New Salem serpentinite body

occurrence of asbestos in Franklin county, MA

Geologic information

Name of siteNew Salem serpentinite body
Developmentoccurrence
StateMA
CountyFranklin
Geographic location:-72.305, 42.505
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Fibrous mineralanthophyllite asbestos
Associated mineralsolivine
clinochlore
talc
Host rock typesmetaperidotite
Geologic map unit-72.305, 42.505
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Reference information

Emerson, B.K., 1898, Geology of Old Hampshire County, Massachusetts, comprising Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties: U.S. Geological Survey Monograph 29, 790 p., 35 plates.
[http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/m29]