Mad River mine

occurrence of asbestos in Washington county, VT

Geologic information

Name of siteMad River mine
Developmentoccurrence
StateVT
CountyWashington
Geographic location:-72.7974, 44.2371
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile
Associated mineralsantigorite
magnesite
dolomite
chromite
magnetite
talc
olivine
pyroxene
Host rock typesserpentinite
Geologic map unit-72.7974, 44.2371
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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.
[http://econgeol.geoscienceworld.org/cgi/reprint/22/3/246]
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.
Anonymous, 1944, Mad River talc mine, Washington County, Vt.: U.S. Bureau of Mines War Minerals Report 222, 22 p.
Chidester, A.H., 1962, Petrology and geochemistry of selected talc-bearing ultramafic rocks and adjacent country rocks in north-central Vermont: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 345, 207 p., 7 plates.
[http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp345]