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Reel Mine, Iron Station, Lincoln Co., North Carolina, USAi
Regional Level Types
Reel MineMine
Iron Station- not defined -
Lincoln Co.County
North CarolinaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 27' 30'' North , 81° 7' 1'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.45833,-81.11694
GeoHash:G#: dnq3dnury
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Reel Amethyst Mine


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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Francis Sutphin message
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Francis Sutphin message
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Habit: Hexagonal-Trigonal Trapezohedral
Colour: Light Purple to Smoky Purple
Description: John S White, former curator of Minerals and Gemstones for the Smithsonian, said that this locality is the source of the finest amethyst cluster ever discovered in North America.
Reference: www.grandfather.com/museum/amethyst.htm Genth,F.A.,1891,The Minerals Of North Carolina;USGS Bulletion No.74
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: George Feist Collection :Francis Sutphin message

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
var: Amethyst-SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
OOxygen
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
AlAluminium
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2

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
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3191508
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 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]

Roadian - Bashkirian
268.8 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 2768753
Foliated to Massive Granitic Rock

Age: Paleozoic (268.8 - 323.2 Ma)

Description: Megacrystic to equigranular. High Shoals Granite.

Comments: Original map source: The North Carolina Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Division of Land Resources, NC Geological Survey, in cooperation with the NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, 1998 (updated 2007), Geology - North Carolina (1:250,000)

Lithology: Major:{granite}

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]

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References

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Genth, F. A. (1891), The Minerals Of North Carolina.
USGS Bulletin 74.

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www.grandfather.com/museum/amethyst.htm.


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