Karst asbestos mine

past producer of asbestos in Gallatin county, MT

Geologic information

Name of siteKarst asbestos mine
Developmentpast producer
StateMT
CountyGallatin
Geographic location:-111.1825, 45.3561
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Fibrous mineralanthophyllite asbestos
Associated mineralsserpentine (antigorite)
pyroxene
actinolite
Host rock typesserpentinized peridotite
Geologic map unit-111.1825, 45.3561
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Reference information

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.
Perry, E.S., 1948, Talc, graphite, vermiculite and asbestos deposits in Montana: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Memoir No. 27, 44 p.
Reed, G.C., 1951, Mines and minerals deposits (except fuels), Gallatin County, Montana: U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7607, 14 p.
Sahinen, U.M., and Crowley, F.A., 1959, Summary of Montana mineral resources: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin 11, 53 p.
McMannis, W.J., and Chadwick, R.A., 1964, Geology of the Garnet Mountain quadrangle, Gallatin County, Montana: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin 43, 47 p., 2 plates.
Hauptman, C.M., 1971, The Karst asbestos deposit, Gallatin County, Montana--Recent developments and problems: Society of Mining Engineers of AIME, Reprint Number 71-H-337, 9 p.
Simons, F.S., Tysdal, R.G., Van Loenen, R.E., Lambeth, R.H., Schmauch, S.W., Mayerle, R.T., and Hamilton, M.M., 1983, Mineral resource potential of the Madison Roadless Area, Gallatin and Madison Counties, Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1605-A, 1 sheet, scale 1:96,000, includes 7 p. pamphlet.
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