Mineral Commodity Files -- Asheville Regional 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 "search" 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 Commodity Files table is a good place to start browsing this file; hyperlinks to some ore deposit associations are imbedded in the Commodity Files table and the file listing to make navigation easier. The files themselves are paper.

The files in this listing are located in the Asheville Regional Office of the North Carolina. The address is:

North Carolina Geological Survey
2090 U.S. Highway 70
Swannanoa, NC 28778

Telephone: (828) 296-4500
URL: http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us

List of counties

The Asheville office's files contain data from the following counties in North and South Carolina:

Alamance

Chatham

Haywood

Monroe

Sullivan

Alexander

Cherokee

Henderson

Montgomery

Surry

Alleghany

Chesterfield

Iredell

Moore

Swain

Amelia

Clark

Jackson

Murray

Talbot

Anderson

Clay

Jasper

Newton

Towns

Anson

Cleveland

Johnson

Oconee

Transylvania

Ashe

Davidson

Johnston

Ogelthorpe

Upson

Avery

Elbert

Lamar

Orange

Vance

Beaufort

Forsythe

Lancaster

Person

Wake

Buckingham

Franklin

Lincoln

Prince Edward

Walton

Buncombe

Gaston

Lumpkin

Rabun

Wautaga

Burke

Graphm

Macon

Randolf

Wilkes

Butts

Granville

Madison

Rockingham

Yancey

Cabarrus

Greenville

Marion

Rowan

York

Caldwell

Halifax

McDowell

Rutherford

 

Carter

Hamilton

Mecklenburg

Spartenburg

 

Catawba

Hart

Mitchell

Stokes

 

Other commodity 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. Refer also to reports of special investigations on mineral processing by the Minerals Research Laboratory.

For further information

For further information contact the NC Geological Survey staff at the Asheville Regional office.

Credit

Ms. Sigrid Ballew compiled the data on this page, organized office files, and prepared the hyperlink version. The work was completed in May 2000.

Commodity Files

Abrasives (see also Garnet)
Aggregates heavy (see also Silica, Sands, Stone)
Aggregates, lightweight and ultra-lightweight (see also Silica, Sands, Stone)
Alaskite
Allanite (see also Thorium)
Aluminum, Gibbsite
Andalusite
Antimony
Apatite
Asbestos (see also Kyanite)
Barite (see also Copper)
Bauxite
Bentonite
Beryl (see also Emerald, Feldspar, Gems, Talc)
Beryllium (see also Beryl)
Bismuth
Borates
Bornite
Bromine
Brucite
Building Brick and Tile Material
Cadmium
Calcite, Optical
Calcite
Calcium
Cassiterite
Cement and Cementing Materials
Chlorite (see also Corundum, Vermiculite)
Chromite (see also Vermiculite)
Clays (see also Kaolin)
Coal
Cobalt
Columbite (see also Tantalite)
Columbium
Copper (see also Gold, Lead, Pyrites, Silver, Sulfides, Tungsten, Zinc)
Corundum (see also Chlorite, Gems, Olivine, Sapphire, Ruby, Vermiculite)
Diamonds, Industrial
Diaspore
Diatomite
Dolomite (see also Lime)
Emerald (see also Beryl, Feldspar, Gems, Talc)
Emery, Natural
Epsomite
Feldspar (see also Quartz, Crystals, Quartzite)
Flagstone (see also Stone)
Fluorite
Fluorspar and Cryolite
Fullers Earth
Galena (see also Lead)
Gallium
Garnet
Gems (see also Beryl, Corundum)
Geodes
Germanium
Gold (see also Copper, Lead, Sulfides, Tungsten)
Gossan
Granite (see also Stone)
Graphite (see also Kyanite)
Gypsum and Anhydrite
Halloysite
Ilmenite (see also Titanium)
Indium
Insulating Materials
Iodine
Iron
Kaolin (see also Clays)
Kyanite (see also Asbestos, Graphite, Sillimanite)
Lazulite
Lead (see also Copper, Gold, Pyrites, Tungsten, Zinc)
Lime
Limestone
Lithium (see also Spodumene)
Magnesite (see also Corundum)
Manganese
Marble (see also Stone)
Mica (see also separate mica file and Open-File Report 92-2 by Sigrid Ballew)
Molybdenite
Molybdenum
Monazite
Nickel
Novaculite
Olivine (see also Chromite, Corundum)
Peat
Pegmatites (see also Lithium, Spodumene)
Peridotite (Dunite) (see also Asbestos, Chromite, Vermiculite)
Phosphate
Platinum Group
Pyrites (see also Copper, Gold, Lead, Uranium, Zinc)
Pyrophyllite
Pyrrhotite (see also Copper)
Quartz, Crystals (see also Feldspar)
Quartzite (see also Quartz, Crystals, Feldspar)
Rare Earth Elements (REE) (see also Copper, Gold, Uranium)
Refractory Materials
Ruby (see also Corundum, Gems, Sapphire)
Rutile (see also Titanium)
Sapphire (Corundum, Gems, Ruby)
Scheelite (see also Tungsten)
Schist
Selenium
Sericite (see also Mica)
Shale
Silica, Sands (see also Aggregate Lightweight and Ultra-Lightweight)
Silicon
Sillimanite (see also Kyanite)
Silver (see also Copper, Sulfides)
Slate (see also Stone)
Soapstone (see also Talc)
Spinel
Spodumene (see also Lithium)
Stone, Dimension, rough (see also Aggregates, heavy and Aggregates, lightweight)
Sulfides (see also Copper, Gold, Silver)
Sulphur
Talc (see also Gold, Soapstone, Tungsten)
Tantalite (see also Columbite)
Tellurium
Thallium
Thorium (see also Allanite)
Tin (see also Kaolin and Mica)
Titanium (see also Ilmenite)
Topaz
Tourmaline
Tripoli
Tungsten (see also Copper, Gold, Lead, Scheelite, Zinc)
Uranium
Vanadium
Vermiculite (see also Corundum)
Vesuvianite
Wollastonite
Zinc
Zirconium

