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Buck Creek, Clay Co., North Carolina, USA

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 1' 50'' North , 83° 34' 46'' West (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate

A 1.5 by 0.75 mile mass of altered dunite.

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Keith, Arthur (1907), Description Of The Natahala Quadrangle (North Carolina-Tennessee), USGS Folio No. 143.
American Mineralogist (1942): 27: 233.
Hadley, Jarvis B.,(1945) Preliminary report On Corundum Deposit In The Buck Creek Peridotite, Clay County, North Carolina: U.S Department of the Interior, Bulletion 948.
Wilson, W.F. and B.J. Mc Kenzie (1980), Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina.
Lang (2001).
Streeter, Michael (2003), A Rockhounding Guide To North Carolinas Blue Ridge Mountains.
Dewitt, Andrew, Dueben, Bob, Peterson, Ginny and Ryan, Jeff (2008), Testing the Chemical Fingerprint of Amphibolites from the Central Blue Ridge Cartoogechaye and Mars Hill Terranes, North Carolina Blue Ridge.
Collins, Nathan Clay (2011), Geochemical Systematics Among Amphibolitic Rocks in the Central Blue Ridge Province of southwestern North Carolina, University of South Florida.

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