Tea Pond area serpentine

occurrence of asbestos in Franklin county, ME

Geologic information

Name of siteTea Pond area serpentine
Developmentoccurrence
StateME
CountyFranklin
Geographic location:-70.5303, 45.23
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Fibrous mineralclinochrysotile
Associated mineralsserpentine
chlorite
magnesite
talc
carbonate
chromite
muscovite
olivine
orthopyroxene
epidote
sulfides
Host rock typesserpentinite
Geologic map unit-70.5303, 45.23
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Reference information

Wing, L.A., and Dawson, A.S., 1949, Preliminary report on asbestos and associated rocks of northwestern Maine: Augusta, Maine, Maine Development Commission, Maine Geological Survey, Report of the State Geologist 1947-1948, p. 30-62.
Boudette, E.L., 1982, Ophiolite assemblage of early Paleozoic age in central western Maine, in St-Julien, P., and Beland, J., eds., Major structural zones and faults of the northern Appalachians: Geological Association of Canada Special Paper 24, p. 209-230.
King, V.T., and Foord, E.E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine--Volume 1, Descriptive mineralogy: Maine Geological Survey, Department of Conservation, 418 p.