Traynham Mine Prospect
Paint Bank, Virginia
The Traynham Mine Prospect is near Paint Bank, Virginia. Historically the site has been associated with the Sweet Springs-West Virginia Mining District which is now part of the George Washington National Forest. The Traynham Mine Prospect was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. The Middle Section of the Appalachian Highlands characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.
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MANGANESE OXIDES IN RESIDUAL CLAY DEVELOPED IN WEATHERED ORDOVICIAN AND SILURIAN ROCKS.
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RESERVES UNKNOWN; PROBABLY SMALL
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1 World-class significance is determined by total endowment of the contained commodity. This includes all past production and remaining reserves. Each commodity is considered separately and commodities cannot be combined to arrive at a significant size. The tonnage thresholds are from the mine model grade-tonnage studies. As of June 2008, many entries were classified as significant under less strict rules.
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COBALT NOT MENTIONED, BUT BELIEVED TO BE PRESENT.