Presque Isle

occurrence of asbestos in Marquette county, MI

Geologic information

Name of sitePresque Isle
Developmentoccurrence
StateMI
CountyMarquette
Geographic location:-87.3772, 46.5904
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile
Associated mineralsserpentine
augite
hypersthene
olivine
magnetite
hematite
dolomite
kaolinite
Host rock typesperidotite
Geologic map unit-87.3772, 46.5904
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Reference information

Rominger, C., 1881, Upper Peninsula, 1878-1880: Geological Survey of Michigan, v. IV, 248 p.
Creveling, J.G., 1926, The peridotite of Presque Isle, Michigan--A study in serpentinization: American Journal of Science, Fifth series, v. 12, no. 72, p. 515-521.
Gair, J.E., and Thaden, R.E., 1968, Geology of the Marquette and Sands quadrangles, Marquette County, Michigan: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 397, 77 p., 7 plates.
[http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp397]
Heinrich, E.W., 1976, The mineralogy of Michigan: Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey Division Bulletin 6, 225 p.