Socrates corundum mine

occurrence of asbestos in Transylvania county, NC

Geologic information

Name of siteSocrates corundum mine
Developmentoccurrence
StateNC
CountyTransylvania
Geographic location:-83.014, 35.1
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Fibrous mineralanthophyllite asbestos
Associated mineralscorundum
talc
magnesite
serpentine
olivine
tremolite
chlorite
magnetite
chromite
limonite
Host rock typesdunite or peridotite
Geologic map unit-83.014, 35.1
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Reference information

Conrad, S.G., Wilson, W.F., Allen, E.P., and Wright, T.J., 1963, Anthophyllite asbestos in North Carolina: North Carolina Department of Conservation and Development, Division of Mineral Resources, Bulletin No. 77, 61 p., 7 plates.