Metronite quarry

occurrence of asbestos in Dickinson county, MI

Geologic information

Name of siteMetronite quarry
Developmentoccurrence
StateMI
CountyDickinson
Geographic location:-87.7746, 46.0032
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile
Associated mineralsantigorite
dolomite
pigeonite
fibrous tremolite
actinolite
anthophyllite
diopside
phlogopite
pyrrhotite
pyrite
chalcopyrite
ilmenite
quartz
zoisite
talc
magnetite
Host rock typesdolomitic marble
Geologic map unit-87.7746, 46.0032
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Reference information

Conrad, M.A., 1952, Contact metamorphic effects of three pegmatitic dikes in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan: Houghton, Mich., Michigan Technological University, M.S. thesis, 31 p.
Heinrich, E.W., 1962, Exomorphism around an aplite-pegmatite dike, Felch, Michigan: American Mineralogist, v. 47, p. 1205-1209.
[http://www.minsocam.org/ammin/AM47/AM47_1205.pdf]
Heinrich, E.W., 1976, The mineralogy of Michigan: Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey Division Bulletin 6, 225 p.