Mineral commodity files -- Archdale Office


Introduction

The North Carolina Geological Survey (NCGS) has many older mineral resource commodity files. These literally cover commodities from "A" to "Z".  While these files are by no means comprehensive, they contain a wealth of information. Oftentimes, there is specific information about even individual mines. 

Using your browser, you can "seach" or "find" very specific information from the files listed on this page. For example, you can search for mine or county names, minerals, etc. The Minerals file index table is a good place to start browsing this file; hyperlinks to some ore deposit associations are imbedded in the Minerals file index table and the file listing to make navigation easier. The files themselves are paper. The phosphate files are extensive and cover a large number of topics; these have a subindex linked through the phosphate file list.

These files are in the NCGS' main offices located in the Archdale Building, 5th Floor at 512 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27604-1148. The telephone number is (919) 733-2423; the facsimile number is (919) 733-0900.

Files are open for public access during regular business hours. Page size copies can be made on site at a nominal page charge of $0.10.  Appointments are highly recommended (see Further Information for details). Refer also to reports of special investigations on mineral processing by the Minerals Research Laboratory.

Minerals file index table

This table is an index to the minerals commodity files. Click on the commodity for a file content listing. The left column lists the commodity; the right column lists the file number.

Commodity

File number - Archdale Building, Raleigh

Abrasives (Garnet, Staurolite) No file; refer to indicated commodities
Aggregates, heavy 27-1
Aggregates, lightweight and ultralightweight 27-2
Allanite 27-3
Aluminum, gibbsite 27-4
Andalusite 27-5
Antimony 27-6
Asbestos 27-7
Barite 27-8
Bauxite 27-9
Bentonite 27-10
Beryl 27-11
Bismuth 27-12
Borates 27-13
Bromine 27-14
Brucite 27-15
Building brick and tile material 27-16
Cadmium 27-17
Calcite, optical 27-18
Calcium 27-19
Cements and cementing materials 27-20
Chromite 27-21
Clays 27-22
Coal 27-23
Cobalt 27-24
Columbium 27-25
Copper 27-26
Corundum 27-27
Diamonds, industrial 27-28
Diaspore 27-29
Diatomite 27-30
Dolomite 27-31
Emerald (see Beryl and other gems) 27-32
Emery, natural 27-33
Epsomite 37-34
Feldspar 27-35
Flagstone (see also Stone) 27-36
Fluorspar and cryolite 27-37
Fullers earth 27-38
Gallium 27-39
Garnet 27-40
Gems 27-41
Geodes 27-42
Germanium 27-43
Gibbsite (see Aluminum) 27-44
Gold 27-45
Granite (see Stone) 27-46
Graphite 27-47
Gypsum and Anhydrite 27-48
Ilmenite 27-49
Indium 27-50
Insulating materials 27-51
Iodine 27-52
Iron 27-53
Kaolin (see Clays) 27-54
Kyanite 27-55
Lead 27-56
Limestone 27-57
Lithium 27-58
Magnesite 27-59
Manganese 27-60
Marble (see Stone) 27-61
Mica (see also separate mica file and Open-file report 92-2 by Sigrid Ballew 27-62
Molybdenum 27-63
Monazite 27-64
Nickel 27-65
Novaculite 27-66
Olivine 27-67
Pegmatites (see also Lithium) 27-68
Peridotite (dunite) (see also olivine) 27-69
Phosphate 27-70
Platinum group 27-71
Pyrites 27-72
Pyrophyllite 27-73
Quartz, crystals 27-74
Quartzite (see Quartz, crystals) 27-75
Refactory materials 27-76
Rutile 27-77
Scheelite (see Tungsten) 27-78
Selenium 27-79
Sericite (see also Mica) 27-80
Silica, sands 27-81
Silicon 27-82
Silver 27-83
Slate (see Stone) 27-84
Soapstone (see also Tungsten and Scheelite) 27-85
Spinel 27-86
Spodumene 27-87
Sillimenite 27-88
Staurolite 27-89
Stone, dimension, rough (see also Aggregates, heavy and Aggregates, lightweight and ultralightweight) 27-90
Sulphur 27-91
Talc (see also Scheelite and Soapstone) 27-92
Tellurium 27-93
Thallium 27-94
Thorium 27-95
Tin 27-96
Titanium 27-97
Topaz 27-98
Tourmaline 27-99
Tripoli 27-100
Tungsten (see also Scheelite) 27-101
Uranium 27-102
Vanadium 27-103
Vermiculite 27-104
Wollastonite 27-105
Zinc 27-106
Zirconium 27-107

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For further information

For further information about these minerals commodity files, contact Jeff Reid at (919) 733-2423, or write to us at NC Geological Survey, Division of Land Resources, 1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1612. His e-mail address is: jeff.reid@ncmail.net

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Commodity file listing

 

27 – 1 Aggregates, heavy

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27 – 2 Aggregates, lightweight and ultra-lightweight

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27 – 3 Allanite

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27 – 4 Aluminum, Gibbsite

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27 – 5 Andalusite (see also Gold, Copper, Lead, Zinc)

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27 – 6 Antimony

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27 – 7 Asbestos

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27 – 8 Barite

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27 – 9 Bauxite

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27 – 10 Bentonite

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27 – 11 Beryl (see also Emerald, Gems)

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27 – 12 Bismuth

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27 – 13 Borates

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27 – 14 Bromine

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27 – 15 Brucite

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27 – 16 Building brick and tile material (see also Clays)

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27 – 17 Cadmium (see also Zinc)

