Taylor's quarry

occurrence of asbestos in Chester county, PA

Geologic information

Name of siteTaylor's quarry
Developmentoccurrence
StatePA
CountyChester
Geographic location:-75.614, 39.974
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Fibrous mineralamphibole asbestos, chrysotile
Associated mineralsserpentine
chromite
epidote
talc
magnetite
deweylite
calcite
aragonite
magnesite
Host rock typesmetaperidotite
Geologic map unit-75.614, 39.974
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Reference information

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]