Smith Creek deposit

past producer of asbestos in Natrona county, WY

Geologic information

Name of siteSmith Creek deposit
Developmentpast producer
StateWY
CountyNatrona
Geographic location:-106.226, 42.638
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Fibrous mineralcross-fiber chrysotile
Associated mineralsserpentine
olivine
quartz
magnetite
Host rock typesserpentinite
Geologic map unit-106.226, 42.638
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Reference information

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