Will Jones mine (near Lincoln Rock mine)

Mica Mine in Avery county, North Carolina

Will Jones mine (near Lincoln Rock mine)

Principal periods worked 1915, 1944
Workings Cut 30, adit 30
Description of muscovite Rum, stained
Production Small sheet
Shape Tabular
Size 1-3 T
Strike NE
Dip SE
Relation to wallrock Concordant
Wallrock Mica gneiss
Extent of weathering Unweathered
Remarks Pl-Q-M pegmatite.
Source of information CMC

Geographic context


Principal periods worked
WWI World War I
WWII World War II
int intermittent
Small < 500 lb
Moderate 500-10,000 lb
Large > 10,000 lb
Size of pegmatite
D depth
L length
T thickness
avg average
Internal structure
B biotite
F feldspar
M muscovite
P perthite
Pl plagioclase
Q quartz
Source information
CMC Colonial Mica Corporation
DMEA Defense Minerals Exploration Administration
OME Office of Minerals Exploration
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
OF USGS open-file reports and maps