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Mineral Commodity Files -- Asheville Regional Office


Introduction

The North Carolina Geological Survey (NCGS) has many older mineral resource commodity files. These literally cover commodities from "A" to "Z".  While these files are by no means comprehensive, they contain a wealth of information. Oftentimes, there is specific information about even individual mines. 

Using your browser, you can "search" or "find" very specific information from the files listed on this page. For example, you can search for mine or county names, minerals, etc. The Commodity Files table is a good place to start browsing this file; hyperlinks to some ore deposit associations are imbedded in the Commodity Files table and the file listing to make navigation easier. The files themselves are paper.

The files in this listing are located in the Asheville Regional Office of the North Carolina. The address is:

North Carolina Geological Survey
2090 U.S. Highway 70
Swannanoa, NC 28778

Telephone: (828) 296-4500
URL: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/lr/geological_home

List of counties

The Asheville office's files contain data from the following counties in North and South Carolina:

Alamance

Chatham

Haywood

Monroe

Sullivan

Alexander

Cherokee

Henderson

Montgomery

Surry

Alleghany

Chesterfield

Iredell

Moore

Swain

Amelia

Clark

Jackson

Murray

Talbot

Anderson

Clay

Jasper

Newton

Towns

Anson

Cleveland

Johnson

Oconee

Transylvania

Ashe

Davidson

Johnston

Ogelthorpe

Upson

Avery

Elbert

Lamar

Orange

Vance

Beaufort

Forsythe

Lancaster

Person

Wake

Buckingham

Franklin

Lincoln

Prince Edward

Walton

Buncombe

Gaston

Lumpkin

Rabun

Wautaga

Burke

Graphm

Macon

Randolf

Wilkes

Butts

Granville

Madison

Rockingham

Yancey

Cabarrus

Greenville

Marion

Rowan

York

Caldwell

Halifax

McDowell

Rutherford

 

Carter

Hamilton

Mecklenburg

Spartenburg

 

Catawba

Hart

Mitchell

Stokes

 

Other commodity files are in the NCGS' main offices located in the Archdale Building, 5th Floor at 512 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27604-1148. The telephone number is (919) 707-9210.

Files are open for public access during regular business hours. Page size copies can be made on site at a nominal page charge of $0.10.  Appointments are highly recommended. Refer also to reports of special investigations on mineral processing by the Minerals Research Laboratory.

For further information

For further information contact the NC Geological Survey staff at the Asheville Regional office.

Credit

Ms. Sigrid Ballew compiled the data on this page, organized office files, and prepared the hyperlink version. The work was completed in May 2000.

Commodity Files

Abrasives (see also Garnet)
Aggregates heavy (see also Silica, Sands, Stone)
Aggregates, lightweight and ultra-lightweight (see also Silica, Sands, Stone)
Alaskite
Allanite (see also Thorium)
Aluminum, Gibbsite
Andalusite
Antimony
Apatite
Asbestos (see also Kyanite)
Barite (see also Copper)
Bauxite
Bentonite
Beryl (see also Emerald, Feldspar, Gems, Talc)
Beryllium (see also Beryl)
Bismuth
Borates
Bornite
Bromine
Brucite
Building Brick and Tile Material
Cadmium
Calcite, Optical
Calcite
Calcium
Cassiterite
Cement and Cementing Materials
Chlorite (see also Corundum, Vermiculite)
Chromite (see also Vermiculite)
Clays (see also Kaolin)
Coal
Cobalt
Columbite (see also Tantalite)
Columbium
Copper (see also Gold, Lead, Pyrites, Silver, Sulfides, Tungsten, Zinc)
Corundum (see also Chlorite, Gems, Olivine, Sapphire, Ruby, Vermiculite)
Diamonds, Industrial
Diaspore
Diatomite
Dolomite (see also Lime)
Emerald (see also Beryl, Feldspar, Gems, Talc)
Emery, Natural
Epsomite
Feldspar (see also Quartz, Crystals, Quartzite)
Flagstone (see also Stone)
Fluorite
Fluorspar and Cryolite
Fullers Earth
Galena (see also Lead)
Gallium
Garnet
Gems (see also Beryl, Corundum)
Geodes
Germanium
Gold (see also Copper, Lead, Sulfides, Tungsten)
Gossan
Granite (see also Stone)
Graphite (see also Kyanite)
Gypsum and Anhydrite
Halloysite
Ilmenite (see also Titanium)
Indium
Insulating Materials
Iodine
Iron
Kaolin (see also Clays)
Kyanite (see also Asbestos, Graphite, Sillimanite)
Lazulite
Lead (see also Copper, Gold, Pyrites, Tungsten, Zinc)
Lime
Limestone
Lithium (see also Spodumene)
Magnesite (see also Corundum)
Manganese
Marble (see also Stone)
Mica (see also separate mica file and Open-File Report 92-2 by Sigrid Ballew)
Molybdenite
Molybdenum
Monazite
Nickel
Novaculite
Olivine (see also Chromite, Corundum)
Peat
Pegmatites (see also Lithium, Spodumene)
Peridotite (Dunite) (see also Asbestos, Chromite, Vermiculite)
Phosphate
Platinum Group
Pyrites (see also Copper, Gold, Lead, Uranium, Zinc)
Pyrophyllite
Pyrrhotite (see also Copper)
Quartz, Crystals (see also Feldspar)
Quartzite (see also Quartz, Crystals, Feldspar)
Rare Earth Elements (REE) (see also Copper, Gold, Uranium)
Refractory Materials
Ruby (see also Corundum, Gems, Sapphire)
Rutile (see also Titanium)
Sapphire (Corundum, Gems, Ruby)
Scheelite (see also Tungsten)
Schist
Selenium
Sericite (see also Mica)
Shale
Silica, Sands (see also Aggregate Lightweight and Ultra-Lightweight)
Silicon
Sillimanite (see also Kyanite)
Silver (see also Copper, Sulfides)
Slate (see also Stone)
Soapstone (see also Talc)
Spinel
Spodumene (see also Lithium)
Stone, Dimension, rough (see also Aggregates, heavy and Aggregates, lightweight)
Sulfides (see also Copper, Gold, Silver)
Sulphur
Talc (see also Gold, Soapstone, Tungsten)
Tantalite (see also Columbite)
Tellurium
Thallium
Thorium (see also Allanite)
Tin (see also Kaolin and Mica)
Titanium (see also Ilmenite)
Topaz
Tourmaline
Tripoli
Tungsten (see also Copper, Gold, Lead, Scheelite, Zinc)
Uranium
Vanadium
Vermiculite (see also Corundum)
Vesuvianite
Wollastonite
Zinc
Zirconium

 

Abrasives (see also Garnet)

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Aggregates heavy (see also Silica, Sands, Stone)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Anson County
    • Buncombe County
    • Graham County
    • Madison County
    • Moore County
    • Swain County
  • North Carolina Producers:
    • Becker County Sand and Gravel Company
    • Grove Stone and Sand Company
    • Vulcan Materials, Inc.
  • Documents:
    • The composition and condition of the Fontana aggregate by R. M. Rose, 1943, TVA, 5 p.
    • The Fontana aggregate quarry site by B. C. Moneymaker, 1941, TVA, 6 p.

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Aggregates, lightweight and ultra-lightweight (see also Silica, Sands, Stone)

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Maps
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Avery County
    • Buncombe County
    • Forsythe County
    • Henderson County
    • Madison County
    • McDowell County
    • Swain County
  • North Carolina Producers:
    • Becker County Sand and Gravel Company
    • Grove Stone and Sand Company
    • Vulcan Materials, Inc.
  • Tennessee Locations
    • Anderson County
    • Sullivan County
  • Documents:
    • The composition and condition of the Fontana aggregate by R. M. Rose, 1943, TVA, 5 p.
    • The Fontana aggregate quarry site by B. C. Moneymaker, 1941, TVA, 6 p.

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Alaskite

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Photographs
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • McKinney Mine, Mitchell County
  • Documents:
    • Petrographic study of alaskite near McKinney Mine, Mitchell County, North Carolina by W. A. White, 1946

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Allanite (see also Thorium)

  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Madison County

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Aluminum, Gibbsite

Andalusite

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Antimony

Apatite

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Corundum Hill Mines, Macon County

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Asbestos (see also Kyanite)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Chatuge Reservoir Prospect, Clay County
    • Nichols, M. H. Prospect, Clay County
    • Penland, S. J. Prospect, Clay County
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Avery County
    • Burke County
    • Jackson County
    • Transylvania County
    • Yancey County
  • Documents
    • Summary report of asbestos studies in Jackson and Transylvania Counties by E. C. Van Horn, 1948
  • References:
    • U.S. Geological Survey, Geologic Atlas, Pisgah Folio, No. 147 by Arthur Keith, 1907
    • Corundum and the peridotites of western North Carolina, North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey, Volume I  by J. H. Pratt and J. V. Lewis, 1905
    • Health aspects of the asbestos minerals as they relate to the mining industry, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1100 (1978), p. 178-179

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Barite (see also Copper)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Maps
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Betts, A. S. Mine, Madison County
    • Gahagan Mine, Madison County
    • Kings Mountain Barite Deposits, Cleveland County
    • Klondyke Mine, Madison County
    • Peachbottom Mine, Alleghany County
    • Stackhouse Mines, Madison County
    • Union Copper Mine, Cabarrus County
  • Documents:
    • Barytes (barite), North Carolina Geological Survey Economic Paper No. 55 (1925), p. 40-32
    • Barite deposits in North Carolina by J. L. Stuckey and H. T. Davis, 1933, Transactions of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Volume 115, Mining Geology, 1935, p. 346-355

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Bauxite

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Byrd Property on Bee Creek, Mitchell County

 

Bentonite
 

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Beryl  (see also Emerald, Feldspar, Gems, Talc)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Maps
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Photographs
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Branton, J. M. Feldspar and Beryl Mine, Swain County
    • Bridges, Arnold Beryl Prospect, Gaston County
    • Brooks Feldspar-Beryl Deposit, Swain County
    • Fontana Reservoir Beryl Deposit, Swain County
    • Unnamed deposit, Graham County
    • Unnamed deposit, Jackson County
    • Unnamed prospect, Mitchell County
  • Documents:
    • Beryllium Resources of the Tin-Spodumene Belt, North Carolina by W. R. Griffitts, 1954, U.S. Geological Survey Circular 309, 11 p., 3 plates
    • Nantahala Folio, No. 143 by Arthur Keith, p. 8
    • Notes on beryllium and beryl by H. S. Spence, 1930

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Beryllium (see also Beryl)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations
    • Mitchell County
    • Fontana Reservoir, Swain County
  • Documents:
    • Beryllium update 1961 by Al Knoerr and Mike Eigo, 1961
    • The prospects for beryllium metal by A.B.T. Werner, 1959, New England Business Review, p. 7-10
    • Beryllium, today and tomorrow, A. Knoerr, editor, 1960, Engineering and Mining Journal, 1960, p. 93-102.
    • Beryllium in the public eye by E. H. Robie, 1963, Mining and Metallurgy, p. 302
    • Notes on beryllium and beryl by H. S. Spence, 1930

    • Occurrence of beryllium as a trace element in environmental materials by W. R. Meehan and L. E. Smythe, 1967, Environmental Science and Technology, Volume 1 , No. 10, p. 839-844

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Bismuth
 

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Borates

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Bornite

  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Blue Wing Mine, Granville County
    • Durgy Mine, Person County
    • Copper Knob Mine, Ashe County
    • Peachbottom Mine, Alleghany County

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Bromine

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Brucite

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Building Brick and Tile Material

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Cadmium

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Calcite, Optical

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Calcite

  • General Information
  • Reconnaissance Reports
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Blue Wing Mine, Granville County
    • Durgy Mine, Person County
    • Fontana Mine, Swain County
    • Ore Knob Mine, Ashe County
    • Peachbottom Mine, Alleghany County
    • Stackhouse Mine, Madison County
    • Tungsten Mine, Vance County
    • Union Copper Mine, Cabarrus County

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Calcium

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Cassiterite

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Location:
    • Cleveland County

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Cement and Cementing Materials

  • Documents:
    • Opportunities for a Portland Cement plant in North Carolina by M. M. Croom, 1948

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Chlorite (see also Corundum, Vermiculite)

  • General Information
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Buck Creek Deposit, Clay County
    • Corundum Hill Mine, Macon County
    • Gunter Property, Mitchell County
    • Huitt Sigmon Corundum Deposit, Catawba County
    • McChastain Corundum Mine, Jackson County

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Chromite (see also Vermiculite)

  • Core Drill Records
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Maps
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Photographs
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Addie Chromite Prospects, Jackson County
    • Chestnut Gap Chromite Prospect, Jackson County
    • Corundum Hill Chromite Prospect, Macon County
    • Daybook Chromite Prospect, Yancey County
    • Dark Ridge Chromite Prospect, Jackson County
    • Democrat Chromite Prospect, Buncombe County
    • Ellijay Chromite Prospect, Macon County
    • Morgan Hill Chromite Prospect, Madison County
    • Norton Chromite Prospect, Macon County
    • Price Creek Chromite Prospect, Yancey County
    • Ray Chromite Mine, Yancey County
    • Unnamed prospect near Webster, Jackson County
    • Unnamed prospects in Mitchell County
    • Unnamed prospects in Yancey County
  • Documents:
    • Chemical composition of some North Carolina chromite by E. H. Bentzen, III, 1970, Economic Geology, Volume 63, p. 883-885
    • Chrome-ore deposits in North Carolina by J. V. Lewis, excerpt from Engineering and Mining Journal, Volume 109, No. 20, p. 1112-1114
    • Chromite near Daybook by T. G. Murdock, 1942
    • Mineral-resource and mineral-fuel investigations, 1978, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1100, p. 1
    • Chromite paragenesis in alpine-type ultramafic rocks of the southern Appalachians by J. R. Carpenter and J. S. Fletcher, Southeastern Geology, Volume 20, 1979, p. 161-172
    • Notes on chromite by C. E. Hunter, 1942, TVA, 6 p.
    • Separation of chromite from acid-treated olivine residue by L. L. McMurray, 1939, 2 p.
    • Chromite ores in Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina by E. B. Knopf and J. V. Lewis, 1921, U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 725-B
    • Olivine and chromite occurring in western North Carolina by C. E. Hunter, circa 1950, 4 p.

