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Apatite from
Big Bess Mine (M. S. Bess Mine; M. M. Carpenter Mine), Gaston Co., North Carolina, USA

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:'Apatite' (not an IMA approved species)
Formula:Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Wilson,W.F and McKenzie, B.J , 1978, Mineral Collecting Sites In North Carolina, Information Circular 24
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Apatite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Big Bess Mine (M. S. Bess Mine; M. M. Carpenter Mine), Gaston Co., North Carolina, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Apatite
8.3km (5.1 miles) LCA Mine (Lithium Corporation of America Mine), Bessemer City, Gaston Co., North Carolina, USA
14.5km (9.0 miles) The Pinnacle Kyanite Prospects, Kings Mountain Mining District, Gaston Co., North Carolina, USA
17.6km (10.9 miles) Will Knox Sillimanite Property, Kings Mountain Mining District, Gaston Co., North Carolina, USA
20.6km (12.8 miles) W. A. Thompson Mine (W. T. Foster Mines), Lincoln Co., North Carolina, USA
26.6km (16.5 miles) Clover Quarry (Blythe Brothers), York Co., South Carolina, USA
27.5km (17.1 miles) A. F. Hoyle Mine, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA
28.4km (17.7 miles) Mill Race Mine, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA
42.9km (26.7 miles) Bowman Mine, Catawba Co., North Carolina, USA
43.0km (26.7 miles) Capps Hill Mine, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, USA
45.6km (28.3 miles) Smithwick Prospect, Catawba Co., North Carolina, USA
 
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