Ellijay Creek Olivine Deposit

Past Producer in Macon county in North Carolina, United States with commodities Vermiculite, Olivine

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10025905
MRDS ID K001882
Record type Site
Current site name Ellijay Creek Olivine Deposit
Related records 10126809, 10175833

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -83.2771, 35.1965 (WGS84)
Relative position 0.5 MILE NORTHWEST OF ELLIJAY.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States North Carolina Macon

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Vermiculite Primary
Olivine Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Olivine Ore
Vermiculite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Serpentinization

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -83.2771, 35.1965

Ore body information

  • General form SEMICIRCULAR
    Width 60.96M
    Length 152.4M

Comments on the geologic information

  • THE OLIVINE IS FRESH, LIGHT GREEN, GRANULAR AND FRIABLE.

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 Ellijay Area

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS K001882

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

    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