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Clays (see also Kaolin)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Cherokee Minerals, Inc., Rutherford County
    • Unnamed deposits, Watauga County
    • Unnamed deposits, Avery County
    • Unnamed deposits, Mitchell County
  • Documents:
    • Clay and feldspar deposits in the Tennessee Valley Region by R. C. Hale, 1969
    • Residual alaskite kaolin deposits of North Carolina by C. H. Hunter, 1939
    • The primary kaolin deposits of the southern Appalachian region by C. E. Hunter, P. W. Mattocks, and L. L. McMurray, 1937

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Coal

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Cobalt

  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations and Mines:
    • Cary, Wake County
    • Long Creek Gold Mine, Gaston County
    • Ormond Iron Mine, Gaston County

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Columbite (see also Tantalite)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Edward, Walter J. Prospect, Yancey County
    • Horse Ridge Mine, Yancey County
    • McKinney Mines, Mitchell County
    • Peterson Mine, Yancey County
    • Polly Randolph Mine, Yancey County
    • Randolph Mine, Yancey County
    • Unnamed prospect in Green Mountain, Yancey County
    • Unnamed prospect in Brush Creek, Yancey County
    •  
  • Documents:
    • Possible sources of columbite in North Carolina, a preliminary report by L. G. Marshall, 1952

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Columbium

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Copper (see also Gold, Lead, Pyrites, Silver, Sulfides, Tungsten, Zinc)

  • Analyses - Drill Hole Samples
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Legal Information
  • Maps
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Adams Copper Mine, Swain County
    • Beaverdam Bald Prospect, Cherokee County
    • Boylston Gold Mine, Henderson County
    • Bryan Prospect, Wilkes County
    • Cullowhee Copper Mine, Jackson County
    • Cline Copper and Tungsten Mine, Cabarrus County
    • Conrad Hill Copper and Gold Deposit, Davidson County
    • Copper Knob Mine, Ashe County
    • Dan Buchanan Prospect, Watauga County
    • Dill's Creek Prospect, Macon County
    • Elk Knob Copper Mine, Ashe County
    • Epps Springs Deposit, Swain County
    • Fontana Mine, Swain County
    • Forney Deposit, Swain County
    • Gunstocker Copper Mine, Jackson County
    • Hazel Creek Copper Mine, Swain County
    • Jack Trail Prospect, Madison County
    • Kimsey's Creek Prospect, Macon County
    • Lichtenstein (Church) Prospect, Ashe County
    • Little Panther Knob Prospect, Macon County
    • McGuire Mine, Macon County
    • Mica City Creek Prospect, Macon County
    • Miller Copper Mine, Ashe County
    • Moody Mine, Jackson County
    • Munday, B.C. Zinc-Copper Prospect, Macon County
    • Noland Deposit, Swain County
    • Ore Gap Prospect, Wilkes County
    • Ore Knob Copper Mine, Ashe County
    • Otto Prospect, Macon County
    • Peachbottom Mine, Alleghany County
    • Phillips Copper Mine, Chatham County
    • Potter Mine, Jackson County
    • Savannah Mine, Jackson County
    • Shelton Sparks Prospect, Wilkes County
    • Tom Jones Prospect, Transylvania County
    • T. J. McDonald Prospects, Cherokee County
    • Unnamed prospect, Clay County
    • Unnamed prospects on Wilkins Creek, Haywood County
    • Unnamed prospect, Macon County
    • Unnamed prospect, Transylvania County
    • Unnamed prospect, Watauga County
    • Watauga Creek Prospect, Macon County
    • Welch Deposit, Swain County
    • Westerfeldt Copper Mine, Swain County
    • Wilkins Creek Copper Mine, Haywood County
  • Tennessee Mines:
    • Beaverdam Bald Prospect, Monroe County
    • T. J. McDonald Prospect, Monroe County
  • Documents:
    • A preliminary investigation of native copper occurrences in the vicinity of the Lichtenstein Prospect, Ashe County, North Carolina by R. C. Hale and R. H. Carpenter, 1967
    • A report on the Fontana Mine, Swain County, N.C. by W. H. Emmons, 1942, 54 p.
    • Native copper mineralization in Ashe County, North Carolina by R. C. Hale and R. H. Carpenter, 1968
    • War Minerals Report dated 1942
    • War Minerals Report dated 1944
    • Geology of the Ore Knob and Elk Knob copper deposits by Henry Seawell Brown, 1958
    • Geology and ore deposits of the Hazel Creek Land Company, Tract FR-1132, Westerfeldt Prospect, and a portion of the Adams Mine by P. P. Fox, E. C. Van Horn, and R. E. Barnett, 1944, TVA
    • Investigation of the Ore Knob copper mine, Ashe County, N.C. by T. J. Ballard and A. B. Clayton, 1948
    • Preliminary field report on Adams Copper Mine by H. S. Rankin and C. E. Hunter, 1942
    • The Ore Knob Copper Mine and reduction works, Ashe County, N.C. by E. E. Olcott, AIME, Volume 3, p. 391-397 (1875)
    • Survey of copper prospects of the Southern Appalachian region:  Analyses and test work on beneficiation by J. E. Barkley, circa 1944
    • Copper deposits of western North Carolina, by H. S. Rankin, J. L. Stuckey, J.W.H. Aldred, and Lefforge, J. W., 1943
    • Copper deposits of Swain County by Francis B. Laney, N.C. Geological Survey, circa 1944
    • Report of Investigations, Cline Copper and Tungsten Mine, Cabarrus County, N.C. by R. C. Hickman, 1948
    • Report of Investigations, Conrad Hill Copper and Gold Deposit, Davidson County, N.C. by T. J. Ballard and A. B. Clayton, 1948
    • Fontana Vein, North Carolina, Location and Character, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 179, p. 92-103
    • A valuation of the Fontana Mine, Swain County, N.C. by W. H. Emmons, 1943, 70 p.
    • Report on Fontana Mine for Alcoa by W. J. Meade, 1942, 7 p., 2 figures
    • Second Report on the Fontana Mine by W. H. Emmons, 1943
    • Stream sediment sampling of Valley River tributaries between Regal Station and Andrews, North Carolina by J. H. Davis and R. C. Hale, 1966
    • Geochemical stream sediment sampling in the Yellow Creek area, Graham County, North Carolina by J. M. Fagan, TVA, 1966
    • Copper deposits in Jackson County, N.C. by G. H. Espenshade, 1944
    • Preliminary examination, Savannah Copper Mine, Jackson County by G. H. Espenshade, 1942
    • General information about North Carolina copper deposits by H. S. Rankin and C. E. Hunter, 1942
    • Preliminary report, Hazel Creek Mine, Swain County, North Carolina by G. H. Espenshade, M. H. Staatz, and E. A. Brown, 1943
    • Report on Preliminary Examination, Hazel Creek, Everett, or Adams Mine (Kolb-Westerfeldt Estate) by Charles, H. Behre, Jr., circa 1942
    • Welch, Forney, Noland, and Epps Springs Deposits by W. H. Emmons, 1944
    • Ore Gap Prospect, War Minerals Report, 1944
    • War Minerals Report on Bryan Prospect, 1944
    • Petrography of the Tom-Jones area, Transylvania County, North Carolina by R. L. Rose, 1976
    • Field Examination Report, Panther Mountain Prospect (Copper-Zinc) by R. A. Laurence and V. J. Lynch, 1955

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Corundum  (see also Chlorite, Gems, Olivine, Sapphire, Ruby, Vermiculite)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Maps
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Buck Creek Deposit, Clay County
    • Carter Mine, Madison County
    • Corundum Hill Mine, Macon County
    • Goodensville Prospect, Jackson County
    • Huitt Sigmon Corundum Deposit, Catawba County
    • Jenks Prospect, Macon County
    • McChastain Corundum Mine, Jackson County
    • Mincey Corundum Mine, Macon County
    • Riley Knob Prospect, Macon County
    • Rough Knob Prospect, Macon County
    • Sapphire Mines, Jackson County
    • Soper-Grimshaw Prospect, Transylvania County
    • Unnamed deposit, Macon County
  • South Carolina Mines:
    • Rickard Corundum Mine, York County
  • Georgia Mines:
    • Laurel Creek Mine, Rabun County
  • Documents:
    • Corundum in North Carolina (Advance Report) by W. A. White, circa 1950, Report of Investigation, N.C. Department of Conservation and Development, Division of Mineral Resources, 15 p.
    • Preliminary report on corundum deposits in the Buck Creek Peridotite, Clay County, North Carolina by J. B. Hadley, 1949, U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 948-E, p. 103-128
    • Investigation of Rickard Corundum Mine, York County, South Carolina by T. J. Ballard, 1948, Report of Investigations 4310, U. S. Bureau of Mines, 6 p.
    • Report of preliminary investigation of the Mincey Corundum Mine, Macon County, North Carolina by J. B. Hadley, 1945
    • Report of initial investigation of the Corundum Hill Mine, Macon County, North Carolina by J. B. Hadley, 1945
    • Preliminary Report on the McChastain Corundum Mine, Jackson County, North Carolina by J. B. Hadley, 1945

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Diamonds, industrial

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Diaspore

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Diatomite

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Dolomite (see also Lime)

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Kinsey Quarry, Cherokee County
    • McDowell County
    • Madison County

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Emerald  (see also Beryl, Feldspar, Gems, Talc)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Maps
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Photographs
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Branton, J. M. Feldspar and Beryl Mine, Swain County
    • Bridges, Arnold Beryl Prospect, Gaston County
    • Brooks Feldspar-Beryl Deposit, Swain County
    • Fontana Reservoir Beryl Deposit, Swain County
    • Unnamed deposit, Graham County
    • Unnamed deposit, Jackson County
  • Documents:
    • Beryllium Resources of the Tin-Spodumene Belt, North Carolina by W. R. Griffitts, 1954, U.S. Geological Survey Circular 309, 11 p., 3 plates
    • Nantahala Folio, No. 143 by Arthur Keith, p. 8

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Emery, Natural

  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Macon County
  • Documents:
    • The distribution of corundum by Pratt and Lewis, circa 1905, N. C. Geological and Economic Survey, Volume I
    • Abrasive materials, N. C. Geological and Economic Survey, Mineral Resources, 1893

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Epsomite

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Feldspar  (see also Quartz, Crystals, Quartzite)

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Branton J. M. Feldspar and Beryl Mine, Swain County
    • Brooks Feldspar-Beryl Deposit, Swain County
    • Buck Creek Corundum Prospect, Clay County
    • Democrat Feldspar Prospect, Buncombe County
    • Feldspar Corporation, Mitchell County
    • Kona Mine, Mitchell County
    • Unnamed prospect, Avery County
    • Unnamed prospect, Jackson County
    • Unnamed prospect, Macon County
    • Unnamed prospect, Swain County
    • Unnamed prospect, Watauga County
    • Unnamed prospect, Yancey County
  • Documents:
    • Beryllium Resources of the Tin-Spodumene Belt, North Carolina by W. R. Griffitts, 1954, U.S. Geological Survey Circular 309, 11 p., 3 plates
    • Feldspathic materials lower firing temperature by D. W. Thomas, 1966
    • Non-metallic turn from war to peacetime industries by Oliver Bowles and W. H. Waggaman, 1946, Engineering and Mining Journal, p. 101-104
    • Feldspar and aplite by C. P. Rogers, Jr., circa 1970, Industrial Minerals and Rocks, p. 637-651
    • Nepheline syenite:  A new ceramic raw material from Ontario by H. S. Spence, 1938, American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Technical Publication 951 (Class H, Industrial Minerals, No. 65), 9 p.


