Rochester (Williams) talc mine

occurrence of asbestos in Windsor county, VT

Geologic information

Name of siteRochester (Williams) talc mine
Geographic location:-72.7583, 43.8601
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Fibrous mineralasbestos
Associated mineralsserpentine
Host rock typesserpentinite
Geologic map unit-72.7583, 43.8601
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Reference information

Gillson, J.L., 1927, Origin of the Vermont talc deposits, with a discussion on the formation of talc in general: Economic Geology, v. 22, no. 3, p. 246-287.
Bain, G.W., 1942, Vermont talc and asbestos deposits, in Newhouse, W.H., ed., Ore deposits as related to structural features: Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, p. 255-258.
Chidester, A.H., Billings, M.P., and Cady, W.M., 1951, Talc investigations in Vermont--Preliminary report: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 95, 33 p., 1 plate.