Split Rock Pond iron mine

occurrence of asbestos in Morris county, NJ

Geologic information

Name of siteSplit Rock Pond iron mine
Developmentoccurrence
StateNJ
CountyMorris
Geographic location:-74.438, 40.9763
(click for info)
Fibrous mineralchrysotile, asbestiform actinolite
Associated mineralspyroxene
hornblende
serpentine
calcite
dolomite
magnetite
chondrodite
mica
Host rock typesmarble, pyroxene skarn, hornblende skarn
Geologic map unit-74.438, 40.9763
Nearby scientific dataFind additional scientific data near this location

Reference information

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.