Rose's quarry

occurrence of asbestos in Montgomery county, PA

Geologic information

Name of siteRose's quarry
Developmentoccurrence
StatePA
CountyMontgomery
Geographic location:-75.276, 40.059
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Fibrous mineralamphibole asbestos
Associated mineralsenstatite
hypersthene
serpentine
talc
prochlorite
dolomite
bornite
millerite
Host rock typesmetapyroxenite, metaperidotite
Geologic map unit-75.276, 40.059
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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]