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Flagstone (see also Stone)

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Fluorite

  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Stackhouse Barite Mines, Madison County
    • Tungsten Mine, Vance County

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Fluorspar and Cryolite

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Fullers Earth

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Galena  (see also Lead)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Fletcher Limestone Quarry, Henderson County
    • Brown Pardo Prospect, Henderson County
    • Unnamed prospect, Henderson County
  • Documents:
    • Three galena occurrences in southwestern North Carolina by J. H. Davis and R. C. Hale, 1966, paper presented at the SE GSA meeting, April 14, 1966

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Gallium

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Garnet

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Map
  • North Carolina Deposits:
    • Avery Creek Mine, Transylvania County
    • Bee Tree Mine, Buncombe County
    • Bess Mine, Cleveland County
    • Blue Ridge Mine, Transylvania County
    • Brasstown Mine, Clay County
    • Buffalo Creek Mine, Cleveland County
    • Celo Mine, Yancey County
    • Chimney Rock Mine, Clay County
    • Dry Falls Mine, Macon County
    • High Peak Mine, Burke County
    • Johnson Mine, Ashe County
    • Jones Mine, Jackson County
    • Little Pine Creek Mine, Madison County
    • Little Pine Mine, Madison County
    • Little Snowbird Mine, Cherokee County
    • Marble Yard Ridge Mine, Clay County
    • Marlin's Knob Mine, Rutherford County
    • Mason's Mountain Mine, Macon County
    • Potato Gap Mine, Buncombe County
    • Rainbow Springs Mine, Macon County
    • Shooting Creek (Penland Mine), Clay County
    • Spruce Pine area, Mitchell County
    • Stoney Creek Mine, Rutherford County
    • Sugarloaf Mountain Mine, Jackson County
    • Unnamed deposit, Jackson County
    • Walker Branch Deposit, Buncombe County
    • Washburn's Store, Rutherford County
    • Whiteside Mountain Deposit, Macon County
  • Documents:
    • Reports of Investigation - Garnet by R. B. Ladoo, 1922, U.S. Bureau of Mines, 16 p.
    • Mining Transit Book
    • Garnet:  An American natural abrasive, 1971, Industrial Minerals, July 1971, p. 25-26
    • Production and marketing of garnet abrasive sand by J. S. Crandall, 1950, Transactions AIME, Volume 187, May 1950, Mining Engineering, p. 575-576
    • Notes on some minerals from the rhodolite quarry near Franklin, North Carolina by E. P. Henderson, 1931, The American Mineralogist, Volume 16, p. 563-568
    • Paragenesis of the rhodolite deposit, Masons Mountain, North Carolina by E. W. Heinrich, 1950, The American Mineralogist, Volume 35, p. 764-771
    • Anthophyllite-biotite-hypersthene-rhodolite assemblage, Mason Mountain, North Carolina by Fred Baker, 1961, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 424-C, p. 336-338

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Gems (see also, Beryl, Corundum)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Gems
    • Emerald (see also Feldspar)
      • - Ashe County
        - Avery County
        - Buck Creek Corundum Mine, Clay County
        - Holbrook Mine, Macon County
        - Rist and Ellis Mine, Alexander County
        - Old Crabtree Mine, Mitchell County
        - Yancey County
    • Aquamarine (see also Feldspar)
      • - American Gem and Pearl Company Mine, Mitchell County
    • Golden Beryl (see also Feldspar)
      • - American Gem and Pearl Company Mine, Mitchell County
    • Diamond
    • Sapphire
      • - Cowee Valley, Macon County
        - Corundum Hill Mine, Macon
        - Haywood County
    • Ruby
      • - Cowee Valley, Macon County
        - Corundum Hill Mine, Macon County
        - Haywood County
  • Documents (Diamonds):
    • Notes on diamond prospecting by H. J. E. Haggard, 1967, 17 p.
    • Diamonds in North Carolina, 1846, American Journal of Science, Series II, Volume 2, p. 119
    • Transactions, 1889, New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 8, p. 159
    • The Mining Industry in North Carolina during 1901 by J. H. Pratt, 1902, Economic Paper 6, North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey, p. 51-53
    • Proposed origin for Guianian diamonds by A. R. Reid, 1974
    • Occurrence of graphite in serpentinized olivines in kimberlite by J. D. Pasteris, 1981, Geology, Volume 9, p. 356-359
    • Geology of Nimba County, Liberia by E. R. Force, 1983, U. S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1540
    • Kimberlite of Elliott County, Kentucky by S. L. Bolivar, 1982
    • References on diamonds from 1995 Mining Engineering article
    • Diamond deposits of Australia by W. J. Atkinson, 1995, Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc.
    • A North Carolina diamond, American Journal of Science, Section III, p. 490, 1887
    • Notices of the rarer minerals and new localities in western North Carolina by C. L. Hunter, 1853, American Journal of Science, Series II, p. 373-378
    • History of the gems found in North Carolina by G. F. Kunz, 1907, North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey Bulletin 12, p. 5-9
    • Diamond prospecting by geophysical methods--a review of current practice by E. Gerryts, circa 1970
    • Geochemical prospecting for kimberlites by P. G. and J. S. Tooms, circa 1971
    • Southern Appalachian diamond investigation programme and estimates for 1971/72 by American Selco Incorporated, 1970
    • American Selco International final report of the North Carolina diamond investigation 1971/72, 1970
    • Stratabound massive sulfide deposits of the U.S. Appalachians by J. E. Gair and J. F. Slack, 1980, Geol. Surv. Irl. Special Paper No. 5, p. 67-80
    • Exploration for marine placer deposits of diamond by B. L. Oostdam
    • Kimberlites in Sierra Leone by D. R. Grantham and J. B. Allen, 1960, reprinted from Overseas Geology and Mineral Resources, Volume 8, No. 1, p. 5-25
    • The estimation of means and associated confidence limits for small samples from lognormal populations by H. S. Sichel, Journal of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • Documents (Emerald)
    • The quest for green bolts, Part I by J. C. Zeitner, 1982, Lapidary Journal, p. 378-411

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Geodes

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Germanium

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Gold  (see also Copper, Lead, Sulfides, Tungsten)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Caney Fork Gold Prospect, Jackson County
    • Cline Copper and Tungsten Mine, Cabarrus County
    • Conrad Hill Copper and Gold Deposit, Davidson County
    • Boylston Gold Mine, Henderson County
    • Brown Pardo Mine, Henderson County
    • Bryan Prospect, Alleghany County
    • Bryan Prospect, Wilkes County
    • Gold Hills Mine, Rowan County
    • Hyatt Prospect, Swain County
    • Long Creek Gold Mine, Gaston County
    • Metcalf, T. L. Prospect, Haywood County
    • Number Six Plot, Cherokee County
    • Rich Knob Mine, McDowell County
    • Several unnamed prospects in Surry County
    • Yellowknife Bear Prospect, Mecklenburg County
  • Georgia Locations:
    • Calhoun Mine, Lumpkin County
  • South Carolina Locations:
    • Haile Mine, Lancaster County
  • Tennessee Locations:
    • Monroe County
  • Documents:
    • Report of Investigations, Conrad Hill Copper and Gold Deposit, Davidson County, N.C. by T. J. Ballard and A. B. Clayton, 1948
    • War Minerals Report on Bryan Prospect, 1944
    • The First Discovery, 1999, Golden Gazette, Volume 16, No. 1
    • Origin of the gold mineralization at the Haile Mine, Lancaster County, South Carolina by W. H. Spence, E. M. Jones,  I. T. Kiff, 1978, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME, presented at the 1978 SME-AIME fall meeting, 5 p.
    • Interpreting pan-concentrate analyses of stream sediments in geochemical exploration for gold by R. P. Fischer and F. S. Fisher, 1968, U.S. Geological Survey Circular 592
    • Utilization of humus-rich forest soil (mull) in geochemical exploration for gold by G. C. Curtin, H. W. Lakin, G. J. Neuerburg, and A. E. Hubert, 1968, U.S. Geological Survey Circular 562
    • Gold Mining in North Carolina by B. C. Nitze and H. A. J. Wilkens, 1897, North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey Bulletin No. 10, p. 191-192
    • A suggested volcanigenic origin for certain gold deposits in the Slate Belt of the North Carolina Piedmont by J. E. Worthington and I. T. Kiff, 1970, Economic Geology and the Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists, Volume 65, No. 5, p. 529
    • Laterization as a possible contributor to gold placers by D. Le Count Evans, 1981, E&MJ, August 1981, p. 86-91
    • Residual enrichment and supergene transport of gold, Calhoun Mine, Lumpkin County, Georgia, 1971, by F. G. Lesure, Economic Geology, Volume 66, p. 178
    • Residual enrichment and supergene migration of gold, southeastern United States, 1968, by A. R. Kinkel, Jr., and F. G. Lesure, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 600-D, p. D174
    • The Mining Industry in North Carolina, Economic Paper 64, 1937, p. 14-15

    • Preliminary report on gold deposits in North Carolina and South Carolina by J. T. Pardee, 1935, 43 p.

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Gossan

  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Garland Property, Watauga County

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Granite (see also Stone)

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Graphite (see also Kyanite)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Buncombe County
    • Lloyd Church Property, Avery County
    • McDowell County
    • Unnamed deposit, Gaston County
  • Documents:
    • The mining industry in North Carolina during 1901 by J. H. Pratt, 1902, N. C. Geological and Economic Survey, Economic Paper No. 6, p. 68-73

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Gypsum and Anhydrite

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Halloysite

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Map
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Alexander Mine, Buncombe County
    • Arrowood Mine, Buncombe County
    • Carter Ridge Mine, Mitchell County
    • Fluken Ridge Mine, Mitchell County
    • Green Mountain Mine, Yancey County
    • Gusher Knob Mine, Avery County
    • Johnson Mine, Mitchell County
    • Micaville Mine, Yancey County
    • Whitehall Halloysite Deposit, Swain County

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Ilmenite (see also Titanium)

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Map
  • Photographs
  • North Carolina Mines
    • Yadkin Valley Ilmenite Company Mine, Caldwell County
    • Unnamed prospect, Macon County
  • Documents:
    • Froth flotation of a North Carolina ilmenite ore by L. L. McMurray, 1943, American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Technical Publication No. 1653, p. 1-6
    • Froth flotation of Finley ilmenite ore, 1942 by Staff, Minerals Research Laboratory, 8 p.
    • Petrographic analysis of ilmenite ores by Minerals Research Division, TVA, 1940, 2 p.

