Laurel Creek mine

past producer of asbestos in Rabun county, GA

Geologic information

Name of siteLaurel Creek mine
Developmentpast producer
StateGA
CountyRabun
Geographic location:-83.177, 34.948
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Fibrous mineralanthophyllite asbestos
Associated mineralsolivine
diopside
antigorite
corundum
talc
vermiculite
chromite
Host rock typesdunite, peridotite
Geologic map unit-83.177, 34.948
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Reference information

Hopkins, O.B., 1914, A report on the asbestos, talc and soapstone deposits of Georgia: Geological Survey of Georgia Bulletin No. 29, 319 p.
Hunter, C.E., 1941, Forsterite olivine deposits of North Carolina and Georgia: North Carolina Department of Conservation and Development, Division of Mineral Resources, Bulletin No. 41, 117 p.
Teague, K.H., and Furcron, A.S., 1948, Geology and mineral resources of Rabun and Habersham Counties, Georgia: Georgia Department of Mines, Mining and Geology map, scale 1:126,720.