Moro Phillips' chrome mine

occurrence of asbestos in Chester county, PA

Geologic information

Name of siteMoro Phillips' chrome mine
Developmentoccurrence
StatePA
CountyChester
Geographic location:-76.016, 39.737
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile, amphibole asbestos
Associated mineralslizardite
talc
olivine
chromite
pyroxene
magnetite
chlorite
kammererite
zaratite
Host rock typesmetaperidotite
Geologic map unit-76.016, 39.737
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Reference information

Gordon, S.G., 1922, The mineralogy of Pennsylvania: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Special Publication No. 1, 255 p.
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]
Puffer, J.H., Germine, M., Hurtubise, D.O., Mrotek, K.A., and Bello, D.M., 1980, Asbestos distribution in the Central Serpentine District of Maryland-Pennsylvania: Environmental Research, v. 23, p. 233-246.