Hillside chromite mine

occurrence of asbestos in Chester county, PA

Geologic information

Name of siteHillside chromite mine
Developmentoccurrence
StatePA
CountyChester
Geographic location:-76.112, 39.727
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Fibrous mineralamphibole asbestos
Associated mineralsserpentine
chromite
magnetite
williamsite
picrolite
magnesite
kammererite
Host rock typesserpentinite
Geologic map unit-76.112, 39.727
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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]