Bud Mica Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10025156
MRDS ID K000831
Record type Site
Current site name Bud Mica Mine
Related records 10151609

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -82.06928, 36.04176 (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

Comments on the commodity information

  • MUSCOVITE-LIGHT BROWN, GREENISH EDGES, RULED, HAIRCRACKING, STAINED

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Muscovite Ore
Biotite Gangue
Sericite Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Weathered

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -82.06928, 36.04176

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Pegmatite Is Concordant (?) With Wallrock

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR ()
    Strike NE
    Dip SE

Comments on the geologic information

  • PLAGIOCLASE, QUARTZ MUSCOVITE PEGMATITE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Mining district

District name Spruce Pine District/Hawk-Bakersville Area

Comments on the workings information

  • 2 CUTS, 40 & 90 FT; SHAFT 30 FT. PROSPECT PITS

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS K000831

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    LESURE, F.G., 1968, MICA DEPOSITS OF THE BLUE RIDGE IN NORTH CAROLINA: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 577, P. 46-4

  • Deposit

    1968 COMPILE LESURE, F. G

  • Production

    USGS PROF PAPER 577

Reporter information

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