Prairie Creek lamproite

occurrence of asbestos in Pike county, AR

Geologic information

Name of sitePrairie Creek lamproite
Developmentoccurrence
StateAR
CountyPike
Geographic location:-93.6756, 34.0336
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Fibrous mineralclinochrysotile
Associated mineralsserpentine
olivine
clinopyroxene
phlogopite
chromite
perovskite
magnetite
priderite
amphibole
Host rock typesperidotite
Geologic map unit-93.6756, 34.0336
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Reference information

Faust, G.T., and Fahey, J.J., 1962, The serpentine-group minerals: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 384-A, 92 p.
[http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp384A]
Dunn, D.P., 2002, Xenolith mineralogy and geology of the Prairie Creek lamproite province, Arkansas: Austin, Texas, University of Texas, Ph.D. dissertation, 159 p.
Gogineni, S.V., Melton, C.E., and Giardini, A.A., 1978, Some petrological aspects of the Prairie Creek diamond-bearing kimberlite diatreme, Arkansas: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 66, no. 3, p. 251-261.
Kidwell, A.L., 1990, Famous mineral localities--Murfreesboro, Arkansas: The Mineralogical Record, v. 21, no. 6, p. 545-555.
Miser, H.D., and Ross, C.S., 1922, Diamond-bearing peridotite in Pike County, Arkansas: Economic Geology, v. 17, no. 8, p. 662-674.
[http://econgeol.geoscienceworld.org/cgi/reprint/17/8/662]
Waldman, M.A., McCandless, T.E., and Dummett, H.T., 1987, Geology and petrography of the Twin Knobs #1 lamproite, Pike County, Arkansas, in Morris, E.M., and Pasteris, J.D., eds., Mantle metasomatism and alkaline magmatism: Geological Society of America Special Paper 215, p. 205-216.