Corundum Hill Mine Near Franklin, North Carolina The .

The Corundum Hill Mine is near Franklin, North Carolina. Historically the site has been associated with the Ellijay Area which is now part of the Nantahala National Forest. The Corundum Hill Mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open.

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Macon County, North Carolina Mines The Diggings™

Filter 46 mines by commodity, disposition, development status, and record type in Macon County, North Carolina. Quick Facts Aluminum , Asbestos , Chromium , Copper , and Corundum mines located in Macon County, North Carolina.

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Corundum from Chunky Gal Mountain, Clay Co., North .

ⓘ Sheffield Corundum Mine, Macon Co., North Carolina, USA Mineral and/or Locality Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy , a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

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NC DEQ: Mineral Commodity Files - ARO - North Carolina

Corundum and the peridotites of western North Carolina, North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey, Volume I by J. H. Pratt and J. V. Lewis, 1905 Health aspects of the asbestos minerals as they relate to the mining industry , U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1100 (1978), p. 178-179

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Corundum Hill Mine, Franklin, Ellijay Mining District .

Corundum Hill Mine, Franklin, Ellijay Mining District, Cowee Valley, Macon Co., North Carolina, USA : A corundum mine. . J VOLNEY LEWIS 1922 USGS BULLETIN 725 DEPOSITS OF CHROME ORE. MURDOCK, THOMAS G HUNTER, CHARLES E, 1946, NC DEPT OF CONS

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Cherokee Ruby Mine Unsalted Mining in Cowee Valley North .

Please be aware that the only official source of information regarding The Cherokee Ruby Sapphire Mine in Macon County, North Carolina is this website (cherokeerubymine). We are not responsible for any inaccurate information found on any third-party website or

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Mining Corundum Ore North Carolina - lamfa

Mining Corundum Ore North Carolina; Mining Corundum Ore North Carolina. 2019-8-16 In 1900, mining operations began by the Canadian Corundum Company. The first mill was a pilot and produced approximately 20 tonnes of ore per day. In 1904, a larger mill was opened which produced the outstanding amount of 300 tonnes of ore per day.

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PRELIMINARY REPORT ON CORUNDUM DEPOSITS IN THE

North and South Carolina and Georgia begun in 1943 by the Bu­ reau of Mines, also of the Department of the Interior. Dis­ tricts studied by the Survey party include the Corundum Hill and Mincey mines in Macon County, the McChastain mine in Jackson County and the Buck Creek area in Clay County, all in North Carolina.

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NC DEQ: Mineral Commodity Files - CO

Return to minerals file index table. Return to minerals page For further information. For further information about these files contact Jeff Reid, North Carolina Geological Survey, 1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 26799-1612.

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North Carolina was one of the first important sources of corundum, both for abrasives and for instrument bearings. Some gem material was also found. Photos are thumbnails; click on one to see the full resolution image. An article on the history of the State's corundum deposits will be prepared later.

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McRocks - Western North Carolina and Southeastern United .

A web site devoted mainly to western North Carolina rocks, gems and minerals. Take a picture tour of numerous rock and mineral collecting sites and see examples of rocks and minerals to be found in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Take slideshow tours

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Gem Mining in Macon County - Southern Highroads Trail

Gem mining has been a favorite activity for visitors to the Franklin area for years. Keep in mind most mines are open from spring through autumn. As always have you have further questions or need additional information call our toll free number 1-800-336-7829. « View all attractions in Franklin, North Carolina

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Digging deep into Western North Carolina’s mining history .

Jun 01, 2013  The word “mining” in Western North Carolina may conjure up roadside gem sluices in the mountains. But the region’s mining industry is richer than that, for the most ordinary of minerals. . Nodding with approval, they said the quality of the ore would bring the then-impressive price of $300 a ton. Clingman dug a shaft and two tunnels at .

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CORUNDUM HILL (FRANKLIN), MACON COUNTY NORTH

to notice the many fine ruby corundum crystals labeled Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina. Their source, the Cullasaja mine, was perhaps the most celebrated American corundum locality. This mine is to be numbered among those whose productiveness is of the past; inspiring the lament, that while new mineral localities

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Sherpa Guides Georgia Mountains Cowee Gem Region

During the late 1800s, corundum—a mineral second in hardness only to diamond—was mined extensively in north Georgia and North Carolina. Corundum was valuable in the manufacture of abrasives such as sandpaper. Impurities in the mineral also resulted in gem-quality sapphires and rubies, which were sometimes found during the course of mining .

