Red Pit mine

occurrence of asbestos in Lancaster county, PA

Geologic information

Name of siteRed Pit mine
Developmentoccurrence
StatePA
CountyLancaster
Geographic location:-76.161, 39.723
(click for info)
Fibrous mineralamphibole asbestos
Associated mineralsserpentine
chromite
chalcedony
garnierite
williamsite
magnetite
Host rock typesserpentinite
Geologic map unit-76.161, 39.723
Nearby scientific dataFind additional scientific data near this location

Reference information

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.
[http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/b1082K]