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Blue Wing Mine (Royster Mine; Spring shaft), Virgilina District, Granville Co., North Carolina, USAi
Regional Level Types
Blue Wing Mine (Royster Mine; Spring shaft)Mine
Virgilina DistrictMining District
Granville Co.County
North CarolinaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 31' 24'' North , 78° 46' 27'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Virgilina143 (2017)2.2km
Cluster Springs811 (2011)17.0km
Stovall430 (2017)20.1km
Riverdale956 (2011)21.4km
Clarksville1,204 (2017)22.4km


A former Cu mine located 1.5 miles South of Virgilina (which is in neighboring Virginia), and near to Roxboro (which is in neighboring Person County, NC).

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:90.
Anilite
Formula: Cu7S4
Reference: Smithsonian Institution Mineral Reference Collection No.165301-00
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:90.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:90.; Copper Handbook 1911
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Laney,F.B.,(1917)The geology and ore deposits of the Virgilina district and North Carolina:Survey Bulletin #26
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:90.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Copper Handbook 1911
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Laney,F.B.,(1917) The geology and ore deposits of the Virgilina district and North Carolina:North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey Bulletin #26
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Colour: Light Blue
Description: Material looks like Turquoise. Has been tested for phosphate ion was negative. ( C.R Scientific)
Reference: Wayne Osborne Collection
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Carpenter III, P. Albert (1976) Metallic Mineral Deposits of the Carolina Slate Belt, North Carolina : NCGS Bulletion 84
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
Reference: Smithsonian Institution Mineral Reference Collection No.165301-00
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Laney,F.B.,(1917) The geology and ore deposits of the Virgilina district and North Carolina:North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey Bulletin #26
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Carpenter III, P. Albert (1976) Metallic Mineral Deposits of the Carolina Slate Belt, North Carolina : NCGS Bulletion 84
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Laney,F.B.,(1917) The geology and ore deposits of the Virgilina district and North Carolina:North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey Bulletin #26
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Carpenter III, P. Albert (1976) Metallic Mineral Deposits of the Carolina Slate Belt, North Carolina : NCGS Bulletion 84
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:90.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Carpenter III, P. Albert (1976) Metallic Mineral Deposits of the Carolina Slate Belt, North Carolina : NCGS Bulletion 84
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Carpenter III, P. Albert (1976) Metallic Mineral Deposits of the Carolina Slate Belt, North Carolina : NCGS Bulletion 84
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Carpenter III, P. Albert (1976) Metallic Mineral Deposits of the Carolina Slate Belt, North Carolina : NCGS Bulletion 84
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Carpenter III, P. Albert (1976) Metallic Mineral Deposits of the Carolina Slate Belt, North Carolina : NCGS Bulletion 84
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Laney,F.B.,(1917)The geology and ore deposits of the Virgilina district and North Carolina: Survey Bulletin #26
Quartz var: Milky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Carpenter III, P. Albert (1976) Metallic Mineral Deposits of the Carolina Slate Belt, North Carolina : NCGS Bulletion 84

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Anilite2.BA.10Cu7S4
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Djurleite2.BA.05Cu31S16
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Milky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Anilite2.4.7.5Cu7S4
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Djurleite2.4.7.2Cu31S16
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Milky Quartz
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O Quartz (var: Milky Quartz)SiO2
O CupriteCu2O
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Quartz (var: Milky Quartz)SiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S DjurleiteCu31S16
S AniliteCu7S4
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu DjurleiteCu31S16
Cu AniliteCu7S4
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S

References

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Copper Handbook (1911).
Laney, F. B. (1917), The Geology and Ore Deposits of the Virgilina District of Virginia and North Carolina. North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey Bulletin 26: 102-114.
Rocks & Minerals (1985): 60: 90.
Murdock, T. G., The Mining Industry.

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