Bardon Mica Mine

Past Producer in Mitchell county in North Carolina, United States with commodities Mica, Feldspar

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10025152
MRDS ID K000824
Record type Site
Current site name Bardon Mica Mine
Alternate or previous names Bordon Mine
Related records 10296936

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -82.09762, 36.02815 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States North Carolina Mitchell

Comments on the location information

  • SEE PLATE 3, PROF. PAPER 577 FOR LOCATION

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Mica Primary
Feldspar Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • MUSCOVITE, RUBY, RULED, BENT

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Feldspar Ore
Muscovite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Gneiss
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic

Nearby scientific data

(1) -82.09762, 36.02815

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Pegmatite Concordant With Wall Rock Structure

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Strike NE
    Dip SE
    Thickness 2.44M
    Plunge SW

Comments on the geologic information

  • PLAGIOCLASE, QUARTZ, PERTHITE WALL ZONE, MEDIUM GRAINED; QUARTZ CORE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Non-metallic
Significant No
Production years PRE 1942, 1954

Mining district

District name Spruce Pine District/Hawk-Bakersville Area

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION 500 TO 10000 LB SHEET MICA

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 28.65M
    Overall depth 18.29M
    Overall length 15.24M

Comments on the workings information

  • CUT 50 FT., SHAFT 60 FT, DRIFTS 94 FT.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS K000824

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    LESURE, F.G., 1968, MICA DEPOSITS OF THE BLUE RIDGE IN NORTH CAROLINA: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 577, P. 44-4

  • Deposit

    1968 COMPILE LESURE, F. G

  • Production

    LESURE, F. G., 1968, USGS PROF. PAPER 577

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-1973 Fagan, James M. U.S. Geological Survey