Kamiah asbestos deposits

past producer of asbestos in Idaho county, ID

Geologic information

Name of siteKamiah asbestos deposits
Developmentpast producer
StateID
CountyIdaho
Geographic location:-115.838, 46.216
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Fibrous mineralbrittle mass-fiber anthophyllite
Associated mineralstalc
olivine
magnetite
chromite
spinel
antigorite
kammererite(?)
magnesite(?)
pyrite
tremolite
clinochlore
Host rock typesdunite
Geologic map unit-115.838, 46.216
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Reference information

Diller, J.S., 1911, The types, modes of occurrence, and important deposits of asbestos in the United States, in Contributions to economic geology (short papers and preliminary reports), 1910--Part 1, Metals and nonmetals except fuels: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 470, p. 505-524.
[http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/b470]
Anderson, A.L., 1930, The geology and mineral resources of the region about Orofino, Idaho: Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology Pamphlet No. 34, 63 p., 7 plates.
[http://www.idahogeology.org/PDF/Pamphlets_(P)/P-34.pdf]
Anderson, A.L., 1931, Genesis of the anthophyllite deposits near Kamiah, Idaho: Journal of Geology, v. 39, no. 1, p. 68-81.
Bowles, Oliver, 1937, Asbestos: U.S. Bureau of Mines Bulletin 403, 92 p.
Bowles, Oliver, 1955, The asbestos industry: U.S. Bureau of Mines Bulletin 552, 122 p.
Mitchell, V.E., Strowd, W.B., Hustedde, G.S., and Bennett, E.H., 1981b, Mines and prospects of the Hamilton Quadrangle, Idaho: Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology Mines and Prospects Map Series, 8 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Idaho Geological Survey, 2007, Mines and prospects digital database: Online database maintained by the Idaho Geological Survey, Moscow, Idaho.
[http://www.idahogeology.org/Services/MinesAndMinerals/searchmines.asp]