Franklin marble quarry

occurrence of asbestos in Sussex county, NJ

Geologic information

Name of siteFranklin marble quarry
Developmentoccurrence
StateNJ
CountySussex
Geographic location:-74.5985, 41.0917
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Fibrous mineralasbestiform tremolite-actinolite
Host rock typesmarble
Geologic map unit-74.5985, 41.0917
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Reference information

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.
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.