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Jackson Crossroads Amethyst Mine (JXR Amethyst Mine), Jacksons Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USAi
Regional Level Types
Jackson Crossroads Amethyst Mine (JXR Amethyst Mine)Mine (Active)
Jacksons CrossroadsHamlet
Wilkes Co.County

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 53' 12'' North , 82° 51' 25'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 33.88694,-82.85722
GeoHash:G#: dnj0f8cjy
Locality type:Mine (Active) - last checked 2017
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate

A semiprecious gemstone occurrence/mine located 1.2 km (0.7 mile) WSW of Jacksons Crossroads, few hundred yards North of Clifford Grove Church.

Alternative Label Names

This is a list of additional names that have been recorded for mineral labels associated with this locality in the minID database. This may include previous versions of the locality name hierarchy from, data entry errors, and it may also include unconfirmed sublocality names or other names that can only be matched to this level.

Jackson Crossroads Mine, Wilkes County, Georgia

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: CaCO3
Habit: Scalenohedrons to 1 cm tall
Colour: Yellow
Description: Calcite scalenohedra found in open cavities in association with amethyst and rarely lokkaite-(Y)
Reference: Julian Gray
Formula: γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: ex. Terry Ledford Collection specimen containing single strand of red Lepidocrocite.
Formula: Ca(Y,Gd,Nd,Dy)4(CO3)7 · 9H2O
Habit: Occurs in as white spherical aggregates to 1 mm diameter.
Colour: White
Description: Lokkaite-(Y) occurs in cavities in association with calcite.
Reference: Julian Gray
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Van King
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Min Rec 36:3 pp 288-289 []

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Lokkaite-(Y)5.CC.15Ca(Y,Gd,Nd,Dy)4(CO3)7 · 9H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

AmBn(XO3)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p < 1:1
Lokkaite-(Y),Gd,Nd,Dy)4(CO3)7 · 9H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
var: Amethyst-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

H Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
H Lokkaite-(Y)Ca(Y,Gd,Nd,Dy)4(CO3)7 · 9H2O
C CalciteCaCO3
C Lokkaite-(Y)Ca(Y,Gd,Nd,Dy)4(CO3)7 · 9H2O
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
O Lokkaite-(Y)Ca(Y,Gd,Nd,Dy)4(CO3)7 · 9H2O
O QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Lokkaite-(Y)Ca(Y,Gd,Nd,Dy)4(CO3)7 · 9H2O
Fe Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
Y Lokkaite-(Y)Ca(Y,Gd,Nd,Dy)4(CO3)7 · 9H2O
Nd Lokkaite-(Y)Ca(Y,Gd,Nd,Dy)4(CO3)7 · 9H2O
Gd Lokkaite-(Y)Ca(Y,Gd,Nd,Dy)4(CO3)7 · 9H2O
Dy Lokkaite-(Y)Ca(Y,Gd,Nd,Dy)4(CO3)7 · 9H2O

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Paleozoic - Precambrian
251.902 - 4000 Ma

ID: 2795839

Age: Eoarchean to Triassic (251.902 - 4000 Ma)

Comments: Original map source: Georgia Geological Survey, A branch of the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, 1999 (updated Oct, 2000), Digital Geologic Map of Georgia (ver 2), scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{metadacite}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Devonian - Silurian
358.9 - 443.8 Ma

ID: 3185468
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 443.8 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Mineralogical Record (2005): 36(3): 288-289.
White, J.S. (2013) Mineral Mysteries: The Jacksons Crossroads Enigma, Wilkes County, Georgia. Rocks & Minerals, 88:5, 476-479. [DOI: 10.1080/00357529.2013.809997].
Merkel, I.S. (2015) Collector's Note: Lilac-Colored Amethyst “Flowers” and Other New Finds from Jacksons Crossroads, Wilkes County, Georgia. Rocks & Minerals 90:5, pages 454-458.

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