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Molybdenite from
Ray Mica Mine (Wray Mine), Hurricane Mountain, Burnsville, Spruce Pine District, Yancey Co., North Carolina, USA

Comments: A complex pegmatite. Average grain size ranges from about 7mm to 1M. Muscovite highly fractionated. Tourmalines exhibit bent, broken, and \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
Validity:Believed Valid
References:Miller, J.W. and Allen, C.W. "Mineralogy of the Ray Mica Mine, Yancey County, North Carolina." UNCA, 2001. (to be published by NCGS)
Mineral Data:Click here to view Molybdenite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Ray Mica Mine (Wray Mine), Hurricane Mountain, Burnsville, Spruce Pine District, Yancey Co., North Carolina, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Molybdenite
18.3km (11.4 miles) A Robert Miller's Farm Occurrence, Mitchell Co., North Carolina, USA
39.7km (24.7 miles) B Wilder Magnetite Mine, Cranberry Magnetite District, Carter Co., Tennessee, USA
73.3km (45.5 miles) C Molybdenite Occurrence (MRDS - 10091839), Henderson Co., North Carolina, USA
87.1km (54.1 miles) D J. H. Picklesimer Prospect, Transylvania Co., North Carolina, USA
90.3km (56.1 miles) E Martin Marietta Quarry (11th Avenue Quarry), Hickory, Catawba Co., North Carolina, USA
105.8km (65.8 miles) F Bessemer City Quarry, Bessemer City, Gaston Co., North Carolina, USA
107.6km (66.9 miles) G Rist Mine (North America Emerald Mine; American Gems Mine; LKA International Emerald Mine), Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
115.2km (71.6 miles) H Peach Bottom Mine, Peach Bottom Mt., Whitehead, Alleghany Co., North Carolina, USA
118.3km (73.5 miles) I Maxwell Mine (Peach Blossom Mine), Stratford, Alleghany Co., North Carolina, USA
152.2km (94.5 miles) J Woodleaf Quarry, Woodleaf, Rowan Co., North Carolina, USA
152.5km (94.8 miles) K Molybdenite Occurrence (MRDS - 10025081), Macon Co., North Carolina, USA
161.6km (100.4 miles) L Master's Kiln, Laurens Co., South Carolina, USA
167.1km (103.8 miles) M Dan Milton Moly Occurrence, Charlotte District, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, USA
168.4km (104.6 miles) N East Shaft, Pioneer Mills Mine, Charlotte Belt, Cabarrus Co., North Carolina, USA
168.5km (104.7 miles) O Propst Mine (Nash; Heglar), Charlotte Belt, Cabarrus Co., North Carolina, USA
169.8km (105.5 miles) P Newell Mine (Dixie Queen Mine), Carolina Slate Belt, Cabarrus Co., North Carolina, USA
209.1km (129.9 miles) Q Black Run Prospect, Southern Section-Blue Ridge Province, Floyd Co., Virginia, USA
214.7km (133.4 miles) R Hale's Mine (Haile Gold Mine), Kershaw, Lancaster Co., South Carolina, USA
217.9km (135.4 miles) S Brewer's Mine (Brewer Mine; Brewer Gold Mine), Chesterfield District, Chesterfield Co., South Carolina, USA
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