Hinsdale mine

past producer of asbestos in Berkshire county, MA

Geologic information

Name of siteHinsdale mine
Developmentpast producer
StateMA
CountyBerkshire
Geographic location:-73.127, 42.4787
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Fibrous mineralanthophyllite asbestos
Associated mineralsserpentine
actinolite
tremolite
talc
chromite
Host rock typesmeta-ultramafic rock
Geologic map unit-73.127, 42.4787
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Reference information

Bowles, Oliver, 1955, The asbestos industry: U.S. Bureau of Mines Bulletin 552, 122 p.
Pearre, N.C., 1956, Mineral deposits and occurrences in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, exclusive of clay, sand and gravel, and peat: U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Investigations Resource Map MR-4, scale 1:500,000.
[http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/mr4]
Ratcliffe, N.M., 1984, Bedrock geologic map of the Pittsfield East quadrangle, Berkshire County, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map GQ-1574, scale 1:24,000.
[http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/gq1574]