Parker Mountain pegmatite

Region East, Northeast
Mineral systems
Deposit types
Other minerals

Information leading to the delineation of this focus area

Basis for focus area Pegmatite deposits that do not fall into larger districts are within this Parker Mountain district (Bradley and others, 2016).
Identified resources Historical production of feldspar and mica.
Production Unknown.
Status Past mining.
Estimated resources Unknown.
Geologic maps Stewart (1961), scale 1:62,500; Lyons and others (1997), scale 1:250,000; Kerwin (2003); scale 1:48,000.
Geophysical data Inadequate Rank 4 aeromagnetic and Rank 5 aeroradiometric coverage.
Favorable rocks and structures Pegmatite.
Deposits Parker Mountain mine (MRDS dep_id: 10296151).
Evidence from mineral occurrences MRDS.
Geochemical evidence Favorable mineralogy and rock type.
Geophysical evidence Unknown.
Evidence from other sources Unknown.
Comments The Parker Mountain pegmatite is from 5 to 40 feet wide and consists of discontinuous graphic granite. Mined for feldspar with mica as a byproduct. Other minerals include beryl, cassiterite, columbite, and spodumene.
Cover thickness and description Exposed at the surface.
Authors Nora K. Foley, Dwight C. Bradley, Anjana K. Shah, Gregory J. Walsh, Bernard E. Hubbard.
New data needs Mapping.
Geologic mapping and modeling needs Detailed mapping of pegmatite bodies, geophysics may not be useful for pegmatites.
Geophysical survey and modeling needs High resolution aeromagnetic and aeroradiometric data to assist with framework geology such as structural features and contacts.
Digital elevation data needs Lidar is adequate.