Frank Olivine Deposit

Past Producer in Avery county in North Carolina, United States with commodities Talc-Soapstone, Asbestos, Vermiculite, Olivine, Chromium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10025783
MRDS ID K001729
Record type Site
Current site name Frank Olivine Deposit
Related records 10127158

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -82.00456, 36.06787 (WGS84)
Relative position 2 MILES SOUTH OF MINNEAPOLIS
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States North Carolina Avery

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Talc-Soapstone Primary
Asbestos Primary
Vermiculite Primary
Olivine Tertiary
Chromium Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chromite Ore
Olivine Ore
Talc Ore
Vermiculite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Serpentinization

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -82.00456, 36.06787

Ore body information

  • Width 121.92M
    Length 426.72M

Comments on the geologic information

  • THE WESTERN CONTACT IS WITH HORNBLENDE SCHIST AND DIPS 10 DEG. TO SOUTHEAST UNDER DUNITE. CONTACT IS SHARP.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Both metallic and non-metallic
Significant No

Mining district

District name Frank Area

Comments on the workings information

  • DEPOSIT EXPOSED IN TWO BARREN HILLS ON SOUTH SIDE OF RIVER. LARGER HILL ABOUT 300 FT ABOVE RIVER LEVEL. DEPOSIT ABOUT 1400 FT LONG AND 400 FT WIDE.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS K001729

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    HUNTER, C.E., 1941, FORSTERITE OLIVINE DEPOSITS OF NORTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA: NORTH CAROLINA DIV. MINERAL RESOURCES BULL. 41. 117 P.

  • Deposit

    LARRABEE, D.M. AND SWEENEY, J.W., 1968, OLIVINE IN MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE APPALACHIAN REGION: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 580, P. 326-327.

  • Deposit

    BROBST, D.A. 1962, GEOLOGY OF THE SPRUCE PINE DISTRICT AVERY, MITCHELL, AND YANCEY COUNTIES NORTH CAROLINA: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULL. 1122.A. 26P.

  • Deposit

    1941 GEOLMAP TENN. VALLEY AUTHORITY, REPOR

  • Production

    HUNTER, C.E., 1941, N.C. DIV. MIN. RES. BULL. 41

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-1974 Fagan, James M. U.S. Geological Survey