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Indium

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Insulating Materials

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Iodine

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Iron

  • Correspondence
  • Drill Core Records
  • General Information
  • Maps
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Photographs
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Ballou Mine, Ashe County
    • Big Ore Bank Magnetite Deposits, Lincoln County
    • Big Ivy Magnetite Mine, Madison County
    • Brown Iron Mine, Cherokee County
    • Camp Butner, Granville County
    • Cheek-Holton, Granville County
    • Cooper and Banks Mine (Jenkins Property), Cherokee County
    • Cooper Property, Cherokee County
    • Cranberry Iron Mine, Avery County
    • Dixon Property, Granville County
    • Dockery Mine, Cherokee County
    • Dodson Iron Property, Surry County
    • Fain-Hitchcock Mine, Cherokee County
    • Hayes and Hoblitzell Mine, Cherokee County
    • Heaton-Russell Mine, Cherokee County
    • Johnson Mine, Avery County
    • Luther Prospect, Cherokee County
    • Marvacar Mine, Cherokee County
    • Mauney Prospect, Cherokee County
    • Michael Property, Avery County
    • Miller Property, Watauga County
    • No. 6 Prospect, Cherokee County
    • Porter Mine, Cherokee County
    • Southern Mining Company Mine, Cherokee County
    • Savage Brothers Mine, Cherokee County
    • Unnamed prospect, Macon County
    • Unnamed prospect, Madison County
    • Veasey Property, Granville County
    • Walker Mine, Cherokee County
    • Wilson, L. A. Property, Watauga County
    • Wood-Witherspoon Property, Cherokee County
  • Tennessee Locations:
    • Old Forge Mine, Carter County
  • Documents:
    • The brown ores of Cherokee County by Lucien Eaton, circa 1937, H. A. Brassert & Company, 13 p.
    • Exploration of the Cherokee iron deposits, Cherokee County, North Carolina by A. F. Robertson, 1946,  Report of Investigation 3974, U.S. Bureau of Mines, 31 p.
    • Preliminary report on the magnetic ores of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee by S. S. Goldich and H. Wedmow, Jr., 1943, U.S. Geological Survey, 55 p.
    • Final report on project 948 magnetic exploration, Cranberry Mine, Avery County, North Carolina by F. W. Steed, 1943, 30 p.
    • Project 948 drill cores, 1945
    • Economic appraisal of the siliceous magnetites of Avery County, North Carolina by H. S. Rankin and L. L. McMurray, 1943
    • Preliminary report, Knap of Reeds iron ore deposits on the Veasey, Dixon, and Cheek-Holton tracts, Camp Butner, Granville County, North Carolina by J. M. Parker, III, 1943, 7 p.
    • Trip report--magnetite ores, Carter County, Tennessee and Avery County, North Carolina by H. S. Rankin and B. Gildersleeve, 1944, 2 p.
    • Diamond drilling at the Big Ore Bank magnetite deposits, Lincoln County, North Carolina by A. B. Clayton and W. B. Montgomery, Jr., 1948, Report of Investigation  4347, U.S. Bureau of Mines, 6 p., 7 figures
    • Preliminary study of the extent of magnetic iron ores of the Cranberry type in Avery and Mitchell Counties, North Carolina, and Carter County, Tennessee by R. H. Carpenter, 10 p., 2 figures
    • Report on iron ore and olivine deposits of the State of North Carolina suitable for industrial development and the possibilities of establishing industries within the state using these raw materials by H. A. Brassert & Company, 1943, 70 p.
    • War Minerals Report on the Dodson Iron Property, Surry County, 1944, 6 p.

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Kaolin (see also Clays)

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Harris Clay Company mines in Jackson, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties
    • Hollis Deposit, Rutherford County
    • Johnson, Theodore Property, Avery County
    • Ledford Property, Clay County
    • Mayberry Property, Yancey County
    • Pollard Clay Deposits, Yancey County
    • The Carolina Kaolin Corporation, Mitchell County
    • Unnamed prospect, Cherokee County
    • Unnamed prospects, Clay County
    • Unnamed prospects, Jackson County
    • Wiseman Property, Avery County
  • Alabama Locations:
    • Bixby-Thornberry Kaolin Deposit, Marion and Franklin Counties
  • Documents:
    • Residual alaskite kaolin deposits of North Carolina by C. E. Hunter, 1940, Bulletin of The American Ceramic Society, Volume 19, No. 3, p. 98-103
    • Final progress report on plastic primary North Carolina kaolins, methods of their use, development of vitreous bodies, and experiments with a continuous, high-temperature, electric tunnel kiln:  Parts I-VII, I, Notes on a year's testing of plastic-type North Carolina primary kaolins by R. E. Gould and A. J. Hedquist, 1939, Forty-First Annual Meeting, American Ceramic Society, Chicago, Ill., April 16-22, 1939, p. 1-41
    • Kaolin deposits of the Spruce Pine District, 1942, U.S. Geological Survey report, 2 p., 4 plates
    • Residual kaolin deposits of the Spruce Pine District, North Carolinaby J. M. Parker, III, circa 1943, 53 p.
    • Preliminary report of the kaolin deposits in the vicinity of Hayesville, North Carolina by H. S. Rankin, 1938, TVA, 9 p.
    • Primary kaolin deposits in the vicinity of Hayesville, North Carolina by C. E. Hunter and E. C. Van Horn, 1937, TVA, 15 p.
    • The primary kaolin deposits of the Southern Appalachian Region by C. E. Hunter, P. W. Mattocks, and L. L. McMurray, 1937, 18 p.
    • The use of Georgia and North Carolina kaolins in a semi-porcelain body by S. E. Hemsteger and W. C. Stief, 1926, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Volume 9, 44 p.
    • Progress report on occurrence and refining of some of the Tennessee Valley primary kaolins, their use in vitreous ceramic whiteware bodies, and results of experiments run to develop a modified type of vitreous translucent dinnerware made from all-American materials, by the Tennessee Valley Authority Ceramic Laboratory Staff, 1937, presented at the 39th Annual Meeting, American Ceramic Society, 9 p.

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Kyanite (see also Asbestos, Graphite, Sillimanite)

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Maps
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Buchanan, Willard Property, Mitchell County
    • Chambers Mountain Kyanite Deposit, Haywood County
    • Mas Celo Kyanite Mill (Yancey Kyanite Company), Yancey County
    • Speculation Lands Company Kyanite Deposit, Rutherford County
    • Unnamed prospect, Ashe County
    • Unnamed prospect, Avery County
    • Unnamed prospect, Buncombe County
    • Unnamed prospect, Clay County
    • Unnamed prospect, Cleveland County
    • Unnamed prospect, Franklin County
    • Unnamed prospect, Jackson County
    • Unnamed prospect, Johnston County
    • Unnamed prospect, Lincoln County
    • Unnamed prospect, Macon County
    • Unnamed prospect, McDowell County
    • Unnamed prospect, Person County
    • Unnamed prospect, Randolph County
    • Unnamed prospect, Rutherford County
  • Virginia Mines:
    • Kyanite Mining Corporation Deposit, Prince Edward County
    • Willis Mountain Kyanite Deposit, Buckingham County
  • Documents:
    • The Yancey County kyanite property, 1943, War Minerals Report
    • Kyanite Mining Corporation grows, meets demand for quality refractories by Charles Steels, 1983, Pit and Quarry, April 1983
    • Substitution of topaz, domestic kyanite, and synthetic mullite-corundum for India kyanite, I-III by N. McVay and Hewitt Wilson, 1943, The Journal of The American Ceramic Society, Volume 26, No. 8, p. 252-264
    • Investigation of the Willis Mountain Kyanite Deposit, Buckingham County, VA by J. O. Jones and N. A. Eilertsen, 1954, Report of Investigation 5075, U.S. Bureau of Mines, 41 p.
    • Preliminary geologic report on the Yancey Kyanite Company property near Burnsville, North Carolina by L. W. Currier and N. E. Chute, 1943, 10 p.

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Lazulite

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Lincoln County

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Lead (see also Copper, Gold, Pyrites, Tungsten, Zinc)

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Maps
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Photographs
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Brown Pardo Mine, Henderson County
    • Gap Greek Mine, Ashe County
    • Redmond Lead-Zinc Mine, Haywood County
    • Unnamed prospect, Haywood County
    • North Cove Property, McDowell County
    • TVA Mine, Swain County
    • Unnamed lead deposit, Swain County
    • Unnamed lead deposit, Watauga County
  • Documents:
    • Three galena occurrences in southwestern North Carolina by J. H. Davis and R. C. Hale, 1966, paper presented at the SE GSA meeting, April 14, 1966
    • Preliminary Report, Redmond Lead-Zinc Mine, Haywood County, N.C. by G. H. Espenshade, M. H. Staatz, and E. A. Brown, U. S. Geological Survey Open File, 1947
    • Redmond Lead-Zinc Mine by Hadley and Goldsmith, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 349-B, 3 p.

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Lime

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Buquo Lime Company Quarry, Madison County


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Limestone

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Cogdill Limestone Quarry, Henderson County
  • Documents:
    • Limestone deposits in Buncombe, Henderson, and Transylvania Counties, North Carolina by C. E. Hunter, J. B. Ward, and P. W. Mattocks, 1935, TVA report, 4 p.
    • Limestone in the Brevard Schist by R. S. Ingle, 1947, Report of Investigation 55, N.C. Department of Conservation and Development, Division of Mineral Resources, 5 p.
    • Aspects of the Brevard limestone near Fletcher, North Carolina by E. C. Van Horn, 1937, 9 p.
    • North Carolina lime and landplaster law, 1978, N. C. Department of Agriculture, 7 p.
    • Bryson Branch and Limestone Outcrop by J. D. Pittillo, 1972, 10 p.

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Lithium (see also Spodumene)

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • General information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Cleveland County
    • Gaston County
  • Documents:
    • Lithium by D. R. Williamson, 1958, Colorado School of Mines, Mineral Industries Bulletin, Volume 1, No. 2, 8 p.
    • Lithium by D. P. Eigo, J. W. Franklin, and G. H. Cleaver, 1955, Engineering and Mining Journal, Volume 156, No. 9, p. 75-90
    • Lithium minerals by W. J. Penhallegon, 1937, 5 p.
    • Report on the Hallman-Beam spodumene pegmatite deposit near Tryon School in Gaston County, North Carolina by E. C. Van Horn, 1956, 37 p.
    • Method of extracting lithium values from spodumene ores by R. B. Ellesrad and K. M. Leute, Canada, The Patent Office, Patent No. 504,477, 6 p.
    • Lithium horizons by W. F. O'Brien, 1961, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME, 6 p.
    • A method for concentration of North Carolina spodumene ores by M. K. Banks, W. T. McDaniel, and P. N. Sales, 1953, Mining Engineering, Transactions AIME, p. 181-186
    • Concentration of spodumene from North Carolina pegmatite ores by I. H. Redeker, 1979, Mining Engineering, April 1979, p. 395-398
    • Beneficiation of spodumene rock by froth flotation by James Norman and E. W. Gieseke, 1940, American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Technical Publication No. 1161, 9 p.
    • Laboratory investigation of spodumene flotation by R. A. Wyman, 1956, Annual General Meeting, Quebec City, April, 1956 (Transactions, Volume LIX, 1956), p 322-325.

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Magnesite (see also Corundum)

  • General Information
  • Correspondence
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Corundum Hill Property, Macon County

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Manganese

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Axley, Hattie Prospect, Cherokee County
    • Eager Manganese Mine, Cherokee County
    • Goodwin Manganese Deposit, McDowell County
    • Lobell, R. M. Prospect, Transylvania County
    • North Cove Mine, McDowell County
    • Unnamed deposits, Alleghany County
    • Unnamed deposit, Clay County
    • Unnamed deposit near Kings Mountain, Cleveland County
    • Unnamed prospect, Ashe County
    • Unnamed deposit, Macon County
  • Georgia Location:
    • Lincoln County
  • Tennessee Locations:
    • Dry Run Mine, Johnson County
    • D. Davis Mine, Johnson County
    • Valley Forge Mine, Carter County
  • Documents:
    • Manganese deposits in North Carolina by W. A. White, 1944, Mineral Investigation No. 2, N.C. Division of Mineral Resources, 14 p.
    • Manganese in North Carolina, a preliminary report by T. G. Murdock, 1941, Report of Investigation 18, N. C. Division of Mineral Resources, 5 p.
    • The North Cove manganese deposit, McDowell County by T. G. Murdock, 1941, Report of Investigation 14, N.C. Division of Mineral Resources, 7 p., 3 figures.

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Marble (see also Stone)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Bandana Station, Mitchell County
    • Culberson Quarry, Cherokee County
    • Hickerson Property, Cherokee County
    • Kinsey Quarry, Cherokee County
    • Tomotla Station, Cherokee County

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Mica (See also separate mica file.  Refer also to Open-file report 92-2 "Mica" by Sigrid Ballew.)

