Wolf Creek ultramafic pluton

occurrence of asbestos in Beaverhead county, MT

Geologic information

Name of siteWolf Creek ultramafic pluton
Geographic location:-112.427, 45.075
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile, anthophyllite asbestos
Associated mineralsserpentine minerals
Host rock typesperidotite
Geologic map unit-112.427, 45.075
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Reference information

Sinkler, Helen, 1942, Geology and ore deposits of the Dillon nickel prospect, southwestern Montana: Economic Geology, v. 37, no. 2, p. 136-152.
Heinrich, E.W., and Rabbitt, J.C., 1960, Pre-Beltian geology of the Cherry Creek and Ruby Mountains area, southwestern Montana: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Memoir 38, 40 p., 2 plates.
Heinrich, E.W., 1963, Paragenesis of clinohumite and associated minerals from Wolf Creek, Montana: American Mineralogist, v. 48, nos. 5-6, p. 597-613.
Okuma, A.F., 1971, Structure of the southwestern Ruby Range near Dillon, Montana: University Park, Pa., Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. dissertation, 122 p.
Desmarais, N.R., 1978, Structural and petrologic study of Precambrian ultramafic rocks, Ruby Range, southwestern Montana: Missoula, Mont., University of Montana, M.S. thesis, 88 p.
James, H.L., 1990, Precambrian geology and banded iron deposits of the southwestern Ruby Range, Montana, with a section on The Kelly iron deposit of the northeastern Ruby Range: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1495, 39 p., 2 plates.
Hammarstrom, J.M., Van Gosen, B.S., Carlson, R.R., and Kulik, D.M., 1999, Map showing the potential for mineral deposits associated with Precambrian mafic and ultramafic rocks in the Blacktail and Henrys Lake Mountains and the Greenhorn and Ruby Ranges of southwestern Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-224-D, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.