Little Spencer Stream serpentine

past prospect of asbestos in Somerset county, ME

Geologic information

Name of siteLittle Spencer Stream serpentine
Developmentpast prospect
StateME
CountySomerset
Geographic location:-70.259, 45.3256
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile
Associated mineralsserpentine
dolomite
talc
magnetite
pyrite
Host rock typesserpentinite
Geologic map unit-70.259, 45.3256
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Reference information

Bowles, Oliver, 1955, The asbestos industry: U.S. Bureau of Mines Bulletin 552, 122 p.
Hurley, P.M., and Thompson, J.B., 1950, Airborne magnetometer and geological reconnaissance survey in northwestern Maine: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 61, no. 8, p. 835-841.
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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.
Wing, L.A., 1951b, Serpentine and asbestos in Maine: Orono, Maine, University of Maine M.S. thesis, 56 p.
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.