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Mining Part 2: Important Minerals, Gems, and Rocks Mined .

Pink variety of garnet unique in North America to North Carolina. Pale pink rhodolite was reported in Asheville in 1893 and discovered in 1895 during mining for ruby corundum in the Cowee Valley. A mixture of 2/3 pyrope garnet to 1/3 almandine garnet, it was named for its color’s resemblance to the blooms of rhododendron.

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History of Gem Mining in the Franklin, N.C. Area

In addition to being the first attempt toward a systematic mining for gems in North Carolina, the Cullasaja mine was the first mining operation in which gem sapphire was found in its original source or matrix. Many fine gems were obtained from the Corundum Hill shafts.

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Gem Mineral Identification Treasure Quest Mining

North Carolina is home to several emerald mines. Emerald is the birthstone for May. Flourite – Commonly found in a trio of three colors – purple, green and white, flourite has the widest color range of any mineral. This mineral fluoresces under ultraviolet light and glows a beautiful violet-blue color. . corundum. When found as red .

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GEMS AND GEM MINERALS OF NORTH CAROLINA*

North Carolina is one of the more notable states in this country for its variety of gems and gem minerals that have been found and mined within its borders. With perhaps very few exceptions, the gem minerals have been found incidentally in a search for other minerals, or in the com-mercial mining of these, such as gold, corundum, mica, and .

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Mineral Resources Western North Carolina Vitality Index

With a long history of mining in Western North Carolina, the U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS) has recorded past mining activity at 1,290 locations in the MRC region. These data are important for documenting the locations of mineral resources for potential future re-use, and for exposing potential hazards such as those .

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Mineral Gallery from North Carolina in Online Mineral .

Corundum var. Sapphire: from Corundum Hill Mine, Franklin District, Macon County, North Carolina Corundum var. Sapphire from Grimshawes Mine, Jackson County, North Carolina Eakerite from Foote Mine, Kings Mt., Cleveland County, North Carolina (Type Locality for Eakerite)

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CORUNDUM: A VISUAL EXPERIENCE

Corundum is a special mineral, not only because of its economic importance (in gem form it is ruby or sapphire; and emery abrasive is a sub-gem form), but also because of its diversity of colors, forms, associations, and source localities which makes it uniquely attractive to collectors.

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GC3GXGB The Herbert Corundum Mine (Traditional Cache) in .

Apr 12, 2012  The Herbert Corundum Mine (GC3GXGB) was created by Bioknee MtnKitty on 4/12/2012. It's a Small size geocache, with difficulty of 2.5, terrain of 2.5. It's located in North Carolina, United States.New location, new container, new hint. Ready to find! From 1878 to 1900, the mines in this area were the world's only large scale abrasive corundum .

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Digging for Gems and Minerals in North Carolina

Ruby and pink corundum gemstones have been recovered from mines in Buck Creek in Clay County. Emerald The Crabtree Emerald Mine situated within the Wild Mountains of North Carolina was one of the most popular and commercially operated mines for emeralds up to mid-1990s.

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Digging for Gems and Minerals in North Carolina

Ruby and pink corundum gemstones have been recovered from mines in Buck Creek in Clay County. Emerald The Crabtree Emerald Mine situated within the Wild Mountains of North Carolina was one of the most popular and commercially operated mines for emeralds up to mid-1990s.

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Corundum Earth Sciences Museum University of Waterloo

In 1900, mining operations began by the Canadian Corundum Company. The first mill was a pilot and produced approximately 20 tonnes of ore per day. In 1904, a larger mill was opened which produced the outstanding amount of 300 tonnes of ore per day. This crushing mill was the heaviest and most powerful ever built in North America.

