Hicks Asbestos mine

past producer of asbestos in Rabun county, GA

Geologic information

Name of siteHicks Asbestos mine
Developmentpast producer
StateGA
CountyRabun
Geographic location:-83.151, 34.97
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Fibrous mineralanthophyllite asbestos
Associated mineralsvermiculite
olivine
enstatite
Host rock typesultramafic intrusion
Geologic map unit-83.151, 34.97
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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.
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.
Teague, K.H., 1956, Georgia occurrences described [Asbestos in Georgia]: Georgia Mineral Newsletter, v. 9, no. 1, p. 4-7.
Cook, R.B., 1978, Minerals of Georgia--Their properties and occurrences: Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Geologic and Water Resources Division, Bulletin 92, 189 p.