Scofield Ledges area ultramafic body

occurrence of asbestos in Lamoille county, VT

Geologic information

Name of siteScofield Ledges area ultramafic body
Developmentoccurrence
StateVT
CountyLamoille
Geographic location:-72.553, 44.75
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile
Associated mineralsantigorite
lizardite
olivine
magnesite
talc
quartz
chlorite
magnetite
calcite
brucite
dolomite
pyroxene
chromite
anthophyllite
graphite
Host rock typesserpentinite, dunite
Geologic map unit-72.553, 44.75
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Reference information

Kemp, J.F., 1901, Notes on the occurrence of asbestos in Lamoille and Orleans Counties, Vt., in Mineral resources of the United States, calendar year 1900: U.S. Geological Survey, p. 862-866.
Marsters, W.F., 1904, A preliminary report on a portion of the serpentine belt of Lamoille and Orleans Counties, in Report of the state geologist on the mineral industries and geology of certain areas of Vermont, 1903-1904: Montpelier, Vt., Argus and Patriot Printing House, p. 86-102.
Richardson, C.H., 1910, Asbestos in Vermont, in Report of the state geologist on the mineral industries and geology of certain areas of Vermont, 1909-1910: Bellows Falls, Vt., P.H. Gobie Press, p. 315-330.
Keith, S.B., and Bain, G.W., 1932, Chrysotile asbestos--I, chrysotile veins: Economic Geology, v. 27, no. 2, p. 169-188.
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Cady, W.M., Albee, A.L., and Chidester, A.H., 1963, Bedrock geology and asbestos deposits of the upper Missisquoi Valley and vicinity, Vermont: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1122-B, 78 p., 1 plate.
[http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/b1122B]
Murphy, V.J., and Lacroix, A.V., 1969, Magnetic surveys of ultramafic bodies in the vicinity of Lowell, Vermont: Montpelier, Vt., Department of Water Resources, Vermont Geological Survey, Economic Geology No. 6, 40 p., 2 plates.
Chidester, A.H., Albee, A.L., and Cady, W.M., 1978, Petrology, structure, and genesis of the asbestos-bearing ultramafic rocks of the Belvidere Mountain area in Vermont: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1016, 95 p., 4 plates.
[http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp1016]
Van Baalen, M.R., Francis, C.A., and Mossman, B.T., 1999, Mineralogy, petrology and health issues at the ultramafic complex, Belvidere Mt., Vermont, USA, in Wright, S.F., ed., Guidebook to field trips in Vermont and adjacent regions of New Hampshire and New York, New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, 91st annual meeting, October 1-3, 1999, Burlington, Vermont: Burlington, Vt., University of Vermont, Department of Geology, p. 95-111.