Tompkinsville area

occurrence of asbestos in Richmond county, NY

Geologic information

Name of siteTompkinsville area
Developmentoccurrence
StateNY
CountyRichmond
Geographic location:-74.08, 40.636
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile, anthophyllite asbestos
Associated mineralsserpentine
lizardite
talc
carbonates
opaque oxides
olivine
Host rock typesserpentinite
Geologic map unit-74.08, 40.636
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Reference information

Britton, N.L., 1882, On the geology of Richmond County, N.Y.: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, v. 2, nos. 1 and 2, p. 161-182.
Hollick, A., 1902, Notes on recent exposures in the soapstone rock: Proceedings of the Natural Science Association of Staten Island, v. 8, p. 41-42.
Newland, D.H., 1921, The mineral resources of the state of New York: New York State Museum Bulletin, nos. 223-224, 315 p.
Behm, J.J., 1954, The petrology of the serpentinite of Richmond County (Staten Island), New York: Proceedings of the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, v. 16, p. 1-39.
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., 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.
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.