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • Daily Drill Reports
  • General Information
  • Maps
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Photographs
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Abernathy Mica Mines, Mitchell County
    • Allman Cove Mica Mine, Macon County
    • Ashe Clayborn Deposit, Clay County
    • Baird No. 6 Mica Mine, Macon County
    • Bee Tree No. 1 and No. 2 Mica Mines, Transylvania County
    • Big Ridge Mica Mine, Haywood County
    • Blue Rock Scrap Mica Deposit, Yancey County
    • Buoy Mica Mine, Macon County
    • Brown Mica Mine, Stokes County
    • Butler Mine, Caldwell County
    • Davis Mine, Mitchell County
    • Edge Mica Mine, Yancey County
    • Gibson Mica Mine, Macon County
    • Gudger Mine, Mitchell County
    • Hawkins, J. C. Mica Mine, Stokes County
    • Johnson Mica Mine, Avery County
    • Jumbo Mica Mine, Transylvania County
    • Kiser Mica Mine, Macon County
    • Knight Mica Mine, Rockingham County
    • Long Mica Prospect, Macon County
    • Long Cut Mine, Mitchell County
    • May Mica Mine, Macon County
    • Maurice Mica Mine, Rutherford County
    • Mill Knob Mica Mine, Macon County
    • Moore, Jim Mica Mine, Macon County
    • Moose Mica Mine, Catawba County
    • Sheep Knob Mica Mine, Macon County
    • Slippery Elm Mica Mine, Avery County
    • Stamey Mica Mine, Macon County
    • Jim Moore Mica Mine, Macon County
    • Unnamed prospect, Buncombe County
    • Unnamed prospect, Iredell County
    • Young Property, Macon County
  • Georgia Mica Mines:
    • Adams Mica Mine, Upson County
    • Barron Mica Mine, Upson County
    • Blount No. 1 Mica Mine, Upson County
    • Carter Mica Mine, Upson County
    • Colbert (Castlen) Mica Mine, Upson County
    • Corley Mica Mine, Upson County
    • Harrison W. Harp Mica Mine, Lamar County
    • Holmes Mica Mine, Monroe County
    • Rev. Thaddeus Persons Mica Mine, Monroe County
    • Maze Mica Prospects, Upson County
    • Stevens-Rock Mica Mine, Upson County
  • Virginia Mica Mines;
    • Wingo Mica Mine, Amelia County
  • Documents:
    • Mica deposits of the Blue Ridge in North Carolina by F. G. Lesure, 1966
    • Preliminary investigation, minerals deposits in Mitchell, Yancey, and adjacent Counties by J. B. Ward, circa 1941
    • Mica¿-a listing of North Carolina Geological Survey mica mine files and a discussion of the Mineral by Sigrid Ballew, 1992, North Carolina Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-2, 34 p.
    • Progress Report -- commercialization of mica testing equipment:  Commercial trial of an electric system of classifying block mica quality by M. R. Townsend, 1944, War Report No. W-88, Copy No. 125, 28 p.
    • North Carolina mica spots by L. A. Dahners and F. K. McIntosh, 1948, U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 4241, 16 p.
    • Microscopical studies of mica, War Minerals Report, 1944, 15 p.
    • Mica examination by J. G. Woodroof, 1944, 45 p.
    • New mica-resin molding compound developed by TVA by L. L. McMurray, 1941, Modern Plastics, 4 p.
    • Preparation of new materials composed of mica and synthetic resins for use as electrical insulation, corrosion resistance, and special construction materials by L. L. McMurray, 1939, 15 p.
    • A preliminary report--a new method for recovery of flake mica from washing plant tailings by R. Adair, W. T. McDaniel, and W. R. Hudspeth, circa 1943, 7 p.
    • Utilization of fine mica in plastics, 1940, TVA Report, 7 p.
    • Mica--A summary of 1986 activity by J. P. Ferro and W. H. Stewart, Mining Engineering, 1987, p. 495-496
    • Scrap mica resources and possibilities of Macon County, North Carolina by J. L. Stuckey, 1944, 5 p.
    • Index of the Franklin-Sylva district, North Carolina, showing location of mica mines and prospects by E. W. Heinrich, 1944, 35 p.
    • Mica deposits of the Cleveland County district, North Carolina by J. C. Olson, 1943, 13 p.
    • Scrap mica occurrences of the Shelby district, North Carolina, circa 1944, name of author not given, 45 p.
    • Progress report on mica and mica schist concentration by H. S. Rankin, 1938, 7 p.
    • Report on mica by the Non-Metallic Minerals Group of the Advisory Committee on Metals and Minerals, National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council, 1941, 27 p.
    • Mica by Oliver Bowles, 1922, U.S. Bureau of Mines, Report of Investigation, Serial No. 2357, 46 p.
    • A preliminary investigation of methods for the beneficiation of mica ores, grinding of mica, and fabrication of electrical insulating material by L. L. McMurray, 1938, 15 p.
    • Scrap mica in the Franklin-Sylva District of North Carolina by North Carolina Department of Conservation and Development, Division of Mineral Resources, and the Tennessee Valley Authority, Regional Products Research Division, 1948
    • Production of mica in North Carolina by T. G. Murdock, 1942, Division of Mineral Resources Information Circular 2
    • An investigation to determine the feasibility of using mica schist and scrap mica for molded and fabricated products by Lynn McMurray, 1938, 15 p.
    • Testing, grading, classifying and quality control of mica:  Development of an electrical system of classifying block mica quality by J. T. Townsend, 1943, 74 p.
    • A report on the scrap mica in the Franklin-Sylva District of North Carolina by S. D. Broadhurst, 1948, 50 p.
    • Report on Hendricks scrap mica mine and plant, Lincoln County, North Carolina by S. D. Broadhurst, 1947, 9 p.
    • Occurrence and production of muscovite in the Spruce Pine District by T. L. Kesler and J. C. Olson, circa 1940, 39 p.
    • Summary report, preliminary investigation, mineral deposits in Mitchell, Yancey and adjacent counties, North Carolina by J. B. Ward, circa 1939, 13 p.
    • Boonford mica schist project for International Mineral & Chemical Company, Inc. by W. T. McDaniel, 1954, 10 p.
    • Exploration for mica by L. A. Dahners and F. K. McIntosh, 1946, 74 p.
    • Report on Bradley scrap mica mine and plant by S. D. Broadhurst, 1947, 13 p.

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Molybdenite

  • Aerial Photographs
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Geochemical Assays
  • North Carolina Location:
    • Boy Scout-Jones Prospect, Halifax County
    • Moss-Dryden Prospect, Halifax County
    • Mitchell County

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Molybdenum

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Pickelsimer Prospect, Transylvania County
  • Documents:
    • War Minerals Report, 1944, 6 p.
    • Boy Scout-Jones and Moss-Richardson Molybdenum Deposits, Halifax County, North Carolina by A. F. Robertson, F. K. McIntosh, and T. J. Ballard, 1947, U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 4156, 9 p.
    • Beneficiation of molybdenum ores by American Cyanamid Company, Mineral Dressing Division, 1951, 3 p.
    • Molybdenum, State of California Mineral Information Service, Volume 8, No. 11, 6 p.

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Monazite

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Henry Fork Catawba Deposit, Burke County
    • Louisa Smart Mine, Rutherford County
    • Minnie Hayes Property, McDowell County
    • Monazite Mining Corporation, Burke County
    • South Mountains Deposit, Burke County
    • South Mountain Minerals Corporation Deposits, Rutherford County
    • Unnamed deposit, Cleveland County
    • Unnamed deposit, Madison County
    • Unnamed deposit, Rutherford County
  • Documents:
    • The monazite deposits of the Carolinas by W. T. McDaniel, 1943, 16 p., 3 plates
    • Report on monazite deposits in the South Mountain area of North Carolina by Stephen Taber, 1951, 7 p., 5 figures
    • South Mountain Minerals Company monazite deposits in North Carolina by H. E. Kremers, 1951, Lindsay Light & Chemical Company Research Report, 13 p.
    • Report on the field examination of three monazite properties of the South Mountain Minerals Corporation by W. C. Overstreet, 1951, 39 p.
    • Monazite gravels of the Carolinas -- analyses and concentration tests by J. W. Lefforge and J. F. Haseman, 1944, TVA Report No. 496, 17 p., 2 figures

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Nickel

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Unnamed deposit, Buncombe County
    • Unnamed deposit, Madison County
    • Unnamed deposit, Jackson County
  • Documents:
    • Extraction of nickel from low-grade silicate ore by J. W. Lefforge and J. E. Davenport, 1944, TVA Report No. 546, 25 p., 13 figures
    • Nickeliferous soils and stream sediments associated with peridotites near Democrat, North Carolina by R. H. Carpenter and R. C. Hale, 1966, 8 p., 3 plates
    • Nickel deposits at Webster and Democrat, North Carolina by C. E. Hunter and P. W. Mattocks, 1937, 5 p.
    • Nickel in North Carolina by G. W. Pawel, 1939, Engineering and Mining Journal, October, 1939, p. 35-38
    • Possible new sources of nickel by G. W. Powel, 1943, Mining and Metallurgy, p. 277-278
    • Cooperative work on nickel ore, 1942, TVA and Virginia Polytechnic Institute Report, 19 p.
    • Chlorite, vermiculite, and talc from Webster, North Carolina by C. J. Mankin and M. M. Cassidy, 1960, p. 261-266
    • Nickel plant tract near Webster, Jackson County, North Carolina by R. A. Laurence, 1953, 3 p.

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Novaculite

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Olivine (see also Chromite, Corundum)

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Legal Documents
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Petrographic Information
  • Photographs
  • Report Plates
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Addie Deposit, Jackson County
    • Bakersville Deposit, Mitchell County
    • Balsam Gap Deposit, Jackson County
    • Buck Creek Deposit, Clay County
    • Cane Creek Deposit, Jackson County
    • Corundum Hill Mine, Macon County
    • Dark Ridge Deposit, Jackson County
    • Day Book Mine, Yancey County
    • Democrat Deposit, Buncombe County
    • Ellijay Deposit, Macon County
    • Frank Deposit, Avery County
    • Holcombe Branch Deposit, Madison County
    • Hominy Grove Deposit, Haywood County
    • Juno Deposit, Buncombe County
    • Moores Knob Deposit, Macon County
    • Newdale Deposit, Yancey County
    • Newfound Gap Deposit, Buncombe County
    • Norton Deposit, Macon County
    • Number 9 Deposit, Macon County
    • Unnamed prospect, Madison County
    • Unnamed deposits, Macon County
    • Webster-Addie Ring Dike, Jackson County
  • Georgia Mines:
    • Burton Lake, Rabun County
  • Documents:
    • Olivine resources of North Carolina by C. H. Hunter, 1941, TVA, 7 p., 4 figures
    • TVA mineral work in North Carolina, 1942
    • Petrology of the Moores Knob and Corundum Hill ultramafites, Final Report to the North Carolina Board of Science and Technology, 1975, 5 p.
    • The petrology of the Peak Knob Dunites, Macon County, North Carolina by S. P. Yurkovich, 1980, Southeastern Section, Birmingham, Alabama, 1 p.
    • Magnesium from olivine by E. C. Houston, 1945, American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Technical Publication No. 1828 (Class D, Nonferrous Metallurgy, No. 85), p. 1-14
    • Olivine as an ore of magnesium by E. C. Houston, 1940, 11 p., 2 figures
    • Review of four years of research on refractory properties of Pacific northwest olivine by Hewitt Wilson and K. G. Skinner, 1940, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Volume 23, No. 5, May, 1940, p. 136-138
    • Olivine as a source of magnesium chloride by E. C. Houston and H. S. Rankin, 1941, Transactions A.I.M.E., Volume 148 (1942), p. 1-4
    • Occurrence of refractory grade olivine in western North Carolina, Preliminary Report by C. E. Hunter, 1935, 4 p., 2 figures
    • The forsterite olivine formations of North Carolina as a source of magnesium for fertilizers by L. J. Hardin and W. H. MacIntyre, 1948, Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, Volume XXIII, No. 3, p. 180-186
    • Do some eastern Appalachian ultramafic rocks represent mantle diapirs produced above a subduction zone? by R. K. Stevens and D. F. Strong, 1974, Geology, April 1974, p. 175-178
    • Olivine:  Potential source of magnesia by G. W. Pawel, 1942, Mining and Metallurgy, June 1942, 4 p.
    • Forsterite and other magnesium silicates as refractories by R. E. Birch and F. A. Harvey, 1935, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Volume 18, No. 6, June 1935
    • Petrology of the Chunky Gal Mountain mafic-ultramafic complex, North Carolina by M. S. McElhaney and H. Y. McSween, Jr., Geological Society of America Bulletin, Volume 94, p. 855-874, 13 figures, 4 tables, July 1983
    • Olivine compositions from southern Appalachian ultramafics by J. R. Carpenter and D. W. Phyfer, 1975, Southeastern Geology, February 1975, p. 169-172
    • Fifty years of utilization of olivine by W. Baumgart, 1980, 4th Industrial Minerals International Congress, 5 p.
    • Olivine--exchanging new uses for old by Joyce Griffiths, 1984, Industrial Minerals, September 1984, p. 65-79
    • Olivine, past, present and future by K. H. Teague, 1977, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME, for presentation at the 1977 AIME Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, March 6-10, 1977, 10 p.
    • Olivine and dunite--blast furnace usage adds new dimension, Industrial Minerals, May 1977, p. 39-49
    • Petrology and bulk rock geochemistry of the Frank ultramafic body, Avery County, N.C. and associated other ultramafic rock bodies of the southern Appalachians by J. R. Carpenter and H. S. Chen, Southeastern Geology, Volume 20, No. 1, 1978, p. 21-25
    • Petrology of an ultramafic body near Micaville, Yancey County, North Carolina by R. H. Kingsbury and R. A. Heimlich, Southeastern Geology, Volume 20, No. 1, 1978, p. 33-46
    • Bibliography of MgO-from-olivine by G. W. Pawel, 1944, 102 p.
    • The Webster-Addie ring dike, North Carolina by B. C. Moneymaker and P. P. Fox, 1945, 14 p., 5 figures.
    • Dunite ring-dike at Webster, North Carolina by G. Richards Gwinn, 1950, Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, Volume 61, No. 12, Part 2, (Abstracts and Index), December 1950, p. 1567-1568
    • Buck Creek Olivine Mine, Nantahala National Forest, Clay County, North Carolina by J. B. Brettler, 1979, 44 p., 4 plates
    • Magnesium from olivine by hydrochloric acid extraction followed by electrolysis:  Small-and intermediate-scale investigations by E. C. Houston, L. D. Yates, G. C. Robinson, and L. I. Mitchell, 1943, TVA Report No. 490, 61 p., 13 figures.
    • Magnesium from olivine by hydrochloric acid extraction followed by electrolysis:  Pilot-plant-scale studies, 1945, TVA Report No. 586, 36 p., 7 figures

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Peat

  • General Information
  • Documents:
    • 1980 annual report on peat resources of North Carolina by L. J. Otte and R. L. Ingram, 1980, 65 p.

