Centreville (Fairfax) quarry

occurrence of asbestos in Fairfax county, VA

Geologic information

Name of siteCentreville (Fairfax) quarry
Developmentoccurrence
StateVA
CountyFairfax
Geographic location:-77.4902, 38.826
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Fibrous mineralactinolite-tremolite asbestos
Host rock typesdiabase
Geologic map unit-77.4902, 38.826
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Reference information

Trapp, F.W., 1968, They hit it rich in Centreville in '67: Lapidary Journal, v. 22, p. 83-90.
Medici, J.C., 1972, Minerals of the Fairfax quarry, Centreville, Virginia: The Mineralogical Record, v. 3, no. 4, p. 173-179.
Bernstein, L.R., 1980, Minerals of the Washington, D.C. area: Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Geological Survey, Educational Series No. 5, 148 p., 3 plates.