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Corundum Hill Mine, Macon County, North Carolina.

United States. Bureau of Mines.

Corundum Hill Mine, Macon County, North Carolina.

by United States. Bureau of Mines.

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SeriesReport of investigations (United States. Bureau of Mines) -- 4042
ContributionsBallard, T.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21749049M

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. Small quantitites of precious ruby were produced as a by-product. Ref: Kievlenko, Geology of gems, , p.   The first systematic mining was undertaken in by C. W. Jenks when he opened the corundum mine on Corundum Hill near Franklin, Macon County, in southwestern North Carolina. Many choice rubies and sapphires were obtained, but the amount found did not warrant permanent operation for gem corundum only and, after a few years, the mine was.

  The Sheffield Mine is one of the oldest native mines in Macon County. In the ’s mining companies began actively mining for corundum found at Sheffield and the surrounding areas. Corundum is the second hardest mineral next to diamonds. Impure forms of corundum are used for producing abrasives, such as sandpaper. Corundum Hill Gem Mine, LLC is a North Carolina Limited-Liability Company filed on Septem The company's filing status is listed as Admin. Dissolved and its File Number is The Registered Agent on file for this company is Moses, Joseph B. and is Location: North Carolina (NC).

Corundum Hill Mine, Macon County, Corundum Hill Mine (map) Return to minerals file index table 27 – 28 Diamonds, industrial. Return to minerals file index table 27 – 29 Diaspore. Return to minerals file index table 27 – 30 Diatomite. Return to minerals file index table 27 – 31 Dolomite. Analyses; Correspondence; North Carolina locations. Not much interest was taken in Macon County’s gemstones until a farmer turned up some strange rocks while plowing his field in A local scholar identified the rocks as corundum and commercial mining began at Corundum Hill about Word of the corundum spread like wildfire.


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Corundum Hill Mine, Macon County, North Carolina by United States. Bureau of Mines. Download PDF EPUB FB2

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. The Corundum Hill Deposit is near Franklin, North Carolina. Historically the site North Carolina. book been associated with the Ellijay Area which is now part of the Nantahala National Forest.

The Corundum Hill Deposit was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. Corundum Hill (Franklin), Macon County, North Carolina Samuel G. Gordon. 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 are being Author: Samuel G. Gordon. Culsagee Mine, Corundum Hill, Franklin, Ellijay Mining District, Cowee Valley, Macon Co., North Carolina, USA: A corundum mine.

May be same as Corundum Hill mine. Investigation of Rickard Corundum Mine, York County, South Carolina by T. Ballard,Report of InvestigationsU. Bureau of Mines, 6 p. Report of preliminary investigation of the Mincey Corundum Mine, Macon County, North Carolina by J.

Hadley, Phone: () Additional Physical Format: Online version: Ballard, T.J. Corundum Macon County Mine, Macon County, N.C.

(OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National. Macon Co., North Carolina, USA: Reference: Dyar,Taylor,Marjorie E.,Lotz,Timothy M.,Francis,Carl A., Guidotti,Charles V.,and Wise,Michael () Inclusive.

Additional Physical Format: Macon County version: Ballard, T.J. Corundum Hill Mine, Macon County, N.C. [Washington, D.C.]: United States Bureau of Mines, North and South Carolina and Georgia begun in 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. Historical Weather. Below are weather averages from to according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station.

The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is FRANKLIN 3 W which is approximately 8 miles away and has an elevation of 2, feet ( feet lower than Corundum Hill).). Because the nearest station and this geographic Higdon Mountain: mi. An article on the history of the State's corundum deposits will be prepared later.

Here are some of the points to be made. It all began with discoveries of massive sapphire near Franklin (Jenks Mine, Corundum Hill). A collection of nearly one hundred specimens (most collected before ) was acquired from the Delaware County (Pennsylvania.

CORUNDUM HILL (FRANKLIN), MACON COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA Sauunr, G. Gomom, Acod,emy oJ Natural Sciences oJ Visitors to the Vaux and Bement collections cannot have failed to notice the many fine ruby corundum crystals labeled Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina.

Their source, the Cullasaja mine,File Size: KB. This property is owned by Mr. John Gray, of Ellijay, Macon County.

Corundum has also been found on the land between the Gray property and Higdon mine, belonging to Mrs. Robinson, of Franklin. Near the summit of the mountain on which the Corundum Hill mine is located, but on the opposite or Ellijay side, is the Higdon mine.

Page 66 - Shepard* in an extended article on the corundum of North Carolina and Georgia, describes the occurrences of corundum and chrysolite, the associated minerals and what he calls the development of the "Strata" which "exhibit the following order of formations: 1.

Chrysolitic rock somewhat mixed with anthophyllite ; 2. a layer of micaceous rock; 3. a seam of chalcedony ; 4. a stratum of. Macon County, NC mines, mine companies, mine owners and mine information. US-Mining provides information on mines, operators, and minerals mined in Macon County, NC.

Corundum Hill Macon County • North Carolina. Rockhound Bill Mintz at the entrance of the Corundum Hill Mine shaft. 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). Visiting Our Past: Great sapphire search got gritty “At the Corundum Hill Mine (near Highlands), various shades of ruby gem corundum have been.

Sapphires were first mined regularly at the Corundum Hill Mine in Macon County inthen in Jackson County in ( tons yielded 25 percent nearly pure crystals). Notable sapphires, such as a 1, carat blue star sapphire found near Canton inhave been found on occasion, and tourists still enjoy searching through buckets from old.

Sherpa Guides > North Carolina Mountains > The Nantahala Mountains > Gem Mines of Macon County Area Gem Mines of Macon County Area.

The Franklin area has long been known for its rich deposits of minerals. The region is popular with gem hunters, and an important tourism industry has developed around the mineral resources of Macon County.

Gem Mining in Macon County. Mining for ruby and sapphire began in Macon County in Called corundum, the minerals were mined commercially for abrasives and gave work to many men.

Corundum and other minerals, mica and kaolin, were hauled to the railroad by horse and wagon and shipped out of Macon County in large quantities.Macon County, NC Gold mines, mine companies, mine owners and mine information. US-Mining provides information on mines, operators, and minerals mined in Macon County, NC.Corundum and the basic magnesian rocks of western North Carolina.

(Winston, M.I. & J.C. Stewart, public printers, ), by J. Volney Lewis (page images at HathiTrust; US access only) Corundum and the peridotites of western North Carolina / (Raleigh, N. C., ), by Joseph Hyde Pratt and J.

Volney Lewis (page images at HathiTrust).