Mount Cuba serpentine body

occurrence of asbestos in New Castle county, DE

Geologic information

Name of siteMount Cuba serpentine body
Developmentoccurrence
StateDE
CountyNew Castle
Geographic location:-75.625, 39.795
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Fibrous mineralasbestos
Associated mineralsserpentine
talc
magnetite
augite
olivine
magnesite
anthophyllite
marmolite
Host rock typesserpentinite
Geologic map unit-75.625, 39.795
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Reference information

Booth, J.C., 1841, Memoir of the Geological Survey of the State of Delaware, including the application of the geological observations to agriculture: Dover, Del., S. Kimmey, 188 p.
Pearre, N.C., and Heyl, A.V., Jr., 1960, Chromite and other mineral deposits in serpentine rocks of the Piedmont Upland, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1082-K, p. 707-833, plates 40-47.
[http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/b1082K]