Ricolite district

occurrence of asbestos in Grant county, NM

Geologic information

Name of siteRicolite district
Geographic location:-108.7128, 32.7475
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile asbestos
Associated mineralsserpentine
Host rock typesserpentinite (""ricolite"")
Geologic map unit-108.7128, 32.7475
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Reference information

Hewitt, C.H., 1959, Geology and mineral deposits of the northern Big Burro Mountains-Redrock area, Grant County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Bulletin 60, p. 108.
McLemore, V.T., Sutphin, D.M., Hack, D.R., and Pease, T.C., 1996, Mining history and mineral resources of the Mimbres Resource Area, Dona, Ana, Luna, Hidalgo, and Grant Counties, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Open-File Report OF-424, 251 p.
McLemore, V.T., Ramo, O.T., Kosunen, P.J., Heizler, Matt, Haapala, Ilmari, and McKee, Christopher, 2000, Geology and geochemistry of Proterozoic granitic and mafic rocks in the Redrock area, northern Burro Mountains, Grant County, New Mexico--A progress report, in Lawton, T.F., McMillan, N.J., and McLemore, V.T., eds., Southwest passage--A trip through the Phanerozoic, New Mexico Geological Society Fifty-first Annual Field Conference, October 18-21, 2000: New Mexico Geological Society, p. 117-126.
Northrop, S.A., 1959, Minerals of New Mexico [Revised Edition]: Albuquerque, N. Mex., University of New Mexico Press, 665 p.
Talmage, S.B., and Wootton, T.P., 1937, The non-metallic mineral resources of New Mexico and their economic features (exclusive of fuels): New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Bulletin No. 12, 159 p., 1 plate.