Line Pit (Lowe's) chromium mine

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Geologic information

Name of siteLine Pit (Lowe's) chromium mine
Geographic location:-76.172, 39.722
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile
Host rock typesserpentinite
Geologic map unit-76.172, 39.722
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Reference information

Ostrander, C.W., Mather, L.B., and Palmer, E.M., 1946, The history of chromium and its development in Maryland: Baltimore, Md., The Natural History Society of Maryland, Maryland--A Journal of Natural History, v. 16, no. 1, p. 2-24.
Pearre, N.C., and Heyl, A.V., Jr., 1960, Chromite and other mineral deposits in serpentine rocks of the Piedmont Upland, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1082-K, p. 707-833, plates 40-47.
Faust, G.T., and Fahey, J.J., 1962, The serpentine-group minerals: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 384-A, 92 p.
Foord, E.E., Heyl, A.V., and Conklin, N.M., 1981, Chromium minerals at the Line Pit, State Line chromite district, Pennsylvania and Maryland: The Mineralogical Record, v. 12, no. 3 (May-June 1981), p. 149-156.