Day Book dunite deposit

occurrence of asbestos in Yancey county, NC

Geologic information

Name of siteDay Book dunite deposit
Developmentoccurrence
StateNC
CountyYancey
Geographic location:-82.289, 35.97
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Fibrous mineralanthophyllite asbestos
Associated mineralsolivine
talc
vermiculite
chromite
enstatite
tremolite
antigorite
ferroan phlogopite
bronzite
chlorite
Host rock typesdunite
Geologic map unit-82.289, 35.97
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Reference information

Kulp, J.L., and Brobst, D.A., 1954, Notes on the dunite and the geochemistry of vermiculite at the Day Book dunite deposit, Yancey County, North Carolina: Economic Geology, v. 49, p. 211-220.
[http://econgeol.geoscienceworld.org/cgi/reprint/49/2/211]
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.