Smith vermiculite deposit and serpentinite bodies near the head of Dry Creek (Stardust claims)

occurrence of asbestos in Converse county, WY

Geologic information

Name of siteSmith vermiculite deposit and serpentinite bodies near the head of Dry Creek (Stardust claims)
Developmentoccurrence
StateWY
CountyConverse
Geographic location:-105.868, 42.729
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile
Associated mineralsserpentine
vermiculite
chlorite
fibrous tremolite
fibrous anthophyllite
actinolite
talc
carbonates
magnetite
biotite
hornblende
Host rock typesserpentinite
Geologic map unit-105.868, 42.729
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Reference information

Hagner, A.F., 1944, Wyoming vermiculite deposits: Wyoming Geological Survey Bulletin 34, 47 p.
Harris, R.E., 2002, Asbestos and serpentine in Wyoming: Wyoming Geological Survey Industrial Minerals Report IMR 95-2 (Revised, 2002), 12 p.
Van Gosen, B.S., Lowers, H.A., Bush, A.L., Meeker, G.P., Plumlee, G.S., Brownfield, I.K., and Sutley, S.J., 2005, Reconnaissance study of the geology of U.S. vermiculite deposits--Are asbestos minerals common constituents?: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2192, 8 p.
[http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/b2192]