Beech Bottom Feldspar Mine

Past Producer in Avery county in North Carolina, United States with commodity Feldspar

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10026312
MRDS ID K003570
Record type Site
Current site name Beech Bottom Feldspar Mine
Alternate or previous names Jackson Mine
Related records 10223804

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -82.00734, 36.07398 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States North Carolina Avery

Comments on the location information

  • SEE PLATE 3, USGS PROF. PAPER 577 FOR LOCATION

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Feldspar Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • MUSCOVITE RARE

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Feldspar Ore

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -82.00734, 36.07398

Comments on the geologic information

  • PLAGIOCLASE, PERTHITE, QUARTZ PEGMATITE, MEDIUM GRAINED

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Non-metallic
Deposit size Large
Significant No
Year of first production <1942

Mining district

District name Spruce Pine District/Plumtree Area

Comments on the workings information

  • THREE CUTS, 125 SHORT ADITS, SHAFTS (REPORTED 160 FT. DEEP)

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS K003570

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    LESURE, F.G., 1968, MICA DEPOSITS OF THE BLUE RIDGE IN NORTH CAROLINA: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 577, 124 P

  • Deposit

    1968 COMPILE LESURE, F.G. ; REPOR

  • Production

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

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit DATA ABSTRACTED FROM USGS PROF. PAPER 577.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1975 Fagan, James M. U.S. Geological Survey