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Click to enlargeCHROMITE Deposits of North Carolina:<BR>NCGS Bulletin 42

The purpose of this survey was to locate the North Carolina chromite deposits, appraise their economic aspect, and make available information regarding these deposits so that the best of them could be put into immediate production if war conditions become such that production from these deposits is essential to the national security. Magnetic geophysics had not been used in locating chromite ore bodies in the Southern Appalachians; therefore, this method of prospecting was included to determine its value in this area. The magnetic survey was followed by core drilling to check the magnetic results and to determine the practicability of blocking out North Carolina chromite ore by core drilling. Includes maps and plates. By Charles E. Hunter, Thomas G. Murdock, and Gerald R. MacCarthy, 1942. 39 pages.




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