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27 – 18 Calcite, optical

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27 – 19 Calcium

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27 – 20 Cements and cementing materials

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27 – 21 Chromite (see also olivine, peridotites)

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27 – 22 Clays (see Building Brick and Tile material)

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27 – 23 Coal

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27 – 24 Cobalt

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27 – 25 Columbium

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27 – 26 Copper (see also Zinc, Lead, Gold, Kyanite, Andalusite)

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27 – 27 Corundum

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27 – 28 Diamonds, industrial

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27 – 29 Diaspore

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27 – 30 Diatomite

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27 – 31 Dolomite

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27 – 32 Emerald see Beryl (27 – 11) and Gems (27 – 41)

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27 – 33 Emery, natural

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37 – 34 Epsomite

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27 – 35 Feldspar (see also Pegmatites)

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27 – 36 Flagstone see Stone (27 – 90)

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27 – 37 Fluorspar and Cryolite

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27 – 38 Fullers earth

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27 – 39 Gallium

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27 – 40 Garnet (see also Abrasives)

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27 – 41 Gems (see also Emerald and Beryl)

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27 – 42 Geodes

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27 – 43 Germanium

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27 – 44 Gibbsite see Aluminum (27 – 4)

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27 – 45 Gold (see also Copper, Lead, Zinc, Kyanite, Andalusite)

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27 – 46 Granite see Stone (27-90), Aggregate,heavy

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27 – 47 Graphite

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27 – 48 Gypsum and Anhydrite

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27 – 49 Ilmenite (see also Titanium)

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27 – 50 Indium

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27 – 51 Insulating materials

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27 – 52 Iodine

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27 – 53 Iron

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27 – 54 Kaolin See Clays (27 – 22)

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27 – 55 Kyanite (see also Gold, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Andalusite)

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27 – 56 Lead (see also Zinc, Copper, Gold, Kyanite, Andalusite)

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27 – 57 Limestone

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27 – 58 Lithium (see also Spodumene, Pegmatites)

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27 – 59 Magnesite

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27 – 60 Manganese

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27 – 61 Marble See Stone (27 – 90)

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27 – 62 Mica See also separate Mica file. Refer also to Open-file report 92-2, "Mica," by Sigrid Ballew)

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27 – 63 Molybdenum (see also Tungsten and Scheelite)

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27 – 64 Monazite

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27 – 65 Nickel (see also olivine; Peridotite, dunite)

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27 – 66  Novaculite

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27 – 67  Olivine (see also Peridotite, dunite)

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27 – 68 Pegmatites See also Lithium (27 – 58); Spodumene

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27 – 69 Peridotite (Dunite) (see also Olivine; Chromite; Nickel)

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27 – 70 Phosphate Texas Gulf Brochures on Phosphate; Phosphates – North Carolina; USGS Phosphate Research 1981; Phosphate – Other States; Phosphate – Florida; Phosphate – United States; Phosphate – Australia; Phosphate – World Resources (Note: contain information on carbonatites -- see also diamonds)

Texas Gulf Brochures on Phosphate

Phosphates – North Carolina

USGS Phosphate Research 1981

Phosphate – Other States

Phosphate – Florida

Phosphate – United States

Phosphate – Australia

Phosphate – World Resources

Water and Air Resources Board

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27 – 71 Platinum group

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27 – 72 Pyrites

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27 – 73 Pyrophyllite

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27 – 74 Quartz, crystals

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27 – 75 Quartzite (See Quartz, crystals, 27 – 74)

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27 – 76 Refractory materials

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27 – 77 Rutile

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27 – 78 Scheelite See Tungsten (27 – 101)

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27 – 79 Selenium

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27 – 80 Sericite (see also Mica)

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27 – 81 Silica, sands

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27 – 82 Silicon

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27 – 83 Silver

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27 – 84 Slate See Stone (27 – 90)

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27 – 85 Soapstone See also Talc (27 – 92); Scheelite and Tungsten

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27 – 86 Spinel

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27 – 87 Spodumene See Lithium (27 – 58); Pegmatites

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27 – 88 Sillimanite

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27 – 89 Staurolite

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27 – 90 Stone, dimension, rough (marble, granite, slate, flagstone) See also Aggregates, heavy (27 – 1 and 27 – 2)

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27 – 91 Sulphur

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27 – 92 Talc See also Scheelite (27 – 78), Soapstone (27 – 85); Tungsten

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27 – 93 Tellurium

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27 – 94 Thallium

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27 – 95 Thorium

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27 – 96 Tin

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27 – 97 Titanium See also Ilmenite (27 – 49), Rutile (27 – 77)

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27 – 98 Topaz

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27 – 99 Tourmaline

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27 – 100 Tripoli

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27 – 101 Tungsten See also Scheelite (27 – 78), Soapstone (27 – 85)

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27 – 102 Uranium

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27 – 103 Vanadium

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27 – 104 Vermiculite (see also Aggregates, lightweight)

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27 – 105 Wollastonite

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27 – 106 Zinc (see also Copper, Lead, Gold)

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27 – 107 Zirconium (see also Monazite)

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For further information

For further information about these files contact Jeff Reid, North Carolina Geological Survey, 1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 26799-1612. The telephone number is (919) 733-2423; the facsimile number is (919) 733-0900. His e-mail is Jeff.Reid@ncmail.net

Credits

Ms. Barbara Glover retyped the file listing. Jeff Reid prepared the hypertext version and added it to the NCGS's Internet site in May 2000.