) 71:892-903
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Rocks & Min.:64:29.; Kearns, L.E. and F.H. Campbell (1978), Famous Min. Locs: the Elmwood and Gordonsville zinc mines near Catrhage, TN, Min.Rec.: 9:213-218; Econ Geol (1976) 71:892-903
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Kearns, L.E. and F.H. Campbell (1978), Famous Min. Locs: the Elmwood and Gordonsville zinc mines near Catrhage, TN, Min.Rec.: 9:213-218; Econ Geol (1976) 71:892-903
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1976) 71:892-903
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1976) 71:892-903
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Kearns, L.E. and F.H. Campbell (1978), Famous Min. Locs: the Elmwood and Gordonsville zinc mines near Catrhage, TN, Min.Rec.: 9:213-218; Econ Geol (1976) 71:892-903
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Rocks & Min.:64:30.; Kearns, L.E. and F.H. Campbell (1978), Famous Min. Locs: the Elmwood and Gordonsville zinc mines near Catrhage, TN, Min.Rec.: 9:213-218; Econ Geol (1976) 71:892-903
Vaterite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: www.excaliburmineral.com
'commodity:Zinc'
Formula: Zn

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Vaterite5.AB.20CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
var: Strontian Baryte7.AD.35(Ba,Sr)SO4
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
var: Barian Celestine7.AD.35(Sr,Ba)SO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Vaterite14.1.2.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Baryte
var: Strontian Baryte
-(Ba,Sr)SO4
Celestine
var: Barian Celestine
-(Sr,Ba)SO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C VateriteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Celestine (var: Barian Celestine)(Sr,Ba)SO4
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O CelestineSrSO4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Baryte (var: Strontian Baryte)(Ba,Sr)SO4
O VateriteCaCO3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S Celestine (var: Barian Celestine)(Sr,Ba)SO4
S BaryteBaSO4
S CelestineSrSO4
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S Baryte (var: Strontian Baryte)(Ba,Sr)SO4
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca VateriteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
SrStrontium
Sr Celestine (var: Barian Celestine)(Sr,Ba)SO4
Sr CelestineSrSO4
Sr Baryte (var: Strontian Baryte)(Ba,Sr)SO4
BaBarium
Ba Celestine (var: Barian Celestine)(Sr,Ba)SO4
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba Baryte (var: Strontian Baryte)(Ba,Sr)SO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- Rocks & Minerals: 64: 29
- Minerals Yearbook (1988)- Zinc: 9
- The Mineralogical Record Vol.9(4) 1978: 213-218; vol 12(1) 1981: 47; vol 27(3) 1996: pp. 171-173.
- Econ Geol (1976) 71: 892-903
-Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 23, pp. 83-88 (1985)
ANISOTROPIC SPHALERITE OF THE ELMWOOD_GORDONSVILLE DEPOSITS, TENNESSEE
ROBERT R. SEAL II*, BRIAN J. cooPER AND JAMES R. CRAIG
Department of Geological Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,Blacksburg, Virginia 2406 I, U.S.A.

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http://rruff.info/uploads/CM23_83.pdf -ANISOTROPIC SPHALERITE OF THE ELMWOOD_GORDONSVILLE DEPOSITS

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