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Greenville Co., South Carolina, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 49' 2'' North , 82° 25' 29'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.8171077, -82.4248371

Note: The geographic coordinates presented are taken from the Greenville topo map. The USGS GNIS database presents 25 sets of geographic coordinates forf this county.

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23 valid minerals.

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Cambrian - Neoproterozoic
485.4 - 1000 Ma
Biotite-plagioclase-quartz gneiss and biotite-muscovite schist

Age: Neoproterozoic to Cambrian (485.4 - 1000 Ma)

Description: Variably interlayered, containing subordinate layers of amphibolite and sillimanite-mica schist

Comments: Western Piedmont, layered and stratified rocks

Lithology: Major:{biotite gneiss,mica schist}, Minor:{amphibolite}

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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Overstreet, W.C., Stern, T.W., Annell, C. and Westley, H. (1962), Lead-Alpha ages of zircon from North and South Carolina, USGS Professional Paper 450-C: C81.

Ransom, Jay Ellis (1974), Gems and Minerals of America.

Zimmermann, R.A. (1977), The Interpretation of Apatite-Fission Track Ages with an Application to the Study of Uplift Since the Cretaceous in Eastern North America, Ph.D Thesis, University Of Pennsylvania.

Prince, Phillip S. (2004), Geochemistry, Petrography, and Mineral Chemistry of Amphibolites from the Inner Piedmont of Northwestern South Carolina.

National Geochemical Database: Rocks: USGS File #W244850 (Graphite).

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