Limecrest (Sparta) quarry

occurrence of asbestos in Sussex county, NJ

Geologic information

Name of siteLimecrest (Sparta) quarry
Geographic location:-74.6817, 41.0542
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Fibrous mineralasbestiform tremolite-actinolite, chrysotile
Host rock typesmarble
Geologic map unit-74.6817, 41.0542
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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.
Haque, J.M., Baum, J.L., Herrmann, L.A., and Pickering, R.J., 1956, Geology and structure of the Franklin-Sterling area, New Jersey: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 67, p. 435-474.
Kushner, E.F., 1974, A guide to mineral collecting at Franklin and Sterling Hill, New Jersey: Paterson, N.J., Ervan F. Kushner Books, 91 p.
Widmer, Kemble, 1962, The Limecrest quarry, in Northern Field Excursion Guidebook, International Mineralogical Association, Third General Congress, Washington, D.C.: International Mineralogical Association, p. 22-23.
Wood, R.M., 1969, The Limecrest quarry, North, N.J.: Rocks and Minerals, v. 44, p. 729-730.