Hoy, Robert B. (1939) Geology and ore deposits of the Capps Gold Mine, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:03022010-074220943
The Capps gold mine is located five and one-half miles northwest of Charlotte, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The area lies wholly within the igneous belt of the southern Appalachian gold region in approximately the central part of the Piedmont province of eastern United States. The ore deposits consist of lenticular quartzdolomite-pyrite veins irregularly replacing sheared zones of the granite country rock. The wall-rock alteration and vein mineralization indicate that the deposits belong to the mesothermal rather than hypothermal zone into which most of the southern Appalachian gold deposits have been classified. The immediate future of the Capps district does not present an optimistic picture, because the Capps Company is in the hands of receivers. Nevertheless, it is possible that successful mining could be carried out, if deposits were carefully blocked out in advance of extraction. The best possibilities for future exploration are extensions of the deposits beneath old excavations, especially those above which rich ore has been obtained.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Master's thesis)|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Geological and Planetary Sciences|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||1 January 1939|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||12 Apr 2010 18:00|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 03:21|
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