Buncombe County, NC

This page contains information available through the North Carolina Geological Survey concerning Buncombe County.

USGS 7.5-minute quadrangles covering Buncombe County, NC

[1:24,000 scale maps for Buncombe County]

Statewide index to 7.5-minute quadrangles Ordering information

Highest Point*

BuncombePotato Knob6400+Montreat
A "!" in the column labeled "+/!" indicates an exact elevation. An estimated elevation is indicated by "+".
*Some counties have more than one location that appear to have the same elevation. These counties show more than one entry in this table.
If you are interested in the highest elevation in every county, try this table.

NCGS Publications covering Buncombe County

Check back in a few months. We will be listing our publications for each county here.

Dissertations and theses covering Buncombe County

Copies of Ph.D. dissertations and M.S. theses at the NCGS Archdale office are listed below. These volumes are not for sale, but can be viewed at the NCGS offices in Raleigh, NC. For interlibrary loan, please check with the degree-granting institution.








Bohanan, E. R., Jr. 1975 Petrographic & spectrographic analysis of several soapstone artifacts from TN and soapstone deposits in NC & SC in an attempt to determine the source area of artifacts University of Tennessee (Knoxville) Master thesis 110 p.
Dabbagh, A. E. 1975 Geology of the Skyland and Dunsmore Mountain quadrangles, western North Carolina UNC at Chapel Hill Ph.D. dissertation 227 p. Geologic mapping
Fletcher, J. S. 1972 Chromite from some western North Carolina ultramafites and its petrogenetic implications University of South Carolina Master thesis 66 p.
Hinrichs, F. W. 1941 The occurence of a mica in the Spruce Pine district, North Carolina Northwestern University Master thesis 114 p. Economic (muscovite)
Kuchenbuch, P. A. 1979 Petrology of some metagabbro bodies in the Mars Hill quadrangle, Western North Carolina Eastern Kentucky University Master thesis 66 p. Petrography
Lemmon, R. E. 1973 Geology of the Bat Cave and Fruitland quadrangles and the origin of the Henderson Gneiss, western North Carolina UNC at Chapel Hill Ph.D. dissertation 145 p. Geologic mapping
McGill, K. A. 1980 Tectonic history of the Blue Ridge and Brevard zone near Old Fort, North Carolina UNC at Chapel Hill Master thesis 68 p. Geologic mapping
Nixon, K. R. 1978 Metamorphic reactions in the rocks of Craggy Gardens, North Carolina Ohio State University Master thesis 69 p. Geologic mapping, Metamorphism
Penso, S. M. H. 1981 Geophysical surveys of several selected ultramafic bodies in western North Carolina Kent State University Master thesis 72 p. Geophysical (magnetics, gravity, gamma radiation)
Perez, E. D. 1979 Magnetic surveys of selected ultramafic deposits in western North Carolina Kent State University Master thesis 43 p. Geophysical (magnetics)
Stirewalt, G. L. 1969 Structural analysis of the Sauratown Mountains Anticlinorium and the Brevard Lithologic Zone, North Carolina UNC at Chapel Hill Ph.D. dissertation 146 p. Structural geology
*Topic = A broad classification for the type of geologic research covered.
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