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Franklin, NC mining, mines, mine owners and mine statistics

Franklin, NC mines, mine companies, mine owners and mine information. US-Mining provides information on mines, operators, and minerals mined in Franklin, NC

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Corundum - Wikipedia

Corundum for abrasives is mined in Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, and India. Historically it was mined from deposits associated with dunites in North Carolina, US and from a nepheline syenite in Craigmont, Ontario. Emery-grade corundum is found on the Greek island of Naxos and near Peeks, New York, US.

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Gemstones Identification at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine in .

Gemstones Identification at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine in Boone NC At Foggy Mountain Gem Mine each bucket of gemstone mix contains genuine rough gemstones like emeralds, rubies and sapphires. There is a variety of colored gemstones waiting for you to discover.

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Corundum var. Ruby from Propst Farm, Lincoln County, North .

Corundum var. Ruby from Propst Farm, Lincoln County, North Carolina. Corundum var. Ruby from Propst Farm, Lincoln County, North Carolina . Hiddenite Gem Mining North Carolina Embedded emeralds from the Emerald Hollow Mine in Hiddenite, NC.

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Sold Corundum from Pressley Mine, Canton, North Carolina .

From: Pressley Mine, Canton, North Carolina, USA - Dimensions: 25x20x20mm - Sold by: Weinrich Minerals - Blue slightly rounded loose Sapphire crystal measuring 2.5 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm in size. Complete all-around. Shipping weight: 0.02 pounds. Mounted for display in a perky box and will ship as shown. This may be removed from the box if we are notified in advance.

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North Carolina Geological Survey Bulletins

North Carolina Geological Survey Bulletins. . Geology and preliminary ore dressing studies of the Carolina barite belt. North Carolina Geological Survey: Raleigh. Available For Purchase Using Above Link. . Gold mining in North Carolina and adjacent South Appalachians regions.

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North Carolina Geological Survey Publications List

Gold Mining in North Carolina and Adjacent South Appalachian Regions 1897 Nitze, H.B.C. and Wilkens, H.A.J. Gold Blue Ridge, Piedmont OP Bulletin 11 Corundum and the Basic Magnesian Rocks of Western North Carolina 1896 Lewis, J.V. Corundum, peridotites Blue Ridge, Piedmont OP Bulletin 12 History of the Gems Found in North Carolina (REPRINT-1995)

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Ruby and Sapphire: Gems of the Mineral Corundum

Related: Corundum: The Mineral of Ruby Sapphire Ruby, Sapphire, and Fancy Sapphire. Most people don't realize that ruby and sapphire are both gems of the mineral corundum.Both of these gemstones have the same chemical composition and the same mineral structure. Trace amounts of impurities determine if a gem corundum will be a brilliant red ruby or a beautiful blue sapphire.

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Corundum: The mineral Corundum, Sapphire, Ruby info pictures

A well known Ruby locality is the Cowee Creek District, Macon Co., North Carolina, especially the area of Franklin. Large deposits of Emery were once worked near Peeks, Westchester Co., New York; and Chester, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. An important Canadian occurrence of Corundum is the Burgess Mine, Bancroft, Hastings Co., Ontario.

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Abstract: FROM GEMS TO ABRASIVES: THE FASCINATING HISTORY .

The mining of corundum in North Carolina supplied a large amount of the world’s industrial corundum, with the exception of emery, from 1871 to 1900. Corundum (Al 2 O 3) was ideal for the manufacture of a variety of abrasives as well as emery boards, toothpaste and aluminum alloys. There are three types of corundum: industrial, gem variety and .

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Maps Online - Gold Mining in North Carolina - LibGuides at .

Jan 16, 2020  "Interactive map of the Gold Hill Mining District with major mines indicated with annotation. The Gold Hill Historic Park occupies land that was part of the Gold Hill Mine. Base map from Pratt (1908)." This site uses maps from The Gold Hill Mining District of North Carolina, Bulletin 21, by Francis Baker Laney.

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Corundum Hill Mine, Franklin, Ellijay Mining District .

Corundum Hill Mine, Franklin, Ellijay Mining District, Cowee Valley, Macon Co., North Carolina, USA. Photos. Add Photo; Search. This Locality on mindat.org; Search Google; Corundum-bearing anorthosite deposit occurs in the gneiss-migmatite complexes of the Appalachian Foldbelt in eastern North America and is a source of abrasive raw materials .

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