American Asbestos Company mine

past producer of asbestos in Bedford county, VA

Geologic information

Name of siteAmerican Asbestos Company mine
Developmentpast producer
StateVA
CountyBedford
Geographic location:-79.49, 37.2
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Fibrous mineralanthophyllite asbestos
Associated mineralspyroxene
hornblende
olivine
Host rock typesperidotite, pyroxenite
Geologic map unit-79.49, 37.2
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Reference information

Watson, T.L., 1907, Mineral resources of Virginia: Lynchburg, Va., J.P. Bell Company, 616 p.
Diller, J.S., 1911, The types, modes of occurrence, and important deposits of asbestos in the United States, in Contributions to economic geology (short papers and preliminary reports), 1910--Part 1, Metals and nonmetals except fuels: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 470, p. 505-524.
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Dietrich, R.V., 1953, Virginia mineral localities: Bulletin of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Engineering Experiment Station Series No. 88, v. 46, no. 11, 57 p.