Honey Waits Wiseman mine

Mica Mine in Avery county, North Carolina

Honey Waits Wiseman mine

Principal periods worked 1922, 1929-31, 1939-40, 1950's.
Workings Cut, adits, shafts, area of several acres. Workings shallow.
Description of muscovite Brown, "A" structure, biotite intergrowths, stained, bent, clay, stained.
Production Moderate sheet
Wallrock Mica schist
Extent of weathering Saprolite (+30 ft).
Remarks Kaolinized P-Pl-Q-M-B pegmatite. Schist inclusions common. Exposures poor.
Source of information USGS

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