Burlington quarry

quarry of asbestos in Skagit county, WA

Geologic information

Name of siteBurlington quarry
Developmentquarry
StateWA
CountySkagit
Geographic location:-122.3197, 48.4848
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Fibrous mineralAsbestos-Talc Products of Washington, Inc., of Burlington, Skagit County, mines a somewhat fibrous soapstone-actinolite mixture that has developed in shear zones cutting greenstone. It is ground, mixed with asbestos and use [sic] for special cements"" (Glover, 1936, p. 14).
Associated mineralstalc
serpentine
Host rock typesgreenstone
Geologic map unit-122.3197, 48.4848
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Reference information

Glover, S.L., 1936, Nonmetallic mineral resources of Washington: Washington Division of Geology Bulletin No. 33, 135 p.
Bowles, Oliver, 1955, The asbestos industry: U.S. Bureau of Mines Bulletin 552, 122 p.
Valentine, G.M., 1960, Inventory of Washington minerals, Part I, Second edition, Nonmetallic minerals: Washington Division of Mines and Geology Bulletin No. 37, 175 p., 39 plates.