Boyce (Spence) mine

occurrence of asbestos in Lancaster county, PA

Geologic information

Name of siteBoyce (Spence) mine
Developmentoccurrence
StatePA
CountyLancaster
Geographic location:-76.186, 39.746
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile
Associated mineralsantigorite
lizardite
talc
olivine
pyroxene
chromite
magnetite
Host rock typesserpentinite
Geologic map unit-76.186, 39.746
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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]
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.