 

Abrasives (see also Garnet)

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Aggregates heavy (see also Silica, Sands, Stone)

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Aggregates, lightweight and ultra-lightweight (see also Silica, Sands, Stone)

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Alaskite

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Allanite (see also Thorium)

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Aluminum, Gibbsite

Andalusite

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Antimony

Apatite

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Asbestos (see also Kyanite)

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Barite (see also Copper)

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Bauxite


Bentonite
 

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Beryl  (see also Emerald, Feldspar, Gems, Talc)

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Beryllium (see also Beryl)

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Bismuth
 

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Borates

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Bornite

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Bromine

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Brucite

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Building Brick and Tile Material

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Cadmium

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Calcite, Optical

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Calcite

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Calcium

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Cassiterite

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Cement and Cementing Materials

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Chlorite (see also Corundum, Vermiculite)

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Chromite (see also Vermiculite)

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Clays (see also Kaolin)

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Coal

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Cobalt

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Columbite (see also Tantalite)

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Columbium

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Copper (see also Gold, Lead, Pyrites, Silver, Sulfides, Tungsten, Zinc)

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Corundum  (see also Chlorite, Gems, Olivine, Sapphire, Ruby, Vermiculite)

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Diamonds, industrial

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Diaspore

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Diatomite

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Dolomite (see also Lime)

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Emerald  (see also Beryl, Feldspar, Gems, Talc)

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Emery, Natural

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Epsomite

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Feldspar  (see also Quartz, Crystals, Quartzite)


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Flagstone (see also Stone)

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Fluorite

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Fluorspar and Cryolite

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Fullers Earth

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Galena  (see also Lead)

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Gallium

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Garnet

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Gems (see also, Beryl, Corundum)

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Geodes

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Germanium

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Gold  (see also Copper, Lead, Sulfides, Tungsten)

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Gossan

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Granite (see also Stone)

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Graphite (see also Kyanite)

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Gypsum and Anhydrite

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Halloysite

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Ilmenite (see also Titanium)

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Indium

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Insulating Materials

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Iodine

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Iron

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Kaolin (see also Clays)

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Kyanite (see also Asbestos, Graphite, Sillimanite)

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Lazulite

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Lead (see also Copper, Gold, Pyrites, Tungsten, Zinc)

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Lime


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Limestone

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Lithium (see also Spodumene)

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Magnesite (see also Corundum)

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Manganese

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Marble (see also Stone)

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Mica (See also separate mica file.  Refer also to Open-file report 92-2 "Mica" by Sigrid Ballew.)

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Molybdenite

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Molybdenum

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Monazite

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Nickel

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Novaculite

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Olivine (see also Chromite, Corundum)

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Peat

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Pegmatites (See also Lithium, Spodumene)

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Peridotite (Dunite) (see also Asbestos, Chromite, Vermiculite)

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Phosphate

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Platinum Group

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Pyrites (Copper, Gold, Lead, Uranium, Zinc)

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Pyrophyllite

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Pyrrhotite (see also Copper)

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Quartz, Crystals (see also Feldspar)

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Quartzite (see Feldspar, Quartz, Crystals)

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Rare Earth Elements (REE) (see also Copper, Gold, Uranium)

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Refractory Materials
 

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Ruby (see also Corundum, Gems, Sapphire)

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Rutile (see also Titanium)

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Sapphire (see also Corundum, Gems, Ruby)

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Scheelite (see also Tungsten)

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Schist

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Selenium

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Sericite (see also Mica)

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Shale

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Silica, Sands (see also Aggregate Lightweight and Ultra-Lightweight)

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Silicon

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Sillimanite (see also Kyanite)

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Silver  (see also Copper, Sulfides)

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Slate (see also Stone)

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Soapstone (see also Talc)

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Spinel

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Spodumene (see also Lithium)

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Stone, Dimension, Rough  (see also Aggregates, heavy and Aggregates, lightweight)

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Sulfides (see also Copper, Gold, Silver)

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Sulphur

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Talc (see also Gold, Soapstone, Tungsten)

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Tantalite (see also Columbite)

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Tellurium

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Thallium

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Thorium  (see also Allanite)

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Tin  (see also Kaolin and Mica)

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Titanium (see also Ilmenite)

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Topaz

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Tourmaline

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Tripoli

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Tungsten  (see also Copper, Gold, Lead, Scheelite, Zinc)

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Uranium (see also Rare Earth Elements)

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Vanadium

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Vermiculite  (see also Corundum)

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Vesuvianite

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Wollastonite

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Zinc (see also Copper)

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Zirconium