Franklin zinc mines

occurrence of asbestos in Sussex county, NJ

Geologic information

Name of siteFranklin zinc mines
Developmentoccurrence
StateNJ
CountySussex
Geographic location:-74.5879, 41.1147
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Fibrous mineralcrocidolite, chrysotile, tremolite-actinolite asbestos
Host rock typeszinc-lead ore
Geologic map unit-74.5879, 41.1147
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Reference information

Palache, C., 1935, The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, Sussex County, N.J.: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 180, 135 p.
[http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp180]
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.
[http://gsabulletin.gsapubs.org/content/67/4/435.full.pdf+html]
Baum, J.L., 1962, The Franklin ore body, in Northern Field Excursion Guidebook, International Mineralogical Association, Third General Congress, Washington, D.C.: International Mineralogical Association, p. 19-21.
Metsger, R.W., 1962, Notes on the Sterling Hill ore body, Ogdensburg, N.J., in Northern Field Excursion Guidebook, International Mineralogical Association, Third General Congress, Washington, D.C.: International Mineralogical Association, p. 12-18.
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.