unnamed marble quarry

occurrence of asbestos in Morris county, NJ

Geologic information

Name of siteunnamed marble quarry
Developmentoccurrence
StateNJ
CountyMorris
Geographic location:-74.3853, 40.9298
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile
Associated mineralsdiopside
serpentine
pyroxene
phlogopite
dolomite
calcite
magnetite
Host rock typesmarble
Geologic map unit-74.3853, 40.9298
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Reference information

Faust, G.T., and Fahey, J.J., 1962, The serpentine-group minerals: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 384-A, 92 p.
[http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp384A]
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.
Kalousek, G.I., and Muttart, L.E., 1957, Studies of the chrysotile and antigorite components of serpentine: American Mineralogist, v. 42, p. 1-22.
[http://www.minsocam.org/ammin/AM42/AM42_1.pdf]
Merrill, G.P., 1888, On the serpentine of Montville, N.J.: Proceedings of the National Museum, v. 11, p. 105-111.
Shannon, E.V., 1927, The serpentine locality of Montville, New Jersey: American Mineralogist, v. 12, p. 53-55.
[http://www.minsocam.org/ammin/AM12/AM12_53.pdf]