Diablo prospect, western locality

former prospect of asbestos in Hudspeth county, TX

Geologic information

Name of siteDiablo prospect, western locality
Developmentformer prospect
StateTX
CountyHudspeth
Geographic location:-105.0681, 31.1653
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Fibrous mineralpotassian richterite to potassian winchite"" asbestos (Wylie and Huggins, 1980), crocidolite
Associated mineralstalc
dolomite
richterite
white mica
quartz
Host rock typesdolomite
Geologic map unit-105.0681, 31.1653
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Reference information

Bourbon, W.B., 1981, The origin and occurrences of talc in the Allamoore district, Culberson and Hudspeth Counties, Texas: Canyon, Texas, West Texas State University, M.S. thesis, 65 p.
Edwards, Gerald, 1984, Petrography and geochemistry of the Allamoore Formation, Culberson and Hudspeth Counties, Texas: El Paso, Texas, University of Texas, Ph.D. dissertation, 287 p.
Kyle, J.R., and Clark, K.F., 1990, Geology of the Allamoore talc district, west Texas, in Kyle, J.R., ed., Industrial mineral resources of the Delaware basin, Texas and New Mexico: Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook Series, v. 8, p. 181-190.
Price, J.G., Henry, C.D., and Standen, A.R., 1983, Annotated bibliography of mineral deposits in Trans-Pecos Texas: University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology Mineral Resource Circular No. 73, 108 p.
Rohrbacher, R.G., 1973, Asbestos in the Allamoore talc district, Hudspeth and Culberson Counties, Texas: University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology Geological Circular 73-1, 17 p.
Wylie, A.G., and Huggins, C.W., 1980, Characteristics of a potassian winchite-asbestos from the Allamoore talc district, Texas: Canadian Mineralogist, v. 18, p. 101-107.