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Pegmatites (See also Lithium, Spodumene)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Franklin-Sylva District
    • Spruce Pine Pegmatite District
  • Documents:
    • Mafic intrusions as a clue to the metamorphic history of the Spruce Pine District by Arie Poldervaart, J. L. Kulp, and D. A. Brobst, 1953, 21 p.
    • Preliminary report of the geology of the Burnsville-Micaville area, Spruce Pine District, North Carolina by D. A. Brobst and J. L. Kulp, circa 1953
    • Summary of activities of Survey parties assigned to work on mica-bearing pegmatites in the southeastern states:  Month of November, 1944 by R. H. Jahns, 8 p.
    • Exploration of pegmatites by the Federal Bureau of Mines in Alabama, Georgia, and the Franklin-Sylva District, North Carolina by E. W. Heinrich, 1944, 9 p.
    • The character and origin of the Roan and Carolina gneisses in the Spruce Pine Pegmatite District, North Carolina, by D. A. Brobst, 1952, presented at the GSA November 1952 meeting, 1 p.

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Peridotite (Dunite) (see also Asbestos, Chromite, Vermiculite)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Map
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Dunite Formations Gneiss District, Macon County
    • Dunite Formations Frank District, Avery County
    • Dunite Formation Addie District, Jackson County
  • Documents:
    • Chlorite, vermiculite, and talc from Webster, North Carolina by C. J. Mankin and M. M. Cassidy, 1960, Oklahoma Geology Notes, Volume 20, No. 10, October 1960, p. 261-266

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Phosphate

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Maps
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Texas Gulf Sulphur operation, Beaufort County
  • Florida Mines:
    • Occidental Corporation operation, Hamilton County
    • Bone Valley (central Florida -- multiple operations)
  • Documents:
    • North Carolina natural phosphate:  A geologic and agronomic overview by I. K. Gilmore and L. L. Hammond, 1995, Mining Engineering, October 1995, p. 922-926
    • Phosphate mining in North Carolina by I. H. Redeker and T. J. Wright, 1978, Sonderdruck aus Zeitschrift Erzmetall, Band 32 (1979), H. 2., S. 77-85.
    • Description and directions for Lee Creek Phosphate Complex by Texas Gulf Sulphur Company, Aurora, N.C., 1966, 6 p.
    • Texas Gulf sulphur beneficiation of North Carolina phosphate by T. J. Wright, 1971, presented to the Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, 1971, 15 p., 3 figures

    • The economic evaluation of land pebble phosphate deposits by W. M. Houston and R. E. Snow, 1966, presented at the fall meeting, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME, Tampa, Florida, October 1966

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Platinum Group

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Documents:
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Macon County
    • Rockingham County
    • Rutherford County
  • Documents:
    • Platinum in North Carolina by P. R. Heyl, 1913, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 1913, Volume 52, No. 208, p. 21-30
    • Sperrylite in North Carolina by W. E. Hidden, 1898, American Journal of Science IV, Volume 6, 1898, p. 463-468.
    • The occurrence of platinum in North Carolina by F. P. Venable,1891, Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, Volume VIII, Part Second, July-December 1891, p. 123-129
    • Useful minerals of North Carolina by Herman J. Bryson, 1927, The Mineral Industry in North Carolina for 1924 and 1925, Department of Conservation and Development, Economic Paper No. 60, p. 15-16
    • Native platinum in North Carolina, American Journal of Science, Series II, Volume 4, 1847, p. 280-281
    • Platinum group content of some western North Carolina counties by Edwin H. Bentzen, III, 1971, 5 p.
    • The geological relations and distribution of platinum and associated metals by J. F. Kemp, 1902, U.S. Geological Survey, p. 56-59
    • Economic geology of the platinum metals by J. B. Mertie, Jr., 1969, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 630
    • Simple trace determination of platinum in geological materials by E. L. Kothny, 1974, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 3 (1974), p. 291-299
    • Palladium, platinum, rhodium, ruthenium and iridium in peridotites and chromitites from ophiolite complexes in Newfoundland by N. J. Page and R. W. Talkington, 1984, Canadian Mineralogist, Volume 22 (1984), p. 137-149
    • Platinum-group elements in magnetic concentrates from the Goodnews Bay District, Alaska by Sam Rosenblum, R. R. Carlson, J. M. Nishi, and W. C. Overstreet, 1986, U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1660, 30 p.

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Pyrites (Copper, Gold, Lead, Uranium, Zinc)

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Boy Scout-Jones Molybdenum Prospect, Halifax County
    • Cullowhee Mine, Jackson County
    • Elk Knob Copper Mine, Watauga County
    • Fontana Copper Mine, Swain County
    • Gold Hill Mines, Rowan County
    • Jack Trail Mountain Prospect, Madison County
    • Moss-Dryden Molybdenite Prospect, Halifax County
    • Ore Gap Prospect, Wilkes County
    • Ore Knob Copper Mine, Ashe County
    • Otto Copper Prospect, Macon County
    • Peachbottom Mine, Alleghany County
    • Savannah Mine, Jackson County
    • Stackhouse Barite Mines, Madison County
    • Toms Copper Prospect, Transylvania County
    • Tungsten Mine, Vance County
    • Union Copper Mine, Cabarrus County
    • Wayehutta Mine, Jackson County
    • Wilkins Creek Copper Mine, Haywood County
  • Documents:
    • Ore Gap Prospect, War Minerals Report, 1944

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Pyrophyllite

  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Chatham County
    • Granville County
    • Montgomery County
    • Moore County
    • Orange County
    • Randolph County
  • Documents:
    • Pyrophyllite:  Far East steels the market by John Benbow, circa 1987, 8 p.

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Pyrrhotite (see also Copper)

  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Cullowhee Mine, Jackson County
    • Elk Knob Copper Mine, Watauga County
    • Moody Copper Mine, Jackson County
    • Ore Knob Mine, Ashe County
    • Otto Copper Prospect, Macon County
    • Savannah Mine, Jackson County
    • Unnamed prospect, Madison County
    • Wayehutta Mine, Jackson County

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Quartz, Crystals (see also Feldspar)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Maps
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Avery County
    • Buncombe County
    • Cherokee County
    • Cleveland County
    • Crouse, T. L. Deposit, Alleghany County
    • Foster-Thompson Deposit, Lincoln County
    • Hamrick Deposit, Cleveland County
    • Madison County
    • Mitchell Farms, Alleghany County
    • Mitchell County
    • Rutherford County
    • Transylvania County
    • Yancey County
  • Documents:
    • Geology, mining, milling and marketing of silica sands for the foundry industry by P. K. Edwards and D. C. Ross, 1974, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME, Preprint No. 74-H-45, 8 p.
    • Specialty silica products by Harry Teicher, 1974, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME, Preprint No. 74-H-17, 29 p.
    • Beneficiation of Del Monte (Calif.) sand by John Dasher, R. R. Rough, and F. L. Bacon, 1943, U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 3740, 10 p.
    • Synthesis of inorganic silicate fillers and filter aids by L. R. Blair, 1961, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME, Preprint No. 61-H-76, 17 p.
    • The minerals and especially the high-purity quartz of Avery County in the Spruce Pine District of western North Carolina by Lothar Jung, 1993, 6 p.
    • The mining industry of North Carolina, Economic Paper 64, 1937, p. 93

    • Quartz deposits on the Mitchell Farms, Alleghany County, North Carolina by J. B. Mertie, Jr., 1943, 7 p., 1 plate

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Quartzite (see Feldspar, Quartz, Crystals)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Cherokee County

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Rare Earth Elements (REE) (see also Copper, Gold, Uranium)

  • General Information
  • Maps
  • North Carolina Locations:
  • Actinolite:
    • Joe Woods Magnetite Prospect, Ashe County
    • Wayehutta Mine, Jackson County
  • Ankerite:
    • Fontana Mine, Jackson County
  • Autunite:
    • Howell's Feldspar Mine, Mitchell County
  • Azurite:
    • Blue Wing Mine, Granville County
    • Cullowhee Mine, Jackson County
    • Durgy Mine, Person County
  • Cerium:
    • Mitchell and Yancey Counties
  • Chalcocite:
    • Blue Wing Mine, Granville County
    • Cullowhee Mine, Jackson County
    • Durgy Mine, Person County
    • Fontana Mine, Jackson County
    • Ore Knob Copper Mine, Ashe County
    • Savannah Mine, Jackson County
    • Wayehutta Mine, Jackson County
  • Chalcopyrite:
    • Cullowhee Mine, Jackson County
    • Elk Knob Copper Mine, Watauga County
    • Fontana Mine, Jackson County
    • Gold Hill Mines, Rowan County
    • Moody Copper Mine, Jackson County
    • Ore Knob Copper Mine, Ashe County
    • Otto Copper Prospect, Macon County
    • Peachbottom Mine, Alleghany County
    • Savannah Mine, Jackson County
    • Stackhouse Barite Mines, Madison County
    • Toms Copper Prospect, Transylvania County
    • Tungsten Mine, Vance County
    • Union Copper Mine, Cabarrus County
    • Wayehutta Mine, Jackson County
  • Covellite:
    • Cullowhee Mine, Jackson County
  • Crysocolla:
    • Ore Knob Copper Mine, Ashe County
  • Cuprite:
    • Cullowhee Mine, Jackson County
    • Durgy Mine, Person County
    • Ore Knob Copper Mine, Ashe County
  • Gummite:
    • Howell's Feldspar Mine, Mitchell County
  • Hematite:
    • Durgy Mine, Person County
  • H¿bernite:
    • Tungsten Mine, Vance County
  • Lanthanum:
    • Mitchell and Yancey Counties
  • Malachite:
    • Blue Wing Mine, Granville County
    • Copper Knob Mine, Ashe County
    • Cullowhee Mine, Jackson County
    • Durgy Mine, Person County
    • Fontana Mine, Jackson County
    • Ore Knob Copper Mine, Ashe County
    • Stackhouse Barite Mines, Madison County
  • Niobium:
    • Mitchell and Yancey Counties
  • Rhodochrosite:
    • Tungsten Mine, Vance County
  • Samarskite:
    • Mitchell and Yancey Counties
  • Sphalerite:
    • Cullowhee Mine, Jackson County
    • Fontana Mine, Jackson County
    • Gold Hill Mines, Rowan County
    • Ore Knob Copper Mine, Ashe County
    • Peachbottom Mine, Alleghany County
    • Union Copper Mine, Cabarrus County
    • Toms's Copper Prospect, Transylvania County
    • Tungsten Mine, Vance County
    • Wayehutta Mine, Jackson County
  • Tantalum:
    • Mitchell and Yancey Counties
  • Thorium:
    • Mitchell and Yancey Counties
  • Torbernite:
    • Mitchell and Yancey Counties
  • Tremolite:
    • Cullowhee Mine, Jackson County
    • Joe Woods Magnetite Prospect, Ashe County
    • Savannah Mine, Jackson County
    • Wayehutta Mine, Jackson County
  • Uraninite:
    • Mitchell and Yancey Counties
  • Yttrium:
    • Mitchell and Yancey Counties
  • Documents:
    • The not-so-rare earths by G. K. Muecke and Peter M¿ller, 1988, Scientific American, Volume 258, No. 1, January 1988, p. 72-77
    • Rare earths:  Their mining, processing, and growing industrial usage by S. Vijayan, A. J. MeInyk, R. D. Singh, and K. Nuttall, Mining Engineering, January 1989, p. 13-18
    • Trace elements in sulfide ores from selected deposits in the southeastern United States by J. E. Tilden, 1972, Preprint Number 72-L-314

