Mineral resource potential of the Unaka Mountain RARE II Area, Unicoi County, Tennessee
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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey in [Reston, Va.?] .
Written in English


  • Wilderness areas -- Unaka Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.),
  • Mines and mineral resources -- Unaka Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.),
  • Unaka Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.)

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Statementby Wallace R. Griffitts and Mark L. Chatman
SeriesOpen-file report -- 83-445, Open-file report (Geological Survey (U.S.)) -- 83-445
ContributionsChatman, Mark L, Geological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL13607490M

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Mineral Resource Potential of the Unaka Mountain RARE II Area, Unicoi County, Tennessee Wallace R. Griffitts U.S. Geological Survey and Mark L. Chatman U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with U.S. Geological Survey editorial standards and stratigraphic : Wallace R. Griffitts, Mark L. Chatman. Wallace R Griffitts has written: 'Mineral resource potential of the Unaka Mountain RARE II Area, Unicoi County, Tennessee' -- subject(s): Mines and mineral resources, Wilderness areas. , in the Cherokee National Forest, Unicoi County, Tennessee. The Unaka Mountain Roadless Area was classified as a non-wilderness area during the Second Roadless Area Review and Evaluation (RARE II) by the U.S. Forest Service, January SUMMARY Unaka Mountain Roadless Area comprises 4, acres in the CherokeeAuthor: K.A. Duttweiler, W.R. Griffitts, J.W. Whitlow, E.F. Cooley. Unaka Mountains, segments of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountain systems in the southeastern United extend from southwestern Virginia along the Tennessee–North Carolina border into northern main ridges average 5, feet (1, m), rising in the Great Smoky Mountains to Clingmans Dome (6, feet [2, m]), Tennessee’s highest point.

State mineral data - After all information from the USGS annual canvass of domestic mineral industries is compiled and the mineral commodity chapters (Volume I of the Minerals Yearbook) are released, a Statistical Summary chapter is completed, with table 5 (and several other tables) presenting the earliest State-by-State data, including total State production and production. This road is the Cherohala Skyway connecting the southern Tennessee Valley to the mountain interior of far western North Carolina. The Lower Unaka Mountains and The Cherohala Skyway. Though geographically known as the Lower Unaka Mountains, this mountainous area is locally known as the Unicoi Mountain Wilderness. The state leads the nation in the production of clay used for brick manufacture and ranks seconds in phosphate rock production. North Carolina does not produce significant quantities of metallic minerals but has potential resources. Industrial minerals are mined thoughout North Carolina in the Mountain, Piedmont and Coastal Plain provinces. Follow signs to Tennessee Route West to 10th Street and Tennessee Route and turn left. Drive east on Rte. toward the Tennessee-North Carolina state line for miles to Rock Creek Campground. Thirty-one mile tour of Unaka Mountain follows TN , Forest Service Rd , and TN west. Gravel roads in many areas on Unaka Mountain.

Tennessee has 1, identified mines listed in The Diggings™. The most commonly listed primary commodities in Tennessee mines are Iron, Zinc, and the time these mines were surveyed, mines in Tennessee were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop, shallow pit, or isolated drill hole—known as an occurance mine. 1 Tennessee has prospect mines. 2 . The Mountain Pass rare-earth deposit, Sims explained, was discovered in , when exploratory geologists sent a curious rock sample to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Unaka Mountain Roadless Area comprises 7. 3 sq mi on the north side of Unaka Mountain in the Cherokee National Forest in northeastern Tennessee. No metallic mineral or energy resource potential was identified in the Unaka Mountain Roadless Area during mineral surveys. Stone suitable for use as rough building stone and crushed rock is the only identified mineral resource in the roadless area.   It is located atop Unaka Mountain in Unicoi County, literally above Erwin, on the Appalachian Trail. The Emerald Forest is one of those special places where a .