Deer Isle serpentine

occurrence of asbestos in Hancock county, ME

Geologic information

Name of siteDeer Isle serpentine
Developmentoccurrence
StateME
CountyHancock
Geographic location:-68.636, 44.259
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile
Associated mineralsserpentine
magnetite
olivine
pyroxene
amphibole
chlorite
muscovite
Host rock typesserpentinite
Geologic map unit-68.636, 44.259
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Reference information

Smith, G.O., Bastin, E.S., and Brown, C.W., 1907, Penobscot Bay folio, Maine: U.S. Geological Survey, Geologic Atlas of the United States, Folio 149, 14 p., 3 plates.
[http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/gf149]
Wing, L.A., 1951a, Asbestos and serpentine rocks of Maine: Augusta, Maine, Maine Development Commission, Maine Geological Survey, Report of the State Geologist 1949-1950, p. 35-46, 3 maps.