Moro Phillips' chromite mine

occurrence of asbestos in Delaware county, PA

Geologic information

Name of siteMoro Phillips' chromite mine
Developmentoccurrence
StatePA
CountyDelaware
Geographic location:-75.392, 39.969
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile, amphibole asbestos
Associated mineralsserpentine
chromite
magnetite
anthophyllite
chlorite
talc
quartz
limonite
Host rock typesmetaperidotite
Geologic map unit-75.392, 39.969
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Reference information

Genth, F.A., 1875, Preliminary report on the mineralogy of Pennsylvania: Second Geological Survey of Pennsylvania--1874, Mineralogy, B, 238 p.
Rand, T.D., Jefferis, W.W., and Cardeza, J.T.M., 1893, Mineral localities of Philadelphia and vicinity: Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia--1892, v. 44, p. 174-202.
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]