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Refractory Materials
 

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Ruby (see also Corundum, Gems, Sapphire)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Documents:
    • Ruby in North Carolina by J. W. Judd and W. E. Hidden, 1899, American Journal of Science, Volume 8, 1899, p. 370-381

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Rutile (see also Titanium)

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • Maps
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Thirteen unnamed deposits, Clay County
    • Unnamed prospect, Macon County
  • Georgia Locations:
    • Towns County
  • Documents:
    • Production of commercial grade rutile from ilmenite by L. L. McMurray, 1946, 12 p.
    • Occurrence and recovery of rutile and other heavy minerals from Central Florida pebble phosphate matrix by W. E. Lamont, D. R. Brooks, I. L. Feld, and T. N. McVay, 1969, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME, Preprint Number 69-B-336, 15 p.
    • PPG mines world's largest rutile reserves, Chemical & Engineering News, July 13, 1964, p. 41-42
    • Field investigation of rutile deposits in Clay County, North Carolina, and Towns County, Georgia by E. C. Van Horn, 1945, TVA, 13 p.,1 plate
    • Titanium-bearing lands near Elf, North Carolina by Ford, Bacon and Davis, Incorporated, 1935, 47 p., 1 plate

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Sapphire (see also Corundum, Gems, Ruby)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Maps
  • Newspaper Clippings

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Scheelite (see also Tungsten)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information

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Schist

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Map
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Brevard Schist - Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania Counties

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Selenium

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Sericite (see also Mica)

  • Correspondence
  • General information
  • North Carolina Location:
    • Buncombe County
  • Documents:
    • Sericite, Buncombe County, North Carolina by M. K. Banks, 1947, 3 p.

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Shale

  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Avery County
    • McDowell County

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Silica, Sands (see also Aggregate Lightweight and Ultra-Lightweight)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Buncombe County
    • Clay County
    • Cherokee County
    • McDowell County
    • Swain County
  • Documents:
    • North American silica sand by Ted Dickson, Industrial Minerals, February 1984, p. 39-45
    • Processing glass-grade sand from dune sand by C. J. Brown and I. H. Redeker, 4th Industrial Minerals International Congress, Atlanta, 1980, 8 p.

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Silicon

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Sillimanite (see also Kyanite)

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Maps
  • Photographs
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Brasstown Church-Cherry Mountain Deposit, Clay County
    • Cages Mountain Deposit, Caldwell County
    • Casar Deposit, Cleveland County
    • Downing Creek Deposits, Clay County
    • Dudley Shoals Deposits, Alexander County
    • Ellendale School Deposits, Alexander County
    • Fox's Orchard Deposit, Alexander County
    • Hyatt Mill Creek Deposits, Clay County
    • Polkville Deposit, Cleveland County
    • Sawmill Deposit, Caldwell County
    • Smith Cliff Sillimanite Deposit, Burke County
    • Ward's Creek Deposit, Cleveland County
    • Unnamed deposit, Alexander County
    • Unnamed deposit, Buncombe County
    • Unnamed deposit, Burke County
    • Unnamed deposit, Caldwell County
    • Unnamed deposit, Cherokee County
    • Unnamed deposit, Cleveland County
    • Unnamed deposit, Gaston County
    • Unnamed deposit, Lincoln County
    • Unnamed deposit, Rutherford County
  • Georgia Locations:
    • Butts County
    • Clark County
    • Elbert County
    • Hart County
    • Jasper County
    • Madison County
    • Newton County
    • Oconee County
    • Oglethorpe County
    • Towns County
    • Talbot County
    • Walton County
  • South Carolina Locations:
    • Spartanburg County
  • Documents:
    • Preliminary report on the deposits of kyanite, sillimanite, and andalusite in the southeastern states by G. H. Espenshade and D. B. Potter, 1953, 110 p.
    • The Little Mountain syncline in the South Carolina Piedmont by T. L. Kesler, 1972, Southeastern Geology, Volume 14, No. 3, p. 195-201
    • Proposal for research on the utilization of domestic sillimanite in porcelains by G. C. Robinson, 1947, 15 p.
    • Clemson College Monthly Progress Reports on sillimanite porcelains (January thru June 1948)
    • Clemson College Progress Reports on sillimanite porcelains (July 1948 thru May 1949)
    • Concentration and determination of grade in tests on sillimanite in Idaho schist by K. G. Skinner and H. J. Kelly, reprinted from the Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Volume 30, No. 7, 1947, p. 197-202
    • Sillimanite concentration at Muscle Shoals by M. K. Banks, 1949, 3 p.
    • The effectiveness of ferrofiltering and acid leaching in removing iron from sillimanite concentrates by G. C. Robinson, 1949, 13 p.
    • Cost estimate for production of sillimanite concentrates by L. L. McMurray, 1945, 18 p.
    • Summary of cost estimate for production of 3600 tons of sillimanite concentrate per year by L. L. McMurray, 1946, 3 p.
    • Beneficiation of sillimanite flotation concentrate by J. R. LeGrand, 1948, 4 p.
    • Sillimanite in the Southeast by K. H. Teague, Mining Engineering, Transactions AIME, Volume 187, July, 1950, p. 785-790
    • Sillimanite-bearing schists of Clay County, North Carolina and Towns County, Georgia (preliminary draft), 8 p. (author's name and date not given)
    • Sillimanite, andalusite and kyanite (preliminary report) by H. M. Bannerman, 1941, New Hampshire Mineral Resource Survey, 7 p.
    • Sillimanite deposits of North Carolina by L. J. Hash and E. C. Van Horn, edited by K. H. Teague, 1951, Division of Mineral Resources, N. C. Department of Conservation and Development, 104 p.
    • Sillimanite deposits in the Monadnock quadrangle, New Hampshire by Katherine Fowler-Billings, 1944, Part 8, Mineral Resource Survey, New Hampshire State Planning and Development Commission, 17 p.
    • Alexander-Barber sillimanite properties, Spartanburg County, S.C. by R. C. Hickman, 1947, U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 4118, 5 p.
    • Exploration of Georgia and South Carolina sillimanite deposits by W. C. Hudson, 1946, U. S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 3927, 44 p.
    • Mining and treatment of the sillimanite group of minerals and their use in ceramic products by F. H. Riddle, 1932, Technical Publication No. 460, Class H, Nonmetallic Minerals, No. 20, The American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, 23 p.
    • Sillimanite and massive kyanite, TVA report, circa 1941, 4 p.

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Silver  (see also Copper, Sulfides)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Gap Creek Mine, Ashe County
    • Noland Mine, Swain County
    • Shelton Sparks Property, Wilkes County
    • Welch Mine, Swain County

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Slate (see also Stone)

  • General Information
  • Locations:
    • Slate in coal mine dumps 1 mile northwest of Briceville, Tennessee

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Soapstone (see also Talc)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Brackens Deposit, Madison County
    • Carver Deposit, Madison County
    • Devils Den, Madison County
    • Edwards No. 1 Deposit, Madison County
    • Edwards No. 2 Deposit, Madison County
    • Edwards No. 3 Deposit, Madison County
    • Franklin, R. Deposit, Madison County
    • Goforth Deposit, Madison County
    • Hamlin Deposit, Madison County
    • Higgins Creek Deposit, Madison County
    • Laurelton Chapel Deposit, Madison County
    • Lewis, George Deposit, Madison County
    • Little Foster Creek Deposit, Madison County
    • Mashburn Deposit, Madison County
    • Meat Camp Creek Prospect, Watauga County
    • Parker Deposit, Madison County
    • Peters Cove, Madison County
    • Roberts, Guy Deposit, Madison County
    • Roberts, Jasper Deposit, Madison County
    • Shelton Deposits, Madison County
    • Sodom Deposit, Madison County
    • Tipton Deposit, Madison County
    • Unnamed deposit, Swain County
    • Unnamed deposit, Wilkes County
    • Wilson Deposit, Madison County
    • Wolf Branch Deposit, Madison County
  • Documents:
    • Soapstone in Madison County, North Carolina by Edwin H. Bentzen, III, 1971, 18 p.

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Spinel

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Spodumene (see also Lithium)

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Beaverdam Creek area, Gaston County
    • Concord Church area, Gaston County
    • Kings Mountain area, Cleveland County
    • Lincoln area, Lincoln County
    • Longcreek Church area, Gaston County
  • Documents:
    • Spodumene deposits in Kings Mountain area, North Carolina by C. E. Hunter, P. W. Mattocks, and L. L. McMurray, 1937, 6 p.
    • Concentration of spodumene by F. A. W. Davis and E. C. Houston, 1937, TVA Report No. 8-b, 4 p.
    • Spodumene and lithium salts by H. S. Rankin, 1937, TVA, 5 p.
    • Spodumene by W. J. Penhallegon, 1937, TVA, 5 p.
    • Lithium in North Carolina by F. L. Hess, 1936, Engineering and Mining Journal, Volume 137, No. 7, p. 339-342.
    • Exploration of the Kings Mountain pegmatites by T. L. Kesler, 1961, Mining Engineering, Volume 13, No. 9, p. 1062-1068
    • Froth flotation of North Carolina spodumene ore by W. T. McDaniel and M. K. Banks, 1950, 7 p.
    • Suggestions for bulk sampling of pegmatite in the tin-spodumene belt, North Carolina by W. R. Griffitts, 1952, U.S. Geological Survey, 5 p.
    • Exploration of lithium pegmatites by the Solvay Process Company at Kings Mountain, North Carolina by T. L. Kesler, circa 1961, U.S. Geological Survey, 63 p.
    • Beryllium investigations on the Solvay property, Kings Mountain, North Carolina by W. R. Griffitts, 1951, 3 p.
    • Beryllium content of spodumene-bearing pegmatites on the Solvay Process Company's property near Kings Mountain, North Carolina by W. R. Griffitts, 1951, 3 p.

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Stone, Dimension, Rough  (see also Aggregates, heavy and Aggregates, lightweight)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Photographs
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Sevier Granite Quarry, Buncombe County
    • Mount Airy Quarry, Surry County
  • Documents:
    • Quarry industry in North Carolina by H. J. Bryson, Rock Products, October 27, 1928, p. 54-55

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Sulfides (see also Copper, Gold, Silver)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Maps
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Boylston Gold Mine, Henderson County
    • Shelton Sparks Prospect, Wilkes County
  • Documents:
    • The search for massive sulfides by S. H. Ward, 1963, Institute of Engineering Research, Report No. MT-63-7
    • The utilization of the iron and copper sulphides of Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee by C. R. Boyd, 3 p.
    • Paleophysiographic premises for prospecting for stratabound base metal mineral deposits in carbonate rocks by W. H. Callahan, 1964, 48 p.
    • Mineral deposit table, U.S. Appalachians by Gair and Slack, circa 1940, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 79-1517, 4 sheets

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Sulphur

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Talc (see also Gold, Soapstone, Tungsten)

