Mitchell County

This page contains information available through the NCGS concerning Mitchell County.

USGS 7.5-minute quadrangles covering Mitchell County

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

Statewide index to 7.5-minute quadrangles Ordering information

Highest Point*

MitchellRoan High Knob (Roan High Knob 2 triangle)6285!Carvers Gap
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 Mitchell County

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

Dissertations and theses covering Mitchell 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.








Adams, M. G. 1995 The tectonothermal evolution of part of the Blue Ridge thrust complex, northwestern North Carolina UNC at Chapel Hill Ph.D. dissertation 193 p. Geologic mapping, Structural geology
Barton, C. 1980 Paleomagnetic studies of intrusive rocks in the southern Appalachian Piedmont University of Massachusetts Master thesis 104 p.
Brobst, D. A. 1953 Geology of the Plumtree area, Spruce Pine district, North Carolina University of Minnesota Ph.D. dissertation 117 p. Geologic mapping
Coble, J. F. 1976 Geology of the Limestone Cove window, Tennessee and North Carolina East Carolina University Master thesis 62 p. Geologic mapping
Easton, W. H. 1938 Mineralogy of the Spruce Pine, North Carolina area George Washington University Master thesis 59 p. Mineralogy, Mining history
Eckelmann, F. D. 1954 The sedimentary origin and stratigraphic equivalence of the so-called Cranberry and Henderson granites in western NC Columbia University Master thesis 47 p. Regional geology
Hinrichs, F. W. 1941 The occurence of a mica in the Spruce Pine district, North Carolina Northwestern University Master thesis 114 p. Economic (muscovite)
Howell, D. E. 1975 Geology of the southern two-thirds of the Celo 7.5 minute quadrangle, North Carolina UNC at Chapel Hill Master thesis 60 p. Geologic mapping, Economic (mica)
Lowry, J. 1950 The southwest end of the Mountain City Window, northeastern Tennessee Yale University Ph.D. dissertation 147 p. Geologic mapping
Manger, K. C. 1981 A structural analysis of the Roan Mountain mafic complex, North Carolina and Tennessee University of Kentucky Master thesis 180 p. Structural Geology
Manger, P. H. 1981 A structural analysis along the Linville Falls thrust fault in Western North Carolina University of Kentucky Master thesis 112 p. Structural Geology
Wilson, J. R. 1973 An X-ray fluorescence study of trace element distributions in metamorphic rocks and potential economic mineralization near Huntdale, North Carolina University of Tennessee Master thesis 55 p. X-ray Flourescence
*Topic = A broad classification for the type of geologic research covered.
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