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East Fork Mine (East Fork manganese mine), East Fork District, Sevier Co., Tennessee, USAi
Regional Level Types
East Fork Mine (East Fork manganese mine)Mine
East Fork DistrictMining District
Sevier Co.County
TennesseeState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 49' 41'' North , 83° 23' 4'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Pittman Center565 (2017)7.7km
Fair Garden529 (2011)8.6km
Pigeon Forge6,171 (2017)15.9km
Sevierville16,490 (2017)16.6km
Gatlinburg4,184 (2017)17.1km


11 miles SE of Sevierville.

Commodities (Major) - Manganese; (Trace) - Phosphorus-Phosphates, Manganese, Cobalt, Iron
Development Status: Past Producer

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Mineral List

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11 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Travis A. Paris (2011) Tennessee mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 86, #4, 300-328.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Travis A. Paris (2011) Tennessee mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 86, #4, 300-328.
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Travis A. Paris (2011) Tennessee mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 86, #4, 300-328.
Fluorapatite var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Reference: Travis A. Paris (2011) Tennessee mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 86, #4, 300-328.
Lacroixite
Formula: NaAl(PO4)F
Reference: Travis A. Paris (2011) Tennessee mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 86, #4, 300-328.
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey,2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S Geological Survey,Reston, Virginia
'Psilomelane'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey,2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S Geological Survey,Reston, Virginia
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Travis A. Paris (2011) Tennessee mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 86, #4, 300-328.
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Travis A. Paris (2011) Tennessee mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 86, #4, 300-328.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Stose,G.W., and Schrader,F.C.,(1923) Manganese Deposits Of East Tennessee: USGS Bulletin 737
Rhodochrosite ?
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Travis A. Paris (2011) Tennessee mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 86, #4, 300-328.
Roscherite
Formula: Ca2Mn2+5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
Reference: Travis A. Paris (2011) Tennessee mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 86, #4, 300-328.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey,2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S Geological Survey,Reston, Virginia
'Wad'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey,2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S Geological Survey,Reston, Virginia

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Rhodochrosite ?5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Lacroixite8.BH.10NaAl(PO4)F
Roscherite8.DA.10Ca2Mn2+5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Psilomelane'-
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Rhodochrosite ?14.1.1.4MnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Lacroixite41.5.5.1NaAl(PO4)F
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite41.8.1.4Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Roscherite42.7.7.1Ca2Mn2+5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Psilomelane'-
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H RoscheriteCa2Mn52+Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
BeBeryllium
Be RoscheriteCa2Mn52+Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
C MagnesiteMgCO3
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
OOxygen
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
O RoscheriteCa2Mn52+Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
O LacroixiteNaAl(PO4)F
O QuartzSiO2
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
FFluorine
F Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
F LacroixiteNaAl(PO4)F
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na LacroixiteNaAl(PO4)F
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
AlAluminium
Al LacroixiteNaAl(PO4)F
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
P RoscheriteCa2Mn52+Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
P LacroixiteNaAl(PO4)F
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S SulphurS8
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Ca RoscheriteCa2Mn52+Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
MnManganese
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
Mn RoscheriteCa2Mn52+Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3187374
Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Precambrian
541 - 4000 Ma



ID: 2947513
Walden Creek Group, including Sandsuck Formation, Wilhite Formation, Shields Formation, and Licklog Formation

Age: Precambrian (541 - 4000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Sandsuck Formation; Wilhite Formation; Shields Formation; Licklog Formation

Description: The formations, other than the Sandsuck, have been mapped only in the region of the Great Smoky Mountains. Thickness about 8,000 feet. Includes Sandsuck Formation - Olive-green and gray, argillaceous, micaceous shale with coarse feldspathic sandstone and quartz- pebble conglomerate. Thickness about 2,000 feet; Wilhite Formation - Gray to green siltstone and slate with interbeds of pebble conglomerate, sandstone, and quartzite. Thickness about 4,000 feet; Shields Formation - Massive conglomerate, sandstone, argillaceous slate; conglomerate (pebbles of various rock types) characteristic. Thickness about 1,500 feet; Licklog Formation - Feldspathic sandstone, greenish phyllite, and bluish-gray slate. Thickness about 1,500 feet.

Comments: East sheet Original map source: Greene, D.C., and Wolfe, W.J., 2000, Superfund GIS - 1:250,000 Geology of Tennessee, USGS, (geo250k).

Lithology: Major:{shale}, Minor:{sandstone,siltstone,conglomerate,slate}, Incidental:{phyllite, quartzite}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 2200748
Wilhite Formation

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Wilhite Formation

Description: Shale, siltstone, and slate

Reference: Southworth, S., A. Schultz, D. Denenny. Geologic Map of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Region, Tennessee and North Carolina. USGS Open-File Report 2005-1225. [33]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
REICHERT (1942), TN GS BULL. 5
CONFIDENTIAL UNPUBLISHED WAR MIN. REPT. (1945), MANGANESE, SE COUNTY, TENNESSEE
O NEILL, J.F., ET.AL., RECONNAISSANCE OF E. TENN. MANGANESE DEPOSITS
UNPUBLISHED BU MINES RI, CONFIDENTIAL WMR FILES, JOHNSON CO.

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