Sapphire mine

past producer of asbestos in Jackson county, NC

Geologic information

Name of siteSapphire mine
Developmentpast producer
StateNC
CountyJackson
Geographic location:-83.006, 35.118
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Fibrous mineralanthophyllite asbestos
Associated mineralsenstatite
Host rock typesdunite, pyroxenite
Geologic map unit-83.006, 35.118
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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.