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Mica deposits of the Blue Ridge in North Carolina

January 1, 1994

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1968
Title Mica deposits of the Blue Ridge in North Carolina
DOI 10.3133/pp577
Authors Frank Gardner Lesure
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Professional Paper
Series Number 577
Index ID pp577
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse