Wissahickon Valley occurrence

occurrence of asbestos in Bucks county, PA

Geologic information

Name of siteWissahickon Valley occurrence
Developmentoccurrence
StatePA
CountyBucks
Geographic location:-75.08, 40.225
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Fibrous mineralamphibole asbestos
Associated mineralsserpentine
actinolite
tremolite
hornblende
chlorite
talc
dolomite
fluorite?
chalcopyrite
magnetite
chromite
Host rock typesmetapyroxenite, metaperidotite
Geologic map unit-75.08, 40.225
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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.