Newdale mine

past producer of asbestos in Yancey county, NC

Geologic information

Name of siteNewdale mine
Developmentpast producer
StateNC
CountyYancey
Geographic location:-82.2003, 35.916
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Fibrous mineralanthophyllite asbestos
Associated mineralsenstatite
talc
olivine
chlorite
serpentine
magnetite
chromite
vermiculite
Host rock typesdunite
Geologic map unit-82.2003, 35.916
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Reference information

Hunter, C.E., 1941, Forsterite olivine deposits of North Carolina and Georgia: North Carolina Department of Conservation and Development, Division of Mineral Resources, Bulletin No. 41, 117 p.
Brobst, D.A., 1962, Geology of the Spruce Pine district, Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties, North Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1122-A, 26 p., 1 plate, scale 1:24,000.
[http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/b1122A]
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.