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Mica deposits of the Blue Ridge in North Carolina

Professional Paper 577

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Abstract

Pegmatites in the Blue Ridge of North Carolina are important sources of sheet and scrap mica, feldspar, kaolin, and quartz.  Small amounts of beryl, columbite-tantalite, monazite, samarskite, and uranium minerals also have been produced.  The mica-bearing pegmatites occur in mica and hornblende gneiss and schist throughout the Blue Ridge province but are concentrated in the Spruce Pine and Franklin-Sylva districts.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Mica deposits of the Blue Ridge in North Carolina
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
577
Year Published:
1968
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
Report: iii, 124 p.; 6 Plates: 27.35 x 27.91 inches
Country:
United States
State:
North Carolina
Other Geospatial:
Blue Ridge
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