Mica deposits of the Blue Ridge in North Carolina

Professional Paper 577



Pegmatites in the Blue Ridge of North Carolina are important sources of sheet and scrap mica, feldspar, kaolin, and quartz.  Small amounts of beryl, columbite-tantalite, monazite, samarskite, and uranium minerals also have been produced.  The mica-bearing pegmatites occur in mica and hornblende gneiss and schist throughout the Blue Ridge province but are concentrated in the Spruce Pine and Franklin-Sylva districts.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Mica deposits of the Blue Ridge in North Carolina
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 577
DOI 10.3133/pp577
Year Published 1968
Language English
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Description Report: iii, 124 p.; 6 Plates: 27.35 x 27.91 inches
Country United States
State North Carolina
Other Geospatial Blue Ridge
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