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Asbestos mines, prospects, and occurrences in the US

Location, type, mineralogy, name, and status for 900 occurrences of asbestiform minerals and fibrous amphiboles.

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USGS Open-File Report 2005-1189
Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and natural asbestos occurrences in the eastern United States
http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1189/
USGS Open-File Report 2006-1211
Reported historic asbestos prospects and natural asbestos occurrences in the central United States
http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1211/
USGS Open-File Report 2007-1182
Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and natural asbestos occurrences in the Rocky Mountain states of the United States (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming)
http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1182/
USGS Open-File Report 2008-1095
Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and natural asbestos occurrences in the southwestern United States (Arizona, Nevada, and Utah)
http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1095/
USGS Open-File Report 2010-1041
Reported Historic Asbestos Mines, Historic Asbestos Prospects, and Other Natural Occurrences of Asbestos in Oregon and Washington
http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1041/
USGS Open-File Report 2011-1188
Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and other natural occurrences of asbestos in California
http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1188/

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