Lowell quarry

past producer of asbestos in Orleans county, VT

Geologic information

Name of siteLowell quarry
Developmentpast producer
StateVT
CountyOrleans
Geographic location:-72.5274, 44.7673
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile, tremolite-actinolite asbestos
Associated mineralsantigorite
lizardite
olivine
magnesite
talc
quartz
chlorite
magnetite
calcite
brucite
dolomite
pyroxene
chromite
anthophyllite
graphite
Host rock typesserpentinite, dunite
Geologic map unit-72.5274, 44.7673
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Reference information

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