White Rock serpentine quarry

occurrence of asbestos in Lancaster county, PA

Geologic information

Name of siteWhite Rock serpentine quarry
Developmentoccurrence
StatePA
CountyLancaster
Geographic location:-76.091, 39.824
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile, amphibole asbestos
Associated mineralsserpentine
talc
magnetite
Host rock typesserpentinite
Geologic map unit-76.091, 39.824
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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.
Stone, R.W., 1939, The minerals of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Geological Survey Fourth Series, Bulletin M-18-C, 50 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]