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Map showing reconnaissance geochemistry in the gold-pyrophyllite belt of northwestern Moore County, North Carolina

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1301

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Abstract

Traces of gold and molybdenum are widely disseminated in an area approximately 35 km long and 10 km wide in northwestern Moore County, N.C.  At least 2540 oz. of gold were recovered from 16 or more mines and prospects between 1880 and 1910.  One hundred and ninety rock samples out of 244 collected from old gold mines, pyrophyllite deposits and along roads contain gold quantities ranging from 0.02 to 2.4 parts per million.  In addition, 43 samples out of the 244 taken contain molybdenum in amounts ranging from 4 to 500 parts per million.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Map showing reconnaissance geochemistry in the gold-pyrophyllite belt of northwestern Moore County, North Carolina
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
1301
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
40.65 x 51.54 inches
Country:
United States
State:
North Carolina
County:
Moore County
Scale:
48000
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N