  • Core Drill Records
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Legal Documents
  • Maps
  • Photographs
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Bryson Talc Deposit, McDowell County
    • Carolina Talc Company Mine (Hitchcock Corporation) Cherokee County
    • Corundum Hill Mine, Macon County
    • Fain Talc Mine, Cherokee County
    • Hoffman Mine, Cherokee County
    • Lindsey and Hawkins Prospect, Cherokee County
    • Mauney Mining Company Mine, Cherokee County
    • Minerals and Metals Company Mine, Cherokee County
    • Number Six Plot, Cherokee County
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Alleghany County
    • Ashe County
    • Buncombe County
    • Cherokee County
    • Graham County
    • Jackson County
    • Macon County
    • Madison County
    • Swain County
    • Yancey County
  • Georgia Locations:
    • Murray County
  • Documents:
    • Chlorite, vermiculite, and talc from Webster, North Carolina by C. J. Mankin and M. M. Cassidy, 1960, The Hopper Geological Survey, October 1960, "Oklahoma Geology Notes," Norman, Oklahoma, p. 261-266
    • Scheelite discovered in certain soapstone deposits in the Blue Ridge of Madison County, North Carolina (unpublished manuscript) by L. S. Wiener, circa 1984, 13 p.
    • History and description of the Shelton (Laurel Creek) talc mine, Madison County, North Carolina (unpublished  manuscript) by L. S. Wiener, circa 1980, 6 p.
    • Talc deposits of Murray County, Georgia by A. S. Furcron and K. H. Teague, 1947, Georgia Department of Mines, Mining and Geology, Geological Survey Bulletin 53, p. 29 and 35
    • Beneficiation of stained talc by W. R. Hudspeth, R. B. Adair, and P. N. Sales,  Report of Investigation 2, N.C. Minerals Research Laboratory, 5 p.
    • Proposal to explore, develop, and mine talc in Cherokee County, North Carolina by J. E. Worthington, 1978, 12 p., 2 figures
    • Report of investigation of Carolina Talc Company Mine by H. S. Rankin, 1937, TVA, 9 p.
    • Report of geologic investigation of Carolina Talc Company Mine by H. S. Rankin, 1938, TVA, 8 p.
    • Geology involved in the protection of Carolina Talc Company mine by J. B. Ward and C. E. Hunter, 1938, TVA, 12 p., 2 plates
    • Report on talc mine, Carolina Talc Company, Cherokee County, North Carolina by W. F. Prouty, 1938, TVA, 6 p., 5 figures
    • Report on the Hitchcock Corporation, Cherokee County, North Carolina by W. A. Beck, R. A. Laurence, and K. H. Teague, 1951, 5 p.
    • Bleaching tests on Murphy talc ores by J. R. LeGrand, 1948, N. C. Minerals Research Laboratory, 9 p.
    • Interim report, talc investigations in Cherokee and Swain Counties by E. C. Van Horn, 1946, 5 p.
    • Appraisal of the reserves of the Carolina Talc Company Mine, Kinsey, North Carolina by H. S. Rankin, 1938, TVA, 3 p.
    • High-purity talc from western ores by L. A. Roe, 1972, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME, Preprint Number 72-H-312, 16 p.
    • The mining industry in North Carolina during 1908, 1909 and 1910 by J. H. Pratt, 1911, N. C. Geological and Economic Survey, Economic Paper No. 23, p. 84
    • Talc and soapstone in 1924 by L. M. Prindle and B. H. Stoddard, 1926, U.S. Bureau of Mines, Mineral Resources of the United States, 1924, Part II, p. 339-346
    • Important factors in talc milling efficiency by R. B. Ladoo, 1921, Mining and Metallurgy, January 1921, Transactions of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, No. 1042, 6 p.

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Tantalite (see also Columbite)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Edward, Walter J. Prospect, Yancey County
    • Horse Ridge Mine, Yancey County
    • Peterson Mine, Yancey County
    • Polly Randolph Mine, Yancey County
    • Randolph Mine, Yancey County
    • Unnamed prospect in Green Mountain, Yancey County
    • Unnamed prospect in Brush Creek, Yancey County

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Tellurium

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Thallium

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Thorium  (see also Allanite)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Madison County

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Tin  (see also Kaolin and Mica)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Lincoln County
  • Documents:
    • Beneficiation of tin ore by American Cyanamid Company, 1951, 6 p.
    • Tin belts around the Atlantic Ocean:  Some aspects of the geochemistry of tin by R. D. Schuiling, London International Tin Council Technical Conference on Tin, Volume 2, p. 531-550

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Titanium (see also Ilmenite)

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Map
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Yadkin Mica and Ilmenite Company Mine, Caldwell County
  • Documents:
    • Titanium Resources - Report 2, Minerals Research Laboratory, by R. M. Lewis, 1971, 47 p.
    • Report of Investigation - Titanium by R. J. Anderson, 1922
    • Substitutes for manganese in steel, 1941, National Academy of Sciences, 26 p.
    • Bibliography on titanium by J. R. Carpenter and G. W. Luttrell, 1950, U.S. Geological Survey Circular 87

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Topaz

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Alamance County
    • Granville County
    • Orange County
  • South Carolina Locations:
    • Chesterfield County
  • Documents:
    • Substitution of topaz, domestic kyanite, and synthetic mullite-corundum for Indian kyanite, I-III by T. N. McVay and Hewitt Wilson, 1943, The Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Volume 26, No. 8, August 1943, p. 252-266
    • Investigation of the Brewer topaz deposit, Chesterfield County, South Carolina by A. L. Peyton and V. J. Lynch, 1953, U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigations 4992, 19 p.

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Tourmaline

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Tripoli

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Tungsten  (see also Copper, Gold, Lead, Scheelite, Zinc)

  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Cline Copper and Tungsten Mine, Cabarrus County
    • Hamme Tungsten District:

    • - Burwell Prospect, Vance County
      - Crowder Prospect, Vance County
      - Kimball Prospect, Mecklenburg County, Virginia
      - Morgan Prospect, Vance County
      - Tippett Prospect, Vance County
      - Taylor Prospect, Mecklenburg County, Virginia
  • Documents:
    • Report of Investigations, Cline Copper and Tungsten Mine, Cabarrus County, N.C. by R. C. Hickman, 1948
    • Exploration in the Hamme Tungsten District, North Carolina-Virginia by G. H. Espenshade, 1949, 8 p.
    • Electric smelting of chromium, tungsten, molybdenum and vanadium ores by R. M. Keeney, 1914, Transactions, American Electrochemical Society, Volume 24, 1914, p. 119-147
    • Examination of some North Carolina mines for scheelite by N. D. Reman and M. A. Brown, 1943, 10 p.
    • Investigation of the Hamme Tungsten District, Vance County, North Carolina, and Mecklenburg County Virginia by  F. K. McIntosh, 1948, U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigations 4380, 31 p.
    • Ima tungsten--PreKorean development proves boon to preparedness drive, preprinted from Mining World, March 1951, 4 p.
    • Report of mine and mill operations by J. R. Sweet, Tungsten Mining Corporation, 1954, 7 p.
    • Fluid inclusion evidence for the transport of tungsten by carbonate complexes in hydrothermal solutions by N. C. Higgins, 1979, Canadian Journal of Earth Science, Volume 17, 1980, p. 824-830
    • Synsedimentary-diagenetic ore fabrics in the strata-and time-bound scheelite deposits of Kleinarltal and Felbertal in the eastern Alps by R. H¿ll and A. Maucher, editor H. Westenberger, 1972, Mineral Deposita (Berl.) 7, p. 217-226
    • Tungsten resources by J. C. Reid, 1986, Preprinted from Encyclopedia of Materials Science and Engineering, p. 5168-5170

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Uranium (see also Rare Earth Elements)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Legal Documents
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Preliminary Reconnaissance Reports
  • North Carolina Locations and Prospects:
    • Drury No. 2 Wilderness Prospect, Avery County
    • Frye Hiddenite No. 1 Prospect, Alexander County
    • Harper Creek Prospect, Avery County
    • Ledford Prospect, Madison County
    • Lost Cove Creek No. 1 Prospect, Avery County
    • Lost Cove Creek No. 2 Prospect, Avery County
    • Patton No. 1 Prospect, Burke County
    • Rio Hondo Uranium Property, Avery County
    • Rocky Face Quarry Prospect, Alexander County
    • The Polly Randolph Mine, Yancey County
    • Unnamed prospects, Avery County
    • Unnamed prospects, Burke County
    • Unnamed prospects, Mitchell County
  • Documents:
    • National uranium resource evaluation, preliminary report, United States Energy Research and Development Administration, June 1976, p. 97-103
    • Low heat flow values in the southeastern United States, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1100, 1978, p. 210
    • Appraisal of uranium occurrences, Avery, Burke and Caldwell Counties, North Carolina by E. J. Longyear Company, 1955
    • Uranium reconnaissance--southeastern United States by Teton Exploration, 1973
    • Uranium mineralization in the Wilson Creek and Cranberry gneisses and the Grandfather Mountain Formation, North Carolina and Tennessee by Chiasma Consultants, Inc., 1982
    • Reconnaissance report on the Max Patch rare earth prospects, Madison County, North Carolina by F. M. Van Nest, 1963, 21 p., 4 plates

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Vanadium

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Vermiculite  (see also Corundum)

  • Analyses
  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Photographs
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Angel Property, Jackson County
    • Beetree Vermiculite Mines, Buncombe County
    • Caney Fork District, Jackson County
    • Corundum Hill Vermiculite Deposit, Macon County
    • Ellijay Creek Vermiculite Deposit, Macon County
    • Henry-Ammons Property, Jackson County
    • Jake Henry Property, Macon County
    • Mincey Corundum Mine, Macon County
    • Minerals, Inc. Mine, Macon County
    • Unnamed prospect near Webster, Jackson County
    • Unnamed deposit, Burke County
  • Documents:
    • Chlorite, vermiculite, and talc from Webster, North Carolina by C. J. Mankin and M. M. Cassidy, 1960, The Hopper Geological Survey, October 1960, "Oklahoma Geology Notes," Norman, Oklahoma, p. 261-266
    • Vermiculite--production and marketing by the Zonolite Company by W. S. Steele, 1934, reprinted from Transactions, AIME Volume 109, p. 418-426
    • Possibilities of vermiculite of the Tennessee Valley area by F. A. W. Davis, 1936
    • Vermiculite, a list of references, 1935, TVA
    • Vermiculite insulating brick by R. F. Rea, 1947, reprinted from the Bulletin of the American Ceramic Society, Volume 26, No. 2, February 15, 1947, 3 p.
    • Vermiculite and Bentonite of Tennessee Valley Region by C. E. Hunter, F. A. W. Davis, F. E. Vestal, R. A. Laurence, and Roy Caldwell, 1936, Bulletin No. 5, Division of Geology, Tennessee Valley Authority, 51 p.
    • Exfoliation tests on sample of Minpro vermiculite submitted by the Tennessee Mineral Products Corporation by F. A. W. Davis, 1938
    • Vermiculites of North Carolina by C. E. Hunter and T. G. Murdock, circa 1950
    • North Carolina Vermiculite, TVA Report, circa 1944, 11 p.
    • Vermiculite mining in North Carolina T. G. Murdock, 1942, Report of Investigation 29, N.C. Department of Conservation and Development, Division of Mineral Resources, 11 p., 6 figures
    • Vermiculite of the southeastern states by C. E. Hunter, 1949
    • Progress report on the utilization of exfoliated vermiculite by H. S. Rankin, 1938, TVA Commerce Series No. 7

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Vesuvianite

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Madison County

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Wollastonite

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Zinc (see also Copper)

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • Maps
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Photographs
  • North Carolina Mines:
    • Adams Copper Mine, Swain County
    • Everett Copper Mine, Swain County
    • Hazel Creek Copper Mine, Swain County
    • Munday, B. C. Zinc-Copper Prospect, Macon County
    • North Cove Property, McDowell County
    • Panther Mountain Zinc-Copper Prospect, Macon County
    • Redmond Lead-Zinc Mine, Haywood County
    • Tom Jones Prospect, Transylvania County
    • Unnamed zinc deposit, McDowell County
    • Unnamed zinc deposit, Haywood County
  • Documents:
    • Preliminary Report, Redmond Lead-Zinc Mine, Haywood County, N.C. by G. H. Espenshade, M. H. Staatz, and E. A. Brown, U. S. Geological Survey Open File, 1947
    • Redmond Lead-Zinc Mine by Hadley and Goldsmith, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 349-B, 3 p.
    • Report on Preliminary Examination, Hazel Creek, Everett, or Adams Mine (Kolb-Westervelt Estate) by Charles, H. Behre, Jr., circa 1942
    • Preliminary Report on the Hazel Creek Mine, Swain County, North Carolina by G. H. Espenshade, M. H. Staatz, and E. A. Brown, 1943
    • Petrography of the Tom-Jones area, Transylvania County, North Carolina by R. L. Rose, 1976
    • Field Examination Report, Panther Mountain Prospect (Copper-Zinc) by R. A. Laurence and V. J. Lynch, 1955

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Zirconium

  • Correspondence
  • General Information
  • North Carolina Locations:
    • Buncombe County
    • Henderson County
  • South Carolina Locations:
    • Greenville County
  • Documents:
    • Occurrence of zirconium by F. P. Venable, 1891, Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, Volume VIII, Part First, January-June 1891, p. 74-7
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