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Little Pine Garnet Mine, Marshall, Madison Co., North Carolina, USAi
Regional Level Types
Little Pine Garnet MineMine
Marshall- not defined -
Madison Co.County
North CarolinaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 45' 45'' North , 82° 43' 27'' West
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Marshall876 (2017)5.3km
Weaverville3,936 (2017)16.5km
Mars Hill2,256 (2017)17.3km
Hot Springs562 (2017)17.4km
Woodfin6,349 (2017)19.3km


The Little Pine Garnet Mine was mined for abrasives in 1904 and 1905. An adit extends into the hillside approx. 150 ft. Red almandine garnets up to 6" in diameter occur in a green chlorite schist (phyllite and chlorite schist with almandine porphyroblasts).

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Colour: red
Description: found in green chlorite schist, crystals up to 6 inches in size
Reference: Michael Streeter.,2003,A Rockhounding Guide to North Carolinas Blue Ridge Mountains:pp.66-67 Wilson,W.F and McKenzie, B.J.,1980,Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina :NCGS Information Circular 24 pg. 38
'Chlorite Group'
Habit: none, found in schist form
Colour: green
Description: host rock for garnets
Reference: Michael Streeter.,2003,A Rockhounding Guide To North Carolinas Blue Ridge Mountains:pp.66-67
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Habit: none, masive
Colour: clear to white
Description: found in veins with garnets

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Almandine9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Almandine51.4.3a.2Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
O QuartzSiO2
AlAluminium
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si QuartzSiO2
FeIron
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3

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