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Burlington quarry

quarry of asbestos in Skagit county, WA

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Geologic Information
Name of siteBurlington quarry
Developmentquarry
StateWA
CountySkagit
Geographic location:-122.3197, 48.4848
Geographic context:

Political divisions (FIPS codes)

Skagit(county)

Washington(state)

United States(country)

North America(continent)

Land(continent)

USGS map quadrangles

Mount Vernon(quadrangle 1:24,000 scale)

Port Townsend(quadrangle 1:100,000 scale)

Victoria(quadrangle 1:250,000 scale)

Hydrologic units (watersheds)

Lower Skagit(hydrologic unit)

Puget Sound(hydrologic accounting unit)

Puget Sound(hydrologic subregion)

Pacific Northwest(hydrologic region)

Fibrous mineralAsbestos-Talc Products of Washington, Inc., of Burlington, Skagit County, mines a somewhat fibrous soapstone-actinolite mixture that has developed in shear zones cutting greenstone. It is ground, mixed with asbestos and use [sic] for special cements"" (Glover, 1936, p. 14).
Associated mineralstalc
serpentine
Host rock typesgreenstone
Geologic map unit
Reference information
References
Glover, S.L., 1936, Nonmetallic mineral resources of Washington: Washington Division of Geology Bulletin No. 33, 135 p.
Bowles, Oliver, 1955, The asbestos industry: U.S. Bureau of Mines Bulletin 552, 122 p.
Valentine, G.M., 1960, Inventory of Washington minerals, Part I, Second edition, Nonmetallic minerals: Washington Division of Mines and Geology Bulletin No. 37, 175 p., 39 plates.

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