Sterling Hill mines

occurrence of asbestos in Sussex county, NJ

Geologic information

Name of siteSterling Hill mines
Geographic location:-74.61, 41.082
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile, asbestiform tremolite-actinolite
Host rock typeszinc ore
Geologic map unit-74.61, 41.082
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Reference information

Metsger, R.W., Tennant, C.B., and Rhoda, T.L., 1958, Geochemistry of the Sterling Hill zinc deposit, Sussex County, N.J.: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 69, p. 775-788.
Frondel, C., 1972, The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill--A check list: New York, Wiley-Interscience, 94 p.
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.