U.S. Route 278 roadcut

occurrence of asbestos in Richmond county, NY

Geologic information

Name of siteU.S. Route 278 roadcut
Developmentoccurrence
StateNY
CountyRichmond
Geographic location:-74.123, 40.609
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile, anthophyllite asbestos
Associated mineralslizardite
talc
carbonates
olivine
opaque oxides
Host rock typesserpentinite
Geologic map unit-74.123, 40.609
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Reference information

Cichetti, M.J., 1977, Serpentinites of the New York City area--A study of the origin and petrology: Newark, N.J., Rutgers University M.S. thesis, 55 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.
Puffer, J.H., and Germine, Mark, 1994, The Staten Island meta-peridotite, in Benimoff, A.I., ed., Geology of Staten Island, Field guide and proceedings, Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Geological Association of New Jersey, October 14-15, 1994: Somerset, N.J., Geological Association of New Jersey, p. 1-23.
Puffer, J.H., Germine, Mark, and Panganamamula, R.V., 1993, Distribution of asbestos in the serpentinites of Staten Island, New York and Castle Point, New Jersey: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 25, no. 6, p. A-350.