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Wharton Mine, Hartwell District, Anderson Co., South Carolina, USAi
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Wharton MineMine
Hartwell DistrictMining District
Anderson Co.County
South CarolinaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 17' 31'' North , 82° 44' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.29194,-82.74973
GeoHash:G#: dnj5hfxmp
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


Commodities (Major) - Mica
Deposit Type: Mica Pegmatite
Development Status: Past Producer
Deposit Model: 39: Mica pegmatites
Host Rock: Pegmatite

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2 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Hornblende'
Reference: Griffitts, Wallace R. and Olson, Jerry C.,(1953) Mica Deposits of the Southeastern Piedmont ,Part 7 and Part 8 :USGS Professional Paper 248-E
'K Feldspar'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'commodity:Mica'
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Pegmatite'
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Hornblende'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Pegmatite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

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 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Hornblende'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Pegmatite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

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 - Neoproterozoic
251.902 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3190741
Precambrian-Phanerozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic to Triassic (251.902 - 1000 Ma)

Comments: Piedmont

Lithology: Felsic paragneiss; amphibolite grade paragneiss/metavolcanic gneiss

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]

Silurian - Ordovician
419.2 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 2998106
Gneissic granite of Starr

Age: Paleozoic (419.2 - 485.4 Ma)

Description: Gneissic biotite granite to granodiorite of Starr pluton and nearby satellite plutons

Comments: Middle Paleozoic Plutonic Rocks Original map source: Horton, J.Wright, and Dicken, Connie L., 2001, Preliminary Geologic Map of the Appalachian Piedmont and Blue Ridge, South Carolina Segment: U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 01-298, CD, scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{gneiss}

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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STERRETT, D.B., 1923, MICA DEPOSITS OF THE UNITED STATES U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULL. 740, P72-288
GRIFFITTS, W.R., AND OLSON, J.C., 1953 MICA DEPOSITS OF THE SOUTHEASTERN PIEDMONT: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, PP248E, P.293-324
GRIFFITTS, WALLACE R. & OLSON, JERRY C., 1953, USGS PROF PAP 248-E, PP. 305-306.


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