Carleton quarry (Chester talc mine)

occurrence of asbestos in Windsor county, VT

Geologic information

Name of siteCarleton quarry (Chester talc mine)
Developmentoccurrence
StateVT
CountyWindsor
Geographic location:-72.6336, 43.272
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Fibrous mineralanthophyllite asbestos, actinolite(?) asbestos
Associated mineralsserpentine
talc
dolomite
calcite
chlorite
biotite
magnetite
jimthompsonite
clinojimthompsonite
chesterite
tourmaline
pyrite
apatite
pyrrhotite
quartz
spinel
Host rock typesmeta-ultramafic intrusion, serpentinite
Geologic map unit-72.6336, 43.272
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Reference information

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Zodac, Peter, 1940, A talc quarry near Chester, Vermont: Rocks and Minerals, v. 15, no. 11, p. 369-371.
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[http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/cir95]
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Veblen, D.R., and Burnham, C.W., 1978a, New biopyriboles from Chester, Vermont--I, Descriptive mineralogy: American Mineralogist, v. 63, nos. 9-10, p. 1000-1009.
[http://www.minsocam.org/ammin/AM63/AM63_1000.pdf]
Veblen, D.R., and Buseck, P.R., 1979, Chain-width order and disorder in biopyriboles: American Mineralogist, v. 64, nos. 7-8, p. 687-700.
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