Beach iron mine

occurrence of asbestos in Morris county, NJ

Geologic information

Name of siteBeach iron mine
Developmentoccurrence
StateNJ
CountyMorris
Geographic location:-74.4833, 40.9335
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Fibrous minerallight green asbestos
Associated mineralsmagnetite
apatite
hornblende
calcite
feldspar
Host rock typesiron ore
Geologic map unit-74.4833, 40.9335
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Reference information

Cook, G.H., 1868, Geology of New Jersey: Geological Survey of New Jersey, 899 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.