Castle Point occurrence

occurrence of asbestos in Hudson county, NJ

Geologic information

Name of siteCastle Point occurrence
Developmentoccurrence
StateNJ
CountyHudson
Geographic location:-74.024, 40.745
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile
Associated mineralsserpentine
chlorite
dolomite
calcite
chromite
talc
aragonite
brucite
hydromagnesite
magnesite
magnetite
anthophyllite
Host rock typesserpentinite
Geologic map unit-74.024, 40.745
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Reference information

Newland, D.H., 1901, The serpentines of Manhattan Island and vicinity and their accompanying minerals: New York City, N.Y., Columbia University, The School of Mines Quarterly, v. 22, p. 307-317, 399-410.
Germine, Mark, 1981, Asbestiform serpentine and amphibole group minerals in the northern New Jersey area: Newark, N.J., Rutgers University M.S. thesis, 239 p.
Germine, Mark, and Puffer, J.H., 1981, Distribution of asbestos in the bedrock of the northern New Jersey area: Environmental Geology, v. 3, p. 337-351.